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LAUNCHPAD: WA’s biggest guide for local launches from May 23

23 May

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…

► Garage/Punk band Sunshine Punch are launching singles from their upcoming EP, Beast People on Thursday 25 May at Babushka Bar, supported by Furball, Dear Soldier, Bad Friends and Faceplant; and Friday 26 May at Mills Records Fremantle, supported by The Jump Doubles, Thank You Frank, MORALS, Mirrors At The Arcade, Sunshine Punch, Teen Angst and Braves!moreinfo

Four piece indie rock outfit Edie Green are releasing their second EP The Sea It Binds You featuring new single Smalltime Viticulturist, on Friday 26 May at Jack Rabbit Slims, with special guests FLOSSY and Ah Trees.moreinfo

Psych grunge rockers Psychedelic Porn Crumpets launch their album High Visceral Part 2 at Rosemount Hotel on Saturday 27 May, with supports like Hideous Sun Demon, Pat Chow, Western Kinsmen of the Sun and Bells Rapids.moreinfo

► Indie/folk pop outfit Simone and Girlfunkle launch their much awaited single Fight On on Saturday 27 May at Babushka, joined by Felicity Groom & band and Ryan Beno as supports.moreinfo

► Fremantle genre chameleons Salary launches their latest album Upside Down Island on Saturday 27 May at The Odd Fellow Bar, supported by Hyla, Last Quokka and The Spring Peaks.moreinfo

► Dub/Rocksteady/Soul/Reggae band Sunshine Brothers launch their singles The Thing and Smokey Strut from upcoming album Tropical at Mojo’s, Bar on Saturday 27 May and Bar 459 North Perth on Sunday 28 May, with supporting artists TBA.moreinfo

► Eight piece hip-hop/neo-soul ensemble Premiss launch their new single Just For Kicks featuring Coin Banks and Marksman Lloyd on Friday 2 June at the Rosemount Hotel, with special guests including Hyclass, WAMSOTY winner Macshane, Alex Ford and Silvertongue.  Premiss will be supporting charities Love Thread and Soles4Souls from proceeds on the night.moreinfo

► iTunes Electronic Chart toppers Slumberjack launch their ‘Fracture’ EP at the Villa Nightclub on Friday 2 June (18+), with support from Kuren and also featuring fellow local and WAM Song OF The Year Grand Prize Winner Sydnee Carter on one of the tracks.moreinfo

Grungy rock band Beautiful Losers launch their new album OWL, featuring backing vocals from Kiera Owen of Rag’n’Bone and Tanaya Harper from Bells Rapids, on Saturday 3 June at Badlands Bar with support from Rosemary Beads, The Limbs and Hannah.moreinfo

Progressive rocker Carus Thompson and country/blues/jazzer Nathan Gaunt are holding their Double Single Launchon Thursday 8 June at The Ellington Jazz Club, respectively launching ‘Crash Land’ and ‘Painkillers’moreinfo

Alternative rock outfit Silence for Starters celebrate lead vocalist Madd’s birthday and launch their single at Babushka on Friday 9 June with The Midnight Mules, Tell The Shaman, True Neutral & Second Hand Stoke.moreinfo

Indie rock, post-punk band Turtle Bay Television release their first single Horror Movie with a launch party at Bar 459 on Friday 9 June with special guests Physical Release, Catwalk and Teen Angst.moreinfo

►Trap artist Ya Boy Alaska launches the second installment of the Snake Season mixtape trilogy on Friday 9 June at Badlands Bar, featuring LBFRMikey, Deb A, Poets Laureate, Yung Buddah and Breeve.moreinfo

►Indie rockers Odlaw launch their new album ‘Regret City’ on Friday 9 June at Prince of Wales, Bunbury and Saturday 10 at Badlands, with guest supports Pat Chow and Hip Priest.moreinfo

Punk band MHDK launch their self-titled CD at the 459 Band room on Saturday 10 June supported by The MTT and The Men With All The Answers plus more to be announced.moreinfo

► Rock and roll/rhythm and blues band The Caballeros have been opening their set with Lovesick Casanova  for 7 years and finally launch it as a single and video clip at The Indi Bar on Saturday 10 June with guests The Volcanics, Foxton Kings and Moth.moreinfo

WAM Song Of The Year nominated Mark Turner launches his EP Made For Us at Babushka on Sunday 11 June, supported by Conscious Dreamers and Jessie Gordon before heading on tour to Europe at the end of June.moreinfo

Indie Rock band September Sun launch their latest single Stalemate at Babushka on Friday 16 June, also performing will be True Neutral, Dear Soldier and J.F.K.moreinfo

Alternative Rock band The Silent Sea launch their EP Blackwood at The Civic Hotel on Friday 16 June, supported by Colourbond and DJ.moreinfo

Following on from the May release of hip-hop artist Johniepee‘s debut EP, he’ll be performing his hometown show at Babushka on Saturday 17 June, with TONITE, The Manhattan Project, Jaks, Emcee Webber, New Found Heights and Dj Ketch.moreinfo

Triple j Hottest 100 regulars San Cisco are launching their new album ‘The Water’ and including two Perth shows on their national tour; Saturday 1 July (18+) and Sunday 2 July (all Ages), both featuring special guest Thelma Plum.moreinfo





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