The Heartache State S/T
March 13th 2015 // P1-56
Debut album from Nick Barker's new outfit.. raw emotional songs played with spirit and guts. For a very limited time comes with an exclusive Nick Barker solo live bonus CD 'Returned Service'.
The Gin Club – Southern Lights
2015 / P1-60
CD release of the Gin Club's 2015 album! Vinyl to come in 2015. Order now and receive a bonus copy of their last album Deathwish. Quietly operating on their own terms in the fringes of the music industry, The Gin Club's stature continues to grow with each passing year, with new generations of fans discovering their rich and varied recorded output, or experiencing their powerful, spine tingling live shows.
Giants Of Science: Blueprint For Courageous Action
P1-12 // 2006
We discovered a box of 30 of these long-forgotten little bad boys, grab em fast! The Giants' gnarly, gritty n awesome 5 track debut EP, originally released on Rhythm Ace Records in 2001.
Halfway – Erebus & Terror 7″
P1-57SP / October 2014
Halfway are releasing the second 7″ from a series of four 7″releases from the full length album ANY OLD LOVE, all with exclusive B Sides. Numbers are limited so don’t dally once we give the word folk, these gatefold 7″ers will go fast!
Giants of Science – What’s Wrong With You and Why
P1-58EP / October 2014
Pure of heart and short of coin but with skills as mad as ever, Brisbane’s vaguely- remembered (by some) sons Giants Of Science have returned and released a new EP, entitled ‘WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU AND WHY’, the bands first release of new tracks since 2005.
The Painted Ladies T Shirt
Limited edition run of this cool-as * garment. Get it now or regret it later.
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.
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.
February 14, 2015
Us folk at the Little House Of Plus One Records are pleased to Announce HALFWAY playing The Triffid on April 24 (Friday before ANZAC day) to launch the 3rd part of the 4 part series of 7″ vinyl releases from the bands award winning album ANY OLD LOVE: SHAKESPEARE HOTEL.
And for the time being you’ll only be able to buy the vinyl at shows, no interweb folks , no retail folks, you’re going to have to come along to the show to complete the series that so far have included the tracks DULCIFY and EREBUS AND TERROR, all release are in glorious gatefold covers and coloured vinyl with exclusive B Sides and download cards.
Also along for the night will be guests Mosman Alder and another Special Guest to be announced very soon, making it a very special night of great local Brisbane music.
Australia’s best kept musical secret, The Gin Club are heading back out onto the road in March in support of their fifth studio album, Southern Lights.
February 9, 2015
The Brisbane/Melbourne/Stockholm based festive introspective collective will be doing a handful of shows along the east coast to launch the new album, including a very special night back where it all began, at O’Malley’s Irish Pub in the Queen Street Mall in Brisbane.
“…this Brisbane folk-rock collective is at the peak of its powers. Positioned on the fringes of the independent rock scene, not particularly fashionable… the Gin Club is a difficult prospect for the music media to cover. Its unbending pursuit of songwriting perfection is admirable, however… every song here hammers home the breadth and depth of this group’s talent… Southern Lights, like the two albums that preceded it, is simply too good to remain unheard.”
★★★★☆ Andrew McMillen, The Weekend Australian
After eleven years, five studio albums (as well as one live album and a few compilations of outtakes) and hundreds of gigs across Australia (and North America), The Gin Club have now earned the right to call themselves veterans.
They’ve spent hundreds of hours in vans; played to thousands at major festivals, as well as to no-one in deserted pubs; consumed their weight in domestic lager and fast food. They’ve made the poor business decisions, had the lucky breaks, lost a lot of money and suffered both collective and individual breakdowns. They have never really had any commercial success.
Still, they refuse to die.
The band were famously formed in 2003 from a group of attendees at a Brisbane open mic night held every Monday night at O’Malleys Irish Pub. Initially bonding over their mutual love of artists such as The Band, Neil Young, Crowded House and The Beatles (as well as a lot of deeply unfashionable 90s rock music) they have gone on to embrace multiple strains of folk, rock and country over the course of their eleven year history.
They now number nine permanent members, and their live shows are an emotional roller-coaster of singers and styles, with anywhere from four to nine people on stage swapping instruments (loud guitars, soft guitars, cello, piano, hammond organ, drums and bass, plus occasional flirtations with mandolin, banjo, accordion and saxophone), drinks and songs.
Southern Lights, like the past three Gin Club albums, was recorded at the band’s rural studio about an hour outside Rockhampton in Central Queensland in May 2013. It was mixed by long time collaborator Lachlan “Magoo” Gould. It contains ten songs by seven different writers, including singles “Dancing With The Ghost” (Adrian Stoyles) and “Everything About You” (Ben Salter), both of which have been added to high rotation by Double J.
The Gin Club remain, as they began, a tight knit group of friends and songwriters who are each other’s biggest fans. They record music for their own satisfaction and release it to the rest of the world so they can have an excuse to go on adventures together. And they have had some pretty good adventures.
THE GIN CLUB SOUTHERN LIGHTS ALBUM TOUR MARCH/APRIL 2015
Thursday 19th March
“The Bunker” at O’Malley’s Irish Pub, Queen Street Mall,
Brisbane QLD w/Harley Young & The Haymakers + Some Jerks (acoustic show)
Friday 20th March
The Junkyard Hotel, Maitland, NSW Two sets
November 11, 2014
One of Australia (and Sweden)’s most cherished acts The Gin Club return with “Dancing With The Ghost”, the first single from their forthcoming fifth studio album Southern Lights, and a bunch of east coast shows to boot.
Another epic tune from the pen of Adrian Stoyles, “Dancing With The Ghost” shows off all the elements the Club are renowned for – atmospheric pop/rock with flourishes of cello and keys, some killer harmonies, and a real antipodean character.
“Dancing With The Ghost” is the first single to be taken from the band’s forthcoming fifth studio album, Southern Lights, due for release later this year. The band have started a crowdfunding campaign to complete the mastering and promotion of the album. The campaign can be accessed here.
2014 has been a memorable year for The Gin Club – they celebrated their ten year anniversary, played a sold out show alongside Mick Thomas and Jeff Lang at Hobart’s DARK MOFO festival as well as appearing at the Gumball festival in the Hunter Valley.
Quietly operating on their own terms, The Gin Club’s stature continues to grow with each passing year, with new generations of fans discovering their rich and varied recorded output, or experiencing their unique live shows.They remain, first and foremost, a group of great friends who love making music together, and who will continue to do so for many years,
The Gin Club – Dancing With The Ghost Tour Nov/Dec 2014
- Thursday 13th November The Triffid with Giants of Science and The Stress of Leisure
- Friday 5th December The Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood, Melbourne with Skyscraper Stan & The Commission Flats and Jim Lawrie (solo)
- Saturday 6th December The Eastern, Ballarat
- Friday 12th December & Sat 13th December The Homestead, Hobart
- Sunday 14th December The Wheatsheaf, Thebarton, Adelaide with Doctor Desoto
- Friday 19th December The Stag & Hunter, Newcastle
- Saturday 20th DecemberThe Junkyard, Maitland
- Sunday 21st December The Petersham Bowls Club, Petersham, Sydney with Jim Lawrie Band
You can download a WAV (CD/Broadcast quality) of “Dancing With The Ghost” from Soundcloud HERE:
You can download an MP3 (192kbps) of “Dancing With The Ghost” from Soundcloud HERE:
Someday this war’s gonna end.