The Round-upTuesday December 5th, 2017

Today we have supports for the Leprous headline shows, a video clip from Mangoo, the first tease of new music from The Crown, The Last Gang to release 7″ this week, and the debut single from Sad Hill.

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TONIGHT’S GIG ACTION
(5) The Acacia Strain + Kublai Khan @ The Small Ballroom, Newcastle
(5) The Desperation @ Howl & Moan Records, Byron Bay
(5) sleepmakeswaves + Rosetta @ Badlands, Perth
(5) The Shins @ QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane

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News Bits & Pieces

THE LAST GANG RELEASE 7″ THIS WEEK
This Friday, Orange County’s The Last Gang will make their Fat Wreck Chords debut with the two-song 7-inch ‘Sing For Your Supper‘.

While The Last Gang may seem like a new band, their history is rife with chance encounters that led to big breaks. The band originally formed in 2007, with vocalist-guitarist Brenna Red leading the band and playing the king of ‘77 punk that allowed them to tour with the Anti-Nowhere League and Dwayne Peters Gunfight. But in 2012, shortly after drummer Robby Wantland joined, The Last Gang put their guns down and called it a day. Thankfully, that didn’t last long.

More than just a teaser for the 2018 full-length, the two songs serve as a perfect introduction to The Last Gang. The title track — which will also be on their new album — is the kind of palm-muted ripper that made Rancid famous, with a bouncing bass line, a huge hook, and airtight songwriting that’ll get stuck in your head for years to come.

Check it out below. Pre-order the 7″ [Here].

SAD HILL RELEASE DEBUT SINGLE
Mantras For A Failed Academic‘ is the debut single from Sad Hill, the new indie rock trio from Perth featuring ex-members of Emperors and Coveleski.

The track takes off from where both bands left off, combining an anthemic pop sensibility with punk rock urgency and no shortage of blistering guitar riffs & drums hurtling into each other at great pace.

It’s the first taste from Sad Hill’s forthcoming debut album, produced by Dave Parkin (Tired Lion, Gyroscope) at Blackbird Studio in Perth and scheduled for release mid-next year.

Listen below.

LEPROUS HEADLINE SHOW SUPPORTS ANNOUNCED
Norway’s Leprous have announced the bands joining them on their Perth and Adelaide headline shows around Progfest in January.

Along with the already announced AlithiA who play both dates, the Perth show at Badlands on Friday 19th January will also feature Bury The Heard and Kripke’s Illusion, while at Jive in Adelaide on Thursday 25th January they are joined by Dyssidia and Olibrium.

Tickets are on sale now for those shows, as well as Progfest in Sydney on January 20th, Brisbane on the 21st and Melbourne on the 27th. Full information on that [Here].

THE CROWN RETURN TO METAL BLADE FOR NEW ALBUM
Swedish Death Metal band The Crown have returned to Metal Blade Records for a multiple album deal.

We are very honoured to be back working with the label that supported us through many albums. The biggest ‘steps’ during our career have been thanks to Metal Blade. We have always had a strong mutual will to make the best possible albums. Now let’s fire up this Death Metal engine again!

The Crown have just finished recording their new, currently untitled long-player at Studio Fredman. Metal Blade will release ‘Iron Crown‘, the first single from the upcoming album, as a limited 7″ on January 12th.

Check out a video teaser of the song below.

MANGOO SHARE VIDEO CLIP FROM NEW ALBUM
Finnish fuzz rockers Mangoo (pronounced “man go”) will drop their forthcoming full-length, ‘The Heat‘, via Small Stone this week.

The Turku-based outfit’s third full-length boasts a wall of thick, fuzz-fueled guitars and hard-hitting drums with an added sprinkling of analog synth sounds. Combined they result in a sound someplace between grunge, classic heavy rock, and a progressive psychedelic spaciousness that refuses any and all boundaries of style between rock and metal and beyond.

In advance of its release you can check out a video for the single, ‘Beyond The Sky‘. The captivating new clip was selected to be screened and compete in the Finnish Oulu Music Video Festival 2017. Offers the band of their latest Atte Heinonen-directed work,

Once again, director Atte Heinonen did an amazing job with the video. We are especially thankful for not having to appear in it at all. Atte and Juha [Koivisto] came up with an interesting and personal interpretation that gives the song a new dimension. We are also very grateful for Gidon Tannenbaum’s [Mother Kasabian] kick ass guest appearance on the track.

Take a look below.

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