Touring News: Ed Kuepper, Batrider, Sparkadia
News posted Monday, July 4 2011 at 01:00 PM.
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– Following two sold-out shows at the Famous Spiegeltent in Melbourne earlier this year, Ed Kuepper and drummer Mark Dawson will present selections from their 1990 collaboration Today Wonder and Kuepper’s 1985 solo debut Electrical Storm, alongside other classics, in Melbourne, Darwin, Brisbane and Currumbin in August/September. The pair will be presenting their "ambient-rockabilly" over two sets with no support, with the Brisbane show featuring Electrical Storm and Today Wonder played in their entirety. Tickets for all shows on sale now except Melbourne (July 13), Brisbane (July 11) and Currumbin (July 11).
Wed, Aug 17 – Darwin Festival, Darwin, NT
Fri, Aug 19 – Darwin Festival, Darwin, NT
Fri, Sep 9 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Sat, Sep 10 – Caravan Music Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thurs, Sep 15 – Brisbane Festival Spiegeltent, Brisbane, QLD
Fri, Sep 16 – The Sound Lounge, Currumbin, QLD
– Stripped down to a three-piece, Batrider will launch their new album Piles of Lies in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart and Launceston this August and September. Out July 15 via Two Bright Lakes/Remote Control, Piles of Lies features a whopping 16 tracks “written during and about terse and joyous times”. It was recorded with Hit The Jackpot’s Kynan Lawlor, and features visceral first single ‘Piles of Lies’, which is currently streaming here. Shows in Melbourne and Hobart will be double launches with Hobart’s finest The Native Cats, who have just released their new LP Process Praise.
Thurs, Aug 18 – Step Inn, Brisbane, QLD
Sat, Aug 20 – Goodgod Small Club, Sydney, NSW
Sun, Aug 21 – Phoenix, Canberra, ACT
Sat, Sep 3 – Format, Adelaide, SA
Fri, Sep 9 – Grand Poohbah, Hobart, TAS
Sat, Sep 10 – Skinny Geans, Launceston, TAS
Fri, Sep 16 – The Bakery, Perth, WA
Fri, Sep 23 – The Tote, Melbourne, VIC
– After their sold-out The Great Impression album tour, Sparkadia will return to the road in support of the album’s gospel-y new single ‘Mary’. The band, featuring Alex Burnett and a cast of London “friends of friends”, will play multiple dates in West Australia, NSW, ACT, Victoria and Queensland in September. In a recent interview with M+N, Burnett spoke about the make-up of his new band: “They’re English lads and they love to party, but playing music is their full-time job, so that’s the life they want to live.” Supports for most dates from Canada’s Imaginary Cities, who recently supported The Pixies on a North American tour. Tickets on sale July 8.
Thu, Sep 1 – Settlers Tavern, Margret River, WA
Fri, Sep 2 – Prince of Wales, Bunbury, WA
Sat, Sep 3 – The Astor Theatre, Perth, WA
Wed, Sep 7 – Entrance Leagues, Central Coast, NSW
Thu, Sep 8 – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Fri, Sep 9 – Zierholz @ University of Canberra, ACT
Sat, Sep 10 – Waves, Wollongong, NSW
Sun, Sep 11 – Panthers, Penrith, NSW
Wed, Sep 14 – Bended Elbow, Ballarat, VIC
Thu, Sep 15 – Bended Elbow, Geelong, VIC
Fri, Sep 16 – The Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Sat, Sep 17 – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Sun, Sep 18 – Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta, QLD