LAUNCHPAD: WA’s biggest guide for local launches from Jan 19
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…
► Indie-pop newcomers Corniglia are launching their debut single at The Bird Thursday 19 January with special guests Spencer Arbuckle and Fox Scully.
► Rockingham grunge rockers HUSSY launch their new EP at The Bird Friday 20 January, supported by Hayley Beth, Kitchen People and Bells Rapids.
► WAMAward Best Punk nominees The Decline are launching their new single at Babushka Leederville Saturday 21 January as part of Punktured Mini Fest, joined by Blindspot, At The Space Jam, Naked Wizard, Burning Fiction, Castle Bravo, Two For Flinching and Joanie Get Angry.
► Four-piece rock and roll newbies Slick Lips officially launch their first single at Four5Nine Bar Saturday 21 January, supported by Tell The Shaman, Hunt For Dallas and Black River Ransom.
► 9-piece weird popsters Salary continue their Odd Fellow residency following the release of their new video, playing Sunday 22 January supported by Demon Days; and Sunday 29 supported by Justin Walshe Folk Machine.
► Garage rock boys The Kramers are set to launch their vinyl at Mojo’s Bar Sunday 22 January, supported by FOAM, Regular Boys, FLOSSY, The Ohmy Days, Brod and Oosterbanger.
► Perth-based exploratory record label Tone List look to launch three new records by three artists; guitarist Jameson Feakes, electroacoustic artist James Bradbury and bass clarinetist Shoshana Rosenberg are set to take over Babushka Leederville Sunday 22 January.
► Perth garage rock and roll faves Kitchen People launch their new album at Mojo’s Bar Wednesday 25 January, supported by dudes Doctopus, Mung Dahl, BOAT SHOW, Grievous Bodily Calm and MORALS.
► Brutal post-hardcore act Sail On! Sail On! are launching their new album at Babushka Leederville Friday 27 January, supported by Statues, Joys and Flossy.
► A Big Splash and WAMAward Best Folk winner, Jacob Diamond launches his new EP at The Bird Saturday 28 January, supported by Childsaint, Kitchen People and New Nausea.
► Rock Scholars 2015 Band of the Year and Humandog Battle of the Bands winner Belgrade are set to launch their debut EP at Four5Nine bar Saturday 28 January, supported by Mango Tango, J.A.G and Cloning The Mammoth.
► 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.
► 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.
► WAMAwards Best Pop nominees Gunn launch their new single at Mojo’s Bar Saturday 11 February, supported by Peter Bibby, The Spunloves, ABACAXUVA, Boat Show Duet and Supernaked.
► Ambitious IDM dreamer Michael Strong launches his new single First Dream at The Odd Fellow Saturday 11 February, supported by Salary and special guests.
► 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).
► 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.
► 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.
► 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.
► 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.
► 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.
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