REGURGITATOR crushing it. 2023.
SAT 25 NOV – boorloo BADLANDS closing down sale, perth
with TURNSTYLE and LAST QUOKKA.
Doors 7.30pm. Tickets from oztix SELLING FAST!
SUN 26 NOV – boorloo BADLANDS closing down sale, perth
with TURNSTYLE, GRUNGE BARBIE and DEAD TOOTH HOTTIE
Doors 6.00pm. Tickets from oztix
full impact culture.
get it as you grow it.
And grow at will – off the back of a steady diet of anything comes another hot box of shows across the evaporating twilight of ’23.
The past year back on stages has crushed and improvised from Spring Loaded to Good Things to Units – more steps than one can wonder up that craggy trail of precarious independence lingering on the kindling embers of a bloated spectacle. All in the face of an industry fabricating a vortex of froth and culture packed and canned for your homogenous convenience. And the costs burn offerings like a dialed up hot spit roast set on excess.
“Independence is not a word which can be used as an exorcism, but an indispensable condition for the existence of people who are truly liberated, in other words who are truly masters of all the material means which make possible the radical transformation of society” (Fanon)
From the red hot centre of Mparntwe in September; stadium scale adventures with Weezer and KISS in October; festivals in Melton and now not in Newcastle, two nights of 5th birthday mayhem at Vinnie’s Dive Bar on the Gold Coast, a night at the much adored GOV in Adelaide, all collapsing in two nights of a Badlands closing down sale – we span the horizons. All travels carbon offset.
Mash on in the superfluous noise! Crush it up now.
An inclusive and cooperative society is the only way forward. We say YES!
Now a decade into their permanent reunion – a tenure exceeding their original 1995 – 2002 existence – Perth’s guitar-vs-Casio wunderkinds Turnstyle released their fourth album, Citizens’ Handbook in early September and now prepare to send off one of their hometown’s most beloved venues. The years have aged the band but not damaged their quirk. The innocent indie kids of yore now a little more world-wise but their fuzz pedal settings have remained in a locked position: Heavy. A. F.
THE LAST QUOKKA
Last Quokka are garage punk from Fremantle (whadjuk country). Described as if “King Gizz were a suburban punk band” (Double J), their latest sonic offering ‘Red Dirt’ has received high praise around the country. It’s socially conscious, piss-taking, big riff energy that you can shake your ass to.
After years of individually fronting the acts Hussy, New Talk and Trolley, Shinead Ruby, Kiera Alice Owen and Germaine Jones came together as Grunge Barbie in 2019 and proceeded to take over line ups across Perth and Fremantle. Earning a series of incredible shows (including supports with Sleaford Mods and RVG), Grunge Barbie bend the parameters of grunge, punk and hip hop, weaving them together fearlessly. Three powerful women have turned the last couple of years into a blueprint for anyone who has ever had to crash and reboot. There’s darker energies within the trio, flirtations with noise-work and uncharted lyrical content that speaks to Ruby’s ability to question everything, even herself.
DEAD TOOTH HOTTIE
Originating from the unassuming suburban households of Perth, Australia, the lo-fi, contemporary new wave sounds of Dead Tooth Hottie appeared on the scene in 2021. Mark Tabone, Blair Pasco, and Marcy D’Souza have drawn from their roots in rock genres, embraced their love of dancey pop, swapped their original instruments of choice and resurfaced with some catchy experimental art-rock that won’t leave your brain.