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Introducing: Hobbledehoy Vélo

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I like to buy quality products when I can, investing now rather than cheaping out on stuff that doesn’t last. Hey, we can’t all afford to always buy the best, but when it comes to cycling wearables I’ve found all to often price doesn’t correlate with quality. Together with some bespoke manufacturers, I’ve begun a tiny side-project making the gear I want to wear and share with all our riding supporters on team hobble.

Ladies and Gentlemen, presenting Hobbledehoy vélo. A very small-run, high-quality division of exceptional riding products.

hobble-jersey-mod-460xHobbledehoy vélo – Merino Cycling Jersey

This is the beginning of the Hobble vélo range, a custom jersey made of soft, comfortable Merino wool. Designed not for racing, rather for EVERYTHING ELSE. Whether you ride city, highway or trails… this is one hard working, versatile, quality jersey. We’ve tried hard to create something we hope will become your favourite piece of cycling clothing.

Hand crafted in Sydney by ELEVEN from Woolmark Merino wool, minimalist Black/Grey design featuring a small Hobbledehoy logo on chest and sleeve. Sporting clean generous cuts for comfort and range of motion, with three rear pockets, reinforced to prevent ‘load sag’, an easy-on/easy-off full-length Swiss-made zip and elasticised sleeves and waist. Merino regulates temperature so well we use it as a base layer in Winter and on its own in Summer.

Read more / Pre-order the Merino Cycling Jersey

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VIDEO: OWEN – Bad Blood

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Mike Kinsella stumbles and weaves through a new OWEN music video for “Bad Blood” directed by Guise (Samuel Gursky and Mitchell Wojcik) where the mourners for a funeral gather in a record store. Off of his recently released album L’ami du Peuple, the song digs deep into a family’s unexposed roots with SPIN describing it as “a majestic, country-informed single”. Check out the Youtube video!

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Pre-order: ELEVENTH HE REACHES LONDON – Bānhūs

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Pre-order – Bānhūs package deals inc vinyl, CDs, t-shirts

LISTEN TO NEW TRACK ‘BODY UNBIND’ BELOW

Perth’s adored post-hardcore quintet Eleventh He Reaches London will reveal their third album, Bānhūs via Hobbledehoy Records on 4 October 2013. The next moody volume from the triple guitar wielding Goliath will be accompanied by some very welcome, long-awaited tour dates.

Bānhūs is an Old English word meaning ‘body’, literally translating as ‘bone-house’. The album’s title and lyrical themes of existence, misery and death are captured in sonic form across seven songs of despair that feature both Eleventh’s most introspective material to date, and its hardest-hitting. Three years were spent writing the album, and a year was spent in the studio using techniques never before adopted by the band. Bānhūs is Eleventh He Reaches London’s most ambitious work yet.

This is not ‘safe indie music’ or ‘blissed out psych’. Bānhūs is raw, organic, intricately detailed and layered with melody. This is a band that has shared stages with acts as diverse as The Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, ISIS, Cult Of Luna, Against Me!, Boris and Les Savy Fav, and garnered several nods from WA’s illustrious WAMI Awards. Bānhūs will be a gift to eager old fans, and a fascinating ride for unwitting new ones.

HOB026-coverart-300x-72dpi-RGB-webEleventh He Reaches London ‘Bānhūs’ Tour

5 October - The Bakery, PERTH
10 October - Tempo Hotel, BRISBANE
11 October - Hermanns Bar, SYDNEY
12 October - Evelyn Hotel, MELBOURNE
13 October - Crown & Anchor, ADELAIDE

Pre-order – Bānhūs package deals inc vinyl, CDs, t-shirts

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FOURTEEN NIGHTS AT SEA announce tour

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fnas-tour-poster-325x460 Stepping out of the shadows of their influences, FOURTEEN NIGHTS AT SEA have become one of Australia’s more interesting and spirited underground rock bands. Now they are hitting the road again in support of Great North.

September 12th – Geelong, The Barwon Club w/ Bodies & The Coves
September 13th – Warrnambool, The Loft w/ Canidae & Paarthurnax
September 14th – Adelaide, The Metro w/ Canidae & Lara Soulio
September 19th – Canberra, The Phoenix w/ Devotional & Spartak
September 20th – Sydney, Blackwire Records w/ Devotional & Golden Blonde
September 27th – Melbourne, The Reverence Hotel w/ Rolo Tomassi (UK), Palm (JPN), Totally Unicorn and more

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THIS WILL DESTROY YOU featured in World War Z film

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A U.N. employee (Brad Pitt) is racing against time and fate, as he travels the world trying to stop the outbreak of a deadly Zombie pandemic. Via Pitt’s own ‘Plan B’ studio, World War Z is out in Australian theatres now. You’re going to hear “Villa Del Refugio” by THIS WILL DESTROY YOU playing throughout the film.

Zombies, Brad Pitt… ZOMBIES! Watch the trailer below…