Monday, 6 January 2014

Cordon Off That Pedestal Fan - Tape/Off Cool Off With Launch & East Coast Tour

OK then, let's get 2014 off and racing with a new single! 'Pedestal Fan' is the first taste of Brisbane rough-and-ready slackjawed literates Tape/Off's upcoming debut LP (about bloody time!). It's been a couple years since their great EP ...And Sometimes Gladness, a release I discovered on the Internet whilst living in Brisbane back in 2010 before realising they were from my hometown. 'Pedestal Fan' is a breakneck blast (complete with scatterbrained, skittish trumpet from a certain Pale Earth) that reminds everyone that there is more to these miscreants than Pavement Post-it reminders, lackadaisical rejoinders and perforated snare skins. Although there is all of that in this track too, really. It's raucous, flying off the handle, barely staying on the tracks - kinetic energy, amphetamine rush, slight acid tinged interlude, then clatter off into the dusk. Sensational stuff. I've heard the album, and it's an absolute cracker too.

Tape/Off launch the single with an East Coast tour starting this Thursday. See the details below. Sonic Masala is presenting their hometown fandango at Trainspotters on Saturday Feb 1, with support from LA/China duo Alpine Decline and Adelaide's Maids.

Thursday January 9 - Sydney, NSW
Brighton Up Bar w/ Skullsquadron & RAMPS

Friday January 10 - Melbourne, VIC
The Old Bar w/ Super Best FriendsSincerely, Grizzly & Darts

Sunday January 12 - Melbourne, VIC
The Public Bar (Sunday School) w/ Chips Rafferty & Ciggie Witch

Saturday January 25 - Fremantle, WA
The Railway Hotel w/ special guests

Sunday January 26 - Perth, WA
Flyrite w/ special guests

Saturday February 1 - Brisbane, QLD
Grand Central Hotel Brisbane (Trainspotters)
w/ Alpine Decline (USA) & Maids

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