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Sugar Army album launch tour

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Sugar Army – ‘Building Castles’ (mp3)

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The guys from Sugar Army are touring Australia and we are lucky enough to be presenting it! If you would like to go to the show below, join our mailing list and we will send an RSVP out.

Friday 28 August
Jive, Adelaide
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au, phone sales 1300 438 849 & all Moshtix outlet

Saturday 29 August
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Tickets available from the NSC box office at 301 High St, Northcote (Mon-Sat 2pm-6pm), Phone 9486 1677, online at www.northcotesocialclub.com

Wednesday 2 September
Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay
Free entry

Thursday 3 September
Sound Lounge, Gold Coast
Tickets available from www.thesoundlounge.com.au

Friday 4 September
The Troubadour, Brisbane
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au phone 1300 762 545 and all Oztix outlets

Saturday 5 September
Annandale Hotel, Sydney
Tickets available from www.annandalehotel.com or phone (03) 9550 1078

Thursday 1 October
Prince of Wales, Bunburry

Saturday 3 October
Capitol, Perth

http://www.sugararmy.com.au
http://www.myspace.com/sugararmybarracks
www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=120111634438

Dappled Cities – 'Answer is Zero'

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Dappled Cities – ‘Answer is Zero’ (mp3)

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In music blogland, there’s a loose hierarchy of blogs somewhat determined by Hype Machine’s blog popularity list. The biggest one of the all Stereogum have leaked a track from Dappled Cities upcoming Zounds album. I believe they are featuring it for one day only, so in case you missed it I’ve posted it up here. A few weeks ago Dappled and their team did an amazing launch show / exhibition in a storage warehouse, where they got 12 local artists to put up art installations inspired by each song on the album. It was a very original approach to reveal the album to the media and long time fans such as myself, definitely beats the art gallery with a gig approach. Boudist has photos of this event.

You can Dappled Cities them touring in August-Septemer :

THURSDAY 13 AUGUST – PELLY BAR, FRANKSTON
FRIDAY 14 AUGUST – KAROVA LOUNGE, BALLARAT
SATURDAY 15 AUGUST – CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE
SUNDAY 16 AUGUST – REPUBLIC BAR, HOBART
THURSDAY 20 AUGUST – CAMBRIDGE HOTEL, NEWCASTLE
FRIDAY 21 AUGUST – ANU BAR, CANBERRA
SATURDAY 22 AUGUST – THE METRO THEATRE, SYDNEY
THURSDAY 27 AUGUST – GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON BAY
FRIDAY 28 AUGUST – BON AMICI, TOOWOOMBA
SATURDAY 29 AUGUST – THE ZOO, BRISBANE
THURSDAY 3 SEPTEMBER – JIVE, ADELAIDE
THURSDAY 3 SEPTEMBER – JIVE, ADELAIDE
FRIDAY 4 SEPTEMBER – AMPLIFIER BAR, PERTH
SATURDAY 5 SEPTEMBER – NORFOLK BASEMENT, FREMANTLE

www.myspace.com/dappledcities

Mr. Maps

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Mr. Maps – ‘Your Heels in Sand, Soul in Pursuit’ (Lines version)

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Mr. Maps is a band borne of precision and practice. The songs that form the group’s debut EP were originally guitarist Chris Perren’s honours degree submission, a product of hundreds of hours worth of recording, editing and programming. When Perren assembled a band to play the songs to punters in small venues across Brisbane, he and his fellow musicians found that collaboration had changed and energised the songs enough to warrant a fresh recording.

The group’s debut EP, Mimicry of Lines and Light, is a double-disc showcase of Perren’s compositions, first in their shiny master-planned glory and then roughed up a little by the idiosyncracies of live performance. It sounds a tad self-indulgent and perhaps it is, but if you appreciate music which somehow manages to tell stories using details, layers and everything except vocals, you’ll appreciate this.

I was at Mr. Maps’ first gig at Brisbane’s infamous Lofly Hangar in mid-2008 and I am quietly ashamed that it has taken me this long to put a post up about them. They are truly special.

www.myspace.com/mistermaps