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LAUNCHPAD: WA’s biggest guide for local launches Oct 10 2017

10 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, and beyond…


► On Friday 13 October, pop rock singer songwriter Josh Johnstone will be launching his EP with the band at the moreinfoFlytrap, Fly By Night.

► Acoustic, folk punk artist Mitch Jones releases album Matilda Friday 13 October at The Bassendean Hotel, supported by Joys, Hell Average and The Bob Gordons.moreinfo

► WAM Best Country Act nominee Belle Harvey launches Something Of Myself at The Basso on Saturday 14 October, with support from The Little Lord Street Band, Rose Parker Trio,  Delilah Rose and the Gunslingers and DJ Gidget Duck.moreinfo

► Alt-country rock five piece The Little Lord Street Band launch their latest moreinfosingle Maybe I’m Just In Love, performing at a heap of shows from Saturday 14 October to 11 November including WAMFest and Beauvine Festival, and supporting the likes of Bell Harvey, Ralway Bell and more.

Indie/pop singer-songwriter Segers launches new single and video for Call Out Loud atmoreinfo Bar 459 on Wednesday 15 October, supported by Chloe Buchanan, G*rey, and Chelsea Cullen.

► The Bambuseae Rhythm Section release their heavy groove inspired EP Shake! at The Odd Fellow on Friday 20 moreinfoOctober, with support from Ben Catley, Brassika, and Discjock Boogie Simon Boogs Kendrick

The Maudit Tangue underground rock inspired compilation will be launched Friday 20 October at Badlands Bar, including tracks from local artists Rag N’ Bone, Shit Narnia, Thee Loose Hounds and  Bells Rapids, who will all be playing on the night, plus more .moreinfo

► Electronic soulstress Your Girl Pho, post rock, jazz and electronic act  Ryan Beno and Target Archery are all releasing new material at a multi launch event at The Rosemount Hotel on Friday 20 October, with supportmoreinfo from Soukouss Internationale.

► World chart topping drum & bass act ShockOne launches A Dark Machine moreinfoat Villa Nightclub on Saturday 21 October, with support from HWLS, Godlands and Reija Lee.

Previous WAMAwards winner Diger Rokwell launches cosmic boogie and disco inspired EP Rows at El Grotto on Saturday 21 October, supported by The Weapon Is Sound, Out Of moreinfoThe Blue and Henry Maxwell.

► Rock legends DM3 return after an 18 year release break to launch their single Monsters on moreinfoSaturday 21 October at Four5Nine Bar at The Rosemount Hotel, supported by Aborted Tortoise and HUSSY.

Eccentric post-punk rockers and previous WAMAwards winners Hideous Sun Demon launch their second single Hard Out off their upcoming album
moreinfo at The Rosemount Saturday 21 October with support from Negro, Destrends, Debbie Downers and Vinnie.

Perth indie rockers The Reductors have been busy after the success of their single Trouser Press, working on their full debut album, Caboose, launching on Saturday 21 October at The Odd Fellow in Fremantle, supporting acts include Community Chest, Big Orange and Hannah Smillie.moreinfo

Winners of the 2017 WAM Country Song of The Year Ralway Bell launch their debut album Dear Friends at themoreinfo North Perth Town Hall on Saturday 21 October, with support from The Little Lord Street Band and This Way North from Victoria.

WAM Best Folk Act and Male Vocalist Jacob Diamond launches his second single Blue Begets Blue from his debutmoreinfo album at Bar 459 on Sunday 22 October, with support from New Nausea and Carla Geneve.

Indie punk band Lionizer launch their album New Parts Of Me at The Burlington Hotel in Bunbury on Friday 27 moreinfoOctober, as well as shows at The Boston on Friday 10 November (supported by Being Beta, Sly Withers and Kristie Butler) and Fremantle on Sunday 19 November (details TBA).

Channeling country as hard as they can is Petticoat Junkyard with the release of their self-titledmoreinfo debut album on Saturday 28 October at the Rosemount Hotel’s 459, supported by Big Orange, Jeff Strong and DJ Bonnie Rock.

► Winners of Best Punk/Hardcore Act WAMAward two years in a row, moreinfoScalphunter have their final launch of their debut album Lies at Indi Bar on Saturday 28 October, supported by Ray Finkle and The Damn Spirits.

Perth garage rock n rollers CATZILLA launch their debut album at Badlands on Friday 3 November, with special moreinfoguests Boom! Bap! Pow!, The Caballeros, and The Surf Mist.

Indie surf rockers The Silent Deeds are back with their new single and music video for Sweet September, launching Friday 24 November at the 459 Bar, supported by Moonlighter, Rocket Ship Chaser and Here Comes the Rooster.moreinfo





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