LAUNCHPAD: WA’s biggest guide for local launches from May 8
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 rockers The Spring Peak are launching their new single ‘No Curfew’ on Friday 12 May at Babushka, with help from Airline Food, Peppermint Showers & Segue Safari.
►Punk rockers and WAM Song Of The Year winners Nerve Quakes launch their new album ‘A New State’ at The Bird on Saturday 13 May, supported by Kitchen People and Zerodent.
► Alternative rockers Scarlet Drive are launching their single ‘Sad Robot’ on Sunday 14 May at Rosemount Hotel, with Hearts Apart, True Neutral, Just Numbers and Windswell.
► Roots, pop and gypsy circus artist Steve Hensby is releasing a double album (!) on Wednesday 17 May at The Ellington Jazz Club and features Josh Dyson and Elliot Smith.
► Alternative-indie psych shoegazers and WAMAwards nominees Dream Rimmy head down south to launch their Heavy EP on Thursday 18 May at Prince Of Wales Hotel, Bunbury, and Friday 19 at Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, with support from Bells Rapids.
► 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.
►Rock indie-rap band Mt. Cleverest are launching their new single ‘That Girl’ on Friday 19 May at Jack Rabbit Slim’s, with support from Death by Denim and Boykie.
► Alt-metal and heavy rockers Jupiter Zeus are launching their EP ‘Eyes On The Prize’ on Saturday 20 May at Bar 459, with King Zog, Servus Sum and Peasant.
► Folk poppers Simone & Girlfunkle launch their new single ‘Fight On’ on Saturday 27 May at Babushka Bar with Felicity Groom and Ryan Beno.
► Psych grunge rockers Psychedelic Porn Crumpets launch their album High Visceral Part 2 at Rosemount Hotel on Saturday 27 May, with supports like Hideous Sun Demon, Pat Chow, Western Kinsmen of the Sun and Bells Rapids.
► Fremantle genre chameleons Salary launches their latest album ‘Upside Down Island’ on Saturday 27 May at The Odd Fellow Bar, supported by Hyla, Last Quokka and The Spring Peaks.
► iTunes Electronic Chart toppers Slumberjack launch their ‘Fracture’ EP at the Villa Nightclub on Friday 2 June (18+), with support from Kuren and also featuring fellow local and WAM Song OF The Year nominee Sydnee Carter on one of the tracks.
►Progressive rocker Carus Thompson and country/blues/jazzer Nathan Gaunt are holding their Double Single Launchon Thursday 8 June at The Ellington Jazz Club, respectively launching ‘Crash Land’ and ‘Painkillers’.
►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.
► 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.
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