Perth rock act The Silent Deeds released their latest EP Down With Me in October 2020 and celebrated with a hometown launch show in Perth. Now it’s time for them to officially launch the video for one of my favourite tracks off that EP, Ghosts.
For those of you in Perth, Friday April 16th will be a kick-ass night of ROCK, with The Silent Deeds joined by The Caballeros and Scatterback at Amplifier Bar. Check out all the details down below…
Having recorded the video for Ghosts at Fremantle Prison, I recently chatted with their bass player Matt Debarro and couldn’t help but ask the obvious question – did they actually see any real ghosts during the filming of the clip?
“No real ghosts, just our lovely ghost Ashlie who was just fantastic and got into character really well, which was awesome. It’s going to be a great video, we can’t wait to see the end product. We haven’t even seen it yet. Erik and Jodee who run Task Force films were the ones that produced and directed for us, the crew were really good and it was just an awesome experience. I definitely think we’ll be seeing more of Task Force in the Perth music scene with many more music videos to come.”
Opening up their EP, Ghosts gives a real dose of what The Silent Deeds are all about musically, with a range of musical styles coming through and if not for drummer Andy having a forgetful moment, it’s a song that perhaps may not have been born into existence, explains Matt…
“Ghosts was a fun one to write, because we were at rehearsal and Andy left something at home, so he said whilst I go home and get it, how about you guys come up with a song…? So we literally wrote the key musical bits then and there and that’s how that song came together and was born.
We’ve got a bit of a Foo Fighters influence in our songs, Corey is a big Foo Fighters fan and he’s a Beatles head as well, so that’s where he gets a lot of his key inspiration, definitely from a vocal melody perspective. That fun party vibe is also what we go for, which seems to be working at the moment, so the formula seems to be working and we’ll stick with it.”
Circling back to the April 16th Perth launch gig at Amplifier Bar, not only will there be The Silent Deeds bringing their party vibes, but it sounds like The Caballeros are a band to get their early for, so people of Perth, heed these wise words from Matt…
“Jake from The Caballeros is a wicked frontman and his crowd interaction is just awesome to watch and be part of. He get’s people up and down, I’ve even seen him having people sit down on the floor doing some fun things at Perth Rock Festival, so the gig is going to be a lot of fun, that’s for sure.”
Sure, you get the sense The Silent Deeds are right at home getting the party started in a small intimate venue, but they can also lay claim to being a “stadium rock” band, having performed their first stadium show in 2019, as the official musical act of the 2019 WAFL Grand Final at Optus Stadium in Perth. The Silent Deeds join a select few superstars (Queen, U2, Taylor Swift, Eminem) that have performed their originals at the 60,000 seat stadium. A gig that at least for Matt, was especially memorable, being a Subiaco Lions supporter who won that game comfortably…
“It was a great game for me, as the Subiaco Lions won quite comfortably, but for Corey and Andy who are die hard East Perth supporters, maybe not so. There’s a good little bit of rivalry in the band when it comes to football, which keeps it interesting, but I always seem to get the last laugh”
As far as the rest of 2021, well with things hopefully now settled down here in Australia with borders having re-opened, Matt throws out a few clues with what lies ahead for the band for the 2021 and beyond…
“We really enjoyed the Melbourne show at The Rockpit’s 10th birthday celebrations and playing with bands like Warbirds, Echo Del Tusker and meeting the guys from Cicadastone was just great. So it would be good to come back to come back to Melbourne and do some more shows, again. Gold Coast and Brisbane is definitely on the cards and we are even thinking maybe down the line trying to get overseas and do something you know. We are lucky enough to have some family and that spread out across different parts of the world that we could sort of leverage.
We’ll keep gigging and saving our money so we can perhaps get even another EP out towards the back end of the year as well. We sort of ticked off a few of our projects and things we wanted to do over the past 12-18 months, so we have to sit down and put another plan in place and go for it.”
For those of you in Perth, be sure to get along to the video launch and for those of you in the Eastern states, well don’t let The Silent Deeds get under your guard. Their EP has been on high rotation here at Rock Lives Here since last October and I urge you to press play on their past videos included below and check them out for yourself….!
