Archive for Ghastly Spats

Terry (Vic) / The Friendsters / Ghastly Spats / 24.05.15

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , on May 19, 2015 by blackwiretocommonground

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Sunday 24th May // All-ages // 3pm

Post prom night afternoon show;
feat. tha FRIENDSTERS
GHASTLY SPATS
TERRY (feat. members of the EASTLINK crew, the CONSTANT MONGREL crew, TOTAL CONTROL etc)

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Old Mate (S.A/LP Launch) / The Friendsters / Ghastly Spats / 18.10.14

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , on October 14, 2014 by blackwiretocommonground

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Saturday 18th October // 7pm // All-ages

“Old Mate is originally the solo project of Pat Telfer from Australian band Bitch Prefect (two albums on the Bedroom Suck label).Formed in Adelaide but nowadays based in Melbourne, Old Mate here presents its first album, “It Is What It Is” following a self-produced EP in 2012 and a debut 7″ single on Major Crimes in 2013. Still centered around founding member Pat Telfer, Old Mate is now a strong cast of 7 to 10 musicians including members of Peak Twins and Wireheads. Old Mate kept from its first songs a certain melancholy that spices up this debut LP. Eight songs all in false flat, constantly and brilliantly defying an infinite monotony. Suspended on the fragile life line floating on the horizon, these not-so-calm songs are glued together by the thick limbo of permanent doubt. Frequently staring at the blind spot, the reality spot, Old Mate conceived an album for the heaviness of the daily grind. A saxophone is sometimes warmly welcomed by the band, like sparkles in the Baudelairian spleen. One might think sometimes of Syd Barrett, Lou Reed, “Dreamy”-era Beat Happening, The Go-Betweens or some contemporary bands of the great Australian scene like Dick Diver and Kitchen’s Floor. Oh and some weird funky stuff too (check”Stressin”!). A first album with a great deal of character.” – SDZ Records.

https://oldmate.bandcamp.com

https://soundcloud.com/thefriendsters-1

https://soundcloud.com/ghastly-spats

 

Cobwebbs (Bris) / Exek (Melb) / Broadcasting Transmitter / Ghastly Spats / Seating Plan / 28.09.14

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on September 24, 2014 by blackwiretocommonground

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Sunday 28th September // 3pm // All-ages

COBWEBBS:: LP Launch…
4-piece noise rock ‘n’ roll band from Brisbane. Been at it for a while now. 2nd LP is out now thru Sonic Masala, and it’s still fun.
https://soundcloud.com/cobwebbs

EXEK:: Melbourne 4 piece, on their first visit to sydney. Debut out now on TIME /\ SPACE RECORDS Co.
https://exek.bandcamp.com/

BROADCASTING TRANSMITTER:: Improvisational group consisting of Edwin Sheather and Jasper Fenton (both from Dead China Doll) and Luke O’Farrell (The Laurels)
https://broadcastingtransmitter.bandcamp.com/

GHASTLY SPATS:: Sydney 5 piece, performed recently at the Sydney Opera House for the RIP 5th bday bash
https://soundcloud.com/ghastly-spats

SEATING PLAN:: Local boy-girl duo, presenting playful melodic minimal synth mangling drudgery
https://soundcloud.com/seating-plan/farewell-annie-1

Tonight & tomorrow

Posted in Performance, Photos with tags , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2013 by blackwiretocommonground

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Friday 8th February // 7pm // All-ages

I AM THE AGENT / COLLAPSO / YES I’M LEAVING / TED DANSON WITH WOLVES

Saturday 9th February // 7pm // All-ages // More info

TÄX (Melb) / OILY BOYS / LAKES (Melb) / GHASTLY SPATS

 

Photo of DEAD by Shaun Tenzenmen.

Täx (Melb) / Oily Boys / Lakes (Melb) / Ghastly Spats / 09.02.13

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , , on January 9, 2013 by blackwiretocommonground

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Saturday 9th February // 7pm // All-ages

TÄX (Melbourne) / OILY BOYS / LAKES (Melbourne) / GHASTLY SPATS

TÄX’s first show in Sydney (featuring members of LAKES and ZOND)! First LAKES Sydney tour in ages!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/T%C3%84X/194866897231605

https://soundcloud.com/oilyboys/demo-2012

http://lakes1.bandcamp.com

https://soundcloud.com/ghastly-spats/sets/gs-ep

Coming up!

Posted in Performance, Photos, Uncategorized with tags , on July 25, 2012 by blackwiretocommonground

Coming up over the next few weeks…also, apologies are due for the extreme delays we are having in responding to emails and messages. Sorry! We’ll try and get back to you as soon as possible…and remember: as always, respect the neighbours and no drinking out the front!

Monday 30th July // 7pm // More info

ROSETTA (USA) / CITY OF SHIPS (USA) / NUCLEAR SUMMER (Qld) / LO!

