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After three self-released singles, Kelso (the new project from Camp Cope bassist Kelly-Dawn Hellmrich) has just announced a debut EP ‘Always A Godmother, Never A God’ to be released October 4 via Poison City Records. Lead by the dreamy single ‘I’m Okay, Life Goes On, I Don’t Mind’ the new EP was produced, mixed & mastered by Jo Née at 3BS on Darug / Gundungurra land in Kelly’s home state of NSW. Kelso’s self described ‘cute weird songs, for cute weird people’ weave together moody lo-fi/ indie pop with gentle hooks and tales of love, homesickness, loss  always searching for those meaningful little connections in life.

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Releases October 4th, 2019

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Camp Cope’s newest album How To Socialise & Make Friends released on March 2nd 2018. The follow up to their 2016 self-titled debut kicks off with the instantly remarkable bass line of “The Opener,” an explosive diatribe against the sexist double standards of the music industry at large. What follows the lead single are a collection of songs that anchor on the cycles of life, loss and growth through resilience and those moments of finding and being yourself. The second album from the Australian trio hums with rage and retribution, executed with biting specificity and vast emotional range by singer Georgia Maq.

Throughout the nine songs on How To Socialise & Make Friends it becomes clear that if their debut was the flame, this is Camp Cope rising from the ashes, stronger and more focused than ever. Camp Cope wrote How to Socialise before the #MeToo movement really took off. But reckonings don’t just fall out of the sky, and not since the alt-rock boom of the ’90s has music felt more ripe for a revolution. Camp Cope’s windswept punk feels both retro and right now, like Courtney Barnett covering Tigers Jaw covering Ani DiFranco. Their sound is jangly but unpolished, folky but not crunchy. Maq’s voice, decorated with Australian diphthongs, ably meanders from shouty to soft, conjuring an inexplicable mashup of Joe Strummer and Joni Mitchell.

‘Sagan-Indiana’ track taken from ‘How To Socialise & Make Friends’ LP/CD/Digital via Poison City Records.

Today we give a big warm welcome to Melbourne’s HEXDEBT! Ahead of their forthcoming album, we’re releasing their new single ‘Covenant’ - premiering tonight on PBS 'Mixing Up The Medicine’ and offically out world-wide this Friday. Don’t miss them at...

Today we give a big warm welcome to Melbourne’s Hexdebt Ahead of their forthcoming album, Poison City Records are releasing their new single ‘Covenant’ – premiering tonight on PBS ‘Mixing Up The Medicine’ and offically out world-wide this Friday. Don’t miss them at HEXFEST/ Gasometer Hotel on November 5th and GIZZFEST – December 1st at Melbourne Showgrounds. Hexdebt are one of the most ferocious and engaging Australian bands right now. We’re delighted to be working with them!

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Agnes Whalan on vocals and guitar, Isobel D’cruz Barnes on bass and backing vocals, Aife Larkin on guitar and Lucy Fry ondrums.

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‘Circle The Sun’ is the new LP from Melbourne’s sonic-indie-rock charmers TV Haze. It’s the trio’s third full-length album in just 18 months! Lead by the infectious Byrds-esque single ‘Maple Leaves’ and closing with expansive master piece ‘Circle The Sun’, the Melbourne trio have showed they can dial back the fuzz while still keeping the urgency and raw beauty of years gone by. “It’s a powerful first statement for an album that stretches beyond the band’s admitted ’90s sweet spot into rough-and-tumble college rock and ’70s power pop and country.”

If 2016’s self-titled debut and last year’s Scrap Museum tapped the ragged, flannel-draped glory of bands like Dinosaur Jr. and Buffalo Tom, ‘Circle The Sun’ sees the Melbourne trio expanding their sound bringing forth a distinctive 70’s influence with 12 string guitar textures.

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Band Members
Dylan Stewart – guitar/bass/vocals
Andy Hayden – bass/guitar
Sarah Thompson – drums

Melbourne trio TV Haze have just announced their new long player ‘Circle The Sun’ is out on April 13th via Poison City & Cargo Records (Europe).

Last year we heard from Melbourne punks Cable Ties l and thier track the feisty ‘Say What You Want’.

The three are equally on fire with latest single ‘Tell Them Where To Go’, digitally released via Poison City Records on February 2nd (with a limited edition two-song 7” ).
The four minutes of rock ‘n’ roll swagger with a punk sneer and typical Cable Ties toughness was inspired by spending time volunteering and playing at Girls Rock! camps in Melbourne and Canberra – a week long camp dedicated to helping young women, trans and non binary folk play music, form bands and build confidence.

Lead singer Jenny McKechnie says of the track: “It’s about ignoring everyone who tells you that you can’t play music because you don’t fit Western society’s expectations of who can be a ‘rockstar’ – an attractive white, straight, cisgendered man. It’s about finding new heroes who reflect your life experiences and learning how to tell your own story through rock!”

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Cable Ties last released their self-titled debut album in May 2017 via Poison City Records. Poison City is an independent record label, distributor and skateboard/ music store based in Melbourne, Australia.

Cable Ties’ Jenny McKechnie has something to say and you’d better listen. Her powerful voice brings a Bratmobile meets Wire vibe to their sound.

