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LAUNCHPAD: WA’s biggest guide for local launches from Nov 30

30 Nov

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 artist Josh Johnstone is busy on his national tour for his new single Only Way I Know, and the tour hits Prince of Wales (Bunbury) on Thursday 1 December; Wednesday 7 December at Clancy’s Canning Bridge; Fri 9 Dec at the National Hotel in Fremantle; then Sunday 11 December at the Exchange Hotel (Kalgoorlie). moreinfo

Doublethink Prism is the new project from Steven Aaron Hughes (Usurper of Modern Medicine, Injured Ninja, Reptilluminati…) and spoken word artist SPLODGE aka Marcus John; they release their debut record Negro Tetris at The Bird on Thursday 1 December at The Bird with supports Last Quokka, Pool Boy and Cold Meat. moreinfo

► Garage rock royalty Datura4 are set to launch their eagerly awaited second album Hairy Mountain in a massive night at Mojo’s on Saturday 3 December with help moreinfofrom supports Marlinspike, Cal Kramer from the Southern River Band and Burning Angels.

Indie quintet and Gozzy Rock winner Young Robin will bring their dreamy new single Faker Faker (with added Christmas frivolity) to The Boston on Saturday 3 December with support from Braves, Casinodreams, Claisebrook and Hibiscus. moreinfo

► Pop-rock band This Other Eden launch their debut EP Friday 9 December at Badlands Bar alongside St James Sirens, Dead End Brawler and Vice Versa. moreinfo

► Fuzz legends Psychedelic Porn Crumpets will raise the roof at Jack Rabbit Slims on Friday 9 December when they launch the first single Buzz off their upcoming album High Visceral {Part 2} with support from The Crystal Moth and Moonlighter. moreinfo

► Following the success of their debut EP Desert Town, reverb-infused indie rock’n’roll band The Silent Deeds are set to return to the Bassendean Hotel to launch their new single Sixty Three on Friday 9 December, with Maverick, MAJUMBA, The Desert Sonnes and Lauren Arthur.moreinfo

► Dada Records & Moontown present Leafy Suburb‘s album launch of Honda Jazz at Dada Records Garage Saturday 10 December with support from Lana, Dentistry, Hi Okay Sorry and DJ Holly Munt.moreinfo

► 5hrflight & Gun Fever put on a Christmas feast of punk rock at Badlands Bar Friday 16 December that also sees Ben Elliott from The Decline launching an EP, joined by The Sinking Teeth (VIC), Alex The Kid, SUBURBAN & COKE, Bec Stevens (SA), Sail On! Sail On!, Lionizer, Ess-em (NSW), Furball, Yiannos McStavros and Verge Collection DJs.moreinfo

►Feral experimental artist Michael Strong celebrates the release of his new album Amalthea at Bar 459 on Sunday 18 December with special guests Ryan Beno and Jeff’s Dead.moreinfo

► Presented by Bad Habits, indie-rock band Pat Chow launch their new holiday single Thursday 22 December at El Grotto, with supports Doctopus and Rinehearts.moreinfo

Launching a release and want some free promo?

Please email aarom@wam.org.au with a photo of your act and media release with details on the launch. Priority space/photos given to WAM Members.

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WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.