Digi-single release by estranged group Halfheads (members Weak Boys, Fancy Boys, Trophy Wives, Eyes Ninety, many others), whom last played a live show in 2010 when they released a demo tape (it’s on soundcloud) then smokebombed outta here. We had the band Voltron into Hobo HQ last year where they put down a buncha new and buncha old stuff and here is the first taste HANGIN’ AROUND with artwork by Ballarat’s finest Ben Mangan (Lymes, Z-Rays).
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The Chordites take on garage, power pop and punk guitar rock and roll ends up sounding like all of their influences stretched out across their LP Taking A Ride. Big Star, The Replacements, Flamin’ Groovies, Mudhoney, and Teenage Fanclub are just a few of the touchstones and references that are proudly on display here.
The tracks on Taking A Ride range from the classic power pop/punk of Better Things, Cindy Lee, Never Again & Sociopath; the full tilt garage rock n roll of Prime Evil & Liar and the rocker Touched By The Hand that harks back to late 80s Seattle. To cap off each side on the vinyl version you have the southern dream pop of Stars Align and the shoe gaze of Unfunny Joke which has an outro reminiscent of the best 60s psychedelia. The album also contains an all-out rocking cover version of the Gloria Jones tune Tainted Love.
The Chordites have been playing together for about 3 years in the usual dive bar gigs in Brisbane. They are comprised of ex-members of luminaries Daisygrinders, Subsonic Barflies and Death of a Nun.
LP Now Available through bandcamp
New video ‘Sausage Roll’ just launched.
Get excited as The Nudists reform to play two offbeat shows this weekend around Brisbane. We released ‘Nuder Than Nuder Than Nude’ LP (streaming) late last year and have finally corralled this miscreants into launching this whopper. Catch The Nudists at these shows:
FRI 3 MAY @ Phase 4 Records – Fortitude Valley
SUN 5 MAY @ Blutes Bar – Sunday R’N’R BBQ (Afternoon show) – Fortitude Valley
Where to start ? THE NUDISTS were created in a secret nuclear fusion experiment in the mid 2000s (at legendary haunt The Foundry, Red Hill) as an offshoot project by the criminally underrated song-writing genius of Jon Romeo who teamed up with Mr. Extra Foxx himself to create one of the most proto-woke, gluten free glam grunge duos in the Southern Hemisphere.
With only a handful of legendary shows and cd-r releases that spread like ebola through the underground and touring vans, Swashbuckling Hobo were able to corall these miscreants and coalesce a unique sound.
We are proud to present The Nudists ‘Nuder Than Nuder Than Nude’, available for the first time on hot pink and effervescent blue lemonade vinyl ! !
Come on baby work it out, it ain’t hard.
We’re launching THE DANGERMEN ‘Magical Thinking‘ LP on Friday 18th May @ The Bearded Lady in Brisbane’s West End with very special guests all the way from France THE MAGNETIX ! Also EYES NINETY who’s new album will be out on June 1st and Sydney’s 300 St. CLAIR who’ll be winding back the clock. Only $15 at the door.
It’s just come out, thee long-awaited 3rd album from Brisbane punkrocknroll maestros The Dangermen. This LP comes with insert, chips and gravy and instant download via Hobo bandcamp. Go listen now!! Info on a launch in the new year TBA.
Hound launch this Saturday Nov 10 @ the Bearded Lady, West End supports by Soviet X-Ray, Record Club and Cold Cuts.
Head over to the store to order your copy, AU$20 !