Pikelet tour starts this week!

May 3rd, 2011

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Don’t forget that Pikelet take off this week for a handful of dates around the country, most likely their last interstate jaunt before bunkering down to start work on album number three! Evelyn Morris is also playing a solo Pikelet show in Darwin later this month, her first every Northern Territory show!
SAT 7 MAY – FBI SOCIAL – KINGS CROSS HOTEL, SYDNEY
supported by Holy Balm and Donny Benet
Tickets available from Oztix or 1300 762 545
FRI 13 MAY – EAST BRUNSWICK CLUB, MELBOURNE
supported by Dick Diver, Angel Eyes and Montero
Tickets available from East Brunswick Club and at the box office 9388 9794.
SAT 14 MAY – THE BAKERY, PERTH
supported by Erasers, Gilbert Fawn & Craig McElhinney and Water Temple
Tickets available from Now Baking
SAT MAY 28 – HAPPY YESS, DARWIN (Pikelet solo show)
with Clue To Kalo, Leah Flanagan, June Mills, the Feedback Orchestra and more.
3pm-1am, all ages, $25 door sales
More info from Happy Yess

Released Series – curated by Chapter Music!

April 13th, 2011

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As part of the Workers Club’s Released series, Chapter Music celebrates its very existence with a label showcase, featuring some of its all-time sexiest performers. Twerps play their first gig back after their epic six week US tour, and so will be in match-fit fighting form! Geoffrey O’Connor and his band of sensual synth-wielders play the middle slot, and opening will be benign label dictator Guy Blackman in collaboration with My Pal Foot Foot’s Yuko Kono, who has been living in Melbourne from Japan for the last 9 months or so.

NB: All proceeds from the Chapter showcase will go to the Japan Multicultural Relief Fund to assist the Japan tsunami relief effort.

Weds 27 April – Workers Club, Fitzroy
Twerps, Geoffrey O’Connor and Guy Blackman & Yuko Kono
$10 on the door

Primitive Calculators single launch!

April 11th, 2011

CalcsSlugLaunchFitzroy Synth-punk legends Primitive Calcuators recently released a 7″ on Canada’s Sweet Rot Records, featuring three different versions of their signature track Pumping Ugly Muscle – one a previously unreleased rehearsal recording from 1979, one a reunion-era live version from 2009, and one a cover version by Brisbane gloom-punks Slug Guts.

Now Prim Calcs and Slug Guts are teaming up to launch the single in Melbourne at the Tote Hotel on Thursday April 14, with support from Lost Animal and Repairs.

Primitive Calculators single launch

Thursday April 14, 8pm

Tote Hotel, Collingwood

with Slug Guts, Lost Animal, Repairs

tickets $12 on the door

singles available on the night!

www.primitivecalculators.com


Pikelet – May micro tour!

April 5th, 2011
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Australian Music Prize-nominated psych pop wonders Pikelet announce a brief but enthusiastic Australian tour in May.

Pikelet’s head-swirling second album Stem recently took on all comers to be one of just nine nominated for the 2010 Australian Music Prize. It was a fitting conclusion to a year packed with adventures such as tours with Dirty Projectors, Devendra Banhart and Broadcast, and festival performances at Queenscliff Music Festival, Melbourne International Arts Festival and MONA FOMA. Pikelet frontwoman Evelyn Morris also shared memorable chartered jet flights around the nation with Leonard Cohen, as bandmate for support act Clare Bowdtich.

These upcoming shows will also be the last of note for the band before they bunker down to start working on album number three. So don’t miss out on your final chance to catch the Pikelet band in full flight for quite some time!

SAT 7 MAY – FBI SOCIAL – KINGS CROSS HOTEL, SYDNEY
Tickets available from Oztix www.oztix.com.au or 1300 762 545
FRI 13 MAY – EAST BRUNSWICK CLUB, MELBOURNE
Tickets available from www.eastbrunswickclub.com and at the box office 03.9388 9794.
SAT 14 MAY – THE BAKERY, PERTH
Tickets available from www.nowbaking.com.au


Twerps SXSW dates!

