ON TOUR: The Cannanes, Bushwalking, Pikelet, Darren Sylvester

With a bevy of releases still to come this year (from Pikelet, Bushwalking, Darren Sylvester, the Ancients, and more yet to be announced) it’s a veritable whirlwind of new singles, videos, instore and launches at the moment at Chapter HQ. So here’s a round-up of gig news from our ever-expanding stable of auteur savant genii!


Sydney-via-Bendigo DIY icons the Cannanes announce launch dates for their first album in more than a decade, Howling At All Hours, which came out last month on Chapter. The Melbourne launch will include two sets from the band (who celebrate their 30th anniversary next year), featuring a glittering array of Cannanes members past and present!

listen to first single A Bigger Splash

Friday September 20
Bendigo – Newmarket Hotel
with supports tba
tickets $10 on the door

Sunday September 22, 3pm
Adelaide – Metropolitan Hotel
with Summer Flake + more TBA
tickets $10 on the door

Saturday September 28
Melbourne – Toff in Town*
with the Stevens
tickets $11+bf via Moshtix
*Cannanes play two sets at this show

Friday October 4
Sydney – Goodgod
with Beef Jerk + Destiny 3000
tickets $11.70+bf via Moshtix

Sunday October 6, 3pm
Canberra – Polish Club
with Day Ravies + Waterford + Bacon Cakes
tickets $15 on the door ($10 concession, $8 Canberra Musicians Club members)

www.cannanes.com www.facebook.com/cannanes


Eerie, hypnotic Melbourne/Sydney trio Bushwalking announce launches for their second album No Enter, which comes out on Chapter on September 6. The band comprises Nisa Venerosa of Fabulous Diamonds, Ela Stiles of Sydney band Songs and Karl Scullin of Kes Band, and matches Venerosa and Stiles’ psychic harmonies to Scullin’s piercing guitar tones.

listen to album title track No Enter

Friday Oct 11
Sydney – Red Rattler
with supports to be announced
tickets $10.70+bf via Moshtix

Saturday October 12
Melbourne – John Curtin Hotel
with supports to be announced
tickets $12.50+bf via www.johncurtinhotel.com



Melbourne synth-pop adventurers Pikelet are back with dazzling third album Calluses, out August 16 on Chapter. Launches in Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle were announced last month, and now a bunch of supports, plus two more shows in Hobart and Brisbane, have been added to the tour. They’ve also announced a Melbourne instore at Polyester Records’ city store for the Friday August 16, the album’s release date!

listen to first single Combo

Friday August 16, 6pm
Melbourne – Polyester Records city store
release day instore

Friday September 13
Sydney – Goodgod Small Club
with Horse MacGyver + more TBA
tickets $11.70+bf from Moshtix
$15 on the door if available

Saturday September 14
Newcastle – Terrace Bar
with supports to be announced
tickets on the door

Friday September 27
Hobart – Brisbane Hotel
with supports to be announced
tickets $11.70+bf via Oztix

Saturday October 5
Melbourne – Curtin Bandroom
with the Ancients + more TBA
tickets $13.50+bf from www.johncurtinhotel.com/

Friday October 11
Brisbane – Black Bear Lodge
with Primitive Motion + Per Purpose
tickets $11.70+bf via Oztix



Melbourne one-man sauve fest Darren Sylvester is launching his new single Dream Or Something Like That on Saturday August 24 at Boney (the new venue where infamous late night dive Pony once stood). He can now announce fantastic supports in Geoffrey O’Connor and Early Woman (stay tuned for exciting Geoffrey O’Connor news soon)!

Dream is the first single from new album Off By Heart, which comes out on Chapter Music on October 4.

listen to Dream Or Something Like That

Saturday August 24

Melbourne – Boney

with Geoffrey O’Connor + Early Woman

tickets $11.50+bf via tickets.boney.net.au