The debut LP from this Australian trio was full of piss and vinegar. The songs were based on great grooves the reminded me of Eddy Current Suppression Ring and the angst-ridden vocals of Jenny McKechnie flashed with hints of Sleater Kinney. A band to be reckoned with try to catch them live soon !.

Poison City Records is an independent record label, distributor and skateboard/ music store based in Melbourne, Australia.

Cable Ties are frenetic lead lines tethered to a hypnotic rhythm section. They take the 3 minute punk burner and stretch it past breaking point. Suddenly the garage rock gives way as primitive boogie, kraut and post-punk take things way out to the horizon.  Our record heads out into the world on its own today. It’s now yours to do with as you will. It’s a product of one years’ writing, recording and mixing and 2 years of mastering, artwork, design, gigging and so much support from so many wonderful people. We are so thankful for all the people who have left their stamp on our music and our lives. Without them we – and this physical artifact – would never have been possible. It takes a community to make a record.

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Camp Cope have made a fiery comeback with the first taste of their upcoming second album.

The empowering punk trio pretty much instantly found their musical voice – loud, fearless, sincere – on their self-titled debut album (which was nominated for a 2016 J Award).

Now we get ‘The Opener’, Camp Cope’s first new music since last year’s ‘Keep Growing’, which doesn’t mess much with the sound you’re used to but it does cement their status as a vital voice in the music scene as they simultaneously call out the hypocrisies within it. ‘The Opener’ bites back at the phoneys in a male-dominated industry who’ve told the band to do things every other which way but their own.

“It’s another all-male tour preaching equality,” bellows singer-guitarist Georgia Maq in a line dripping with acerbic determination; her cutting lyrics coiling around Kelly-Dawn Hellmrich’s mercurial bass melodies and Sarah Thompsons’ sturdy rhythmic backing.

The song is also the first taste of Camp Cope’s upcoming second full-length record. No title or release date yet but the LP is due sometime in 2018 (via Poison City Records)

CAMP COPE ‘The Opener’. Taken from forthcoming 2018 album – via Run For Cover (EU/UK/USA) and Poison City (Australia/ NZ/ Asia).

Ascendant Melburnian three-piece Cable Ties are going to be super-busy over the next few months, announcing release details for their debut album and accompanying tour dates, plus the new video clip for recent single Say What You Mean, today.

Having only come together in 2015, the band have swiftly gathered a dedicated, growing following, their underground renown steering them towards festival stages by the time they’d hit their first anniversary. Armed with killer riffs, an incendiary attitude and sonic hallmarks too ferocious to justifiably ignore, there’s no reason to expect that their trajectory will peter out any time soon, either.

Our record heads out into the world on its own today. It’s now yours to do with as you will. It’s a product of one years’ writing, recording and mixing and 2 years of mastering, artwork, design, gigging and so much support from so many wonderful people. We are so thankful for all the people who have left their stamp on our music and our lives. Without them we – and this physical artifact – would never have been possible.

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Drop everything and watch the brilliant new video for Cable Ties ‘Say What You Mean’ – produced by Defero Productions. Cable Ties just also announced their debut album is due out MAY 26th via Poison City Records.

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Mere Women

Sydney post-punk quartet Mere Women have released their new single ‘Big Skies‘, the first track taken from their third LP out this June via Poison City Records.

Released together with an accompanying video, ‘Big Skies‘ is their first piece of new music since the release of ‘Drive‘ last August, and will be launched with a string of shows around Australia.

‘Big Skies‘ is everything that encapsulates Mere Women: it’s hypnotic, unsettling, intense, angular and dark. Driving drums, shaking bass and a haunting guitar hook lay behind Amy Wilson’s vocals which have a range of their own. Wilson explains;

Big Skies is inspired by when I was living out in a small regional NSW town. I left my friends and family and was living all alone in a big house. It was fun having all of that space and freedom but sometimes extremely lonely. I was told when I first moved to town that I should get a dog for protection which made me feel unsafe – like there was something I needed protection from.“

The video for the single shows the band wandering amongst the scenery of the Capertee Valley, the widest natural canyon in the world nestled amongst the Blue Mountains 135km north-west of Sydney. The clip finds beauty in nature and the inanimate alike – industrial buildings, rusted pipes and abandoned furniture laying out on soggy grounds. Together they trek over roads and unstable hills, with moments of blue and red lights flooding the night.

Cable Ties is a name that’s been echoing around the dimply-lit pubs and clubs of Melbourne for a little while now, a raucous three-person shout that’s pricked the ears of all who’ve heard it in the band’s short lifespan.

It’s exciting to see that, despite having only kicked things off in 2015, they’ve just found a home with local legends Poison City Records as they gear up to release their debut LP. It’s the perfect place for them too, seeing them nestled alongside bands like Luca Brasi, Clowns, Screamfeeder, The Nation Blue, PCR’s formidable stable of noisy, noisy bands.

Having said that, Cable Ties are more than just a heap of noise ,they’re one of the new crop of bands pushing for recognition for female and non-gender-conforming acts . Having helped in carving out an enclave of acceptance in the Melbourne scene, they’re ideal candidates to expand that further . Their debut album will be out in May via, Poison City Records, but right now you can give their brand new track a spin below.

Shades of Souixie/Joy Division/Magazine/All that was good in the 80’s…with a fresh twist. And I think I can hear some Au Pairs in there somewhere to,

Taken from forthcoming debut album on Poison City Records.