Thursday, April 22, 2010


RIP009: Dead Farmers - Go Home LP
Long awaited full length album from Sydney’s Dead Farmers. You might remember hearing about their debut 7” from a few years back, the very first release on Aarght Records (Eddy Current, UV Race, Super Wild Horses etc). I saw their second show three and a half years ago and haven't missed many since. At the time it seemed everything around me was no-wavey or post-something and these three young men playing powerful, honest-to-god rock music felt like the most ambitious, genuine thing around. Since they’ve become a more forceful unit having playing over 100 shows, honed their ability to write riffs that’ll stick to your skull and have taken the long road in recording, learning the ins and outs of an old 8-track ½” tape machine. Recorded, mixed and mastered by the themselves in guitarists David Akermans’ house, Go Home treads the line between your savage proto-punk, garage and heavy psychedelic rock that instantly feels familiar but jeez, I can‘t think of a band in recent times (or of yesteryear) that’d be an obvious comparison. Anyway these dudes feel like my local Stooges/Creedence/Minutemen.
Out April 27 through R.I.P Society. VINYL (and mp3 voucher) ONLY!

1. Suns of Thunder*
2. Down Low
3. Bad Time*
4. Iron Giant
5. Slow Time
6. Goin’ Home
7. Boom
8. Run
9. Lucky Stars
10. Can’t Come
11. Spit / Shine*
* = recommend songs for radio play.

SYDNEY. April 24 @ 202 with Royal Headache (7” launch) and Dick Diver (Melbourne, Chapter Records). 8pm. In the basement of 202 Broadway, Broadway. Next to the Lansdowne.

MELBOURNE. May 8 @ The Birmingham Hotel with THE UV RACE and TEEN ARCHER. 8pm. 333 Smith St, Fitzroy.

NEWCASTLE. May 28 @ The Hamilton Station Hotel with ROYAL HEADACHE, BED WETTIN’ BAD BOYS and LEADFINGER. 8pm. 2 Beaumont St, Islington.

BRISBANE. May 29 @ Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley with Kitchen’s Floor, Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys and Royal Headache. Part of the Label Parties (LP’s) series of shows. 7pm til late. Free and All Ages.

For any more info, promo pictures, interview requests, booking, wholesale inquiries contact Nic Warnock. Ph. 0437229286. Email

These items are sold out directly from me, try get them from reputable stores and ditros...

RIP001: Circle Pit - Debut 7"
RIP006: Royal Headache 7"
RIP007: Kitchen's Floor 7"
RIP008: Bed Wettin' Bad Boys 7"
RIP010: Straight Arrows - Can't Count 7"
These records will eventually be repressed but it might take a few months as I'd like to get a couple of new releases out first...

RIP012: Zond LP/CD
RIP013: Southern Comfort one-sided 12"

There's a new Circle Pit 7" in the works (more details tba soon), a Royal Headache LP (around July/August) and debut releases from Perth's Golden Staph (amazing Avengers / Wipers style punk), Adelaide's Bitch Prefect (killer pop songs reminiscent of The Clean) and Sydney's Carborator (CCR/Stones/Faces tribute band featuring members of Dead Farmers, Royal Headache, BWBB's and Songs). Maybe another Bed Wettin' Bad Boys 7" and that should wrap up 2010. Also a R.I.P Society zine or two will be out amongst those releases.
Also Sydney, dual-launch on this Sunday.