Foxtrot Release 2nd LP And Announce National Tour

Melbourne Punk outfit Foxtrot have announced the surprise release of their 2nd full-length album Habitats, which is available right now from Jackknife Music on Vinyl and as a digital download.

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The new album features 11 tracks that showcase the full scale of the band – from all out aural assaults, to more measured emotional tracks; songs that were refined on stages across Melbourne are realised in full on Habitats.
‘Updike’, the first single from the album, was premiered on Tone Deaf back in September, with them calling it “everything we’ve come to love and expect from the guys”.

To celebrate the release of their album, Foxtrot are hitting the road to bring their visceral live performance to the people of Australia. The nine-date tour will see the band hit the East Coast of the country, including appearances at Party Party Part Sea in Adelaide, and The Reverence Hotel’s 4th Birthday Party.
Joining them on the tour will be fellow Melbournians Foley!, who’s debut album Ascot Vale was one of Moshcam’s Top 5 Punk albums of 2015.

Since forming in 2010, Foxtrot have become stalwarts of the Melbourne Punk scene. Last year they completed a national tour with The Bennies, and have also supported the likes of Basement, Off With Their Heads, The Aquabats, and The Hotelier. They’ve graced the stages of Poison City Weekender and Gingerfest.

Habitats was recorded with Sam Johnson at Holes and Corners Studio. It will be released through influential Melbourne DIY label Jackknife; which boasts an alumni that includes The Smith Street Band, The Bennies, and Georgia Maq (Camp Cope).

“Music that is more likely to stand the test of time…their performance was sensational.” – Beat Mag

“Unashamedly Australian, pub-sweat infused punk rock” – Tone Deaf

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FOXTROT – HABITATS TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS FOLEY!

Thursday, July 14
The Eastern, Ballarat

Saturday, July 16
Party Party Part Sea – Crown & Anchor, Adelaide

Saturday, July 23
Reverence 4th Birthday – Reverence Hotel, Melbourne

Friday, July 29
The Phoenix, Canberra

Saturday, July 30
he Record Crate, Sydney

Friday, August 5
The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart

Saturday, August 6
Bakers Lane, Launceston

Tuesday, August 9
Crowbar Blue (BeyondBlue Benefit) – Crowbar, Brisbane

Saturday, August 13
Habitats Album Party Extravaganza – Worker’s Club, Fitzroy



I LOVE LIFE FESTIVAL RETURNS

The Bennies by Ian Laidlaw

Following a successful debut in 2015, mini-festival ‘I Love Life’ has announced it will return for a second year. Last year’s event was co-curated by Melbourne label Poison City Records and The Smith Street Band –taking it’s name from a track off the Melbourne band’s 2014 album Throw Me in the River– and heavily featured acts from the Poison City Weekender. This year is no different, with Melbourne party starters The Bennies heading up the bill for I Love Life in Sydney and Brisbane.

It’s been a party whirlwind for The Bennies since the release of their latest album Wisdom Machine earlier this year. Having already taken on huge album tours in Australia and Europe, the band are back at it as we speak, this week they commenced a huge 27-date tour of Australia. The Bennies will then return in September to bring the party to I Love Life.

Joining The Bennies are the brutally energetic High Tension, who started the year with a bang touring on the nationwide Laneway Festival. On the international front, fuzzy four-piece Pity Sex will make their second trip to Australia with their critically acclaimed second full-length White Hot Moon under their belt. Along side them, recent SideOneDummy Records signing and buzz live act Rozwell Kid will make their first trip to Australia.

The line-up is bolstered by even more exciting locals with Poison City Records’ hottest new signing Camp Cope making their much anticipated return to Sydney and Brisbane, following recent sold out album launches in both cities. Off the back of a new single and an Australian tour supporting Luca Brasi, Adelaide two-piece The Hard Aches will be representing South Australia on the east coast.

