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RedHook Unleash Anthemic New Single ‘Bad Decisions’, Announce Debut EP & Tour Dates

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One of Australia’s most compelling young rock acts RedHook have just revealed their fiery new single ‘Bad Decisions’; the title track of their long-awaited debut EP – produced by Stevie Knight (Trophy Eyes, Stand Atlantic, Yours Truly) and mixed by James Paul Wisner (Hands Like Houses, Underoath).

Unrelenting and infectious, ‘Bad Decisions’ is two and half minutes of cathartic alternative rock, led by the relatable, and, at times, uncomfortably honest lyrics of lead vocalist Emmy Mack. Featuring gang vocals from a bunch of RedHook’s mates in Yours Truly, The Dead Love, Grenade Jumper, FANGZ, Down For Tomorrow and The Last Martyr, the confessional punk rock singalong hurtles through its blistering guitar solo to its ecstatic finale.

Mack describes ‘Bad Decisions’ as a “self-loathing anthem”; “I always joke to the boys that it’s my theme song,” she laughs. “I wrote it when I was feeling depressed as fuck, trapped in a spiral of self-destructive behaviour and making a lot of *checks thesaurus* questionable life choices that only served to intensify my rubbish headspace and feelings of deep self-loathing.”

She continues, “(‘Bad Decisions’) is me reflecting from rock bottom on how on earth I went from being a straight-edge, dux-of-my-Catholic-school goody-two-shoes to feeling like a totally lost and fucked up mess of an adult. It’s me laughing at myself and, I guess, trying to take something positive away from all it all. Hopefully someone else out there can relate.”

RedHook’s debut EP ‘Bad Decisions’, which also features previous single ‘Cure 4 Psycho’, is due out on Friday, 23rd April.

To coincide with the release, the band have announced an accompanying Australian headline tour, including shows at The Brightside in Brisbane, Crowbar in Sydney, the Crown & Anchor in Adelaide, Northcote Social Club in Melbourne, the Prince of Wales in Bunbury and the Amplifier in Perth.

Prior to the worldwide pandemic, the band toured relentlessly, including multiple headline Australian tours and a debut UK/European tour. This also included appearances at Download UK, Good Things, BIGSOUND and Halloween Hysteria 2019, as well as supporting the likes of The Amity Affliction, Sevendust, Hands Like Houses and Ocean Grove.

Previous releases have seen extensive support from Spotify, Apple Music, triple j (three singles added to full rotation) and triple j Unearthed, with the three-piece winning the Download Sydney triple j Unearthed competition. They’ve also received glowing support from worldwide tastemaker blogs Rock Sound (UK), Kerrang! (UK), Pilerats, Hysteria Magazine, HEAVY Mag and Don’t Bore Us, as well as hosting the ABC’s esteemed video program Rage, with multiple music videos being added to rotation.

In the coming weeks, RedHook will reveal an accompanying music video for ‘Bad Decisions’.

‘Bad Decisions’ is available worldwide now


REDHOOK CURE 4 PSYCHO TOUR


All tickets on sale via weareredhook.com

SAT 13 FEB | THE OTHER FESTIVAL, FORTITUDE MUSIC HALL, BRISBANE QLD
w/ COG
THU 25 FEB | LA LA LA’s, WOLLONGONG NSW ** SOLD OUT **
THU 25 FEB | LA LA LA’s, WOLLONGONG NSW
FRI 26 FEB | CAMBRIDGE, NEWCASTLE NSW
SAT 27 FEB | UC HUB, CANBERRA ACT

BAD DECISIONS TOUR

FRI 30 APR | BRIGHTSIDE, BRISBANE QLD
SAT MAY 1 | CROWBAR, SYDNEY NSW
FRI MAY 7 | CROWN & ANCHOR, ADELAIDE SA
SAT MAY 8 | NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, MELBOURNE VIC
FRI MAY 14 | PRINCE OF WALES, BUNBURY WA
SAT MAY 15 | AMPLIFIER, PERTH WA

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Rock Lives Here – Monthly Record Club, Just Launched!

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Remember growing up as a ROCK fan in the 70’s 80’s & 90’s, when buying a new album from your favourite band / artist was an entire experience that most likely centred around your favourite local record store and music loving mates?

Launched in February 2021, the Rock Lives Here Record Club exists to try and help fill that void. A Record Club built by a ROCK fan and music lover, for those who love the same.

Built on old-school values, a Record Club that wants to help you build your collection of awesome ROCK music and take away some of the pain involved in tracking down physical releases in the 2020’s.

ROCK sure ain’t dead and there’s still plenty of us who love holding a double gatefold LP in our hands, inhaling the brand new smell, hearing that first crackle of vinyl and pouring over the liner notes…

What You Get

With various membership options starting from $50AUD per month, you’ll receive:

  • One LP delivered monthly (including shipping)
  • 15% off all other purchases whilst Membership is active
  • Monthly Members Giveaways
  • Random Free Swag, Special Offers & Events/Opportunities
  • First access to limited quantity items, before they are listed on rockliveshere.com.au
    – great for times like Record Store Day issues etc.
  • Throw specific requests our way and we’ll do our best to source items from our various distributors that you might be struggling to find yourself

Check out the various monthly plans starting from $50 per month below…

Record Club No Commitment Membership

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SoSo Unveil The Rousing New Single ‘Yeah Nah’

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Sydney-based pop-punk quintet SoSo have just revealed their assertive new single ‘Yeah Nah’ – produced by Stevie Knight (Trophy EyesStand AtlanticYours Truly) and mixed by James Paul Wisner (Hands Like HousesUnderoath).

