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EHRL perform ‘The Good Fight…’ LP live

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Ian Lenton - Eleventh He Reaches London After spending 2012 writing, recording and travelling the world, ELEVENTH HE REACHES LONDON play their first show in over a year. The band will be performing their first album The Good Fight For Harmony in its entirety to celebrate the vinyl reissue / remaster earlier this year.

The show is December 15, with support from RACHEL DEASE, FOXES and ONLY HOPE. Tickets available from the venue.

The band will have limited vinyl copies of the record on the night, alternatively head over to online store to order your copy.

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Austin Lucas / Jamie Hay / PJ Bond tour

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Featuring three prolific singer songwriters, AUSTIN LUCAS (USA), JAMIE HAY (Aus) and PJ BOND (USA), ‘The Young
Troubadours Tour’ will travel the East Coast of Australia throughout January 2013.

Great artists in their own right, the three troubadours team up for a tour of intimate shows, which will see AUSTIN LUCAS and PJ BOND touch our shores for the first time.

Presented by Trusty Chords, Hobbledehoy, Last Chance Records and Bombshellzine.

Jan 3rd – The Grace Emily (Adelaide)
Jan 4th – The Reverence Hotel (Melbourne)
Jan 5th – Baby Black Espresso Bar (Bacchus Marsh)
Jan 9th – The Front Gallery Café (Canberra)
Jan 10th – Yours and Owls (Wollongong)
Jan 11th – The Roxbury (Sydney)
Jan 12th – Lasso Gowrie (Newcastle) with Jen Buxton
Jan 13th – Blackwire Records (Sydney) all ages
Jan 17th – The Wasp Factory (Lismore)
Jan 18th – The Shed (Byron Bay) all ages
Jan 19th – Crowbar (Brisbane)
Jan 23rd – Hepburn Palais (Daylesford)
Jan 24th – Beavs Bar (Geelong) with Nathan Seeckts
Jan 25th, 26th, 27th – Newstead Folk Festival*
*Jamie Hay not playing.

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Jamie Hay added to Hits & Pits tour

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‘Hits & Pits’ has been announced for 2013, a tour visiting most Australian capital cities. It’ll be a late-90’s punk rockers wet dream featuring MAD CADDIES, GOOD RIDDANCE, A WILHELM SCREAM, VOODOO GLOW SKULLS, THE FLATLINERS, DIESEL BOY (Acoustic), ONE DOLLAR SHORT (Acoustic), JAMIE HAY, JEN BUXTON, TOTALLY UNICORN and PAPER ARMS.

Saturday 23rd March – UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney
Sunday 24th March – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane
Wednesday 27th March – ANU Bar, Canberra
Thursday 28th March – HQ, Adelaide
Friday 29th March – Palace Theatre, Melbourne
Monday 1st April – Metropolis, Fremantle

Early-bird tickets (limited allocation with no booking fees) on sale Friday October 26th via hitsandpits.bigcartel.com

General tickets on sale Friday November 2nd. All shows 18+

More info available here: http://www.facebook.com/events/431850966850878

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Jamie Hay / Lincoln le Fevre tour

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Jamie Hay / Lincoln le Fevre 'King Of The Sun' tour poster

Jamie Hay will introduce the country to his upcoming record on tour alongside Lincoln Le Fevre from October to December on the King Of The Sun tour. The thrill of spontaneity permeates every set; but there’s sure to be smiles, truthful remunerations, some fists in the air and of course that voracious voice.

Lincoln’s album Resonation is out October 12 on Poison City Records with Jamie’s album due shortly after via Hobbledehoy, details announced soon! Tour dates below…

OCT 24 – Hobart, TAS – Republic Bar
OCT 26 – Launceston, TAS – Royal Oak Boatshed
OCT 27 – Devonport, TAS – Red Hot Music
NOV 10 – Melbourne, VIC – Reverence Hotel
NOV 22 – Brisbane, QLD – X & Y Bar
NOV 23 – Rockhampton, QLD – O’Dowds
NOV 24 – Byron Bay, NSW – The Shed
DEC 1 – Newcastle, NSW – Lass O’ Gowrie Hotel
DEC 2 – Sydney, NSW – Blackwire Records

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TOUR: 65DAYSOFSTATIC

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Hobbledehoy together with Birds Robe / Life Is Noise are presenting the first Australian visit for UK post-rockers 65daysofstatic.

