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Paper Arms are off overseas soon, and already elated with the news that their Berlin show supporting BOYSETSFIRE(official) and Gallows is sold out and has been moved to a bigger venue! They've also been added to the lineup for the Punk Rock Holiday festival in Tolmin, Sloveni. Wish them a fond farewell at the last show (18 May) before embarking on their first European tour >>
Paper Arms are off overseas soon, and already elated with the news that their Berlin show supporting BOYSETSFIRE(official) and Gallows is sold out and has been moved to a bigger venue! They've also been added to the lineup for the Punk Rock Holiday festival in Tolmin, Sloveni. Wish them a fond farewell at the last show before embarking on their first European tour, and fresh from several tours of Australia in support of new album "The Smoke Will Clear". In support are Anchors, Grenadiers (1st show in more than 6 mos), Strickland, and The Union Pacific. The Metro is the place to be, Saturday 18 May.
Still smiling are Tracer, whose new LP El Pistolero made the top 10 on debut in the UK's BBC Rock Album Chart! The lads are off to Europe in June, with what are sure to be huge shows in the UK, including the Isle of Wight Festival. Keep kicking those goals…
Also popping up everywhere are the Germein Sisters, most recently interviewed on TV for Channel Eleven's National Kids show Toasted TV!
Congratulations to Georgina Pearce, Youth Development Officer for City of Playford and Northern Sound System's go-to gal on her national award. She picked up a Youth Engagement and Participation Award at the National Local Gov't Awards for her program Juggernaut (featuring BMX, Scooter and Skateboard teaching for youth & more).
Kudos also to The Jam Room's Alice Fraser, adding yet another feather in her cap. The busy Music SA trainer can now also be found at reception of Rip It Up / Adelaide Review.
This Sunday 19 May, K Marie Events in conjunction with the Market On Oaklands is holding the Jimmy's Walk for Cancer Official Launch Event. Jimmy Harrington will be hoofing it 18,000km around Australia, raising funds for the Brainchild Foundation. To start him off, the celebration at the Marion Leisure Centre will feature live music from Tom J Williams, Simply By Chance and more, as well as roving entertainment from Star Wars fans the 501st TAG Southern Dewback Squad, markets stalls and of course, saying goodbye and good luck to Jimmy, from 11am.
Pilot Records have recently announced that Adelaide Hills folk-meets-electronic artist Menagerie has joined their camp, and now it's time for a proper celebration. Now available through Pilot Records for digital download is the re-release of Menagerie's 2012 EP, “Shapes Have Passed”, which can be downloaded in full for free for mailing list subscribers. Not on the list? For a free download, simply name your price at $0 then submit your email address to be added to Pilot's mailing list. While the free EP is a great start, the celebrations continue with the official release party happening at Rocket Bar & rooftop garden on Thursday, 16 May, featuring both Pilot and resident DJs, a front to back EP listening.. and maybe even some sneaky entertainment from the man himself.
The Bill Parton Trio have released the second single 'Falling For You Again' from their debut EP, following up from 1st track 'Going Away' out in February. The first single debuted at no.10 on Airit's charts, spent 6 weeks in the Westsidewill.com Unsigned Artists Top Ten, and it's video clip has attracted over 20,000 views. The full EP, recorded at Chapel Lane Studios with producer Darren Mullan, is set for release in August, followed by an east coast tour.
Adelaide Hills quintet Stock Exchange have released fan-favourite single 'Feels' worldwide on iTunes and Spotify. It follows their sold out and out-of-print 2011 EP “Casino” and pays a twisted homage to “Take 5”…The self-produced track makes a typically unconventional use of odd time signatures and a dusty century-old upright piano, and is the first taste of upcoming EP 'Mr Hollywood', out mid year. An album will follow in 2014, and the band are currently planning an Australian tour.
Goldstein turns down the volume for an acoustic gig at the Gilbert Hotel on Sunday May 26, and the prolific folk act informs us that new songs are in the making for the next album. Three are already in the practice rotation, and they claim two completely break the mould of their previous work. Keep an eye on Facebook, if you want to hear more as the band begins the journey towards album 5.
The Baker Suite have revealed the title of their new LP: Your Dreaming Self. Produced by Shane O'Mara, the duo are joined by John Aue, Enrico Mick Morena, Zephyr Quartet, The Yearlings, Kate Ceberano, Paul Grabowsky, Ross Hannaford and Ray Pereira. They're touring it to Europe in September before releasing it in Australia either later this year or early next year, and have just finished a successful Pozible campaign.
Indie popsters City Riots offer up a new clip for their song 'Catch The Sun', off their debut LP Sea Of Bright Lights (out late 2012). Filmed on location in Byron Bay, Bondi Beach, Walker Flat, Woolloomooloo and Adelaide, it's done entirely on Super 8, and surely lets off a very summery vibe. The band are at the tail end of their national tour, with a homecoming show in Adelaide at Jack Ruby on 24 May.
From 'live adelaide gigs' (also the man behind Roots & Branches), comes footage of Rev Spud McGeek's 'Drunk Man's Lullaby'. The former Clowns of Decadence muso supported Brillig at their recent Wheaty show, and is difficult to track down online, so enjoy!
Squeaker have uploaded a compilation of footage from their show at Cavern Club from April. Featuring vision supplied by Tash Neame, Spoz and O.G's iPhone, feast your eyes on 'Rise Above.'
Robert Mikulandra has been out & about again, capturing a bit of Green Circles and The Toss live at the Grace for the launch of the SANFL season.
And of course, the ubiquitous Spoz has a slew of live footage on offer from his gig outings. Clearing out our cache, we find proof that he caught Thunderclaw, Damned Men and Before the Aftermath at Metro, Max Savage & The False Idols at The Gov main stage, 4 Kings Loud at the Cavern, and The Sunbirds, Hello Lover, Truce, Red Apparition, The Venice Whalers, and Coops & the Bird at the Cranker. Phew.
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