March 9th, 2011
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Having already hit the motels of Los Angeles, and just a week to go until they hit Austin, Texas, it’s time to announce a few of Twerps’ SXSW shows, with perhaps even more to be announced closer to the date!

Thursday Mar 17, Whole Foods Market, 12pm (acoustic show)

Friday Mar 18, WNYU Party, Demi-Dog House (206 Dunlap St, Austin), 5pm

Saturday Mar 19, Maggie Mae’s, 12pm (Aussie BBQ)

Saturday Mar 19, Black & Tan, 7.30pm (official showcase/Cake Shop party)

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Pikelet’s upcoming shows!

February 22nd, 2011

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Not so surprisingly, after their recent nomination for the 2010 Australian Music Prize, Melbourne pop psych wonders Pikelet are currently in hot demand.

This Saturday the band play a one-off show at the Famous Spiegel Garden in Melbourne. Then they  head up to Sydney for the AMP Alive Shortlist Showcase on Weds March 2, alongside fellow nominees the Holidays and Richard In Your Mind. They will also appear the following night at the AMP winner announcement party (cross your fingers for us!). And now Pikelet have announced a double headline show for Saturday March 19 at Melbourne’s Toff In Town, with ascendant chanteuse Brous.

It’s been a big 12 months for Pikelet and the band’s dazzling frontispiece Evelyn Morris. Whether it’s Pikelet supporting bands like Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Broadcast and the Dirty Projectors, or Evelyn touring Australia in Clare Bowditch’s band supporting Leonard Cohen, or drumming for Japanese noise icons Boredoms, neither have stopped moving. This show will be one of the Pikelet band’s last Melbourne appearances before heading away to work on their next album.

So here’s a list of Pikelet’s upcoming shows:

Saturday Feb 26, 10.30pm Melbourne – Famous Spiegel Garden, Southbank

tickets $15+bf from http://spiegel.theartscentre.com.au/

Wednesday March 2, 6.30pm Sydney – Annandale Hotel, Annandale

AMP Alive Shortlist Showcase, with the Holidays and Richard In Your Mind

tickets $16+bf from www.annandalehotel.com

Saturday March 19, 8.30pm Melbourne – Toff In Town, city

with Brous- tickets $10 on the door


Twerps – SXSW and US tour!

February 15th, 2011
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(photo by Angaline Atkins)

Loveable lo-fi foursome Twerps from Melbourne, Australia are heading to the States for their first ever US tour, at the invitation of Austin industry megafest South By Southwest. Their trip also coincides with two new singles released on hip-to-the-minute Stateside labels Olde English Spelling Bee and Underwater Peoples.

As well as Austin, the band will be taking in shows around the nation with the likes of Big Troubles, Wet Hair, Family Portrait, Wounded Lion, Royal Baths and Medication.

Here are their dates so far (with more still to be announced):

Weds March 9 – Tin Can Ale House, San Diego (with Dreamboat and Dog Day)

Fri March 11 – KXSC live to air, Los Angeles, 1pm

Fri March 11 – Pehrspace, Los Angeles (with Wounded Lion, Green Green and Cold Showers)

Sat March 12 – Origami Vinyl instore, Los Angeles, 7pm

Sun March 13 – Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco (with Royal Baths and Lilac)

March 15-20 – SXSW, Austin

Weds March 23 – Glasslands Gallery, Brooklyn (with Family Portrait, La Big Vic and Family Trees)

Thurs March 24 – Cake Shop, New York (with Big Troubles and The Hairs)

Sat March 26 – Younglove’s, Philadelphia (with Big Troubles and Family Portrait)

Tues March 29 – Cafe Nine, New Haven (with Medication and Estrogen Highs)

Weds March 30 – Blue Triangle Loft, Boston (with Fucs)

Tues Apr 5 – Pittsburgh(with Wet Hair)

Weds Apr 6 – Cleveland (with Wet Hair)

Thus April 7 – Chicago (with Wet Hair)

Fri April 8 – Medusa, Minneapolis (with Wet Hair and Velvet Davenport)

Sat April 9 – Iowa City (with Wet Hair)

In Australia the band have played with the likes of Deerhunter, Thee Oh Sees, Black Lips, Yo La Tengo and the Go-Betweens’ Robert Forster (pictured with the band above).