Their most recent records ‘The Destruction of Small Ideas’ and ‘We Were Exploding Anyway’ have seen the band shift into an electronic-based sound that has seen them compared to peers such as Battles and Aphex Twin. But to describe a 65DOS live show is a difficult task to execute well. Viciously euphoric, frenetic, overwhelming, bordering on chaos and really, really loud. It’s what the band thrive on and how they win armies of new admirers every time they go out on the road. Tickets for the bands Australian dates are on sale now, details below.

– Dec 30th 2012 @ Peats Ridge Festival, Glenworth Valley NSW – Tickets
– Jan 2nd 2013 @ The Hi Fi, Sydney NSW – Tickets
– Jan 3rd 2013 @ The Hi Fi, Brisbane QLD – Tickets
– Jan 4th 2013 @ Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC – Tickets
– Jan 5th 2013 @ The Bakery, Perth WA – Tickets

Facebook Event: facebook.com/events/318075441621958/
Official Artist website: 65daysofstatic.com

We Were Exploding Anyway / Heavy Sky
is out now locally through Bird’s Robe Records.

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THIS WILL DESTROY YOU in Holden TV ad

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A band who are no strangers to having songs placed across both independent and major film, television and cable programming networks, even within the top secret walls of the Pentagon and the Beijing Olympics. So it brings me great pride to announce This Will Destroy You‘s inauguration into Australian-made content, the Holden Motor Company have selected the band’s ‘The Mighty Rio Grande’ track to feature during the video promo for their first electric model, Holden Volt (watch below).

The first preview has already begun airing on Australian network and cable television, radio and online. In recent times the song has also been brought to worldwide attention by it’s prominent use through the 2011 film ‘Moneyball’ (Brad Pitt) and as the soundtrack to “Best Picture” nominee montage at the 84th Annual Academy Awards (aka The Oscars). TWDY are taking no prisoners.

Purchase: This Will Destroy You – Tunnel Blanket (2xLP/CD/CS + Instant MP3)

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ARROWS in new PARKWAY DRIVE DVD

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Parkway Drive - Home Is For The Heartless DVDMany months ago, Australian hardcore juggernauts Parkway Drive asked if Arrows could play a small part in their forthcoming second documentary with music for the opening sequence. It was certainly one of the more surreal emails I ever received, a tremendous honor for both Arrows and Hobbledehoy. Parkway’s first ‘The DVD’ was the highest selling Australian music DVD of 2009, achieving Platinum sales, winning the Rolling Stone Award for ‘Best Music DVD’ and outstanding international acclaim.

Arrows song ‘Whore Will Have Their Trinkets’ (from the album Modern Art & Politics) features for two and half minutes during the opening sequence of the new ‘Home Is For The Heartless’ as the band packs their gear before the tour.

The 75-minute feature film takes viewers on an epic global trek, from the band’s beloved hometown of Byron Bay, Australia to some of the most obscure destinations on the musical map. More than just a film about five musicians connecting with the planet and its inhabitants, ‘Home is for the Heartless’ is about the untold power of music and its ability to communicate beyond any language, geographical or cultural boundaries. Grab it in Australian stores today through Resist and an international release by Epitaph later in 2012.

Thank you so much to the kind folks in Parkway and at Resist Records.

Purchase: Parkway Drive ‘Home Is For The Heartless’ – DVD
Purchase: Arrows ‘Modern Art & Politics’ – CD + Instant MP3 or iTunes

Watch the trailer below:

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100 WATCHES GONE, THANK YOU!

Hobbledehoy Logo Watch

Hobbledehoy Logo WatchI love watches, so this was a very exciting addition to our catalog for me. What started as a small gift for a few of our retail supporters and a quirky item for the online store has quickly become a unexpected fan favorite.

Now I’m thrilled to announce the Hobbledehoy logo watch, featuring our all star viking mascot Vincent, has just made its centenary sales milestone! There are more on the way, back-order now loyal Hobbler, and your watch will ship out as soon as more arrive.

Purchase the Hobbledehoy Watch