Women In Docs – Carousel CD
7th Feb 2013 // P1-55
“lush melodies and captivating lyrics... a collection of new and original material as fresh as a temperate morning breeze... harmonies are note-perfect, the melodies invigorating... the songs are infused with a literary sensibility. Carousel... will probably make your day a whole lot more enjoyable.” Patrick Emery, Beat Magazine, January 2014
The Gin Club – Self Titled re-issue – double vinyl
P1-53 // December 2013
10th Anniversary Double Vinyl edition
“My favorite album of 2004.” Ian Haug, Powderfinger, Rolling Stone Magazine. The Gin Club’s eponymous debut album was recorded in just one day at Airlock Studios in Brisbane after band member Scotty Regan won some recording time in a charity auction. It features the now classic tracks Wylde Bitch, You Don’t See, Dear Rose and Cinderella. The Gin Club self titled is re-released on vinyl by Plus One Records this December here. There are only limited quantities available so get in quick.
Halfway – Any old Love: 12″ Vinyl
Plus One Records P1-50LP
Vinyl edition of the album, complete with full digital download card
Halfway – Any old Love: Gatefold CD
Released 07 February 2014 | Plus One Records P1-50
The boys' fouth album, and it's a masterpiece. "This world should grind you down. With its toughness. Its pain. Instead it lifts you up. Because it gives you songs from people who’ve learned how the main chance is entirely up to them. It depends on love. And decency. And being wide awake when the beauty comes. Listen for the beauty. There it is — one example among many — in the high-lonesome refrain that sweetens the chorus at the end of ‘Waking Hours’. Loveliness. Good and simple. Here’s a world tuned to redemption. Here’s the Halfway world".
April 21, 2014
In other news the band continues its onslaught of small gigs around town, fine tuning new material for album #3. Sunday May 4th sees them in Paddington at Little Brew.
Here is a recent clip of the band performing Japan on 4zzz
April 8, 2014
In 1973, Indigenous singer/songwriter Vic Simms recorded the most important Australian album you’ve never heard, “The Loner”, from the confines of his cell in Bathurst jail.
In 2014, Brisbane Indigenous singer/songwriter Luke Peacock has brought together some of the finest talents in Australian music to form “The Painted Ladies” to recreate the important songs of Vic Simms and bring a message as poignant today as it was in 1973 to the mainstream.
“Get Back Into the Shadows” is the first taste of the forthcoming album, featuring the talents of Peacock (who is also a member of Brisbane band Halfway) and The Medics as they weave through The Loner’s opening track, an upbeat rollicking country‐rock ditty, using its beguiling tune to deliver a powerful lyric about Simms’ observation of discrimination and living as an Aboriginal man in 1973.
The Painted Ladies project and the Vic Simms story will unveil itself over the coming months with the album landing on June 6. You’ll be surprised and delighted by the guests and moved by the discovery or re‐discovery of these classic Vic Simms songs. For now, enjoy “Get Back Into the Shadows”.
January 22, 2014
They are back on the road in February and March for another run of shows about the place, and they’ll be giving fans a sneak preview of their upcoming fifth album, tentatively entitled “All Of Your Bases Are Now Under Our Control”. Thrillingly, they will be joined once more by prodigal Scandinavian all-rounder Ola Karlsson, who’s back in the country for another shot at the title.
The Gin Club – Australia’s premiere eclectic eccentric introspective collective since 2003.
- Sunday 9th February – The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart
- Thurs 20th February – Moonshine @ Hotel Steyne, Manly, Sydney.
- Friday 21st Feb – The Petersham Bowls Club, Petersham, Sydney
- Saturday 22nd Feb – The Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford, Melbourne
- Sunday 23rd Feb – Spiegeltent, Adelaide Festival
- Friday 14th March – The Underdog, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
Please contact venues for ticketing information.
Someday this war’s gonna end.
See more at: www.theginclub.com.au