The Round-upThursday December 14th, 2017

Today we have a reminder of the final leg of The Bennies tour dates this week, Long Neck announce new album, a live release for PG.Lost, and new videos from Daggerplay & Story Of The Year.

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TONIGHT’S GIG ACTION
(14) Paradise Lost @ The Triffid, Brisbane
(14) Dear Seattle @ Crowbar, Brisbane
(14) Guttermouth + Blind Man Death Stare + The Desperation @ Sol Bar, Maroochydore
(14) The Knots + Motherfunk + Doko + The Konrads @ Brighton Up Bar, Darlinghurst
(14) East Brunswick All Girls Chior + Fraser A. Gorman + The Finks + Courtney Barnett + Loose Tooth @ Northcote Social Club, Northcote SOLD OUT
(14) Nothing But Thieves + Empire Park @ Corner Hotel, Richmond SOLD OUT
(14) The Bennies + The Sugarcanes + The Cutaways + Elk Locker @ The Basement, Canberra
(14) King Parrot + Disentomb + Pagan @ Unibar, Adelaide
(14) Cursed Earth + Vacant Home + Silenced @ Last Night, Perth

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TOMORROW’S NEW RELEASES
15th – GARETH LIDDIARD – Strange Tourist (Re-issue)
15th – WALKEN – What’s Your Environment

|| View all the upcoming new releases || Listen to these, and more 2017 releases in our Spotify playlist ||

News Bits & Pieces

THE BENNIES TOUR ROLLS TO A CLOSE
This week is the final leg of The Bennies current tour with guests The Sugarcanes and The Cutaways.

After a few weeks of starting parties around the country, it is Canberra’s turn tonight, Sydney tomorrow and then Brisbane and Sunshine Coast over the weekend.

Re-cap dates and venues below if you want to head along.

THE BENNIES
With guests THE SUGARCANES and THE CUTAWAYS
DECEMBER
14th – The Basement, Canberra [18+]
15th – Manning Bar, Sydney [18+]
16th – The Triffid, Brisbane [18+]
17th – Sol Bar, Maroochydore [18+]
—> Tickets available now.
—> For more information, visit [Here].

DAGGERPLAY SHARE NEW SINGLE / VIDEO
Helsinki punks Daggerplay end 2017 with a bang with the release of new single, ‘Cruel Wind Blowing‘.

The new track fizzes by in 3 minutes of old-school punk rock energy and fist-in-the-air melodies reminiscent of genre heavyweights Rancid and The Clash, and is accompanied by a stylish Sin City-inspired video.

Cruel Wind Blowing is a very melancholy, melodic and and fast rock´n´roll roll song with lyrics about being lonely, lost and mentally fragile. Deeper in black I’m falling, throw me a rope. Am I too slow to catch it or will I let it go? – those lines sum up what the song is about. Sometimes you don’t know if you’re going to make it out of a situation and you feel desperate.

Since forming in 2011, Daggerplay have been busy perfecting their hybrid of riotous punk and vintage 50s pop and blowing away audiences on the buzzing Helsinki music scene.

Check out the new video below.

LONG NECK JOIN TINY ENGINES FOR NEW ALBUM
Lily Mastrodimos has been recording songs as Long Neck since 2014, first as a solo project while she was a member of Jawbreaker Reunion and now as a fully realized rock band. Mastrodimos writes the kind of personal, introspective songs that might be expected of someone who recorded her first album ‘Heights‘ alone in her room with a single mic and an MBox. The strength of her voice and her convictions lend her songs an urgency and energy that is only amplified by the addition of, well, amplifiers. As a full band, which now includes Kevin Kim, Alex Mercuri, and John Ambrosio, Long Neck makes music that’s somewhere between indie rock and pop punk–louder and faster than Mastrodimos’s solo output, but no less thoughtful.

Will This Do?‘ – the band’s first for Tiny Engines, is an album about a bad year. It’s an attempt to deconstruct the frenzy of loss, emotional and mental turmoil, and deep-seated heartache into something that could be rebuilt and understood. It’s about the emotional ruin of trying to wring affection and validation from people who can’t or won’t provide it. It’s about trying to answer the impossible question of whether your life and your art can make the loved ones you’ve lost proud. It’s about losing your mind on the side of US Route 1/9, getting smoke in your eyes, and things getting stuck together. It’s about when “will this do?” turns into “when will this do?” At it’s core, “Will This Do?” is an exploration of what happens when relationships end–through death or otherwise–and how we allow ourselves to grieve. It’s an album written as a way to process, as a way to mourn, and as a way to return to life.

It will be released on January 26th, and you can check out a new track, ‘Mine/Yours‘ below.

PG.LOST TO RELEASE LIVE SET
Long-running Swedish experimental post-rock collective PG.LOST will release the ‘Live At Dunk! Fest 2017‘ 2xLP via Pelagic Records later this month.

The show was recorded and is now being released as a collaborative effort between Pelagic Records, Dunk!Records.

The limited-edition offering will come in various color variants. For preorders visit [Here].

Check out the video teaser below.

STORY OF THE YEAR – ‘BANG BANG’ VIDEO CLIP
Having just released their new album, ‘Wolves‘ earlier this month, Story Of The Year has now shared a video clip for the single, ‘Bang Bang‘.

The new album is available on all the usual digital platforms now. Give it a listen below, and check out that new video clip.

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