Boasting an impeccable roster of up-and-coming Australian talent, independent label Broken Stone Records is hitting the road in February for a roadshow extravaganza.
With a suitcase full of great local artists, the touring showcase of music and mixed-media art will feature live performances from Sister Jane, Magnetic Heads, Caitlin Park and The Maple Trail and will visit Byron Bay, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Newcastle and Sydney, as well as regional cities Bellingen, Kyneton, Clifton and Katoomba.
The bands’ performances will be accompanied by live footage VJ-ing and projections of their video clips. An exciting display of artworks created as part of Broken Stone’s recording releases (including sculptural work used in film clips, photographs from live shows and illustrative cover art) will be on show in the venue space for audiences to explore.
Roadhouse blues and tangled rock’n’roll dreamers SISTER JANE hail from the Blue Mountains. Following the release of their debut full length Mercy in 2011, Broken Stone Records is excited to announce the re-release of Mercy on 12″ vinyl in 2012. This re-issue will feature a limited edition alternate cover and a free download.
Longlisted for the AMP 2011, CAITLIN PARK’s debut album Milk Annual has been widely received as a par excellence debut effort. A singer-songwriter from Sydney, Park is not your average neo-folk musician and has single-handedly taken this genre and pulled it to the left with her abstract composition, electro-acoustic stylings and film nostalgia. Caitlin has spent some time in the UK in late 2011 and will be returning to release her sophomore album and tour in May 2012.
After two widely acclaimed EPs, there is much anticipation for the debut album from Sydney based four-piece MAGNETIC HEADS. The band (which has been compared to the Go Betweens, The Talking Heads and Echo & The Bunnymen) has spent the bright Australian summer writing and will be recording their first full length in March of 2012 – scheduled for a release this September.
THE MAPLE TRAIL will release their latest album Cable Mount Warning in March 2012. With Cable Mount Warning, The Maple Trail charges forth in a calamitous chorus of epic, introspective, yet summery folk songs that take you down a dark winding path before throwing you into the light.
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Thursday 9 February – Bellingen Memorial Hall, Bellingen NSW – ALL AGES
Friday 10 February – Byron Bay Brewery Bryon Bay NSW
Saturday 11 February – The Waiting Room, Brisbane QLD – ALL AGES
Friday 17 February – The Street Theatre, Canberra ACT – ALL AGES
Saturday 18 February – Kyneton Town Hall, Kyneton VIC – ALL AGES
Sunday 19 February- Horse Bazaar, Melbourne VIC
Wednesday 22 February – The Lass, Newcastle NSW
Thursday 23 February – The Standard, Sydney NSW
Friday 24 February – The Clifton School of Arts, Clifton NSW – ALL AGES
Saturday 25 February – The Baroque Bar, Katoomba NSW