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LAUNCHPAD: WA’s biggest guide for local launches from July 20

21 Jul

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…

► On Friday July 21 at Jack Rabbit Slims, indie, dream rockers Wooly Mammoth launch new track Edge with support from Cooper and The Catz, Segue Safari and Carla Geneve.moreinfo

Neo-soul songstress Shameem is releasing her fourth studio recording Time Does Not Reverse on Friday July 21 at The Ellington Jazz Club with her band featuring: Dom Barrett – guitar, Harry Mitchell – keys, Pete Robinson – bass and Caleb Quartermaine – drums.moreinfo

► WAM’s Blues Song Of The Year winner Dan Howls launches new single Big Blue Eyes on Saturday July 22 at Red Mill Studio, Bunbury supported by Elle Dixon & Nat Marshall.moreinfo

► Perth artists Tyler Rivers (Sheldon Yeoman) and I (Innocent Muisha) have joined forces to create the Conflicted EP, launching at Four5Nine Saturday July 22, and joined by guests Hector Morlet and Sao Nam .moreinfo

► Five-piece garage rockers J.F.K release Always, their first of two singles set to be released in 2017 on Thursday July 27 at The Bird.moreinfo

► Psychedelic Hip Hop/ Jazz/ Rock group POW! Negro launch their debut EP Jasmine and Licorice
 Thursday July 27
 Prince of Wales Hotel, Bunbury
 with special guests Western Kinsmen of the Sun
Friday July 28 
Clancy’s, Dunsborough
 with special guests Western Kinsmen of the Sun and Saturday July
29 Rosemount Hotel
 with special guests The Weapon Is Sound, Grievous Bodily Calm and KNOE.moreinfo

► Alternative, acoustic artist Daniel Castledine launches his new single Remember Never at the Four5Nine Bar on Thursday July 29 with support from Nyanda and Mitch Mitty. moreinfo

► On Saturday July 29 Alt Country/Blues Rock band Ralway Bell launch their first single, Caught In The Crossfire from upcoming debut album Dear Friends at Rodney’s Bait n Tackle and will be joined by Billie Rogersmoreinfo.

Holding Giants are proud to announce the launch of their debut single Porcelain Dreams alongside Tell The Shaman, Leoh and Kings and Queens at Babushka Leederville on Saturday July 29.moreinfo

► On Friday August 4, Apollo Zen will be launching their tape titled YOU at Babushka, with some Perth punk and hardcore legends including Territory, Nerve Quakes, Engage and No Future.moreinfo

Moonlighter are descending on The Rosemount on Saturday August 5 to launch their new hipshaker single Loose Moods with support from Michael Dunstan, Demon Days and Midnight Goon.
Indie-electronic act Angus Dawson will be releasing his much-awaited debut EP Ellesmere Street Saturday August 5 at Jack Rabbit Slim’s with Riley Pearce, Junokind and a Lilt DJ setmoreinfo.

► Following a sellout launch of EP Fall Into Me,  reggae gypsy indie folk rocker Toby Beard is touring from Bunbury to Broome, starting at Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle on Saturday August 5 and finishing at Divers Tavern, Broome October 21 with a heap more dates and venues between, spanning all over WA!moreinfo

► On Saturday August 5 at The Bird, Women of Music Production Perth (WOMPP) are showcasing some of Perth female electronic music scene and sharing the night with a headlining act by percussionist/producer duo Feels, who will be launching the first single from their debut EP.moreinfo

► Folk/country acoustic rock artist Tracey Barnett kicks off the release of her new album, Heart Soul Feeling with an intimate concert at Sunday August 6 at Indi Bar in Scarborough joined by Perth percussionist Steve Richter,and WAM 2011 blues/roots song of the year winner Matt Cal.moreinfo

► On Thursday August 10 at Babushka, Alt-Folk singer/songwriter The MEeck will launch their newest album, joined by Conscious Dreamers and Erica Mac. moreinfo

► Get on down to see 3 piece alternative/punk band Kid Grandpa launch their self titled EP at Leederville HQ on Friday 11 August, with support from Godzealot, Scarlet Wave and Bass Lemon. moreinfo

Errol H Tout, Mike Gorman and Eliot McCann have teamed up to create Luminous, a new album of innovative, interesting and fun instrumental guitar music  launching at Gate One at the Claremont Showgrounds on Saturday August 12 indie-folk group Simone and Girlfunkle and drone pop’ duo Erasers will also be appearing.moreinfo

► Catch a massive double rock header at Western Kinsmen of the Sun and Spacey Jane‘s Heaven and Still Running double single launch on Friday August 18 at Mojo’s Bar, with supports Demon Days and Solomander.moreinfo

► On Thursday August 24 at the Guildhall Event Space, North Fremantle, Deb Stitt launches her debut EP Mermaid supported by Bird & Boy and Providence Gospel Choir.

Catch 4 piece pop punk rockers Why Even Try launch their most recent single More Than at YMCA at Leederville HQ on Friday August 25, with support from Shedhead, Crown Loser and Grey States. moreinfo

Alternative rock/horror blues gentlemen Foxton Kings are proud to present a new single titled Mookaite with a music video and limited cassette release. It all happens at Babushka on Friday August 25, with support from MOANA, The Limbs and Jay Wol Johnson and the Humble Bees.moreinfo

Perth’s heavy folk-influenced melodic death metal band Claim The Throne deliver their epic fourth full-length album on Wednesday September 13 at Four5Nine. Two new music videos will also be playing on the projector screen, with special guests to be announced.moreinfo

Acclaimed Perth MC Coin Banks has announced a 5-city national tour in support of his forthcoming Outside Looking In EP, landing at the Rosemount Friday September 15.moreinfo

Hot on the heels of smashing venues around Australia with The Amity Affliction, Perth metal outfit Make Them Suffer have announced tour dates in support of their brand new album; Worlds Apartworld, and are bringing along American heavy hitters Wage War and Melbourne maniacs Alpha Wolf to the Rosemount Sunday September 24.moreinfo

On Saturday October 7, at Four5Nince, alt-metal act Lidahmer launch their debut self titled EP, with support from Second Hand Stoke, Applebite, The Beggars On Acid and Bayview Suspect.moreinfo





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