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Folk ‘Til Ya Punk Records News

The Dead Maggies tour dates August + September 2016

Sun 03 July

200 years since invading Tasmania, The Empire is in its death throes. But while Maggie’s dead, her ideas don’t rest. We can’t change the past, and we should probably talk about it… but instead, go and catch The Dead Maggies.

Tasmanian story-telling, flannie-clad, folk-punks The Dead Maggies are on tour again, this time for two months of folk festivals, doof festivals and pub gigs across NSW, QLD, and South-East Asia.

This is their 4th tour in the 9 months since releasing their debut album ‘Well Hanged’ which had international airplay and was ‘album of the week’ on Edge Radio, ABC936 and 2BoB with airtime on Triple J. Their past April tour – ‘Lock up the drunks, lock in the Punks’, made new friends and has since brought more bands to the Tasmanian gig circuit.

The tour starts in Queensland, and throughout August they trek south to end up at Psyfari Festival to share the Friday night stage with The Bennies and The Porkers. Then they head off to Asia for gigs in Indonesia and Vietnam, and return in time for Folk by The Sea Festival at the end of September. Then they will go back to Tasmania and enjoy not being in the immediate company of each other for a while.

August/September Tour dates:

Fr 12/8 – The Grand Hotel, Gayndah, QLD (+fox n firkin, +button collective)

Sa 13/8 – Sonnys, Brisbane, QLD

Su 14/8 – Pub Paradise, Macleay Island, QLD

Tu 16/8 – Ponyland, near Nimbin, NSW (+the stragglers)

We 17/8 – New Tattersalls, Lismore, NSW (+button collective, +leigh hair)

Th 18/8 – The Federal Hotel, Bellingen, NSW (+button collective, +the stragglers)

Fr 19/8 – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW (+handsome young strangers acoustic)

Sa 20/8 – The Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW (+beefweek, +the stragglers)

Su 21/8 – The Junkyard, Maitland, NSW (+beefweek)

Fr 26/8 – Psyfari Festival, Capertree Valley, NSW (+ bennies, + porkers, +lots more)

Sun 28/8 – Sidoarjo – Indonesia

Mon 29/8 – Malang – Indonesia

Tue 30/8 – Yogyakarta – Indonesia

Wed 31/8 – Bandung – Indonesia

Thurs 1/9 – Jakarta – Indonesia

Fri 2/9 – Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Sat 3/9 – Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Sun 4/9 – Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Mon 5/9 – Phan Thiet – Vietnam

Tues 6/9 – Phan Thiet – Vietnam

Fri 23/9 – Folk By The Sea Festival, Kiama NSW

Sat 24/9 – Folk By The Sea Festival, Kiama, NSW

Sun 25/9 -The Swamp, Newcastle, NSW

 

Fox ‘N’ Firkin launch ‘No Vacancy’ with April Tour!

Fox 'N' Firkin No Vacancy Tour

Thu 31 March

Brisbane Celtic-punk rock band Fox ‘N’ Firkin release debut album with a national tour in April.

Since forming in 2012, Fox ‘N’ Firkin have established themselves in the thriving Brisbane music scene. They fill large rooms with crowds and music and get the audience manically mosh-jigging in their hometown time after time. But when you’ve conquered your own backyard, it’s time to explore beyond the quarter-acre block, Fox ‘N’ Firkin are about to rip apart the white picket fences and sledgehammer their high energy sounds into the faces of new audiences. With the release of their long awaited debut album No Vacancy, Fox ‘N’ Firkin will be on the road in April.

After releasing two independent EPs in 2013, No Vacancy will be the debut full length album by Fox ‘N’ Firkin. It contains ten songs covering social issues such as the treatment of indigenous populations, environmental degradation and asylum seeker policy. The songs fuse traditional Irish instrumentation and melodies into blistering catchy punk rock.

No Vacancy will be the third release on Folk ‘Til Ya Punk Records, following on from The Dead Maggies and The Button Collective, who have both garnered rave reviews and radioplay, both nationally and internationally for their respective releases. FTYP have a distribution deal with MGM and contains a roster of upcoming folk, punk and folkpunk bands from around Australia.

The title track No Vacancy is the lead single from the upcoming album. The song has a ska feel, and no swearing, unlike the rest of the album which is more straight up Celtic punk rock (and with a heap of ‘fucks’), as a result this song translates well to a host of different themed radio programs. The song is blatantly about Australia’s reaction and attitude towards asylum seekers and refugees. This single is officially released on Monday 14th March 2016. The album is officially released 1st April 2016.

APRIL DATES
To coincide with the release of No Vacancy, Fox ‘N’ Firkin embark on a series of gigs in April.
Friday 1st – The Reverence Hotel, Footscray, Melbourne
Saturday 2nd – Bar 12, Frankston, Melbourne
Friday 14th – Currumbin Creek Tavern, Gold Coast*
Saturday 15th – Beetle Bar, Brisbane*
Friday 29th – The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart*
Saturday 30th – Fresh On Charles, Launceston*
* with The Dead Maggies

The Dead Maggies – Jørgen Jørgenson

Tue 20 October

The Dead Maggies’ new single matches their raucous folk-punk with a tale of the improbable yet true Jørgen Jørgenson. A pirate, a convict, a king and a drunkard, the title character is the perfect foil for The Dead Maggies’ mix of foot-stomping folk and hollering punk antics.

A little-known legend, Danish-born Jørgenson once ruled Iceland for 50 days, and spent his final 14 years in Tasmania. When it came time to shoot the video for the single, the venue was clear: the Yukon, a fully restored Danish tall ship. “He was an adventurer who wrote his own legends while drinking, gambling, spying and pirating,” says vocalist/guitarist GT Mongrel. “He took on armies. He took on whole countries. He faced the executioners block and survived. He lived life as hard as life can be lived. He was a punk.”

The single is the first taste from The Dead Maggies’ forthcoming debut album Well Hanged, due for release on November on Folk ’Til Ya Punk Records. The album will feature Jørgen Jørgenson alongside 11 other tales culled from the dark and oppressive past of Australia’s southern penal colony, all set to music that finds the common energy, melody and attitude of folk and punk.

Folk ‘Til Ya Punk Records Gig Guide

Homecoming

Friday, October 7 at 8 PM – 11:30 PM

Two of Tassie’s best touring bands are returning to the island. You’re invited to our homecoming celebration at the homey with MUM and DAD.

The Dead Maggies are returning from a sweaty set of shows across the East Coast, Vietnam and Indonesia where they have unleashed their folk-punk and cow-punk, no doubt converting new masses to their ‘own genre… Tasmanian Convict Punk’ (Australian Broadcasting Commission).
http://www.thedeadmaggies.com/

Straddlepuss are returning from their first national tour and will be clicking their heels, windmilling their hair and probably drinking a little too much because there truly is no place lilke home…

We’re also delighted the baby sitters came through so we can have our local favourite electro/hip/pop punks MUM and DAD joining the welcome home party.
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Free entry!

Folk By The Sea, Kiama

Fri, 23/09/2016 to Sun, 25/09/2016

The Button Collective + The Dead Maggies + Vanishing Shapes + The Haywood Billygoats (USA) + Jed Rowe (UK) + heaps more

Kiama, NSW

Folk By The Sea Festival, Kiama Showgrounds

Lots of Folk bands from around the world in the beautiful seaside town of Kiama. www.folkbythesea.com.au for tickets and more info