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GIGS

FRIDAY 30 JUNE


MERE WOMEN 'Big Skies' ALBUM LAUNCH

Sydney’s MERE WOMEN will be releasing their 3 rd LP Big Skies this June. The album features the latest single and title-track ‘Big Skies’ and 2016’s ‘Drive’, and will be released on June 16 via Poison City Records. The Post Punk quartet will be taking their acclaimed live show on the road this June and July, performing songs from Big Skies live for the first time. The tour will stop in Canberra, Sydney, Wollongong, Melbourne and Brisbane, with special guests to be announced.

“a frantic palette of panic… Wilson’s commanding vocals rise above as the centrepiece, covering a spectrum from shrill to operatic” – Rolling Stone

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READ & HEAR ON WEIRDO WASTELAND COS JAMES FROSTICK IS A RAD WRITER

SATURDAY 1 JULY

HIDEOUS SUN DEMON 'IDIOTIC DREAM' Single Launch

w/ LazerTits + Bench Press

Hideous Sun Demon (WA) return to the big smoke with their first single 'Idiotic Dream' from album #3 which will be released at their convenience via Hell Beach. They've got their favourites LAZERTITS & Bench Press joining them for the big gig.

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WED 5 JULY


SASKWATCH 'Album preview'

plus very special guests

Melbourne indie-soul outfit Saskwatch will play a very special album preview show at The Curtin on Wednesday 5th July. The 6 piece will give fans a sneak peek of their new album "Manual Override" which is due for release in August this year.

Releasing their third studio album almost 2 years ago, Saskwatch have never been one to shy away from the unconventional. After spending their first two albums Leave It All Behind (2012) and Nose Dive (2014) establishing themselves and their sound, 2015’s Sorry I Let It Come Between Us took listeners on another trajectory entirely.
More vulnerable, honest, and simple, the album revealed a depth of emotion and heartache not previously associated with their music, and lead the way to a brand new Saskwatch featured on ‘Manual Override’ – comfortable in the malleability of their sound, and ready to show you a side of their music, you have never seen before.
 

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SATURDAY 8 JULY

Burning Rose Takes Melbourne

DEATH BELLS (syd)
+ BUZZ KULL (syd)
+ PUBLIQUE
+ DORMIR
+ MUSCLE MEMORY
+ BENDS
DJs Makeda & Gia + Edie

On Saturday, the 8th of July, Burning Rose will showcase some of the label's brightest talent in a showcase at The Curtin. Playing the night will be Death Bells, Buzz Kull, Publique, Dormir, Muscle Memory and Bends. On DJ duties will be Makeda and eurodance duo Gia + Edie.

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DEATH BELLS FOREVER & EVA

THURSDAY 13 JULY

CABLE TIES 3RD & FINAL ALBUM LAUNCH SHOW

w. Bitumen
+ Hospital Pass

****Cable Ties 3rd and final album launch**** After selling out two shows in startling fashion Cable Ties add a third and final Melbourne show to their national album tour. Don't believe the hype - just join us for a killer evening of noisy, powerful rock 'n' roll.

The self title debut captures Cable Ties in lockstep; stretching their songs past breaking point, searching for that joyous rush. A further 12 months worth of shows, including a fairy tale opening slot at Meredith, have turned them into a formidable live prospect. Welding punk ferocity to the endless chug of kraut and boogie to produce a tense, fierce rock 'n' roll trio.

Joining them will be the coldwave machinations of Bitumen (whose split cassette with No Sister is essential listeing) and formidable duo Hospital Pass featuring the duelling powers of Bonnie Mercer and Dr. Lisa Mackinney.

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WATCH CABLE TIES TEAR THE BOSS A NEW ONE IN SAY WHAT YOU MEAN

SATURDAY 15 JULY

CABLE TIES ALBUM LAUNCH

w. No Sister
+ Loobs
+ Marville (Bris)

****Cable Ties 2nd Album Launch Show**** After selling out their album launch at The Tote in quick time Cable Ties have added a second launch show to celebrate the release of their debut album and the end of their national tour. The record captures them in lockstep; stretching their songs past breaking point, searching for that joyous rush. A further 12 months worth of shows, including a fairy tale opening slot at Meredith, have turned them into a formidable live prospect. Welding punk ferocity to the endless chug of kraut and boogie to produce a tense, fierce rock 'n' roll trio.

Joining them for the evening are some of the finest bands anywhere. NO SISTER bring an uncompromising approach to noisy post-punk. LOOBS push out taught, elastic jams. MARVILLE trek down from Brisbane with road cases packed with frantic shredding.

SUN 16 JULY


DEAFCULT 'Auras' ALBUM LAUNCH

w/ White Walls
+ Lowtide
+ TV Haze

DEAFCULT (Brisbane) launch their long awaited debut album 'AURAS', out on Hobbledehoy Records, Sunday July 16. Joining them for a night of warm, lush shoegaze & noisy guitars are TV Haze, Lowtide and White Walls.  

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TUESDAY 25 JULY

Secret Sounds Present..

THE LEMON TWIGS (USA) Official Splendour sideshow

plus special guests MOSSY

Once or twice every generation, Long Island introduces the world to artists of such singular originality that they change the very nature of their art: Lou Reed; Jim Brown; Robert Mapplethorpe; Andy Kaufman.
With their debut album, Do Hollywood, The Lemon Twigs have earned themselves a spot on that list.

