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STRAIGHT ARROWS

Photo Gallery: Parquet Courts + Straight Arrows - Manning Bar (04.03.15)

Parquet Courts were supported by Straight Arrows last night at Sydney's Manning Bar. Evelyn Tija was there and brings us these photos from the stellar set:

Live Review: Black Lips + Straight Arrows - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (07.01.15)

“Can you make us sound like we’re in well” quipped Owen Penglis early into Straight Arrows set. Making liberal use of reverb and feedback through their set of punk midway on its afternoon walk from the beach back to the garage. Penglis plays the set with a price tag hanging off his bright sparkling red guitar as if he intends to take it back later that night and give up this whole rock and roll business. He probably shouldn’t just yet as the band deliver a tunefully ragged set that sets the tone for the Black Lips distinctively offbeat show.

Photo Gallery: Black Lips + Straight Arrows + Destiny 3000 - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (07.01.15)

Black Lips performed their dirty southern rock supported by Straight Arrows and Destiny 3000. Pete Dovgan brings you the photos from a very sweaty Oxford Art Factory:

Ball Park Music, Chet Faker and REMi among the first names listed in the first Coopers AMP long-list announcement.

The first nine artists and their albums have been made public in the first long list announcement for the renowned Coopers AMP. The Australian Music Prize, which sees the winner walk away with the $30,000 prize come from all areas of the Australian music community, with their nominated albums representative of some of the best music of this year.

Straight Arrows announce 'Rising' album tour alongside new film clip!

Straight Arrows have been working hard on their followup album set for release this June. Rising, a result of three years of recording half at front man Owen Penglis' house and half at his new recording studio. They are also pleased to announce the release of their new single "Petrified", taken straight from their upcoming album, accompanied by its music video, edited by the band's own Angela Garrick. In celebration of their recent achievements, the band are hitting the road for a tour, joined by Canberra's TV Colours.

DZ Deathrays, Ernest Ellis, Awesome Tapes From Africa and more round out the Secret Garden Festival's lineup!

The sold-out Secret Garden Festival has dropped a second artist announcement that is sure to make people either ecstatic that they snagged tickets or devastated they missed out, one of the two. There's just under a fortnight to go until these bands come together for one hell of a party and considering the initial lineup was already ridiculously good, it's no surprise that the event organisers have gone and upped the ante with this second lot as well.

Live Review: Port Royal Street Party - Fennell Street, Port Melbourne (18.01.14)

It’s pretty rare for the typically quiet streets of Port Melbourne to stage live music – and particularly uncommon for a day party showcasing the best that Victoria has to offer in the way of punk and rock acts. Perhaps that’s why the inaugural Port Royal Street Party in Fennell Street, Port Melbourne was so damn special. And what a cracker of a day it was.

Live Review: Violent Soho + Straight Arrows + Horror My Friend - Adelaide Unibar (02.11.13)

You know those times where you’ve listened to a record a number of times, love the shit out of it then find out the band is coming to your city relatively soon after? This is how I felt when I found out Violent Soho was going to be out on the road with their Hungry Ghost album. After seeing the final 15 minutes or so of their Laneway Festival set a few years ago, I became gradually hooked on their music as time went on, but there was something about album number three that completely knocked me for six.

Photo Gallery: At First Sight - Carriageworks (20.07.13)

At First Sight is a fantastic event held at Carriageworks in Sydney which showcases up and coming music talent with a record fair from some of Sydney's best independent record stores, labels and private dealers. Artists include Shining Bird, Holy Balm, Client Liaison, Straight Arrows, Songs and Super Wild Horses. Photos by Johnny Au

Carriageworks releases full artist line up for 'At First Sight' gig and record fair!

Carriageworks will be hosting one hell of a night when they present 'At First Sight' on July 20 and have released the names of the talented folk set to take part! The line-up is cutting edge and features the following:

HTRK
TWERPS
CLIENT LIAISON
SHINING BIRD
SUPER WILD HORSES
THE LAURELS
BEACHES
STRAIGHT ARROWS
SONGS
HOLY BALM
DAY RAVIES

DJs set to do their thing at the gig and record fair include:

YO GRITO
JIMMY SING
NOISE IN MY HEAD
MARCUS KING
SMOKIE LA BEEF
BASSLINES

FBi Radio announces the 'All Our Friends' series of fundraisers.

Over the past 10 years, FBi Radio has been the launchpad for many burgeoning Sydney artists and has continued to foster a creative and supportive networks for the artistic community. The station is proud to announce a series of fundraisers called 'All Our Friends', a run of gigs which are set to celebrate a decade on air.

Live Review: Dig It Up! Ft Hoodoo Gurus + Blue Oyster Cult + The Flamin’ Groovies – The Palace Hotel (25.04.13)

Held in honour of the 30 year recording career of the Hoodoo Gurus and in its second year on a fine Anzac day, Dig It Up features a multitude of bands that The Gurus have handpicked; ranging from idols to contemporaries through to new discoveries, as well as some comedy thrown in for good measure.

Tour Updates: Black Sabbath, A$AP Rocky, Lowrider, Dig It Up!, P!NK and more!

In this issue: Black Sabbath adds Adelaide date to national tour, there are some changes to A$AP Rocky’s debut Australian tour, Lowrider’s Sydney show undergoes venue change, Dig It Up! Releases more bands set to appear at 2013 invitational; new tickets released for all shows on P!NK’s tour, Dewolff adds more tour dates, second Tenacious D shows on sale now, supports announced for Neil Young and Crazy Horse, This Will Destroy You announce support acts and Soul II Soul’s Perth gig changes venue.

the AU interview: Owen Penglis of Straight Arrows (Sydney)

Think of bands like The White Stripes and Tame Impala. Just two examples of musicians who've taken such classic musical stylings including grunge, garage and psychedelic rock and made them their own. If you've ever wondered who influenced the likes of the above, then perhaps a good place to start would be with the Nuggets compilation.