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