News, April 2010

You may notice our logo is a little different, not very, but, no shit, we were threatened with legal action by the Red Cross for using, well, a red cross. Apparently is contravenes the Geneva Convention; we need to let opposing forces know that we are, in fact, a viable target, I guess. So now there's a black one. You'll get used to it.
           
And yes, ok, we dropped the ball. There was no newsletter for March. But you'll forgive us when you see the plethora of news for April. Everyone is in overdrive, we've got a new addition to the family and there's some ace shows on the horizon to keep your dancing shoes worn in, including Plus One's appearance at the Label Parties series of free shows.

It'll be July 24, in the Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley, and will be kicking off at around 7pm. Giants of Science, Blackwater Fever, Black Mustang and returning for a special one off are our old pals Intercooler, it'll be an evening of rock and roll for the masses.

The Gin Club's new album Deathwish is looming on the horizon. Pre-orders are now available at the Plus One store, as well as copies of the Rain 7”. Also, Blackwater Fever have booked themselves into Brisbane's Troubadour for a month long residency, which means you can see them every Saturday night of May, from 1am.

Keep an ear out on 4ZZZ radio for live to air spots from Texas Tea, Roz Pappalardo and our new pals Halfway on April 11 and 18. If you're not in Brisbane you can listen online here.

THE GIN CLUB

Yep, Deathwish is looming, with a release date of May 29. If you do make a pre-order you will go into the draw to win a massive Gin Club pack, which includes the whole back catalogue, including limited releases, and a whole bunch more. Pre-orders are a mere $25 including postage, you know you want it.

• 30 Apr – HiFi – Brisbane w/ Even
• 18 June – Album Launch, Annandale – Sydney
• 19 June – Album Launch, East Brunswick Club – Melbourne
• 2, 3, 4 July – Album Launch, Troubadour – Brisbane (with a different line-up each night!

Limited tickets for each show, to keep it nice and intimate, available from Oztix

BLACK MUSTANG

Black Mustang will be getting back on the road with The Angels yet again.

Goes to show you can't get too much of a good thing. They'll be hitting North Queensland together in May.

They'll also be joining Victorians Dirty York for their Queensland shows. They'd also like to introduce you to new guitarist Alex Redshaw, replacing Steve Foster who is moving onto new musical endeavors.

• 13 May – Brothers Leagues Club – Cairns w/ The Angels
• 14 May – Andergrove Tavern – Mackay w/ The Angels
• 15 May – Gladstone Ent. Centre – Gladstone w/ The Angels
• 16 May – Avondale Tavern – Bundaberg w/ The Angels
• 23 May – MASC Live Room – Maroochydore w/ Blackwater Fever and Dirty York
• 21 May – Rics – Brisbane w/ Dirty York
• 22 May – Bon Amici – Toowoomba w/ Dirty York
• 24 July – Label Parties, Brunswick St Mall – Brisbane

TEXAS TEA

TT have a bunch of local shows over the next few months, which is great for you, as, if you'll remember, their limited edition Last Drinks / Fire Sides LP is only available at gigs.

So check out this smorgasbord. Don't forget their appearance at the Murder Ballads show at the end of the month!

• 23 Apr – Murder Ballads, Judith Wright Centre – Brisbane
• 29 May – Rics – Brisbane
• 12 June – Step Inn – Brisbane
• 26 June – The Troubadour – Brisbane
• 11 July – The Powerhouse – Brisbane

THE SMOKESTACK ORCHESTRA

Smokestack are continuing work on their new record, but are taking a little time out here and there for a couple of shows, including the Queensland leg of WA's The Devil Rides Out and Byron Bay's Ox on their June run.

• 25 June – Workers Club – Lismore w/ Devil Rides Out & Ox
• 26 June – Club Envy – Maroochydore w/ Devil Rides Out & Ox
• 27 June – Troubadour – Brisbane w/ Devil Rides Out & Ox
• 24 July – Label Parties, Brunswick St Mall – Brisbane

THE BLACKWATER FEVER

As previously mentioned, you can catch BWF every Saturday in May at the Troubadour, the best way we can think of to round out your weekends. They'll be at Murder Ballads this month too.

They've also had a couple of songs picked to feature in HBO's Spring promo campaign, US fans keep an ear out! This is all a run up to the release of their second album In Stereo. Stay tuned!

• 23 Apr – Murder Ballads, Judith Wright Centre – Brisbane
• 10, 17, 24 May – The Troubadour – Brisbane (1am late show residency)
• 23 May – MASC Live Room – Maroochydore w/ Black Mustang and  Dirty York
• 24 July – Label Parties, Brunswick St Mall – Brisbane

ROZ PAPPALARDO & THE WAYWARD GENTLEMEN

Roz is heading out with Mexico City next month, get stuck in. She'll have a new track, 'Broke', heading to radio soon!

• 24 Apr – Murder Ballads, Judith Wright Centre – Brisbane
• 21 May – Bon Amici – Toowoomba w/ Mexico City
• 22 May – Ric's – Brisbane w/ Mexico City
• 27 May – Karova Lounge – Ballarat w/ Mexico City
• 28 May – National Hotel – Geelong w/ Mexico City
• 29 May – Birmingham Hotel – Fitzroy w/ Mexico City
• 30 May – Pure Pop Records Instore – St Kilda (all ages) w/ Mexico City (afternoon show)

MEXICO CITY

A couple of shows with Roz Pappalardo for Mexico City, and their track 'Damn Shame' will be hitting radio very soon.

• 21 May – Bon Amici – Toowoomba w/ Roz Pappalardo
• 22 May – Ric's – Brisbane w/ Roz Pappalardo
• 27 May – Karova Lounge – Ballarat w/ Roz Pappalardo
• 28 May – National Hotel – Geelong w/ Roz Pappalardo
• 29 May – Birmingham Hotel – Fitzroy w/ Roz Pappalardo
• 30 May – Pure Pop Records Instore – St Kilda (all ages) w/ Roz Pappalardo (afternoon • show)

GIANTS OF SCIENCE

Giants will be at the Step Inn in late April for some rock and roll action, watch out for more new tracks as debuted at the fantastic Tumbleweed show last month.

The boys are also packing up the truck to head North for a bit of recording of new tracks and will see what may come out of the sessions, who knows? maybe a new slab o rock may be upon before you know it!

• 23 Apr – Step Inn – Brisbane w/ Mercy Beat & more
• 24 July – Label Parties, Brunswick St Mall – Brisbane

INTERCOOLER

As well as returning home for the Label Parties show, Intercooler will be heading into the studio with American producer Kramer, who has worked with Ween, Butthole Surfers and a whole lot more.

• 24 July – Label Parties, Brunswick St Mall – Brisbane

HALFWAY

And now we're very proud to announce our new friends, Halfway, and my, there are a lot of them.

Their third album will be coming out on Plus One Records in early July.

They'll be playing Murder Ballads April 24 with Blackwater Fever (don't forget Texas Tea and Roz Pappalardo are on the day before), as well as a show at the Powerhouse on May 2, and their album launch will be July 9 at the Troubadour.

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