Friday, December 11, 2009


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Monday, October 26, 2009

CEASE cicada launch party!!!


Cease have been regularly jamming their unique brand of improvised stoner drone around Perth for the past 5 years. 

They were recently involved in a collaboration with filmmaker Ben Stewart which documented their explorations into the possibilities of disused public spaces and investigated the boundaries of free performance in Perth. 

Earlier this year they recorded 40 minutes of hypnotising, heavy-kraut drone with the help of up-and-coming sound engineer Jay Brandner. Months have been spent meticulously mixing and remixing the album to create a structured composition of hauntingly dark, intense jams, with a calculated sound most fans will be unfamiliar with from the more commonly free and improvised cease performances. The visual artwork was a collaboration between Andrew Britton and David Egan.

The album will be launched on Friday, November 20 at the Hydey, with support from Gutter Guitar (Pex), Atolah and Giant Tortoise.

Doors open at 8pm. Entry is $15 and includes the $15 CD.

Badminton Bandit is excited to present cicada, the first full length album by cease.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

This Sunday at the Moon

Wigwam's first show is this Sunday (04.10.09) night with Wind Waker and Ideal Family (Shock Horror dudes) at the Moon, come down early for a comfy seat and a tasty meal.

8:00 - 8:20 Ideal Family
8:40 - 9:10 Wind Waker
9:30 - 10:00 Wigwam

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Thanks to the brothers and sisters who paid FIFTEEN dollars to see Carbuncle at the Rosemount on Saturday night, we were damn happy with the jams and the trippy lights - thanks Pond.

I have a new project with Craig McElhinney called Wigwam and we've been jamming like hibernating bears. Hitting bongos, sample pads, guitars, contact mics and singing all the wrong notes in some kind of fucked up rhythmic unison.

You can (and should) catch our first public performance at The Moon cafe on the 4th Oct (This coming Sunday) with Wind Waker.

I'll post up some of our recordings pretty soon and there might be a cassette in the works.

For now i recommend listening to this:

70's Thai Orchestra

I also recommend buying Sun Araw's Heavy Deeds from - Not not fun.

Monday, September 14, 2009


Thanks to everyone who came to the party on Saturday. It was a huge success! Great to see so many strangers digging some of my favourite bands, I hope to see you at more shows.

All the donations of time, talent, soup, cakes and money are extremely appreciated. It's really restored my faith in this independent community that we are all apart of. Without the help and input of all of you, this community wouldn't be as interesting and exciting as it is.
So please, keep doing what you're doing.

If anyone has any photos/sounds/videos from the day send them to and I'll put them up.

Cease will be launching their album on November 20th.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Pass the Butter

I've been waiting for this shit to drop for a year now! Recorded in May 2008, these four songs capture Bone's aptitude for heavy, intelligent and often messy riff based jams. The perfectly balanced production gives the listener a chance to appreciate Bone's interesting layering of sounds while staying true to the band's brutal live presence on stage. And for us in Perth, it acts as a souvenir of that great period in 2008 when we were treated to intensely captivating Bone shows weekend after weekend.

"This EP, recorded in the early winter of last year, catalogues Bone's tumultuous infancy as 'the little band that could'. Bone are listening to it right now and high fiving each other, and hugging, and all kinds of shit. Do yourselves a favour and play this when a loved one dies. " - Bone



Catch Fire presents:I'd like to express my appreciation for Jules' innovation here. Not only for putting on shows at the Rosemount Bowl, but for advertising on match boxes. This should be a good show, come check out Rabbit Island, Chris Cobilis and my expensive new PA!
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Also, if you don't have plans tonight, Tuesday (08.09.09) head down to Mojos for another one of Jules' matchbox promoted shows featuring Giant Tortoise, The Silents and Horny Pony.
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