Search Results for "Poison City Records"

The Smith Street Band recording a new album

The Smith Street Band have just announced that they have begun tracking the follow-up to their debut album “No One Gets Lost Anymore.”  Possibly one of the hardest working bands in Australia, the band have barely stopped touring since 2011.  The album, slated for a late 2012 release via Poison City Records, will be recorded with Sam Johnson at Three Phase Studios and will be mixed at Sing Sing by Matt Voight.

The band are currently trekking around Australia supporting Frank Turner and will be making their American debut later this year at FEST 11.



Interview: Wil Wagner (The Smith Street Band)

The first Bomb The Music Industry! Australian tour kicks off tomorrow night in Wollongong and along for the ride are Melbourne outfit The Smith Street Band. The band saw a lot of success off the back of their 2011 release “No One Gets Lost Anymore” and to keep this momentum going the band plans to drop another full length before the end of 2012.  Their ethos to play any show that comes their way also ensures they are never too far from the minds of their fans.

We put their front man, Wil Wagner, in the firing line. We find out where Smith St is and how the closure of many notable venues has affected the music scene in Melbourne. He also admits to singing about Tasmania.  Check out the full interview here.



Poison City Records to release “Shuffle and Scrape: A Tribute To Blueline Medic”

If you are Australian then you’ll know exactly how influential Blueline Medic were and still are to the Australian punk / rock scene.  To celebrate just how influential this band have been Poison City Records will be releasing “Shuffle and Scrape: A Tribute to Blueline Medic” featuring tracks from The Nation Blue, A Death In The Family, The Gifthorse, Arrows, Jamie Hay & The Smith Street Band, Jen Buxton, Harmony, Paper Arms, Darren Gibson and Grim Fandango. Head here for more details.

The album will be released in April on limited edition vinyl with artwork done by Blueline Medic fan and Samiam member, Sergie Loobkoff.



Poison City Records premiere mini-documentary, “The Weekender”

The Poison City Weekender is, without a doubt, one of Australia’s best D.I.Y. festivals.  Held over three days back in September, the festival offers the best punk rock bands that the country has to offer along with respectable international acts.  Poison City Records have debuted a mini-doco filmed during the course of the 2010 Weekender.  It’s split over three parts, one for each night of the festival and you can watch all the videos, here.  It’s not only great watching but they’ve incorporated  some interesting interviews from various people involved with the festival.

There is footage of a gazillion bands including Lungs, Leatherface, The Gun Runners, A Death In The Family, Break Even, Grand Fatal, Grim Fandango, Paper Arms, The Currency, Arrows plus many more.



Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music) releasing split with Darren Gibson

Former Hot Water Music front-man, Chuck Ragan, has announced his plans to do a split album with Aussie singer Darren Gibson.  The album will reportedly contain unreleased acoustic tracks from both artists as well as a cover of each others songs with Chuck doing a version of This Company and Darren doing The Boat.

The physical split release will be available on September 20th via Poison City Records and digitally via Chuck’s own label, Ten Four Records.

It will be Chuck Ragan’s first release since 2009’s Gold Country



Band Spotlight: Lungs

Lungs are the band for those with short attention spans.  Oh look, a dollar!  They combine the best of thrash, a little bit of metal then throw around some grand punk and/or rock riffage to pour out some of the punchiest punk-rock tunes Australia has been responsible for in a long time.  Sydney doesn’t have much to offer but these three came together in the cities inner-west, put their heads together and Lungs was born.  Creativity constantly works overtime, writing and recording four releases in four years.  A number which puts some of the world’s hardest working bands to shame.  Their most recent piece of work, The Two Chief World Systems, was actually released last week.  A constant recording and touring schedule has made them a household name for punks around Australia.  So if you’re sitting around just waiting for the internet to provide you with something awesome, head on over to their MySpace page. Oh look, something shiny…



New Song: “Sweating The Implications Of Time Travel” off upcoming Lungs album “The Two Chief World Systems”

Australian punks Lungs have just posted another new song from their upcoming album, The Two Chief World Systems, which is set to be released on July 5th on Poison City Records in Australia and No Idea Records in the US.  To check out the new track Sweating The Implications Of Time Travel, click here.

Lungs last release was their 2008 EP, Solitary, Poor, Nasty, Brutish, Short released on Poison City.



Lungs stream new track “Forever Eighty-Four” from upcoming album “The Two Chief World Systems”

Australian punks Lungs have just posted a new song from their upcoming album, The Two Chief World Systems, which is set to be released on July 5th on Poison City Records in Australia and No Idea Records in the US.  To check out the new track Forever Eighty-Four, click here.

Lungs last release was their 2008 EP, Solitary, Poor, Nasty, Brutish, Short released on Poison City.



Grim Fandango join Poison City Records, releasing full-length album

Perth progressive punk outfit, Grim Fandango, is the newest member to the Poison City Records family.  The gents spent the month of May hiding out in Adelaide’s Capitalsound Studios knocking together their first full length, to be released on August 16.  The album, which is yet to be named, was recorded and produced by Mike Deslandes (Coerce) and James Balderstone (A Death In The Family).

Head over to their MySpace Page to hear a few of their tracks.  It’s punk with a tinge of country that makes me feel like drinking and/or dancing.  Now where’s the whiskey?

In 2009, the gents teamed up with Melbourne’s Kill Whitey to release a split EP through Rabbit Records.



Lungs post tracklisting for upcoming album, “The Two Chief World Systems”

Australian punks Lungs have just posted the final tracklist for their upcoming album, The Two Chief World Systems, which is set to be released on July 5th on Poison City Records in Australia and No Idea Records in the US. The band has a new song streaming on their MySpace page, so head here to give it a little listen. Check out the tracklist here.

Lungs last release was their 2008 EP, Solitary, Poor, Nasty, Brutish, Short released on Poison City.



Lungs stream new track from upcoming album “The Two Chief World Systems”

lungs-the-two-chief-world-systemsThey’re the best thing to come out of Sydney, well…ever.  They are Lungs and they are streaming The Machinations of Gilbert Ryle on their MySpace page.  The song will appear on their upcoming release The Two Chief World Systems which will be unleashed July 5th through Poison City Records in Australia and No Idea Records in the US.

If you need to get up to speed, grab a copy of the 2008 EP, Solitary, Poor, Nasty, Brutish, Short which also came out through Poison City.  You’ll be doing yourself a favor.



Lungs announce release date of new album “The Two Chief World”

lungsSydney punks, Lungs, are releasing their second, full-length record, The Two Chief World Systems, July 5th on Poison City Records. Having recorded an LP and two EPs in the space of two years, the band took a more relaxed approach for this recording, and spent three months in the studio with producer Lachlan Mitchell. A “tentative” track listing of The Two Chief World can be found here.

Lungs released their last album, Solitary, Poor, Nasty, Brutish, Short in 2008.



Paper Arms streaming track off new album “Days Above Ground”, download their demo EP for free

poison-city-recordsAustralian outfit, Paper Arms, are streaming the song Bricks and Mortar from their new release, Days Above Ground on their MySpace page. The four-piece flew their musical idol, Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Youth Of Today, CIV, Quicksand and Rival Schools), out to produce the record, which was was released earlier this month on Poison City Records (Australia) and No Idea Records (worldwide).

You can also grab their self-titled demo as a free download right here.