Friday 3rd August // 7pm // More info

MARTYR PRIVATES (Qld) / SEWERS (Qld) / THE NUGS / GHASTLY SPATS / SNOTTY BABIES

Saturday 4th August // 5pm // More info

GRUN / BLOODS / MISSING CHILDREN / THE FAULTS / EXCELLENT ROBOT

Thursday 9th August // 7pm // More info

MILHOUSE / CROUCHING 80s HIDDEN ACRONYM / NICK VAN BREDA

Friday 17th August // More info

MERE WOMEN / HIRA HIRA / BAD JEEP / DEATHSQUARE / CHALK EATERS

Saturday 18th August // 7pm // More info

BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP / EL ALAMEIN (Qld) / STOCKADES (Vic) / HARBOURER

Sunday 19th August // 4pm // More info

BURNING LOVE (Canada) / FATTURA DELLA MORTE / HOSTILE OBJECTS

Friday 24th August // 6pm // More info

SICK SAD WORLD (Vic) / GLORY HOLE / THORAX / IVAN & THE BACKPACKERS / HACKED TO CHUNKS

Saturday 25th August // More info

TYME. x TUJIKO NORIKO (Japan) / SETEC / HINTERLANDT / GODINPANTS

Friday 31st August // 7pm // More info

DEAD (Vic/LP Launch) / NO ART / BATTLE POPE / FAT GUY WEARS MYSTIC WOLF SHIRT

Saturday 1st September // 7pm // More info

USELESS CHILDREN (Vic/LP Launch) / BED WETTIN’ BAD BOYS / THORAX

Photo of Ghastly Spats by Shaun Tenzenmen

Martyr Privates (Qld) / Sewers (Qld) / The Nugs / Ghastly Spats / Snotty Babies / 03.08.12

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , , , on July 13, 2012 by blackwiretocommonground

Friday 3rd August // 7pm // All-ages

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Martyr-Privates/128251983917034

http://soundcloud.com/sewersband/sets

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Nugs/143510455681813

http://soundcloud.com/ghastly-spats/sets/gs-ep

“The top right-hand corner of Oz has had some musical tidbits festering and gestating in the post-flood brown waters. Under the oppressive sausage-faced Campbell-Newman regime two of bands have got sick of the rotting tropics and decided to branch out and see what’s over state borders. Who can blame ‘em? Beats joining the police recruitment drive or maybe it’s better to get with the program of can’t beat them… pick-up a baton and beat on some stinking Valley bum. But eeenough with the politics and back to the music,

MARTYR PRIVATES been plying their trade for sometime now and have perfected their muscular take on space-rock and all things J. Spaceman. They look deep inside past their guts and intestines and see what some may call soul. Wrought on tried and tested melodies and rock solid musicianship. They have released their 7” debut on Bon Voyage records and if you had listened to it you’d know it was one banger after another. I dare you, no double dare you to fuck with Native Son’s lead riff. I know, I’ve tried and let’s just say no one likes having a pretzel for a penis. On top of this they have more whole slew of songs not built on no mangrove swamp, nay, they cleverly decided on the same unfuckable foundations found on the 7”. I dunno about you but I don’t mind Pink Floyd’s first two records, Roger Waters eat a dick, set the controls for the heart of the sun and see this band.

SEWERS been sweating up North perfecting their own brand of sleaaaze. This limping mutant has gone through several line-up changes to be one of the most promising scum-lickers in all of QLD. Now that is an endorsement. Sewers continues the established OZ tradition of ugly thumping noise but adheres to no rulebook. This isn’t paint by numbers exercise, it combines the snark of the Fall and the Country Teasers for maximum insult. They plan to spend a few nights at the spindle, piecing together some LTD ED. tour tapes for you the fans. So make sure your present to nab yourself a slice of history.

You know what fucking stinks? 99.999% of garage rock in 2012. The Black Lips and pals are to blame, making out, sporting mustaches before you could even grow one. Fortunately NEWCASTLE is enough of stinking hole to gestate new ideas within a tired genre genre genre. That’s right they’ve hiked it down to Sydney to play some nugged out tunes. Are they referrin’ to a crusty kernal of shit or more likely some sweet sweet weed receptor frying brains? I don’t know either but I like both explanations behind what is essentially every dumb-assed street press writers stumbling block? So tell me about your name? NO, get fucked it isn’t important. Cum listen to dumb ramones covers whilst wearing those dumber hypno-glasses and you’ll fall under their spell. You’ll be jumping around like an asshole, having fun. When’s the last time anyone in Sydney had some of that???

Have you seen the classic horro film, Poltergeist? NO? Well you should really do something about that and while you’re at it put on the unofficial soundtrack by GHASTLY SPATS. Shit gets real on account of the SPECTRE, floating everywhere and dead people are waking up. SINGer of GSpats, Lincoln Brown and his merry ghouls be the one’s pushing up the coffins. I’ve seen this band a coupla times and there is a perfect mix of song, noise, melody, dissonance. It’s damn obvious there’s ghouls lurking pulling the strings because they shouldn’t be as good as there. And if that izn’t a fuck you to all you try-hards then I don’t know, I just don’t know.

WHAT I hate about babies is exactly what I like about Snotty Babies. Fuck, kids seriously. They fucking whine, shit themselves ask dumb fucking questions like ‘Why?’ to fucking everything, they don’t know anything and they also vomit and piss all over the place. Have I done a semi-respectable job describing these girls? I dunno but on the 1-2 puunchy track John Belushi they execute exactly what I described. Their inept but they got songs, is that a guitar solo I hear on another track? IMPOSSIBLE. Think this iz their first show. You’d be wise to make more than effort if you don’t wanna get defecated on.”