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LAUNCHPAD: WA’s biggest guide for local launches Sept 12 2017

12 Sep

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…


►Stepping out from his role as frontman/guitarist with Perth indie-surf-rockers Stillwater Giants, Henry moreinfoClarke aka Duncan Saige launches his debut EP on Thursday 14 at Prince of Wales, Bunbury, supported by Luke Fox

► Perth’s heavy folk-influenced melodic death metal band Claim The Throne deliver their epic fourth moreinfofull-length album on Wednesday September 13 at Four5Nine. Two new music videos will also be playing on the projector screen, with special guests to be announced.

► Acclaimed Perth MC Coin Banks has announced a 5-city national tour in support of his forthcoming Outside Looking In EP, landing at the Rosemount Friday September 15. moreinfo

Rock’n’roll legends The Volcanics will be launching their video on Friday 15 September at the moreinfoBassendean Hotel with support from The Secret Buttons and Moth.

A truly spectacular union, punk/post-hardcore/emo/garage band Shit Narnia and dreamy alternative garagers Childsaint moreinfohave combined forces to create and launch a split 7″ at Mojo’s on Saturday 16 September, joined by Emlyn Johnson and Marlinspike.

►Indie Rock Pop group Young Robin will be launching their single on 16 moreinfoSeptember at Badlands Bar with special guests Raksha, Iceage Sugar, JFK, Choking Stanley, Scarlet Drive and Figurehead.

► Country blues and ragtime jug band Jook Joint Band launch their moreinfothird album Shake That Thing at Swallow Bar on Sunday 17 September, Rodney’s Bait & Tackle on Friday 29 September, and The National Hotel on Sunday 15 October.

► Progressive hardcore/metal band Statues launch their single Unrest on Fridaymoreinfo22 September at Tetsuo NC with Old Devil, Illyria, Ratking, Idle Eyes and Hercules Morse.

Alternative indie outfit and WAMSOTY noms The Tommyhawks launch their EP on Friday 22 September at Badlands Bar, with support from Felicity Groom, Big Orange and Denise le Menicemoreinfo.

Blues/Folk/Indie performer Jake Hoskins launches his second EP Signs In The Sky on moreinfoSaturday 23 September at Clancy’s Fish Pub Fremantle, with special guests Matt Cal, Tracey Barnett and Ets.

Local tunesmiths Great Gable launch their second EP with Jacob Diamond, Wooly Mammoth and Cooper & The Catz at the Rosemount Hotel on Saturday 23 September.moreinfo

► Perth metal outfit Make Them Suffer have announced tour dates in support of their brand new album; Worlds Apartworld, and are bringing along American heavy hitters Wage War and Melbourne maniacs Alpha Wolf to the Rosemount Sunday 24 September.moreinfo

► 2017 WAM Song of the Year experimental category winners Intenso launch their new album The Slowmoreinfo Cataclysm of Neglect at Bar 459 on Wednesday 27 September, supported by Akioka, FEELS (DJ Set) and Alex and Yell.

► Pop/Folk artists Hugh Jennings and Elk Bell team up to launch albums respectively moreinfofor HOUND and Republica d’fantAsia on Friday 29 September at Fly By Night Musicians Club, with support from The Belle Ends.

► Winners of Best Punk/Hardcore Act WAMAward two years in a row moreinfoScalphunter launch their debut album Lies at Prince of Wales, Bunbury on Friday 6 October with Nerdlinger, The Lizards and Naked Wizard, and Babushka on Saturday 7 October at Punktoberfest with a massive line-up.

► Alt-folk singer songwriter and WAM Song of the Year Award winner Riley moreinfoPearce launches his new single Misplaced at Jack Rabbit Slims on Saturday 7 October, with supports TBA.

► On Saturday 7 October, at Four5Nine, alt-metal act Lidahmer launch their debut self titled EP, with support from Second Hand Stoke, Applebite, The Beggars On Acid and Bayview Suspect.moreinfo

►Country soul blues artist Emily Barker is now based in London but returns home to launch her  latest album Sweet Kind of Blue moreinfoat The Bird on Saturday 7 October with Joel Barker and the Low Company and Jere Sosa, plus Friday 6 October at  The Warehouse in Bunbury.

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

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

► 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.

► 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.

► 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.





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