Tour Guide: Twerps, Patrick James, Royal Chant

There’s a local flavour to today’s Tour Guide, with national dates announced by Melbourne band Twerps, a double EP and national tour from Sydney garage rockers Royal Chant and a headlining tour announcement from Port Macquarie native Patrick James.

Twerps To Launch New EP In Sydney And Melbourne

Melbourne pop foursome Twerps are set to play their first headlining shows of 2014 in Sydney and Melbourne as they launch a new EP by the name of Underlay. The EP will be released digitally, as well as on limited edition 12-inch vinyl and cassette.

Underlay marks the first new material from the ever-bittersweet Twerps since their Work It Out/He’s In Stock single, which dropped in late 2012. Since then, the band have toured the US for a third time, played at Meredith and Laneway festivals, and supported Mac De Marco‘s Australian tour. They’ve also been working on their second full-length studio album.

Twerps Underlay EP Launch Shows

Tickets on sale now

Saturday, 23rd August 2014
Red Rattler, Sydney
Tix: Via Moshtix
With Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys + The Friendsters

Friday, 29th August 2014
The Shadow Electric, Melbourne
Tix: Via The Shadow Electric
With Fabulous Diamonds + The Shifters

Watch: Twerps – Work It Out

Patrick James Announces Broken Lines Tour

Port Macquarie’s own Patrick James will soon be hitting the road again, having wrapped up a sold-out headline tour at the end of 2013. To celebrate the release his latest EP, Broken Lines, the singer-songwriter has announced a national tour set to kick off this August.

Earlier this year, James supported Pete Murray on his national tour, as well as Boy & Bear on their mammoth 29-date regional tour. This August, Patrick will be stepping up to headliner status once again with more tunes, bigger rooms and more cities.

Patrick James Broken Lines Tour Dates

Tickets on sale now

Friday, 29th August
Beavs Bar, Geelong VIC
Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 30th August
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Tickets: Corner Hotel

Thursday, 4th September
The Grand Poobah, Hobart TAS
Tickets: Oztix

Friday, 5th September
A Music Warehouse Project, Adelaide SA – ALL AGES
Tickets: Moshtix

Saturday, 6th September
Fly By Night, Fremantle WA
Tickets: Moshtix

Friday, 12th September
Lizottes, Newcastle NSW – ALL AGES
Tickets: Lizottes

Saturday, 13th September
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW
Tickets: Moshtix

Thursday, 18th September
Transit Bar, Canberra ACT
Tickets: Moshtix

Saturday, 20th September
Pier One @ Panthers, Port Macquarie NSW
Tickets: Oztix

Friday, 26th September
Old Museum, Brisbane QLD
Tickets: Old Museum

Watch: Patrick James – Wait

Royal Chant Announce Double EP And National Tour

Sydney garage rockers Royal Chant have undergone some lineup changes since releasing their debut LP, Raise Your Glass & Collapse, in 2011, but that hasn’t deterred them from keeping up a steady stream of singles, EPs, side-projects and announcing a national tour in support of their latest double EP, Small Town Bruises/A Day At The Wauchope Races.

With the help of their fans and the power of KickStarter, Royal Chant went into Music Feeds Studio last year and blasted through 13 tracks that traverse all manner of genres, including garage, grunge, rock, pop and fuzz. Now, they’ll be showcasing the DIY release on the road.

Royal Chant Small Town Bruises Tour Dates

Saturday, 12th July 2014
Captain Cook Hotel, Sydney
With The Water Board + Megasaur

Friday, 18th July 2014
Tote Hotel, Melbourne
With Claws & Organs + 24-Hour Neon Sex Machine

Saturday, 19th July 2014
Metropolitan Hotel, Adeliade
With The Aves + The Rocketeer

Thursday, 24th July
Bar, Perth
With Pat Chow + Trigger Jackets + Black Stone From The Sun + Catbrush

Friday, 25th July
Beat Nightclub, Northbridge
With The Novocaines + Tired Lion + Lionizer + Hideous Sun Demon

Saturday, 26th July
The Railway Hotel, Fremantle
With Kill Teen Angst + Shimmergloom + Tenderhooks + City Views

Saturday, 9th August
Trainspotters, Brisbane
With Kaleidoscope + Dead Wolves + Roth

Watch: Royal Chant – Shake, Shake

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