Philadelphian pop-punk trio Cayetana will be touring Australia for the first time, they’ve spent the last couple of years heavily touring America in support of their debut self-titled album. Run For Cover band Creative Adult will also join the line-up for the Sydney leg of the I Love Life mini-festivals.

ILL

Poison City, Jackknife & The Smith Street Band Presents

I LOVE LIFE

The Bennies
High Tension
Pity Sex
The Hard Aches
Camp Cope
Rozwell Kid
Cayetana
Creative Adult (Sydney only)

Saturday Sep 17th @ Manning Bar, Sydney
Sunday Sep 18th @ The Triffid, Brisbane

On sale Friday June 24th at 9am
Tickets from www.ilovelife.oztix.com.au



THE BENNIES ANNOUNCE LOCAL SUPPORTS FOR 27 DATE AUSTRALIAN TOUR

THE BENNIES
with guests CLOWNS & AXE GIRL

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Wednesday June 22nd ­ Club 54 ­ Launceston, TAS
w. Cardinels
TIX – http://goo.gl/AMtm9n

Thursday June 23rd ­ Brisbane Hotel ­ Hobart, TAS
w. Dog Dreams
TIX – http://goo.gl/jM4K2c

Friday June 24th ­ Max Watts ­ Melbourne, VIC
w. Grim Rythm
TIX – https://goo.gl/CQpKl8 & http://goo.gl/vBmzIc

Saturday June 25th ­ Pelly Bar ­ Frankston, VIC
w. Bombs Are Falling
TIX – http://goo.gl/ZfGiah

Sunday June 26th ­ Karova Lounge ­ Ballarat, VIC
w. The Shorts
TIX – http://goo.gl/2TCtJA

Wednesday June 29th ­ Mynt ­ Werribee, VIC
w. Renegade Joe
TIX – http://goo.gl/K1ZbpX

Thursday June 30th ­ Barwon Club ­ Geelong, VIC
w. Keggin
TIX – http://goo.gl/C2pr9o

Friday July 1st ­ The Gov ­ Adelaide, S.A.
w. Stabbitha and the Knifey Wifeys
TIX – http://goo.gl/NqoyH6

Saturday July 2nd ­ Village Green ­ Mulgrave, VIC
Bombs Are Falling
TIX – http://goo.gl/LW8c40

Sunday July 3rd ­ Music Man ­ Bendigo, VIC
Strangers in Town
TIX – http://goo.gl/QtSs74

Wednesday July 6th ­ Mairners ­ Batemans Bay, NSW
w. Latham’s Grip
TIX – http://goo.gl/9T8HWp

Thursday July 7th ­ The Basement ­ Canberra, ACT
w. Revellers
TIX – http://goo.gl/pD7WLi

Friday July 8th ­ University Of Wollongong ­ Wollongong, NSW
w. Kaleidoscope
TIX – http://goo.gl/tO9QXx

Saturday July 9th ­ Factory Theatre ­ Sydney, NSW
w. Rackett
TIX – http://goo.gl/HfIVDB

Sunday July 10th ­ Small Ballroom ­ Newcastle, NSW
w. RAAVE TAPES
TIX – http://goo.gl/2DPpgD

Wednesday July 13th ­ Nimbin Bush Theatre ­ Nimbin, NSW
w. Spanx
TIX – https://goo.gl/NndeHk

Thursday July 14th ­ Miami Tarven ­ Gold Coast, QLD
w. Being Jane Lane
TIX – http://goo.gl/SEyU7T

Friday July 15th ­ Spotted Cow ­ Toowoomba, QLD
w. Something Something Explosion
TIX – http://goo.gl/RPxZnL

Saturday July 16th ­ The Triffid ­ Brisbane, QLD
w. Walken
TIX – http://goo.gl/kWszPp

Sunday July 17th ­ Sol Bar ­ Maroocydore, QLD
TIX – http://goo.gl/jKPgr4

Thursday July 21st ­ Flinders Social ­ Townsville, QLD #
w. Jobstopper and The Koffin Rockers
TIX ­ http://goo.gl/s8fLCG

