New album THE RIP out OCT 2 and album tour in OCT
I HEART HIROSHIMA
New album The Rip out now.
October Album launch tour more shows...
...Songs pull out to be replaced by Fire! Santa Rosa! Fire!
With the latest installment in this trail of construction about to flood the driest of lands I Heart Hiroshima will release their much agitated second album THE RIP on October 2. Swimming against the incessant currents they recorded the album early this year in the long grass of Runcorn with compatriot Mirko Vogel, before sailing to the distant shores of England to mix it all up back of lanes with Andy Gill (Gang of Four) in the much loved Beauchamp Building. First ship out of the dock Shakeytown has drawn the light of recognition and many a sailor will bless their saviour from the rocks.
Jon King from Gang of Four cites I Heart Hiroshima along with Kate Nash, Florence and the Machine, and Black Rebel Motorcyle club as "musicians he thinks are hitting the right note now".
I Heart Hiroshima have also had an amazing past month with a great performances at Big Sound getting great raps from everyone who attended, being selected by Street Press Australia as best current up and coming Australian band and wining a trip to One Movement conference in mid OCT (courtesy of them). They also featured on the covers of all their Australian music magazines early September... Time Off, Drum Media, Inpress, and Drum Media Perth... as well as picking up single of the week on iTunes! They also had great sets at the Brisbane Powerhouse Frankly with Peaches in DJ mode, in Melbourne and Sydney with Shonen Knife and at Brisbane's Sounds of Spring...
I Heart Hiroshima not only spent the first half of this year recording the new album, they also spent a few months based in London and did 40 shows across Europe playing with The Rakes, Maximo Park as well as performances at The Great Escape (where they got to see Gang of Four play a show before getting together with Andy to mix the album), Liverpool Sound City and the Dot to Dot festival among their own headline shows.
The video for the first single SHAKEYTOWN (as made by debut videomaker Paul Rankin) was also released to the online world this week and has already conjured interest from German and US online tv as well as Vietnam festivals. Recently picked up "Indie Clip of the Week" on RAGE. Check it here... SHAKEYTOWN
THE RIP out OCT 2
featuring Shakeytown, Got Out, Old Tree, River and more of your favourite shanties...
I HEART HIROSHIMA ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR
Now with special guests FIRE! SANTA ROSA, FIRE! (shows as noted)
Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! have spent the past 2 years being the city of churches' best kept secret, playing enthusiastic and passionate shows supporting some of the best international and national touring acts around. Their brand of monolithic, angular rock evokes former glories of bands such as Pretty Girls Make Graves and Q & Not U, as well as current luminaries My Disco and Minus the Bear. Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! also contains a pop-sensibility often relegated in today's vapid culture to mobile ringtones and one-hit wonders. Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! (David Williams, Sam Stearne, Josh Flavel & Artyom Zinoviev)'s introduction to the Dot Dash/Remote Control Records stable, is the "War Coward" single/EP- 3 minutes of pitch-shifted, post-millennial tension, led by new singer/chanteuse Caitlin Duff.
Album tour - October2009
THU OCT 15 - NSW - SYDNEY, UNSW OKTOBERFEST
Doors: 4.00pm. Tickets: from the venue
FRI OCT 16 - BRISBANE, THE ZOO
Doors: 8.00pm. Plus guests WE ALL WANT TO and HEINZ REIGLER (Not From There)
Tickets: all OzTix outlets, www.oztix.com.au, ph: 1300 762 545, www.thezoo.com.auihearthiroshima.oztix.com.au & www.consume.com.au
SAT OCT 17 - WA - NORTHBRIDGE, ROCKETROOM
Doors: 8.00pm. Plus guests BULLET HOLES, OFFBEAT ANTICS and WHEN THE SKY FELL
Tickets: venue and usual outlets
SUN OCT 18 - PERTH, ONE MOVEMENT FESTIVAL
Tickets on sale from Moshtix - details available at www.onemovementmusic.com
FRI OCT 23 - VIC - GEELONG, NATIONAL HOTEL
Doors: 9.00pm. Plus guests FIRE! SANTA ROSA, FIRE!
Tickets: all OzTix outlets, www.oztix.com.au, ph: 1300 762 545, ihearthiroshima.oztix.com.au & www.consume.com.au
SAT OCT 24 - VIC - MELBOURNE, NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB
Doors: 8.30pm. Plus guests FIRE! SANTA ROSA, FIRE! and DIAMOND SEA
Tickets: www.northcotesocialclub.com, ph: 03 9486 1677, ihearthiroshima.oztix.com.au & www.consume.com.au
SUN OCT 25 - SA - ADELAIDE, ENIGMA BAR
Doors: 8.00pm. Plus guests FIRE! SANTA ROSA, FIRE!
Tickets: www.venuetix.com.au (ph 8225 8888), ihearthiroshima.oztix.com.au,
www.consume.com.au (ph 1300 762 545) & outlets
THU OCT 29 - NSW - GOSFORD, GEE WHIZ
Doors: 8.00pm. Plus guests
Tickets: all OzTix outlets, www.oztix.com.au, ph: 1300 762 545, www.consume.com.au
FRI OCT 30 - NSW - PORT MACQUARIE, LAURIETON HOTEL
Doors: 7.30pm. Plus guests FIRE! SANTA ROSA, FIRE!
Tickets: www.moshtix.com.au (ph 1300 GET TIX), ihearthiroshima.oztix.com.au, www.consume.com.au
(ph: 1300 762 545) & the venue
SAT OCT 31 - NSW - BATEMAN'S BAY - NORTH ST CAFÉ
Doors: 7.30pm. Plus guests
Tickets: all OzTix outlets, www.oztix.com.au, ph: 1300 762 545, ihearthiroshima.oztix.com.au, www.consume.com.au & at the venue. Ticket includes food
SUN NOV 1 - NSW - SYDNEY, ANNANDALE HOTEL
Doors: 6.00pm. Plus guests FIRE! SANTA ROSA, FIRE!, SONGS, WHERE'S JEROME
and HEINZ REIGLER (Not From There)
Tickets: www.annandalehotel.com (ph 9550 1078), at the venue, all OzTix outlets, www.oztix.com.au,
ph: 1300 762 545, ihearthiroshima.oztix.com.au & www.consume.com.au
THU NOV 5 - GOLD COAST, NEVER LAND BAR
Doors: 8.00pm. Plus guests
Tickets: Moshtix and the venue.
SUN NOV 8 - BYRON BAY, GREAT NORTHERN
Doors: 9.00pm. Plus guests
Tickets: venue, OzTix outlets, www.oztix.com.au, ph: 1300 762 545, www.greatnorthern.com.au ihearthiroshima.oztix.com.au & www.consume.com.au