The Stevens, Primitive Calculators, The Ancients, Darren Sylvester (launches & supports)

Chapter has had a crazy good year, our biggest ever, and at the start of November we release our two final albums for 2013 – the Stevens’ A History Of Hygiene and Primitive Calculators’ The World Is Fucked. Here are some album launch details for them both, plus fellow Chapter stars Darren Sylvester and the Ancients.

Scratchy pop foursome the Stevens release their debut album A History Of Hygiene on Friday Nov 1, and to celebrate they’re playing a Polyester Records instore the following afternoon at the city store. Proper album launches will be announced v soon!

Saturday November 2, 2pm
Melbourne – Polyester Records instore
free, all ages


Uber-smooth art star Darren Sylvester announces supports for his Melbourne launch for amazing new album Off By Heart. He will be ably supported by soft-rock supergroupers Montero and the sultry urban experiments of Fatti Frances. The Melbourne show will also mark Darren’s first ever show with a backing band, with album collaborators James Cecil, Jojo Petrina and Biddy Connor joining him on stage.

The Sydney launch is just Darren himself, playing a special late night set at intimate new bar/cinema Golden Age.

Friday November 8
Melbourne – Kelvin Club
with Montero + Fatti Frances
tickets $12+bf here

Saturday November 16
Sydney – Golden Age Cinema
very limited capacity!
tickets $14+bf here


Snaggle-toothed synth-punk heroes Primitive Calculators, who first formed in 1978, are releasing their first ever studio album The World Is Fucked on Friday Nov 1. They’re excited to announce album launches in Melbourne, Sydney and Hobart.

For the Melbourne launch, Primitive Calculators are revisiting the legendary Little Bands idea that they created in the late 70s, asking a bunch of friends and fellow artists to form one-off little bands to play a series of 15 minute sets before Primitive Calculators take the stage. Expect the unexpected!

Saturday December 7
Melbourne – Toff In Town
with Little Bands supports
tickets $12+bf from

Saturday January 18
Sydney – Red Rattler
with supports TBA
tickets $12+bf from

Saturday February 1
Hobart – Brisbane Hotel
with supports TBA
tickets $12+bf from


Solemn, dreamy psych-pop high achievers the Ancients announce supports for their upcoming Night Bus album launches in Melboune and Brisbane! Sydney supports still to be announced!

Saturday November 30
Melbourne – Northcote Social Club
with Milk Teddy + Inevitable Orbit
tickets $12+bf from

Thursday December 5
Brisbane – Black Bear Lodge
with Martyr Privates + Black Vacation
tickets $10 on the door

Friday December 13
Sydney – Brighton Up Bar
supports TBA
tickets $10 on the door