Fusing tightly constructed pop, sophisticated orchestration, and British invasion melodies into a ten-song masterpiece, the D'Addario brothers— Brian (20) and Michael (18)—are whipping fans and critics alike into an utter frenzy. Having just taken out the coveted Grulke Prize for Developing US Act at this year’s SXSW, and being hailed by NME as “the future of rock ‘n’ roll”,
The Lemon Twigs will be stamping their flamboyant sound on Australian audiences for the first time, coming off the back of playing some of the world’s largest festivals including Coachella and Glastonbury.
This is your chance to see one of 2017’s most exciting acts, playing Australia for the first time.

THURSDAY 3 AUGUST

!! 2nd SHOW !! THE BABE RAINBOW DEBUT RECORD LAUNCH & NATIONAL TOUR

What if we all felt ready for something spectacular? ringringringring ringringringring ringringringringringgg Up on earths centre through the seventh grade exploding. Hello? We want to know everything about the new BABE album. Let me get Cool-Breeze for you...

It's just jungle music really. You know? Don't drop an H-Bomb on the HUMAN STOMP (music). Green growing things. The professional brotherhood. Modern Retro. We met a young Parisian/Venezuelan de gustibus non est disputadum (there was no disputing about tastes). Australia? A very nice type of country. And if you're a Babe Rainbow fan you'd probably agree that Australians are very nice people.

'The Babe Rainbow' available on digital, CD and 12" vinyl 1st pressing vinyl - SOLD OUT 2nd pressing vinyl - Limited Edition ALIVE MUSTARD - PRE-ORDER NOW

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FRIDAY 4 AUGUST

THE BABE RAINBOW DEBUT RECORD LAUNCH & NATIONAL TOUR

What if we all felt ready for something spectacular? ringringringring ringringringring ringringringringringgg Up on earths centre through the seventh grade exploding. Hello? We want to know everything about the new BABE album. Let me get Cool-Breeze for you...

It's just jungle music really. You know? Don't drop an H-Bomb on the HUMAN STOMP (music). Green growing things. The professional brotherhood. Modern Retro. We met a young Parisian/Venezuelan de gustibus non est disputadum (there was no disputing about tastes). Australia? A very nice type of country. And if you're a Babe Rainbow fan you'd probably agree that Australians are very nice people.

'The Babe Rainbow' available on digital, CD and 12" vinyl 1st pressing vinyl - SOLD OUT 2nd pressing vinyl - Limited Edition ALIVE MUSTARD - PRE-ORDER NOW

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SATURDAY 5 AUGUST

HOLLOW EVERDAZE 'Cartoons' DEBUT ALBUM LAUNCH (Deaf Ambitions)

As forecast by the reverbed lushness of their breakthrough 2015 single ‘Last Laugh’, Hollow Everdaze’s long-time-coming debut album 'Cartoons' is a stunning new statement for a band that’s been reimagining psychedelic pop from the start.

While deeply schooled in the classics – from the Rubber Soul balladry of ‘Still Ticking’ to the jaunty orchestral layering of ‘Running Away’ – the Western Victoria five-piece have arrived at something remarkably fresh. Combining distorted guitar hooks and sighing strings with blissful electronics and heady jam-outs, these songs are sweetly catchy, yet quietly adventurous. Surf-tinged British Invasion (‘Catastrophe’), pleading indie pop (‘Same Old Story’), and free-wheeling psych (‘Flat Battery’) all commingle beautifully, with every track housing vivid contrasts of glistening brightness and rainy-day gloom.

'Cartoons' is out June 23 on vinyl and digital via Deaf Ambitions.

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CHECK OUT SHIMMERING PSYCHEDELIC-TINGED OPUS 'CARTOONS'

SATURDAY 12 AUGUST

OTHER PLACES 'Lost in the Sea of Paradise' ALBUM LAUNCH (it Records)

Dusseldorf, Detroit and Southern California permeate the truly expansive music of Melbourne’s own left field electronic music creator Other Places. Also renowned for performing incessant polyrhythms as drummer with Taipan Tiger Girls, Mat Watson (aka Other Places) channels a love for early 60s exotic instrumental music, cosmic techno and science fiction soundtracks.

Other Places brings a new live *Audio Visual Drum & Synthesiser Experience to the Curtin Bandroom to celebrate the release of album number three, Lost in the Sea of Paradise, a live show that will send you tripping through deep reflective meditations across vast lucid landscapes and straight to a dance floor filled with all your best-loved friends. This show promises to be a noisy, funked out psychedelic dance frenzy!!

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T.R.N 2nd Track Drops From Lost In The Sea Of Paradise

FUNCTIONS AT THE CURTIN

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The Curtin is nestled away on the city end of Lygon St, Carlton - just a short walk from Melbourne's CBD and moments from Melbourne Central train station, and is easily accessible by public transport.

The venue has a 300 capacity band room has been designed to ensure an unrestricted view of the large stage from anywhere in the room. Complemented by a powerful D&B Q7 speaker system & D&B Crown 90001 amplifiers,  in stalled to deliver the highest quality sound on stage and to the entire audience.

The Curtin is the perfect size to cater for album launches, interstate touring bands, and larger internationals seeking an intimate show.

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THE CURTIN is located at 29 Lygon Street (City End), Carlton. Directly opposite Trades Hall.

Ph: (03) 9663 6350

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