Jesus, What A Year

Spos New Year’s Eve is that bit of the year where everyone thinks about what they did (and didn’t) get done in the past twelve months, and what they reckon they’re gonna get done in the next twelve. 2012 was without a doubt our most interesting and successful year yet. After we got invited to play with Dropkick Murphys in Melbourne (dream made, pants wet etc) the dudes ended up taking us back to the US of A for their East Coast tour where we hung out with Frank Turner (and played some other shows with him). Then we ended up being the first Celt punk band to play CherryRock12 in legendary AC/DC Lane and supported Anti-Flag, Strike Anywhere and The Flatliners. Played Drunken Moon Festival with Brothers Grim, Gay Paris, Jackson Firebird, Howling Steam Train and Kira Piru & The Bruise; toured Brisbane and Sydney a couple of times and finished the whole shemozzle with an epic New Years Eve party for Black Cherry in Sin City – playing with champions Area-7 and Barbariön. No time for snoozin’ though. The tour calendar for 2013 is shaping up to be a beauty and there are new recordings and a big fat Celt album coming out as well. Stay tuned, cats!

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RSA Announced On Port Fairy Folk Festival Lineup

Did we ever think we’d be playing a festival with Arlo Guthrie, Glen Hansard, Christine Anu, Gurrumul and Kate Miller-Heidke? Uh, no. But we’re stoked to announce we’ve been added to the eclectic lineup of Port Fairy’s famous festival along with Celt legends The Popes and a stack of other awesome artists including The Ugly Uncles, the Zydegators, as well as icons like Shane Howard and Russell Morris. It’s gonna be a pretty unique outing – we dunno which days we’re playing yet but we’ve blanked out the diary for the whole festival. There’s a promise of stacks of banjoes, fiddles, drinking, you know, so we’ll slide right on in there. Our biggest festival yet! You can still get tickets if you’re quick. ROAD TRIP!

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RSA Hearts The VRDL

So, last year we played this show at Baha Tacos in Rye and out of the blue a busload of awesome Roller Derby ladies showed up and showed us that their moves on the dancefloor were as deadly as their moves on the roller derby track. Suffice to say: we’re in love with derby culture and their kickarse skills so when the Victorian Roller Derby League Allstars asked us to play a show for them at Revolver on Friday 18 Jan, we said FKYES. Bascially, after their first trip to the USA, Victorian Roller Derby League Allstars went from being an unranked team to 11th their region. To take Australian roller derby to the next level in the world league, the Allstars need to get back to the USA, so they’re throwing a fundraising party and we’re headlining! With City Vs Country and Andrew Swift, not to mention the Allstars themselves who will be skating around Revolver all night handing out prizes and giveaways, it’s going to be a bangin’ way to bring in 2013!

Doors open at 8.30pm. Tickets are $15.00+bf from this little link here.
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