Krunch Entertainment presents
THE SILENT DEEDS: ‘GHOSTS’ VIDEO LAUNCH
with special guests
The Caballeros and Scatterback
Friday April 16th
Amplifier Bar, Perth
7.30pm Doors, $15 entry
Dave Gleeson of The Screaming Jets
Dave Gleeson and The Screaming Jets need no introduction, having taken the Aussie music scene by the scruff of the neck over 30 years ago, cementing their spot as one of the absolute Rock N Roll powerhouses in the decades since.
C’Mon the track that opened up this latest Podcast Episode was the song that may have been your first taste of The Jets, but it was debut album All For One and Better that introduced the band to the masses.
Celebrating it’s 30 year anniversary this year, The Screaming Jets have just announced a re-release of All For One, with re-recorded versions, as well as a National Tour that kicks off in July through October that will see that legendary album played from start to finish.
I had the pleasure of recently chatting with frontman Dave Gleeson where we talked memories of the “electricity” recording All For One in Paradise Studios, Sydney, The Jets finding their place in a rock world that saw them playing with Pearl Jam at their first ever L.A show – to supporting hair metal band KIX. For those hanging for a new studio album from The Jets, Dave has some news for you there as well…
Be sure to head over to The Screaming Jets website to check out a bunch of cool pre-order options for the All For One Release and grab your tickets to one of the shows coming to a City near you!
THE SCREAMING JETS ALL FOR ONE
30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR DATES – 2021
GENERAL ON SALE – 10AM FRIDAY 23RD APRIL
FRI 13 – FREO SOCIAL, FREMANTLE, WA (tickets here)
SAT 14 – CHARLES HOTEL, PERTH, WA (tickets here)
FRI 20 – THE TRIFFID, BRISBANE, QLD (presale here | general on sale)
SAT 21 – BRIBIE ISLAND HOTEL, BRIBIE ISLAND, QLD (tickets here)
FRI 27 – CENTRAL HOTEL, SHELLHARBOUR, NSW (tickets here)
SAT 28 – REVESBY WORKERS, REVESBY, NSW (tickets here)
FRI 3 – GATEWAY HOTEL, GEELONG, VIC (tickets here)
SAT 4 – COMMERCIAL HOTEL, SOUTH MORANG, VIC (tickets here)
FRI 10 – YOUNG SERVICES CLUB, YOUNG, NSW (tickets here)
SAT 11 – BATHURST PANTHERS, BATHURST, NSW (tickets here)
FRI 17 – BELMONT 16S, BELMONT, NSW (tickets here)
SAT 18 – SAWTELL RSL, SAWTELL, NSW (tickets here)
FRI 24 – THE BRIDGE HOTEL, ROZELLE, NSW (presale here | general on sale)
SAT 25 – THE BRIDGE HOTEL, ROZELLE, NSW (presale here | general on sale)
Pacific Avenue unveil new single ‘Easy Love’ and accompanying “sugary” video clip
“Oh my, savour those sweet heavenly harmonies, that scorching guitar solo and classic vibes. I have a feeling Pacific Avenue are going to make their hometown of Kiama, worldwide famous.”
– Scott Smith
Following on from their well-received single ‘My Hero’, Kiama-based indie-rock quartet Pacific Avenue have just revealed their authentic new single ‘Easy Love’ – produced and mixed by Jack Nigro (TOTTY, The Sea Gypsies, Vacations), and mastered by Leon Zervos (The Jungle Giants, Amy Shark, Holy Holy).
‘Easy Love’ opens with crunchy guitars, tranquil drums and stoic bass, before the cherubic vocals of Harry O’Brien add to the gracefully rich texture of the song. A dynamically expressive verse makes way for an impassioned chorus complete with delicate vocal harmonies and a touching lead guitar line. Paying homage to their influences with an exquisite solo and an extensive outro, the song’s message touches on the simple intricacy of love.
O’Brien talks about the story behind ‘Easy Love’:
“Whilst love can be an entirely complicated mess, it’s also the easiest thing we do. Running into someone, unexpectedly at that, and finding that you don’t need to try being anyone but yourself, is a very sweet thing and is something that’s worth holding on to. Regardless of who you are, love is love, and that’s what we hope to convey through the song and the video clip.”
Alongside the release of the track is the wistful accompanying music video – filmed, directed, and edited by Tasman Wilson. Shot predominantly in Kiama on 16mm film, creating an antiquated aesthetic, the clip features footage of the band members doing random acts of kindness for their community locals and cruising adventurously in a vintage Pontiac, punctuated with the nostalgic scenery of live performances and young couples frolicking and partying. The vibrant candidness of the video is a nod to the song’s message that love has no limits and can be found in a myriad of ways.
