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Launchpad May 31

LAUNCHPAD: WA’s biggest guide to local launches 1 – 14 June

31 May


There’s no better way to spend your weekend than by checking out some fresh local tunes! Here’s what’s coming up…


Heaps of ripe tunes to wet your whistle with this week. Jacob Diamond plays his new album Goodbye Gondwana in full… be warned, though, if attending the Perth show it may also leave you completely bewildered from the bizarre topsy-turvy gallery inside a gallery setting. The Death By Denim crew are slinging their new indie floor-filler After Party at The Rosemount, with help from top supports. Grant Touchell will unveil his latest electro R&B sound with fresh band The Fresh Professionals at Four5Nine. Or why not catch some killer rock rap fusion from Roses For Ghosts at Badlands Bar.

  • Rocket Ship Chaser – Single Launch
    With Mirrors At The Arcade, Holographic Moon Society and Dr Sweets
    When: Friday 1 June  |  Where: The Odd Fellow, Fremantle
    Tickets: $5  |  More info: HERE
  • Shedhead – Single Launch
    With Homebrand, JAG, Boxset Boyfriend and General Waste
    When: Friday 1 June  |  
    Where: YMCA HQ, Leederville
    Tickets: $10  |  More info: HERE
  • Jacob Diamond – Album Launch
    With art exhibition by Jessee Lee Johns
    When: Friday 1 June  |  Where: PS Art Space, Fremantle
    Tickets: $13.30  |  More info: HERE
  • Adam Hall & The Soul Playboys – Album Launch
    With Richard Jackson (USA), The Velvet Playboys, Q Sound (USA) and many more
    When: Friday 1 June  |  Where: Astor Theatre, Mount Lawley
    Tickets: $27 – $62  |  More info: HERE
  • Death By Denim - Single Launch
    With Georgia Reed, These Winter Nights and San Solis
    When: Friday 1 June  |  Where: The Rosemount, North Perth
    Tickets: $18.90  |  More info: HERE
  • Grant Touchell (The Fresh Professionals) – Single Launch
    With Body heat, Annika & Co, and CHIP HAZARD
    When: Friday 1 June  |  Where: Four5Nine, North Perth
    Tickets: $8  |  More info: HERE
  • Roses For Ghosts – Album Launch
    With Calm Collected, Nautical Mile and Zen Entity
    When: Friday 1 June  |  Where: Badlands Bar, Perth
    Tickets: $18.90  |  More info: HERE
  • Grant Larseny – Album Launch
    With The Bob Gordons, Lionizer, I Call Val, and Dave De Niro
    When: Friday 1 June  |  Where: The Boston,
    Tickets: At the door  |  More info: HERE
  • Jacob Diamond – Album Launch
    With New Nausea and The Cruisin Gemz
    When: Saturday 2 June  |  Where: Six Degrees, Albany
    Tickets: Free  |  More info: HERE
  • Hell Average – Single Launch
    With Rocket Ship Chaser, Last Lions, Curbside Drive and Lina Sleeps
    When: Saturday 2 June  |  Where:  The Boston, Northbridge
    Tickets: $9 – $12  |  More info: HERE
  • Daises Net – Video Launch
    With New Nausea (band), Rabbit Island, Tiny Ester and DJ ChipSlut
    When: Thursday 7 June  |  Where: The Bird, Northbridge
    Tickets: $10 – $15  |  More info: HERE


Not as busy this week, but still plenty of incredible local launches to get around. Our top picks? WAM Song of the Year nominated hip hop artist Ziggy Ramo is kicking off his national tour for new single A to Z with what’s sure to be a killer live show at Perth underground music hotspot The Sewing Room. Surf-punk rockers Aborted Tortoise are throwing a little shindig at North Perth Bowls Club for their new single Do Not Resuscitate - with entry at just $5 and capacity strictly limited to 100, it’s likely this one will sell out. The Ellington Jazz Club is also hosting a couple of cracking local launches that will not disappoint. If none of these take your fancy, check out the full list of local launches below!

  • Ziggy Ramo – Single Launch
    With Kid Dingo & Outlnd
    When: Friday 8 June  |  Where: The Sewing Room, Perth
    Tickets: $13.86  |  More info: HERE
  • Mt Cleverest – Single Launch
    With Hyclass and Duncan Saige
    When: Friday 8 June  |  Where: Badlands Bar, Perth
    Tickets: $10  |  More info: HERE
  • Brayden Sibbakd – Single Launch
    With Man Sandal – fka Belgrade and Bass Lemon
    When: Saturday 9 June  |  Where: Norfolk Hotel, Fremantle
    Tickets: $10  |  More info: HERE
  • Aborted Tortoise – Single Launch
    With Debbie Downers and Paranoias
    When: Saturday 9 June  |  Where: North Perth Bowls Club, North Perth
    Tickets: $5  |  More info: HERE
  • Delilah Rose & The Gun Slingers – Single Launch
    With Savanah & the Strays, as well as live art by Vicki Bulliard
    When: Sunday 10 June  |  Where: The Bassendean Hotel, Bassendean
    Tickets: Free  |  More info: HERE
  • Mark Turner – EP Launch
    With Jessie Gordon and Kings and Queens
    When: Sunday 10 June  |  Where: Charles Hotel, North Perth
    Tickets: $15 – $20  |  More info: HERE
  • Eastwinds – CD Launch
    When: Sunday 10 June  |  Where: The Ellington Jazz Club
    Tickets: $15 – $20  |  More info: HERE
  • Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble – Album Launch
    When: Thursday 14 June  |  Where: The Ellington Jazz Club
    Tickets: $10 -$15  |  More info: HERE

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