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The Painted Ladies T Shirt

Limited edition run of this cool-as * garment. Get it now or regret it later.

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The Painted Ladies play selections from The Loner CD

June 6th 2014 / P1-52

The next generation of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists take the first Australian black protest album – and make it their own. Aboriginal music pioneer Vic Simms recorded The Loner in 1973 while serving time in Bathurst Gaol. This album of country soul, regarded by many as a lost classic, has inspired countless artists. Vic Simms joins emerging singer-song writer Luke Peacock, passionate performers The Medics and a range of guest artists for a special musical collaboration.

Price: $20.00

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The Painted Ladies play selections from The Loner 12″ Vinyl

June 6th 2014 / P1-52LP / Pre-order now!
Includes bonus 7" single

Price: $30.00

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Halfway – Dulcify 7″

P1-54SP // June 2014
Numbered gatefold 7" with bonus CD and digital download.

The song takes its name from the champion racehorse which was euthanized after being injured in the 1979 Melbourne Cup. It is a song that touches on life’s highs, lows and in-betweens.

Price: $15.00

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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.

Price: $30.00

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Halfway – Any old Love: 12″ Vinyl

Plus One Records P1-50LP

Vinyl edition of the album, complete with full digital download card

Price: $30.00

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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".

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News

Halfway nominated for Carlton Dry Award

September 9, 2014

Halfway_26OCT13_StephenBooth-26_BW_smThe Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards are run by AIR (the Australian Independent Record Labels Association) and cover a range of genres, from rock and hip hop through the country and classical.

The Awards will take place at Melbourne’s Meat Market Wednesday 8 October with performances from Sheppard, Remi, DMA’s Safia and Meg Mac — all of whom received nominations.

As well as the Awards, the $50,000 Carlton Dry Global Music Grant for an artist to break the international market will also be announced on the night, with nominations to be revealed at BIGSOUND this week.

BEST INDEPENDENT COUNTRY ALBUM

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The Painted Ladies – Play Selections From ‘The Loner’ (Plus One Records)
The Perch Creek Family Jugband – Jumping On The Highwire (Vitamin Records)

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OUT ON THE WEEKEND Expands to Brisbane

August 26, 2014

Introducing a celebration of Americana music to Brisbane

weekendFollowing the successful announcement of the inaugural Melbourne OUT ON THE WEEKEND event at Seaworks Williamstown, we are pleased to announce that it will now be heading to Brisbane this October.

A celebration of Americana music, fine booze and great food, OUT ON THE WEEKEND is the vision of Love Police head honcho and member for the Australian Advisory Board for the Americana Music Association, Brian “BT” Taranto.

OUT ON THE WEEKEND is coming to The Brightside and will feature artists over two stages inside the venue and adjacent car park. Starring at the Brisbane event is:

Nikki Lane * Robert Ellis * The Delines * Jonny Fritz  *Emma Swift * Halfway * Paddy McHugh * Warren Earl Band

Music for your mouth will be provided by Brisbane’s own slice of Americana, Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall. Recently named winner of Gourmet Traveller’s Bar of The Year Award, keep an eye out for their famous po’ boys, popcorn shrimp and mini corndogs.

Out on the Weekend Brisbane
12:00pm – 8:00pm Sunday 26 October 2014
The Brightside, 27 Warner St Brisbane QLD

Tickets $49 (inc. all fees) on sale now from www.oztix.com.au
Doors 12.00pm.
This is an 18+ event.

For full event information head to
www.outontheweekend.com.au
www.facebook.com/outontheweekend
www.twitter.com/ootwfestival
www.instagram.com/outontheweekend

World premiere breathes new life into Australia’s original black protest album

July 23, 2014

Painted-ladies (Duplicate)Australia’s first black protest songs written in Bathurst Gaol more than 40 years ago are set to be dramatically revived by the next generation of Indigenous artists in a world premiere concert at Brisbane Festival.

The Painted Ladies project has reworked The Loner album created by Aboriginal music pioneer Vic Simms in 1973. He made the classic record while serving time in Bathurst Gaol for robbery, at a time when prisoners were protesting living conditions. He originally traded cigarettes for a guitar before starting to write songs about his life and the injustices he saw around him.

Simms will join emerging singer-songwriter Luke Peacock, Brisbane rock group The Medics, and a range of guest artists for a passionate musical collaboration at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts on 19 and 20 September. The two no-holds-barred concerts will include a new version of The Loner and an accompanying documentary in a powerful live-music experience.

Brisbane Festival Artistic Director Noel Staunton said the strong friendship between Simms and Peacock meant none of the musical and historical importance of the songs had been lost.

The Loner was created in extraordinary circumstances andhas rightly gone on to inspire many musicians over the last 40 years,” Mr Staunton said.

“Now, thanks to some of Australia’s most talented contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, Brisbane will be able to experience the latest incarnation of this compelling classic. The concert will be a feast for the eyes and the ears, and proves great songs can stand the test of time.”

Brisbane Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council and runs from 6 to 27 September 2014. For more information visit brisbanefestival.com.au.

  • WHEN: Fridays 19 & Saturday 20 September, 7:00pm
  • WHERE: Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Fortitude Valley
  • DURATION: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • TICKETS: $25 adults | $23 concessions
  • BOOKINGS: Judith Wright Centre 07 3872 9000 or visit brisbanefestival.com.au

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