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!
Facebook event

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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Sunday, September 6, 2009


New Australian music website UHH launched recently. They sure had a dope holder page, but the new content is pretty good too I guess..
Camryn Rothenbury talks about Arse Unravel, Mental Pz, Craig M, Meupe and Perth house parties here and there is a well thought out article by Matt Giles which discusses the effects of internet downloading on the Australian music industry here.

Is Steve S dressed up as Deni??

Photograph by Traianos Pakioufakis

Thursday, September 3, 2009

12th September - summer? party

Let's have a party together!

There will be a professional clown (see link below), Mental Powers controlling the decks(ipod shuffle?), Carbuncle singing about being outside, Cease hypnotising you deep into the lawn, Taco Leg grabbing you by the face and pulling you up off the lawn, Craig McElhinney making you want to dance and sit down at the same time (sitting down will win) and then Pond exploding psychedelic mangos your mind/face/balls!

There will be a box at the door collecting money for future Badminton Bandit releases (Mental Powers, Cease albums) and soups for sale. Support your community!

Facebook event.

Edward De Bozo (the clown)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


This Friday Pink Reason plays at the Norfolk Basement (Fremantle) with Lakes (vic), Silver Bulletin and Mental Powers - who have an album out on Badminton Bandit real soon.

" Meupe & Fifth Column present
The Ambassador From Everywhere 17
Friday September 4, 2009
Norfolk Basement
8pm / $20 + BF from

Tickets available now from Moshtix outlets (such as Planet), or on the door if you're feeling lucky."

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In other news, keep the afternoon of the 12th of September free. There is going to be a really sweet party. More information soon.