Their 2009 debut EP was released on cassette by US label Night People, and on now sold-out vinyl in Australia by Chapter Music, while the band just released their own limited edition vinyl split single with local Melbourne buddies The Ancients.

Chapter Music is currently offering a free download of Twerps’ track “Bullies”, as heard on the Ancients split single, from the “Music” tab of our Facebook page.

Underwater peoples will release their Twerps single Black Eyes on March 8 to coincide with the band’s US tour, while Olde English Spelling Bee’s single She Didn’t Know is scheduled for a later March release. The two singles have matching cover art that, when combined, forms an even bigger picture, by Melboune artist Matlok Griffiths.

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Pikelet nominated for Australian Music Prize!

February 11th, 2011
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(photo by Lauren Bamford)

In a ceremony held last week at the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne psych pop wonders Pikelet were shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize for their second album Stem (Love+Mercy/Chapter Music, through Shock Distribution).

Recorded in Melbourne with Chicago-expat producer Casey Rice (Tortoise, Liz Phair, Ben Lee), Stem was hugely acclaimed upon release in February 2010, receiving Album of the Week accolades, national playlisting for lead track Weakest Link and press adoration for the album’s cosmic pop stylings. It was a long way from Pikelet’s beginnings as a solo project for Evelyn Morris, originally a hardcore drummer in outfits such as Baseball and True Radical Miracle, who started Pikelet as a melodic, loop-driven palette cleanser in 2006. Stem’s expressive full band arrangements, featuring the talents of Shags Chamberlain, Matthew Cox and Tarquin Manek, reveal Pikelet to be one of Australia’s brightest pop talents.

As international support act du jour, Pikelet has performed with the likes of Devendra Banhart, Sufjan Stevens, Beirut, Goldfrapp, Dirty Projectors, Broadcast and Kaki King, as well as appearing at festivals including Golden Plains and Laneway. In solo mode, Evelyn has toured internationally with Jens Lekman, Jeffrey Lewis and Bachelorette, and is set to return to the US in mid-2011.

In late 2010, Evelyn joined Clare Bowditch’s live band as drummer when she supported Leonard Cohen, sharing chartered jets with Mr Cohen around Australia during his recent national tour. She also drummed for Japanese noise legends the Boredoms at the Melbourne International Arts Festival, as well as performing her own Pikelet show for MIAF. This January she joined the festivities at Hobart’s renowned MONA FOMA event.

Upcoming Pikelet live shows:

Saturday February 26, Famous Spiegeltent, Southbank VIC (tickets here)

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Twerps with Robert Forster!

February 1st, 2011

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Chapter’s loveable Twerps played a great show supporting the amazing Robert Forster of the Go-Betweens last night! Check out a video of them backing Robert on Surfing Magazines here!


Chapter Music Christmas Sale!

November 30th, 2010

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CHAPTER MUSIC CHRISTMAS SALE!

Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas! Ho ho ho!

For a limited time, namely December 1 to December 20, Chapter Music is reducing its CD prices to a very festive $15AUD, including postage anywhere in the world! Double CDs are reduced to the almost laughable price of $20!

CDs make the perfect Christmas gift – light, inexpensive and best of all, they contain music! What’s more, if they’re Chapter Music CDs, they contain really great music!

So put on a santa hat and start shopping, via Chapter’s snazzy Paypal webstore

We’ll send everything out as soon as the orders come in, to make sure you get them in time for Chrissy (unless you order from somewhere like Latvia on Dec 20th, then we can’t promise you anything).

And a merry Christmas to all…