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LAUNCHPAD: WA’s biggest guide for local launches from June 7

7 Jun

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…


Progressive rocker Carus Thompson and country/blues/jazzer Nathan Gaunt are holding their Double Single Launch on Thursday 8 June at The Ellington Jazz Club, respectively launching ‘Crash Land’ and ‘Painkillers’moreinfo

Alternative rock outfit Silence for Starters celebrate lead vocalist Madd’s birthday and launch their single at Babushka on Friday 9 June with The Midnight Mules, Tell The Shaman, True Neutral & Second Hand Stoke.moreinfo

Indie rock, post-punk band Turtle Bay Television release their first single Horror Movie with a launch party at Bar 459 on Friday 9 June with special guests Physical Release, Catwalk and Teen Angst.moreinfo

►Trap artist Ya Boy Alaska launches the second installment of the Snake Season mixtape trilogy on Friday 9 June at Badlands Bar, featuring LBFRMikey, Deb A, Poets Laureate, Yung Buddah and Breeve.moreinfo

►Indie rockers Odlaw launch their new album ‘Regret City’ on Friday 9 June at Prince of Wales, Bunbury and Saturday 10 at Badlands, with guest supports Pat Chow and Hip Priest.moreinfo

Punk band MHDK launch their self-titled CD at the 459 Band room on Saturday 10 June supported by The MTT and The Men With All The Answers plus more to be announced.moreinfo

► Rock and roll/rhythm and blues band The Caballeros have been opening their set with Lovesick Casanova  for 7 years and finally launch it as a single and video clip at The Indi Bar on Saturday 10 June with guests The Volcanics, Foxton Kings and Moth.moreinfo

WAM Song Of The Year nominated Mark Turner launches his EP Made For Us at Babushka on Sunday 11 June, supported by Conscious Dreamers and Jessie Gordon before heading on tour to Europe at the end of June.moreinfo

Indie rock band September Sun launch their latest single Stalemate at Babushka on Friday 16 June, also performing will be True Neutral, Dear Soldier and J.F.K.moreinfo

Alternative Rock band The Silent Sea launch their EP Blackwood at The Civic Hotel on Friday 16 June, supported by Colourbond and DJ.moreinfo

Following on from the May release of hip-hop artist Johniepee’s debut EP, he’ll be performing his hometown show at Babushka on Saturday 17 June, with TONITE, The Manhattan Project, Jaks, Emcee Webber, New Found Heights and Dj Ketch.moreinfo

► Rock/indie trio Band of Missfits celebrate their video launch Friday 23 June at the Bassendean Hotel with special guests The Bonekickers and Paul McCarthymoreinfo.

► Perth garage punkers Surf Rabbits celebrate the launch of their new album on Saturday 24 June at the Rosemount Hotel with support from Doctopus, Aborted Tortoise, The Macho Men and DJ Dr Bumface. moreinfo

Indie/grunge/alternative and WAMAwards winning band The Love Junkies EP Cough and Splutter launches Friday 30 June at Badlands Bar with special guests Peter Bibby’s Dog Act, Nerve Quakes, Mung Dahl and Oosterbanger.moreinfo

Triple j Hottest 100 regulars San Cisco are launching their new album The Water and including two Perth shows on their national tour; Saturday 1 July (18+) and Sunday 2 July (all Ages), both featuring special guest Thelma Plum.moreinfo

Rock and roll band The Volcanics are launching their new album Oh Crash... on Saturday 1 July at Amplifier supported by The Killer Hipsters, The Floors and Datura4.moreinfo

Indie/electronic act Angus Dawson will be releasing his much-awaited debut EP Ellesmere Street Saturday 5 August at Jack Rabbit Slim’s with Riley Pearce, Junokind and a Lilt DJ setmoreinfo.


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