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LAUNCHPAD: WA’s biggest guide for local launches from March 17

13 Mar

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-rock, pop and wave band Ah Trees are launching their new single and video ‘Nara’ on Friday 17 March at The Bird, with support from Raksha, Bad Friends & Stella Donnelly. moreinfo

► Tropical beat wavy hip hop makers Flighflow launch their debut EP at Babushka Friday 17 March, with support from The Sophists, Corbelle and Wet Chips.moreinfo

► Pop, rapper-songwriter Kid Dingo are launching their EP “Wild” on Friday 17 March at RADA Studios, with his 8 piece band The Love Super Highway.moreinfo

►Born and bred Perth musician, novelist, writer, performer Dave Warner has launched his moreinfolatest album, ‘When’ at The Charles Hotel Friday 17 March.

►Indie rockers Band of Missfits will be launching their album ‘Into The storm’ Friday 17 moreinfoMarch at the Basso Hotel, supported by Paul McCarthy, The bonekickers and Wes Mayers and band.

► Recent Wheatbelt Touring Circuit act Joel Barker & The Low Company are launchingmoreinfo ‘Uncharted’ Friday 17 March at The Odd Fellow with the help from Salary, Tashi Hall and Jordi.

► Fuzz punk blues band and WAMAwards winners The Floors release their second album Beat It Down on Friday 17 March at Badlands Bar, with support from Thee Loosemoreinfo Hounds, BATS and Oosterbanger.

►Rock band Here Comes The Rooster are launching their new single ‘Loving Yourself’ Frmoreinfoiday 17 March at Henhouse Live (Badlands Bar sideroom), joining them is The Space Between.

►Punk rockers Bläckwitch launch new album ‘Sealed In Blood’  Saturday 18 March at Prince Of Wales Hotel, featuring supports from Scalphunter, Scyatic and Witchcliff.moreinfo

► Multi WAMAward nominees and Song Of The Year winners Rag N’ Bone hit the stage at Jack Rabbit Slims Saturday 18 March for their album launch, A Handful of Ash. Joining them on stage will be locals Dream Rimmy, HUSSY and Last Quokka. moreinfo

The next compilation from the record store, Rhubarb Jam launches ‘Batch one’ at Rhubarb Records on Saturday 18 March featuring tunes from The Weapon Is Sound, Moana, Fuzz Toads, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Mayor Dadi, Childsaint, don&jon, Aborted Tortoise, The Drools, The Crystal Moth, Smij and Jack McEwan, and with a live performance on the day.moreinfo

► Rock and rollers Treestump Almighty are launching their EP ‘Doubtful Sounds’ at Railway Hotel on Sunday 19 March, joining them are The Gold Suns, The Community Chest and The Little Lord Street Band. moreinfo

► Indie pop rockers Figurehead launches a fun, up-beat single ‘Suits’ at an all-ages gig at HQ Leederville on Friday 24 March, supported by Pot Plant House Party, BELGRADE and DIY Rainclouds.moreinfo

► Metal band Tempest Rising launch their debut album ‘Transmutation’ on Tuesday 28 Marchmoreinfo at Amplifier, joining them will be Sparrow, Nucleust and Bayview Suspect.

►Bedroom folk gang Heathcote Blue celebrate the release of their debut album ‘Stray Dog Daily’ at The Bird on Thursday 30 March. Supported by Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics, Stella Donnelly and Dwellins.moreinfo

►Quirky, blues-fueled foursome The TommyHawks are launching their new single ‘Bedroom’ from upcoming EP ‘This Is Not A Desert Island’ on Friday 31 March at Mojos Bar. Joining themmoreinfo will be Timothy Nelson, Bells Rapids and Leoh. 

► Garage, shoegaze, dream noise pop band HYLA are launching their new single ‘Swam Oumoreinfot” on Friday 31 March at The Bird,  supported by Ah trees, Segue Safari and Peppermint Showers.

► Country folk pop rocker Jason Ayres launches his EP ‘Got My Heart’ on Saturday 1 April at Astor Theatre, with supports TBA.  moreinfo

► Indie-pop singer Elli Schoen has debuted ‘Gold Mess’ and is planning to launch it at Mojo’s Bar on Friday 21 April, with supports TBA.moreinfo

OHM RUNE release their latest desert stoner metal 7″ ‘Ether b/w The Great Dark’ on Saturday 22 April at The Boston, supported by Stone Lotus (also launching their debut album ‘Comastone’), plus Dirac Sea, Constructs and Magic Chicken Fudgetoe. moreinfo

Progressive metal masters Voyager announce their ‘Ghost Mile’ album launching on Friday 19 May 2017 at Amplifier, with French electronic producer The Algorithm in support plus more TBA. moreinfo


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