On the 40th anniversary of the release of The Saints’ classic album ‘(I’m) Stranded’, founding member, guitarist and songwriter Ed Kuepper will revisit the material performed by that seminal band from an era when a suburban Brisbane band took their sound to the world. On-sale June 19th.
The Undertones frontman Paul McLoone loves feedtime! And so should you. The legendary Australia band join The Undertones in Sydney along with new kids on the block Nick Nuisance & The Delinquents. Other guests on the ’Tones 1st ever Oz tour include Tyrannamen, DM3, Parsnip, Systemaddicts & The Sperts. Here what the band have to say here.
Ed Kuepper; the ARIA award winning solo artist and founder member of legendary 70s proto-punk outfit The Saints and post-punk originals Laughing Clowns will be bringing his one-man-request-fest to both regional and suburban centres this July-August. Full details here.
We’re not generally prone to falling for sensationalist headlines but in this instance … “I take no satisfaction in any American going hungry. Knowing that a lot of the people who voted for Trump might face grim challenges because of this kick-ass conservative belt-tightening, it is of no interest to me to remind them what they signed up for. All I can think about is an elderly person being hungry and frightened, and it makes me sick.” Read the full Henry think-piece here.
The first of Bill Callahan’s six Melbourne shows has sold out with all others on the same trajectory. Meanwhile, in Sydney, Bills four Sydney Opera House Drama Theatre appearances are causing a similar fervour. Get in quick to catch Bill in duo mode with guitarist Matt Kinsey exclusive to Sydney & Melbourne. Tickets for all shows available here.
Undertones bass player, author of Teenage Kicks (My Life As An Undertone) and BBC radio producer Michael Bradley – via The Guardian – provides a guided tour of The Undertones birthplace, Derry Ireland. Check here for the sites that begat such Undertones classics as Teenage Kicks, Get Over You, My Perfect Cousin, and You’ve Got My Number. Michael and his four Undertones brothers tour Australia for the first time this July. Tickets are on-sale now!