Tape/Off Return with New Single
Day In, Day Out and Tour Dates
Much-loved Brisbane indie-rock iconoclasts Tape/Off return from a lengthy layoff with a rollicking new single Day In, Day Out – the first taste of their long-awaited second album Broadcast Park – and to celebrate are announcing a string of launch shows in Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide!
Brimming with Tape/Off’s trademark fuzzed-out catchiness, the aggressively chiming guitars and driving rhythms of Day In, Day Out mirror the track’s urgent narrative of social breakdown amidst a backdrop of class division and social apathy. It’s a snapshot of a world where empathy for one’s fellow man is firmly a relic of the past – “Get a job mate, get a fucking job! Get a haircut!” – and ends with frontman Nathan Pickels spitting “Ritual disgust” in a totemic display of societal despair, seeming to sense that perhaps there is no solution to this modern malaise.
Tape/Off’s acclaimed debut Chipper (Sonic Masala) came out to much fanfare back in 2014, making the longlist for that year’s AMP award and spawning the singles Pedestal Fan and Different Order as it loudly announced the foursome as an act to be reckoned with.
A standalone single Let’s Have A Baby followed in 2015, but Broadcast Park – due in July through Brisbane indie label Coolin’ By Sound (Thigh Master, Shrapnel, Spiral Stairs) – is their first substantial body of work in four years, and let’s just say that the wait has paid handsome dividends.
But first Tape/Off have the Day In, Day Out single launch shows to navigate. The stalwarts of the Brisbane scene have played alongside a swag of international acts such as Royal Blood, Kurt Vile, Pity Sex, Earthless and Future Of The Left as well as homegrown bands including Violent Soho, DZ Deathrays, Screamfeeder, The Peep Tempel, Batpiss and Harmony (to name just a few), and they’re itching to get back on the road to reintroduce their thrilling live show to interstate crowds.
So embrace the nihilistic rush of Day In, Day Out and prepare for much more thrilling music where that came from, 2018 is shaping up to be the year of Tape/Off!
Day In Day Out Single Tour
SATURDAY 14 APRIL
Betty’s Espresso, Brisbane
w/ The Bear Hunt, Dumb Things and Kurilpa Reach
FRIDAY 27 APRIL
The Old Bar, Melbourne
w/ Rat Head, Kill Dirty Youth, Lizard Queen and Aaron Gocs
SATURDAY 28 APRIL
Crown & Anchor, Adelaide
w/ Horror My Friend and Step-Panther
Spiral Stairs Releases New Album
Doris & The Daggers
Doris & The Daggers out through Coolin’ By Sound (Aus/NZ).
Limited Edition 12″ on St Kilda coloured vinyl
with bonus Australian only 7″ featuring Vultures Of Caboolture and Pig City.
Buy Doris and the Daggers
Watch the video for Dance (Cry Wolf),
starring Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle
Shrapnel Release Debut Album
“Tranceplanetsugarmouth rewards well beyond the initial prominence of its guitar-led assault. It’s an album of genuine depth, where bitterness and silliness and premature mid-life crisis self-evaluation and blank-canvas experimentation all find a way to be mongrelled into an honest snapshot, without becoming slowed by an over-analyses of the specifics” Rolling Stone Australia
Shrapnel burst into life a couple of years ago as the bedroom project of Wilkinson (Day Ravies, Mope City, Beef Jerk) but soon morphed into a full-blown band with the addition of like-minded souls from both his old projects as well as fellow indie outfits such as Miners, Weak Boys, Dollar Bar and Julia Why?
Watch the first video Another Year
Thigh Master Release Debut Album
“what shines through is surprisingly canny, intimately droll, and some of the most quintessentially Brisbane sounds on offer.” The Music
Recorded and mixed by Luke Walsh (Blank Realm) between late-2013 and early-2016, Early Times is an accomplished collection of angsty indie rock gems which should introduce Thigh Master to many more pairs of fresh ears in coming months.
Buy Early Times
Watch the first video Company, Produced & Directed by Helena Papageorgiou