Beloved Melbourne Punks The Smith Street Band Are Back With An Album And Tour
The Smith Street Band, hot on the trails of hitching a ride on the Violent Soho bongxpress on a sold out jaunt about Australia, plus European and American tours, have announced a national headliner in support of their latest LP, entitled Throw Me In The River.
The tour includes a 29th of November date at their beloved home-away-from-home the Rosemount, and if any one of you enjoys anything about the Poison City inspired punk rock resurgence you should grab a ticket before they are unavailable. Support comes in the way of two international bands; New Jersey's The Front Bottoms and English comrades Apologies, I Have None. Both of these bands complement the energy and sound of the headline act, and you best get down early for these ones.
A Second Date at the Fremantle Railway Hotel Beer Garden on the 30th of november has been added!
Throw Me In The River will be unleashed on the 31st of October, and if lead single 'Surrender' is anything to go by, their third LP looks to be building on their deliciously ferocious and urgent dynamics, plus Wil Wagner's bellowing, perfectly-unperfect, voice.
Anyway, while they are sucking you in with this new track, check out the sweet pre-order bundles available at the poison city records page and get into some sweet limited vinyl goodness!
Despite all the wild excitement, the trio appeared the perfect combination of vibrant, as well as calm and collected. The boys had done this countless times before, but this didn’t detract from their ability to send tremors and impart some sweet magnetic energy.
Wednesday July 19 saw a night full of blistering rock and roll, with Canadian duo Japandroids bringing their Near to the Wild Heart of Life tour to the Rosemount Hotel. FOAM were in support.
If you're looking for something different to do this Winter, you could do far worse than check out an intriguing drama piece known as Blink that will see its WA debut this month. We were privileged enough to have a quick chat with creative director Melissa Cantwell.
Stephen Bailey (of Mt. Mountain)'s debut album Silo is a masterclass on patient mood building. The arrangements are subtle, the production is dense and drenched in reverb, and the performances are of stellar quality.
Ahead of their Splendour sideshows with Two Door Cinema Club, and an impending third studio album, we had a chat to Sean Caskey from Last Dinosaurs about how maturity is affecting their music, making fine wooden furniture and what music they have and do draw inspiration from.
In Part 2 of our Revelation Film Festival roundup, we review documentaries "Working In Protest" and "You've Never Had It: An Evening with Charles Buckowski"
Cult director Sofia Coppola makes her return after the mediocre Bling Ring with a re-imagining of the 1971 classic, The Beguiled.
But is it any good? (Spoiler: it's pretty damn good)
Snap reviews from the Revelation Film Festival
Just as you’d expect, Touché Amoré’s set was an energised and formidable display of expert musicianship, with a palpable bond between the audience and performers.
We caught up with the lovely Meg Mac on a sunny winter's day in Perth to chat about baby albums, naming guitars, where we (legally) watch TV and, burgers.