Tours In Brief: Drawn From Bees, Good Heavens, Mining Boom
News posted Monday, October 8 2012 at 04:00 PM.
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– Brisbane’s Drawn From Bees have been doing the hard yards for years, and their new album The May King & His Paper Crown is still another feat of DIY songwriting ambition. Accompanied by the off-kilter clip for ‘Whistling Bone’ and streaming in full here, the album is getting a launch tour that’s more comprehensive than usual. Thanks to a touring grant, the band (half of whom are pictured at right) will play seven dates in Brisbane in the next couple months, including a hometown launch with a mini-orchestra, two narrators, projections and light show. There are also a slew of different purchase options for the album, including vinyl, hand-designed shirts and even a private acoustic performance.
Wed, Oct 10 - Jet Black Cat Records, Brisbane, QLD (all ages)
Fri, Oct 12 - The Loft, Gold Coast, QLD
Sat, Oct 13 - The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD
Thurs, Oct 25 - Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane, QLD (all ages)
Sat, Nov 3 - Grotto Fest, Marburg, QLD
Sat, Nov 17 - Pure Pop Records, Melbourne, VIC (all ages)
Sat, Nov 17 - Yah Yah's, Melbourne, VIC
Thurs, Nov 22 - Beach Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW
Fri, Nov 23 - The Venue, Townsville, QLD
Sat, Dec 1 - Buddha Bar, Cairns, QLD
– Having just played Adelaide’s Format Festival, midnight-hued Sydney trio Good Heavens are ploughing through a trio of interstate shows in the coming weeks, intent on sharing the “advanced understanding of exactly where to place noise and distortion” evident on their debut LP Strange Dreams. Does this mean we can stop mentioning Wolfmother?
Fri, Oct 19 – GOMA (Gallery Of Modern Art), Brisbane, QLD
Fri, Oct 26 – The Tote, Melbourne, VIC
with Lowtide, Sarah Mary Chadwick and Summer Flake
Sat, Nov 3 – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW
with Summer Flake
– Man, they don’t make music videos like that any more. Not like they did back when Mining Boom made the video for ‘Craigie’, like, a week ago. Those were the days: damaged, nearly indecipherable images set to the dulcet refrain “One day I will bash that cunt,” all in a 96-second pop song that does so much by doing so little. To celebrate, the band are doing a three-week Tuesday residency at Melbourne’s Workers Club this month – each date a simple two-band bill with a $5 cover. The supports are Valley Girls (Oct. 16), Bored Nothing (Oct. 23) and Hot Palms (Oct. 30). And lest you think Mining Boom a one-hit-wonder, behold ‘PDA’.