Friday July 22nd ­ The Grand ­ Cairns, QLD #
w. Jobstopper and Criimes
TIX ­ http://goo.gl/tQN4KW

Saturday July 23rd ­ Railway Club ­ Darwin, NT #
w. Tapestry
TIX ­ http://goo.gl/2Nsd5d

Thursday July 28th ­ Tambrey Tavern ­ Karratha, WA #
TIX ­ http://goo.gl/0mP0rp

Friday July 29th ­ Rosemount ­ Perth, WA *
w. Alex the Kid and Hope Street
TIX ­ http://goo.gl/dpL1cT

Saturday July 30th ­ Studio 146 ­ Albany, WA *
TIX ­ http://goo.gl/A7EdWZ

Sunday July 31st ­ Prince of Wales ­ Bunbury, WA *
w. Them Sharks
TIX ­ http://goo.gl/4XYhoM



WIL WAGNER + JEFF ROSENSTOCK ANNOUNCE TWO SOLO SHOWS

Having toured Australia and the globe relentlessly The Smith Street Band are about to embark on one last run around the country with acclaimed album Throw Me In The River. With the full run of dates all sold out except for a second Perth show, The Smith Street Band’s passionate frontman Wil Wagner has announced two solo shows in Melbourne and Sydney. This August are Wil’s biggest solo shows to date, playing the Corner Hotel in Melbourne and Oxford Art Factory in Sydney.

Guitar in hand, the unashamedly honest Wagner is joined by friend and musical compadre Jeff Rosenstock (Bomb The Music Industry!). New York local but no stranger to our shores, Rosenstock played a string of dates in March this year around his own solo release, We Cool? And has previously joined Wil on tour in Australia and America, not to mention he produced The Smith Street Band’s 2014 album Throw Me In The River.

Arguably one of Australia’s hardest working bands, The Smith Street Band have played up in your face punk rock shows non stop around Australia and abroad over the past few years, appearing at many of the country’s finest festivals from Laneway, Splendour in the Grass, Poison City Weekender as well as overseas at Reading and Leeds Festivals (UK) and the enormous Groezrock in Belgium. Throw Me In The River served the band well, landing triple j Album of the Week, scoring a spot in the ARIA top 20 album chart and a nomination for Best Indie Hard Rock/Punk Album at the 2015 AIR Awards.
WIL WAGNER WITH JEFF ROSENSTOCK

Thursday August 18th – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Friday August 19th – Corner Hotel, Melbourne

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THE BENNIES TAKE WISDOM MACHINE REGIONAL IN BIGGEST TOUR TO DATE

The Bennies recently wrapped up their Wisdom Machine Australian tour in Maroochydore on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Two weeks and 15,000 kilometers later they were playing a festival in Berlin, Germany. It’s indicative of the work ethic for the Melbourne band who have earnt a reputation for not only hard partying but heavy touring.

So far 2016 has been a whirlwind for the band. In January, Wisdom Machine’s first single ‘Party Machine’ reached number 88 on triple j’s Hottest 100, some two months before physical copies of the album were even available. They toured the country and sold out shows wherever they went, including Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and while they have always built their name around their live show, with Wisdom Machine, people were now talking loudly about their music.

They graced the covers of magazines, scored album of the week accolades and even infiltrated the charts, with the album debuting at number 40 on the ARIA Album chart and number 10 on the Australian chart. They drew the attention of Less Than Jake drummer, and owner of Florida based label Paper & Plastic, Vinnie Fiorello, who released their album in the UK and US, and they got invited to play at Belgium festival Groezrock, alongside their heroes in Rancid.

Spending April and May in their fourth continent in as many years, The Bennies will return home from their European and UK tour, to continue the second phase of their Wisdom Machine tour.

Constantly outdoing themselves with everything they do, this will be their biggest and most expansive tour to date, with 27 shows across each state, regional shows and new destinations they have previously never visited, including Townsville, Albany, Karratha, Werribee and, by popular demand, Nimbin.

