LAUNCHPAD: WA’s biggest guide for local launches Sept 29 2017
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…
► Pop/Folk artists Hugh Jennings and Elk Bell team up to launch albums respectively for HOUND and Republica d’fantAsia on Friday 29 September at Fly By Night Musicians Club, with support from The Belle Ends.
► Instrumental jazz-inspired group Grievous Bodily Calm launch their album Thought Tapes Live at The Bird on Saturday 30 September, with support from the Burundi Peace Choir, Jack Burton, Judy Young, Le-Visa-Vis & Volim DJs.
► Winners of Best Punk/Hardcore Act WAMAward two years in a row Scalphunter 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 Pearce launches his new single Misplaced at Jack Rabbit Slims on Saturday 7 October with support from former GRRL PAL member Jay Le Kat.
►Country soul blues artist Emily Barker is now based in London but returns home to launch her latest album Sweet Kind of Blue at 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.
► 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.
► Alt-country rock five piece The Little Lord Street Band launch their latest single 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.
► 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 support from Soukouss Internationale.
Eccentric post-punk rockers and previous WAMAwards winners Hideous Sun Demon launch their second single Hard Out off their upcoming album
at The Rosemount Saturday 21 October with support from Negro, Destrends, Debbie Downers and Vinnie.
► Winners of the 2017 WAM Country Song of The Year Ralway Bell launch their debut album Dear Friends at the North Perth Town Hall on Saturday 21 October, with support from The Little Lord Street Band and This Way North from Victoria.
► Indie punk band Lionizer launch their album New Parts Of Me at The Burlington Hotel in Bunbury on Friday 27 October, as well as shows at The Boston on Friday 10 November and Fremantle on Sunday 19 November. Freo Location and Supporting Acts TBA.