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LAUNCHPAD: WA’s biggest guide for local launches from Feb 3

3 Feb

There’s constantly a heap of sweet new tunes coming out of WA, and LaunchPad is here to fill you in on the latest single, video, EP and album launches from local acts of all genres over the next fortnight, and beyond…


► Perth based folk/rock band  astounded critics and fans in 2012 with their first debut, now they are back  The Siren Tower launch their single at Amplifier Bar Saturday 4 February, supported by Timothy Nelson, These Winter Nights and Lofty Heights.  moreinfo

► WAMAwards regular folk, pop artist Matt Gresham launches  his recent single Survive On Love, playing Settlers Tavern (Margaret River) Thursday 9 February, Dunsborough Tavern Friday 10, Indi Bar (Scarborough) Saturday 11, Mojos Sunday 12 February, and Ravenswood Hotel Sunday 19 February.moreinfo

► Indie rock alumni VDELLI return to their hometown to launch their new album Out Of The Sun at Rosemount Hotel Thursday 9 February, supported by Legs Electric, Ragdoll and Hailmary. moreinfo

► WAMAwards Best Pop nominees Gunns launch their new single at Mojo’s Bar Saturday 11 February, supported by Peter Bibby, The Spunloves, ABACAXUVA, Boat Show Duet and Supernaked.moreinfo

► Ambitious IDM dreamer Michael Strong launches his new single First Dream at The Odd Fellow Saturday 11 February, supported by Salary and special guests. moreinfo

► Punk rockers Last Quokka and garage pop band Boat Show are both releasing their singles at Mojo’s Bar Tuesday 14 February, supported by  Rag N’ Bone, Regular Boys And Terrible Signal (Solo). moreinfo

► Recently returning from Nashville, Telstra Road To Discovery winner Helen Shanahan is back to launch her single at Villanova Music Wednesday 15 February, with special guest Timothy Nelson. moreinfo

After five years since the last album, folkster Carus Thompson and his full band release a new album at Mojo’s Bar Friday 17 February, with Nathan Gaunt opening. moreinfo

Perth indie/electronic band Our Man in Berlin will launch their next single at Bandlands Bar Saturday 18 February, supported by These Winter Nights, Dear Creature & Big Orange.moreinfo

► Six time WAMAward and WAM SOTY winner Morgan Bain announces his national tour off the back of launching a new EP, playing Mojo’s Bar Saturday 18 February, Clancys Dunsborough Sunday 26 February and Nannup Music Festival 3-6 March.moreinfo

Following a successful single launch last September, rockers The Midnight Mules prepare to launch another new single at the Rosemount Hotel Saturday 18 February, with supporting acts TBA.moreinfo

►Scottish-born musician, Perth-based rocker Hannah Smillie launches her 2nd EP at Four5Nine Bar Friday 24 February and Burlington Hotel in Bunbury Saturday 25, supported by EM Burrows & The Bearded Rainbow, Villanova & Matt Sevier. moreinfo

► Unique blues/ rock/ pop fusion artist Jake Hoskins launches his new single and music video at Babushka in Leederville Saturday 25 February, supported by Spacey Jane, Simon Kelly and The Big Bamboo, The Plastic Attraction and Jodie Boni. moreinfo

► Perth young guns and WAMAwards nominees Mosquito Coast launch their debut EP Television Love on Thursday 2 March at PIAF: Chevron Fest Gardens, Perth, supporting Margaret Glaspy and Frankie Cosmos.moreinfo

Set to release their seventh studio album and also begin their Australian national tour celebrating 25 years, catch multi-WAMAwards and ARIA winners The Waifs at  Perth Concert Hall Thursday 2 March.moreinfo

► Big Orange scored a spot on the 2016 Kiss My WAMi CD and now they are set to launch their latest single at Four5Nine bar Friday 10 March , supported by Wanderers, Simone & Girlfunkle and Luke Dux & Atomic Lunchbox.  moreinfo


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