“I want you to know that is what it’s like to be at the bottom of the crap pile, through no fault of our own, for many of us,” Senator Jacqui Lambie told the Senate. “For you to take more money off those people, you have no idea how bloody tough it is for those people. What you are doing is shameful and if you really realised the damage you are continually doing to that part of society you would stop doing it.”
We are proud to announce that our new album Mesmer is out now worldwide as a CD, LP, tape and via digital services. It is a true pleasure to be able to deliver something as important as a new album directly to our fans first and foremost. Mesmer, which was produced by David Bendeth, includes “Intuition” and “Citizen”. We will very shortly be explaining a lot more about the album and answering your questions on Facebook Live. LISTEN TO MESMER NOW: https://northlane.lnk.to/Mesmer
You can now listen to the album on all streaming services worldwide, and you can “Post-Order” our album bundles all over the world including Vinyl, Limited Edition Merchandise, CDs, Cassette and Downloads. Meanwhile, stores in Europe, UK, North America and Australia will also have it available.
All purchase options, including physical mail order, download, merch and streaming are available here: https://northlane.lnk.to/Mesmer
So why did we choose to release our new album in this way?
Through determination, hard work, sacrifice and a bit of luck, we are able to travel the world taking our music to fans both old and new. We’re able to spend time crafting the music we want to hear with the benefit of not having to leave the studio early to go and work a job. To an artist these are real luxuries. We appreciate them more than anything and we’re in the position of being able to do this because of you - our incredible fans who continue to support us. You free us to be the artists we want to be.
Because of this, we have decided to put out this record in a way that means our fans will hear it the second they know it exists. You can stream Mesmer for free right now if you want to. If you want to support us even more, all the new LP variants and merch are all available for purchase immediately. No one has to wait, and if you’re buying direct from us or our label, you don’t have to purchase an expensive bundle because everything is available separately.
This is our way of rewarding our fans for everything they’ve given us. What our music means to you is what it means to us. Art is an experience, and to us it reserves no room for competition, and the only accolade that matters to us is the place this holds in your heart.
Releasing the album in this way has had its disadvantages. We were warned that it was going to be a difficult thing to pull off, and that it could mean the album won’t chart as well or get covered enough by the media. But for us, that didn’t matter. We’ve had some awesome chart results (#1 and #3), been nominated for and won awards, and we’ve been in plenty of magazines around the world. It’s all great and flattering, but for us nothing compares to the feeling we get from connecting with our fans who love and respect our art. To share in that with them is everything to us, and when it came down to it - it was the one thing that mattered the most.
Releasing Mesmer in this way has been right for us at this moment in time. We have grown immeasurably as people and as a band through the toughest recording process we’ve ever endured. We’ve been tested every step of the way and have come out the other side with something we are truly proud of. We didn’t want to keep it from you a moment longer than we had to. We felt we owed it to this album to try and think creatively about every aspect of the way people would experience Mesmer, like a gift from us to you that is being unboxed. We wanted to make everyone’s discovery of this moment special.
MELBOURNE & SYDNEY - We will be doing Pop Up Shop + Signing Events this weekend, including Vinyl with Limited Edition (100 each only) album covers, very limited Melbourne and Sydney specific merchandise and free posters. We will be signing and getting photos. For more information, head here: https://unfd.lnk.to/MesmerSigning
SOUTH EAST ASIA, EUROPE, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, MEXICO, USA, WESTERN AUSTRALIA and ISRAEL - We have tour dates coming in your territories over the coming months! Many of these dates are announced, and the others are coming, please head here to find information: http://northlaneband.com
13 environmental organisations are coming together today to launch the Stop Adani Alliance. #StopAdani http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/environmental-groups-form-alliance-to-oppose-adani-coal-mine/8375468
Boss: "Yeah so just have those stats emailed through by close of business."
Me: "Yeah cool bananas."
Boss: "What did you just say?"
Me: "I said yeah no worries...?"
Boss: "No you didn't. Repeat exactly what you just said to me."
Me: ".... I said... cool bananas..."
Boss: "Righto, into my office now."
Me: "For what? Saying 'cool bananas'? How is that a punishable offense?"
Boss: "The statement alone is fine, but every time you speak to me you include some kind of banana pun or euphemism, it's not appropriate and you've been warned by HR multiple times, now, please join me in my office".
Me: "Ok ok ok, someone has a banana jammed up their butt today! Sheesh Louise!"
Boss: "You know what? Just leave. You're fired."
Me: "Aight I was gonna peel off anyway, because you lot, are driving me bananas."
Love this awesome Unicorn Crochet Blanket and it's one of several fabulous patterns in our post. Check out the Unicorn Hat Scarf and the Unicorn Cape too. Click the link now :) http://thewhoot.com.au/crochet/unicorn-crochet-hat-scarf-pattern
The #AustralianArmy helped lay to rest one of its own from World War One to his traditional homeland. Private Miller Mack was one of the nation’s aboriginal soldiers who fought in the 50th Battalion, made up of men predominantly from South Australia. He fought during the campaigns of 1917 at Messines where the huge mines under Hill 60 were detonated and led to the victories of the Anzacs and British troops there. (So large were the mines that the explosions were heard in Britain).
PTE Mack contracted pneumonia late in 1917 and was evacuated back to Australia. He never fully recovered and succumbed to his illness in 1919 and was buried at West Terrace Cemetery in Adelaide. When the military section of the cemetery was created, he was not included in it and so this injustice was rectified almost a century later.
A full military funeral saw PTE Mack laid to rest at the Raukkan cemetery near Victor Harbour near his homeland with members of Adelaide-based 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment providing the funeral cortege and honour guard.
Unfortunately for Jason, this means his schooling will likely end upon the conclusion of grade ten, as the closest public high school is over 100km away. That’s providing he doesn’t enter the prison system before then.
Hey good news everyone: Frenzal Rhomb have made a new album, and booked a tour to go with it!
Yep, Frenzal Rhomb, the most hospitalised band in the world (Seriously, everything from broken drumming arms and detached guitar-playing retinas to an actual pig-borne tapeworm in the lead singer's brain), are releasing their ninth full-length punk rock record. And just like a ninth child to a religious family, they're really getting good at it. Recorded once again by Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag) and Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado, Hi-Vis High Tea is a concept album about a whole bunch of different concepts. 20 songs clocking in at just over 30 minutes, but what they lack in length they make up for in brevity.
And it sounds fucken rad. But don't take my word for it, I'm just a computer-generated bio-writing algorithm Frenzal Rhomb downloaded from the darknet; you should just listen to the album. "Oh but it's not out until 26th May" I hear you say. Can't your l33t haxxor mates wikileak it from Assange's Trumpified arsehole? If not then here, as a gesture of goodwill, is a gift; a song in fact. A shiny, pop, ready-for-radio single. Perfect for your end-of-year summer hit compilations. Oh yeah, and it's called "Cunt Act". Learn it, coz your kids are gonna get it tattooed on their faces. And enjoy the video, as crafted by Frenzal Rhomb collaborator and enabler Mr Fox Trotsky of Xray Studios. Please clap.
ALBUM LAUNCH SHOWS! Early bird Presale 9am Wednesday 29th March Tickets on sale 9am Friday 31st March
Fri 16th June Capitol Perth + Guests Tickets: http://bit.ly/2nfJsqz
Sat 17th June Prince of Wales Bunbury + Guests Tickets: http://bit.ly/2o7sHLN
It wasn't the overdue bills Jacqui Lambie was thinking about as she delivered a speech that gripped Parliament. She was desperately hoping that politicians in Canberra would understand what life for some could really be like.