‘Yeah Nah’ finds SoSo at their most forthright, diving headfirst into social commentary surrounding Sydney’s lockout laws and drug enforcement policies, through the use of quintessential Australianisms and gratifying pop-punk. The track frantically races and builds to its climatic, rambunctious bridge that delivers the anthemic line of rebellion “we all know you’re fucking liars”!

Lead singer Rhys de Burgh talks about the inspiration behind ‘Yeah Nah’:

“’Yeah Nah’ originated as a bit of a joke song and ended up a rebellious, energetic earworm. The track is a big call out of the shitty lockout laws that killed so many Sydney music venues, archaic drug enforcement policies and the true enemy of live music – poker machines. Fuck pokies.”

To coincide with the release, the band will support mates RedHook at La La La’s in Wollongong, before performing ‘Yeah Nah’ launch shows at the Rhythm Hut in the Central CoastThe Lansdowne Hotel in Sydney and Diamond Dogs Music Lounge in Dapto. Due to the worldwide pandemic, SoSo only played their first live show in November 2020, but have since supported Sydney contemporaries These New South WalesFANGZ and Down For Tomorrow.

Previous singles have been widely embraced by Spotify and Apple Music, and Australian radio stations triple jtriple j Unearthed4ZZZSYN FMAussie Music Weekly89.7 FM and 96.5 Inner FM. They’ve also seen support from online blogs NME (AUS), Life Without AndyBlunt MagazineHysteria MagazineHEAVY MagThe AU Review and The Soundcheck.

In the coming weeks, SoSo will reveal an accompanying music video for ‘Yeah Nah’ featuring social media personality Frenchy and shot on location at The Lansdowne Hotel. 

‘Yeah Nah’ will be available worldwide on Thursday, February 25


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YEAH NAH TOUR DATES

THU 25 FEB | LA LA LA’S, WOLLONGONG NSW *
SAT 20 MAR | RHYTHM HUT, CENTRAL COAST NSW
SUN 28 MAR | THE LANSDOWNE HOTEL, SYDNEY NSW
SAT 17 APR | DIAMOND DOGS MUSIC LOUNGE, DAPTO NSW

* Supporting RedHook and FANGZ

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Kingswood Unleash New Single ‘You Make It So Easy` Out NOW!

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Kingswood just keep rolling! Following on from the release of singles “Say You Remember” and “Bittersweet”, the Melbourne four-piece blister through global pandemics throughout 2020/2021 with their latest single, the high-octane “You Make It So Easy”.

Although COVID has thwarted the touring plans of musicians globally – Kingswood continue to charge, dropping bread crumbs along the way in preparation for that sweet, sweet loaf when the world is finally given that wonderful green light.

A dynamic force on stage, the ARIA nominated group has enjoyed strong success on the road in Australia and abroad, with a tour history that counts tours with AC/DC and Aerosmith, festivals including Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival and Groovin The Moo; and multiple sold out tours across the country as proud achievements. Kingswood have been invited as special guests for the Baby Animals 30th Anniversiary tour (date’s listed below).

The journey towards the release of “Juveniles” has been one paved creative reinvention. Throughout the album, fans can piece together definitive elements of music that has formed Kingswood’s dynamic musical identity over the course of six years of relentless touring and recording. “You Make It So Easy” shines as an incendiary example of the band’s love for guitar-driven rock music; some may say it aligns itself strongly with the music of “Microscopic Wars”, however looking more broadly at Kingswood’s body of work, the progressions and stylistic arrangement of the band’s latest represents their genre- diverse tapestry of individual music tastes.

Melodically rich and delivered with the punch 2017’s “After Hours, Close To Dawn” became synonymous with, “You Make It So Easy” shines is Kingswood at their unfiltered best. It’s a temperament that Kingswood applied to “Juveniles” as a whole. Embracing creative chaos has led the band to make music that has refused to be pigeonholed over the last handful over years, and it’s the way they like it. “You Make It So Easy” was originally inspired by the new acquaintances, and the exciting tales an and adventures that unfold whilst reminding you of what you’ve always been drawn to.

A truly global record, Kingswood’s new music came to fruition across multiple writing and recording sessions across the US, UK and Europe. Through it all, the dynamic between chief songwriter Alex Laska and front-man Fergus Linacre strengthened and diversified in personal – as well as combined – style and delivery. Working with frequent collaborator and producer Eddie Spear in their second home of Nashville, the record was an emotional one to solidify.

“The album we’re finally presenting was an incredibly long and winding investigation through many different facets and avenues; almost a rediscovery, if you will, of who we are and what we find inspiring.” Alex Laska

BABY ANIMALS 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS – KINGSWOOD

JUNE – AUGUST 2021

Tickets are available now –  https://thebabyanimals.com/tours/

June 25th – The Triffid, QLD
July 26th – The Gov, SA
July 23rd – Twin Towns, NSW
July 24th – Nightquarter, QLD
August 6th – The Corner, VIC
August 7th – The Croxton, VIC

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