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LAUNCHPAD: WA’s biggest guide for local launches Sept 29 2017

29 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…


► 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.

► Self-described “jank-rock” trio Coco Blu launch their debut single On A Leash at The Odd Fellowmoreinfo Friday 29 September, with special guests Marlinspike and Moonlighter.

Indie rock group Spacey Jane launch their new single Feeding The Family at Mojo’s Bar on Friday 29 September with support from Solomander, 
Cooper & The Catz, 
Noah Dillon, moreinfoand 

Indie pop act Three Hands One Hoof launch their new EP at The Rosemount Hotel on Friday 29 September with support from Grace Sanders, Swirl, and Jaxon Eastabrook & Myles moreinfoMasarei.

► Instrumental jazz-inspired group Grievous Bodily Calm launch their album Thought Tapes Live at The Bird on Saturday 30moreinfo September, with support from the Burundi Peace Choir, Jack Burton, Judy Young, Le-Visa-Vis & Volim DJs.

 Bleakwave synth duo Hi, Ok. Sorry debut their two-track cassette tape at the Highgate Continental on Saturday 30moreinfo September.

► Country artist John Bennett launches his album Country is Calling at Divers Tavern on Sunday 1 October with moreinfosupport from David Hyams and Lucky Oceans.

► 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 support from former GRRL PAL member Jay Le Kat.

► 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 moreinfoFlytrap, 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.

► 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

► 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.

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 and Fremantle on Sunday 19 November. Freo Location and Supporting Acts TBA.

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.





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