POISON CITY WEEKENDER 2010
Our annual Weekender Fest is all set to go again for 2010! Taking place in Melbourne
over September 17th (The Arthouse), 18th (East Brunswick Club), 19th (The Arthouse),
this year's event will be headed-up by legendary UK punks LEATHERFACE, making
their first visit to Australia since 2005. The line-up also includes A Death In The Family,
Break Even, The Currency, Paper Arms, Lungs, The Hawaiian Islands, Grenadiers,
The Gun Runners, Arrows, Kill Whitey, Like…Alaska, Grand Fatal, Grim Fandango,
Wil Wagner & The Smith St Band, Fires Of Waco And Jamie Hay, with more acts
still to be announced.
With last year's Saturday and Sunday shows selling-out weeks in advance and plenty
of interstate people already planning their jaunt to Melbourne, tickets are sure to go fast!
For full line-ups, ticket details and regular updates head HERE. Tickets go on sale for
all 3 shows - Friday June 25th from the Corner Hotel Box Office, Missing Link and
Poison City Records.
POISON CITY SHOP ON TUMBLR
There's now a Tumblr page specifically for the Poison City Skateboard/ Record store
and E-Store. Check it out HERE for the latest new releases & additions to the shop.
GRIM FANDANGO ALBUM
Having spent most of May bunkered down at Adelaide's Capitalsound Studios, Perth
foursome GRIM FANDANGO are now putting the finishing touches on their debut full-
length. Recorded and produced by Mike Deslandes and James Balderston the yet-
to-be-titled album will be release via Poison City Records on August 16th with national
tour dates announced soon.
LUNGS - THE TWO CHIEF WORLD SYSTEMS
After releasing an album and two brilliant EPs in the space of 2 years, Sydney's
LUNGS have taken a longer, more considered road towards delivering their eagerly
awaited second full-length. Recorded over the past 3 months with Lachlan Mitchell
@ Production Avenue Studios (Frenzal Rhomb, Hard Ons) and mastered by Alan
Douches at West West Side NY, 'The Two Chief World Systems' delivers the trio's
most potent and cohesive group of songs to date, complemented by world class
production. Australia/ New Zealand tour dates announced soon! Instores July 5th.
Stream the brand new track 'The Machinations Of Gilbert Ryle' HERE.
THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS JOIN POISON CITY
Starting out as a tropical-themed party band, THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS have quickly
become one of Melbourne's most exhilarating, refreshingly raw and all-round-awesome
live acts. Blending surf guitar, garage punk and catchy-as-hell vocal melodies THE
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS have tapped into a sound that will appeal to fans of everything
from Radio Birdman to The Bronx to Weezer. Produced by Matt Bodiam (A Death In The
Family) and mastered Alan Douches at West West Side, NY 'Live Fast, Get Tropical'
is set for release on June 7th via Poison City Records.
RIBBONS PATTERNS - THE ALBUM!
Before relocating to the far North of Australia in 2009, renowned Melbourne singer/ song
writer Donnie Dureau (Blueline Medic/ Tyre Swans) spent several month collaborating and
performing with good friends Jamie Hay (A Death In The Family/ Fear Like Us), Bec Martin
(Time Vampires), Jim Morris (The Vaudevillains) and duo Matt and Kylie Ryan, under the
title RIBBONS PATTERNS. Guided by Dureau's beautifully diverse and intuitive song-writing,
the resulting RIBBONS album is ten brilliantly crafted acoustic tracks, highlighting Donnie's
warm sense of irony and wonderful ability to convey life experience in a song. To launch the
album Donnie will be playing a run of solo & full band shows through early April, with plans for
more touring later in 2010. 'Ribbons Patterns' is out April 9th via Poison City CD/ iTunes.
Stream the brand new tracks 'This Is The Road' HERE.
LEATHERFACE - THE STORMY PETREL
We're extremely proud to announce the forthcoming release of LEATHERFACE's new album
'The Stormy Petrel' - their first release since the brilliant 'Dog Disco' album back in 2004.
Forming in Sunderland, UK almost 2 decades ago, LEATHERFACE's legacy has spanned
across 7 studio albums, countless 7"s and vinyl releases, 2 discographies and of course their
much loved 1999 split with Hot Water Music. With original guitarist Dickie Hammond re-joining
the band in 2006 LEATHERFACE have continued to tour parts of the UK/ Europe, finally returning
to the US in 2008 to headline Florida's THE FEST.Recorded by Fred Purser @ Trinity Heights
Studio, 'The Stormy Petrel' is 12 new tracks of classic LEATHERFACE - intensely melodic,
beautifully melancholic and truly punk-rock. Due out Feb 25th in Australia/ NZ. Steam the
brand new LEATHERFACE track 'Never Say Goodbye' HERE.
STAFF PICKS - JUNE!
1. Mega City Four 'Who Cares Wins'
2. Tenament 7"s
3. Fires Of Waco 'In The Wake Of...'
4. Pegboy 'Strong Reaction'
5. Gin Blossoms 'Dusted'
1. Hanging with our new baby.
2. Learning to cope with 3-4 hours sleep.
3. The Weekender 2010 - planning stages!
4. Melbourne Winter 1 - Skateboarding 0
5. Getting my record player fixed finally!
1. New Bruises 'Transmit Transmit'
2. Christie Front Drive 'Anthology'
3. Off With Their Heads 'From The Bottom'
4. Pinhead G'Powder 'Goodbye Ellston Av' LP
5. Lifetime 'Hello Bastards' LP Reissue!
1. Friends introducing a awesome new person
into the world.
2. Getting to spend time with friends from
3. Arthouse Birthday:the last one!...did
anyone not have a good night?
4. Revival Tour! Tim Barry has changed my
outlook on life twice in the past two decades.
5. Heidelberg West; Bad neighbourhoods need