Proudly presented by triple j, catch The Bennies pack out dance floors this June and July, supported by Poison City label mates Clowns, who are also fresh from European tour dates. Also along for the wild ride will be Perth power pop outfit Axe Girl, featuring Ness from Jebediah.

The Bennies 2016 web by Ian Laidlaw

Wednesday June 22nd ­ Club 54 ­ Launceston, TAS
TIX – http://goo.gl/AMtm9n

Thursday June 23rd ­ Brisbane Hotel ­ Hobart, TAS
TIX – http://goo.gl/jM4K2c

Friday June 24th ­ Max Watts ­ Melbourne, VIC
TIX – https://goo.gl/CQpKl8 & http://goo.gl/vBmzIc

Saturday June 25th ­ Pelly Bar ­ Frankston, VIC
TIX – http://goo.gl/ZfGiah

Sunday June 26th ­ Karova Lounge ­ Ballarat, VIC
TIX – http://goo.gl/2TCtJA

Wednesday June 29th ­ Mynt ­ Werribee, VIC
TIX – http://goo.gl/K1ZbpX

Thursday June 30th ­ Barwon Club ­ Geelong, VIC
TIX – http://goo.gl/C2pr9o

Friday July 1st ­ The Gov ­ Adelaide, S.A.
TIX – http://goo.gl/NqoyH6

Saturday July 2nd ­ Village Green ­ Mulgrave, VIC
TIX – http://goo.gl/LW8c40

Sunday July 3rd ­ Music Man ­ Bendigo, VIC
TIX – http://goo.gl/QtSs74

Wednesday July 6th ­ Mairners ­ Batemans Bay, NSW
TIX – http://goo.gl/9T8HWp

Thursday July 7th ­ The Basement ­ Canberra, ACT
TIX – http://goo.gl/pD7WLi

Friday July 8th ­ University Of Wollongong ­ Wollongong, NSW
TIX – http://goo.gl/tO9QXx

Saturday July 9th ­ Factory Theatre ­ Sydney, NSW
TIX – http://goo.gl/s8Iepa

Sunday July 10th ­ Small Ballroom ­ Newcastle, NSW
TIX – http://goo.gl/2DPpgD

Wednesday July 13th ­ Nimbin Bush Theatre ­ Nimbin, NSW
TIX – https://goo.gl/NndeHk

Thursday July 14th ­ Miami Tarven ­ Gold Coast, QLD
TIX – http://goo.gl/SEyU7T

Friday July 15th ­ Spotted Cow ­ Toowoomba, QLD
TIX – http://goo.gl/RPxZnL

Saturday July 16th ­ The Triffid ­ Brisbane, QLD
TIX – http://goo.gl/kWszPp

Sunday July 17th ­ Sol Bar ­ Maroocydore, QLD
TIX – http://goo.gl/jKPgr4

Thursday July 21st ­ Flinders Social ­ Townsville, QLD #
TIX ­ – http://goo.gl/s8fLCG

Friday July 22nd ­ The Grand ­ Cairns, QLD #
TIX -­ http://goo.gl/tQN4KW

Saturday July 23rd ­ Railway Club ­ Darwin, NT #
TIX -­ http://goo.gl/2Nsd5d

Thursday July 28th ­ Tambrey Tavern ­ Karratha, WA #
TIX -­ http://goo.gl/0mP0rp

Friday July 29th ­ Rosemount ­ Perth, WA *
TIX -­ http://goo.gl/dpL1cT

Saturday July 30th ­ Studio 146 ­ Albany, WA *
TIX ­- http://goo.gl/A7EdWZ

Sunday July 31st ­ Prince of Wales ­ Bunbury, WA *
TIX ­- http://goo.gl/4XYhoM

TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY APRIL 27TH 9AM FROM WWW.THEBENNIES.COM.AU
# The Bennies Only
* The Bennies & Axe Girl only

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