ON MY PLAYLIST with SAND PEBBLES

Wes Holland from Sand Pebbles shares the tunes currently on his playlist.

Sand Pebbles head off on their national tour this weekend to launch new album Dark Magic.

Check out all the tour dates here.

Death In Vegas – ‘Medication’

The best song released in 2011 so far. Who knew Richard Fearless had such an amazing singing voice?

Death In Vegas – ‘Your Loft My Acid’

Another fantastic tune from the latest Death In Vegas album. 60 seconds in you think you have it pegged, and then it changes into something completely different.

Roky Erickson – ‘Unforced Peace’

This is one of Roky’s finest solo moments… the only known recording sounds like it was recorded in a shoe box, but it’s still an incredible song. We’re just about to go into the studio to record a cover of this to celebrate his first ever Australian tour next year.

Woods – ‘Out Of The Eye’

The first time I heard this was on Stephen Walker’s radio show a few months back. He opened the Skull Cave with it and I thought it was a rare Can song I’d missed along the way.  What a tune!

The Small Faces – ‘Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake’

I just listened to an old BBC Radio documentary on this album. Kenney Jones talks about playing this massive 26 inch ride cymbal… It’s the best drum sound I’ve ever heard on a song.

SAND PEBBLES’ REVEAL NEW SINGLE & KICK OFF TOUR NEXT MONTH

NEW SINGLE
SAND PEBBLES
‘Dark Magic’ (The Hell-Broth & Bubble single mix)

The wait is almost over for interstate punters. Melbourne flower-punk luminaries Sand Pebbles embark on a national tour next month to launch their acclaimed new album Dark Magic in Canberra, Sydney, Byron Bay, Brisbane and Hobart. To coincide with the forthcoming tour, Sand Pebbles have released their second single, the Hell Broth & Bubble remix version of single ‘Dark Magic’. Listen above.

SAND PEBBLES ‘DARK MAGIC’ ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR

FRIDAY 2 DECEMBER - THE FRONT CANBERRA (ALBUM LAUNCH), w/ THE SUN BLINDNESS
SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER – GOODGOD SYDNEY (ALBUM LAUNCH), w/ THE SUN BLINDNESS & ASTRAL KALEIDOSCOPE
FRIDAY 9 DECEMBER - BYRON BAY BREWERY, BYRON BAY (ALBUM LAUNCH), w/ BLACK CAB AND THE WINDY HILLS
SATURDAY 10 DECEMBER – EIGHT MILES HIGH FESTIVAL BRISBANE, THE ZOO, w/ BLACK CAB, RICHARD IN YOUR MIND
SATURDAY 17 DECEMBER – GRAND POOH BAR, HOBART (ALBUM LAUNCH), w/ HEY MOOK!
FRIDAY 23 DECEMBER – THE ESPY FRONT BAR, MELBOURNE, w/ MATT SONIC AND THE HIGH TIMES, BURIED FEATHER
FRIDAY 6 JANUARY 2012 - THE NASH, GEELONG, w/ BLACK CAB

Sand Pebbles – Dark Magic is out now
via Dot Dash/ Remote Control
Dark Magic - Sand Pebbles

RC ARTISTS NOMINATED FOR THE AGE EG AWARDS

Voting for the 2011 AGE EG AWARDS is now open & we are stoked that the following amazing Remote Control artists are up for an award:

BEST NEW TALENT: Oscar + Martin; Sand Pebbles
BEST FEMALE: Jane Badler
BEST ALBUM: Sand Pebbles – Dark Magic
BEST SONG: Oscar + Martin – ‘Do the Right Thing’; Sand Pebbles – ‘Occupied Europe’; Teeth & Tongue – Unfamiliar Skirts
BEST VICTORIAN/LOCAL GROUP: Black Cab; Sand Pebbles
BEST TOUR: Swans (Forum/East Brunswick Club); the National (Palais/Falls)

View full nominees list here.

VOTE NOW