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LAUNCHPAD: WA’s biggest guide for local launches from Oct 28

27 Oct

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…


► Neo soul artist Vanessa Hopes will launch her debut album ‘FREE’ on Friday 28 October at The Game Sports Bar, with supporting acts Beni Bjah, Jamahl Ryder, Traditional, Cortext, Phil Bartlett – Bartlett Brothers and Rhys Tito.  moreinfo

Funk-Jazz group, Flyball Gov’nor launch their ‘Monopoly’ single on Friday 28 October at the Bassendean Hotel, with supporting acts Choking Stanley, Discordians and The Transnational Crash.moreinfo

► Manic punk rockers and multi WAMAwards nominated act Hideous Sun Demon‘s long-awaited second full length LP ‘Industry Connections‘ is getting released on Friday 28 October at Jack Rabbit Slim’s, with support from Verge Collection, Spaceman and The Kramers. moreinfo

Alt-folk, country four-piece The Little Lord Street Band release their sophmore EP ‘Walk With Me’ on Saturday 29 October at Badlands Bar with supporting acts Lucy Peach, Leoh and Demon Days.moreinfo

Kooky anti-folk mates WABISABI are ready for you to eat their new EP ‘Leftovers’ on Sunday 30 October at The Good Shepherd, with Littlefair, Xanthea and Creatures of Habit. moreinfo

► Post-emo quartet Spilt Cities, post-hardcore outfit Sail On! Sail On! and indie rockers Odlaw (aka all damn ace acts!) all launch new singles at Jimmy’s Den on Friday 4 November as a part of #WAMFest’s Friday Showcases, with support from Wooly Mammoth. moreinfo

Eight-piece hip hop and jazz extraordinaires Premiss launch their self-titled debut EP, complete with a stack of award-winning MCs (including Coin Banks, Marksman Lloyd, Alex Ford & Hyclass) , at this year’s WAMFest Block Party Main Stage on Saturday 5 November. moreinfo

WAMAwards-winning pop/rock singer-songwriter Timothy Nelson (The Kill Devil Hills, High Horse) launches his debut solo album ‘Words Like Young’ with a new band and special guests in tow at this year’s Fremantle Festival on Saturday 5 November.moreinfo

On Friday 5 November, funky five-piece Choking Stanley return to Babushka Leederville to launch their new single, ‘Second Layer’, moreinfosupported by Tell the Shaman, At the Space Jam, Elephant Isle and Hannah Smillie.

Folk-punk-ska trouble makers King Of The Travellers launch their new EP ‘Pros and Cons‘ Saturday 12 November at Mojos Bar, with supporting acts Shit Narnia, Salary, Yokohomos, Lincoln MacKinnon & the Wrecking Train and DJ Blake Hayt.moreinfo

► Atmospheric noise trio Original Past Life release of their debut album ‘The Times of Ceylon‘ has triggered the launch of an intimate show at Paper Mountain on Saturday 12 November, with the support from Akioka, Atripat & Orphans.moreinfo

ARIA and WAMAwards-winning legends Birds Of Tokyo are going on a national tour to release their new heavier, darker sounding album ‘Brace‘, stopping at Metro City on Thursday 17 November with support from Strangers and Pat Chow. moreinfo

► Hip hop chameleons and WAM Award-winners The Brow’s ‘Circle’ video, with support from Empty, Bluntfield, Wisdom2th & LC Mckenzie, all playing at Babushka Leederville on Friday 18 November. moreinfo

Rock ‘n’ Roll party boys and WAMAwards-nominated The Southern River Band launch their latest album on Saturday 19 November at Jack Rabbit Slims, with support acts Old Blood & Marmalade Mama.moreinfo

Afro-Kreol powerhouse Grace Barbe launches her latest video and vinyl for ‘Afro-Sega (Tony Allen remix)’ on Saturday 19 November at Mojos Bar, featuring DJ Charlie Bucketmoreinfo.

► In launch of their new EP, ‘The Changing Face of Lofty’, local band Lofty Heights, exploring the works of Jazz, RnB, Hip Hop and Soul, will be performing at the Ellington Jazz Club on Tuesday 22 November, featuring EDDE, T.Soko and Solomon Pitt.moreinfo

Local folk pop queen and multi WAMAwards-nominated Lucy Peach is releasing her new EP ‘Bomb‘ at Fly By Night on Friday 25 November, with support from Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics and Damian Crosbie (Panda Band). moreinfo

► Freo psych-rock outfit Datura4 are set to launch eagerly awaited second album ‘Hairy Mountainin a massive night at Mojos Bar, Saturday 3 December.  moreinfo

Singer-songwriter and WAMAward-nominated Abbe May will be performing her new album ‘Doomsday Clock’  on her Doomsday Clock Tour on Friday 16 December at Jack Rabbit Slims, supporting acts to be announced. moreinfo

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