“A lot of thought and work would go into the shots as lighting and movement had to be spot on due to limited amount of film,” explains O’Brien. “Although it was quite a meticulous process, we managed to film the majority of the clip in one day, starting at 5am in the morning and ending at midnight. Safe to say we were exhausted by the end.”
To coincide with the release, the band will embark on an Australian headline tour, playing shows in Adelaide, Fremantle, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney. This continues on from an earlier East-Coast run of shows, including a sold-out Lansdowne Hotel performance, and relentless regional touring, having shared stages with Ruby Fields, Ocean Alley, The Wombats (UK), Skeggs, Lime Cordiale, Thelma Plum, Tash Sultana, British India, Missy Higgins, The Vanns, and San Cisco. They have also appeared on the main stages at Australian boutique festivals Lost Paradise, and Yours And Owls.
Previous singles have been widely embraced by the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, Pilerats, NME, Life Without Andy, Cool Accidents, The Soundcheck, Forte Mag, AAA Backstage, and Happy Mag. They have also seen radio support from triple j, triple j Unearthed, FBi Radio, SYN FM, Radio Adelaide, 2RRR, PBS FM, and Aussie Music Weekly.
‘Easy Love’ is available worldwide now.
PACIFIC AVENUE ‘EASY LOVE’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR
FRI 28 MAY | GRAVE EMILY HOTEL, ADELAIDE SA
SAT 29 MAY | MOJO’S BAR, FREMANTLE WA
FRI 4 JUN | HOWLER, MELBOURNE VIC
FRI 18 JUN | WEST ROOM, BRISBANE QLD
FRI 2 JUL | OXFORD ARTS, SYDNEY NSW
PREMIERE: Melbourne rockers Shotgun Mistress deliver explosive new single ‘Bleed Me Out’, out May 3
Melbourne legends Shotgun Mistress release their first track for 2021, Bleed Me Out, another explosive dose of hard rock that reaffirms the band’s trademark style of blistering riffage and raucous energy. That’s now four monster anthems that have been lifted from their forthcoming debut album due out in 2021 on Crusader Records.
2020 was a write off for some, but the Mistress made some remarkable chart and radio play gains, solidifying its position as one of the emerging faces of new Australian hard rock. Bleed Me Out is set to repeat the considerable impact of previous singles—Save Me From Myself (#1 iTunes Rock Charts), Glorious Machine (#1 iTunes Rock Charts) and Collide (#4 iTunes Rock Charts). Whilst the Aussie heritage of the likes of The Poor & The Screaming Jets runs through the bands DNA, it’s channelling the equal parts hedonistic swagger of Velvet Revolver and the sleazy rawness of Buckcherry that gives the bands songs their undeniable appeal.
Click to pre-save Bleed Me Out here
Bleed Me Out will smack you in the face with it’s stark visual imagery of the lyric, a pummelling rhythm section and the hyperkinetic mind-bending fire of the guitars—feats of spellbinding dexterity performed by the band’s world-renowned guitarist Matt Wilcock (voted top 100 metal guitarists of all time).
Bleed Me Out confirms Shotgun Mistress’s flightpath—a soaring trajectory straight up to the next level to launch an unstoppable presence onto the global rock stage.
For those of you in Victoria, be sure to catch Shotgun Mistress on their upcoming Victorian Mini May Tour, all the details right below…
Shotgun Mistress – The Victorian Mini May 2021 Tour
SATURDAY MAY 1ST – FEAST LIVE, THE CENTRAL CLUB
293 Swan St, Richmond
With Karly Jewell Band & Stonetrip
FRIDAY MAY 14TH – TONIC BAR
54 Bull St, Bendigo
With Stonetrip & The Mercy Kills
FRIDAY MAY 21ST – VOLTA
15 Field St, Ballarat Central
With Stonetrip & The Mercy Kills
SATURDAY MAY 22 – THE WORKERS CLUB –
51 – 55 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
EAT THE DAMN ORANGE ALBUM LAUNCH
SATURDAY JUNE 5TH – WHOLE LOTTA LOVE
524 Lygon St, Brunswick East
With The Stripp
Tix on sale at eventbrite.com.au