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Sonic Sherpa announces Sunday party as well!

Sonic Sherpa announces Sunday party as well!



Sonic Sherpa say…


Last year we had suck a killer Saturday celebrating Record Store Day Australia that this weekend we thought we’d make a weekend of it!
We’ve already announced that we have the great locals Halfway playing on the Saturday, and now we’re doubling down and announcing awesome Melbourne-based indie rockers The Ocean Party will be playing a free instore in Sonic Sherpa on the Sunday, joined by killer NY-based outfitMichael Angelheart Band (formerly known as Shorts) and Melbourne artist Zayd Thring (from Pets With Pets).

The Ocean Party have carved out a massive niche for themselves in the Australian scene in the last handful of years, the six-headed beast having released six albums since 2011 (predominantly through killer Sydney indieSpunk Records) and proved in the process to be as consistent and reliable as they are prolific. Their most recent effort ‘Restless’ (2016) was all killer, no filler and they’re a brilliant live proposition with as many vocalists as they have songwriters (ie plenty).

Michael Angelheart has also been around the traps for many moons, playing in the US incarnation of Scott & Charlene’s Wedding as well as many other fine projects, and is now living on the Sunshine Coast. Zayd Thring is best known for being a co-founder of Melbourne psych veterans Pets With Pets but has played frequent solo shows along the journey so should dazzle in the close confines of Sonic Sherpa.

The Ocean Party have just completed a massive American tour which by all accounts went swimmingly so will no doubt be in fine fettle by the time they drop by Sonic Sherpa to help us celebrate RSD ’17!

As always it’s a free, family-friendly event and BYO, come find yourself some RSD treasures at Sonic Sherpa and catch some top-notch live music in the process!

WHAT: The Ocean Party instore (w/ Michael Angelheart Band)
WHEN: Sunday 23 April @1pm (Zayd Thring at 12pm, Michael Angleheart Band at 12.45pm and The Ocean Party at 1.30pm)
WHERE: Sonic Sherpa

Peter Black: SAD and instore at Tym Guitars

Peter Black: SAD and instore at Tym Guitars

Says Tym Guitars:  

In 2016 Peter Black embarked on a project most sane people would say was an impossible, insane quest for a person in several functioning bands, holding down a day job and having a life. He decided he was going to record a song a day, every day of the year.
These weren’t just “sit in a room and strum mindlessly” acoustic songs but crafted, honed and thought out songs in many different genres and styles. Some are acoustic, some are heavy with a full band. There’s pop, there’s noise. There’s punk, there’s … disco. The variety of styles is mind boggling.

For RSD2017 Blackie and I got together to release something on vinyl and I thought I was going to have to sift through 365 songs (of which I’d already heard most) to hone down to 2 songs for a special 7″. In typical Blackie style he says “I had songs left over ’cause I ran out of days” …… I asked Blackie to pick his favourite so he sent me the details (day and month of recording) and a “leftover” unreleased song that he really wanted out there. I then sat down for days going through 363 songs to pick 2 I wanted.
I was trying not to set a genre for the EP but instead find 4 completely different songs that fitted together and could be cut into a 7″ piece of vinyl.

So, here it is. Out on Tym records for RSD2017 on limited edition 4 song 33 RPM 7″, the Peter Black S.A.D EP featuring 4 songs recorded across a mammoth year of recording.

If you haven’t listened to Blackies S.A.D project I highly recommend spending some time getting acquainted with it. It’s a lot of work but then, it was for Blackie to do, and is as rewarding for the listener as it was for the songwriter to achieve.

Blackie is playing at Tym guitars on April 22nd to celebrate the release of this EP and RSD2017 along with Kim Salmon (and band), FOREVR, Brief Habits, Leavings and Andrew Tuttle. It’s all FREE and ALL AGES so come along and grab your copy and watch some great live music.

BRISBANE: Record Exchange big sale on Record Store Day

As usual, one of Australia’s longest standing indie record stores is rolling out the deals.  Record Exchange is offering: buy 10 CDs and DVDs and get 10 more for free. Bulk record deals.  Thousands of t shirts and posters. More than 200,000 records to choose from.

Halfway at Sonic Sherpa, Brisbane

Halfway at Sonic Sherpa, Brisbane

halfway Sonic Sherpa in Stones Cross, Brisbane has announced the first part of their ‘weekend for the ages’ with legendary 8-piece Brisbane indie-rock ensemble Halfway playing instore at 1pm. With 5 albums already out in the world, their last, The Golden Halfway Record, has been nominated for Album of the Year at the forthcoming Queensland Music Awards . They have already garnered a raft of 5 star reviews and won The Triffid‘s inaugural album of the year award. Definitely worth a visit??