View: THE HARPOONS PORTRAIT SERIES

For a week in September, Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley becomes the focal point for the Australian music industry as the BIGSOUND Festival kicks off. Hundreds of industry members, punters and musicians assemble to see the next wave of acts perform live across several official and unofficial showcase performances.

Weirdo Wasteland, in conjunction with photographer Jeff Andersen Jnr. and Jet Black Cat Music, put a call out to some BIGSOUND 2017 artists we admire to enlist them for a series of portraits taken at Bloodhound Bar throughout the week.

Weirdo Wasteland favourites The Harpoons graciously gave their time to pose for some shots. The band is on the cusp of releasing its second album Amaro, which will be out Friday April 13. Before that album arrives, The Harpoons are sharing new single ‘Pressure’, which follows on from previous tunes ‘Do You Want My Love’ and ‘Reassurance’.

Have a look at the gallery, then check out ‘Pressure’ below.

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Listen: JACK LADDER & THE DREAMLANDERS – ‘WHITE FLAG’

Words: James Frostick

Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders return with a new album announcement and a shiny new single to accompany. ‘White Flag’ is an ode to surrendering to love and giving over one’s self wholeheartedly to the cause, despite its imprisoning nature and toll on both mind and soul.

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Premiere: CARB ON CARB – ‘IT’S BEEN A ROUGH YEAR’

New Zealand emotive-punk duo Carb on Carb return with a blistering new track, news of a forthcoming album and Australian tour announcement. ‘It’s Been a Rough Year’ is a supportive call to those in the midst of trying times – mentally and emotionally. It’s a track imbued with warmth and compassion from a pair of artists who have seen some dark times themselves, and know that better times exist on the other side of the bad.

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Premiere: CAROLINE NO – ‘ALEX’

Caroline Kennedy of The Plums and Deadstar fame is gearing up to bless the masses with a second collection of songs penned as Caroline No. Swimmers is set to release in early March, but before we all have the opportunity to bask in its dreamy textures, Caroline is gifting us ‘Alex’ – a beautiful and heartbreaking ode to the idea of the perfect partner and the search for that flawless being that can cater to all our desires. Continue reading Premiere: CAROLINE NO – ‘ALEX’

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