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Experience Epic Brass

Stuart : 4 June 2016 18:08 : News

Jack Howard, the man behind the distinctive Hunters and Collectors Horns of Contempt, presents Epic Brass!

With his new show, Jack will be performing the great horn hits and hidden gems from the golden age of Australian Rock.

Think Midnight Oil, The Saints and Hunters and Collectors; plus some of the finest left-of-centre gems from The Laughing Clowns, X, The Wet Taxis and more.Epic Brass Poster

The Epic Brass Band is truly epic and features Sean Kelly (The Models), Ron Peno (Died Pretty), Paulie Stewart (Painters and Dockers), Steve Lucas (X), Penny Ikinger (Wet Taxis) and Fiona Lee Maynard.

Jack will be joined by some of Melbourne’s finest to present these classic songs.

Don’t miss this unique and sensational show!

Date: Saturday the 9th of July 2016.

Time: Doors 7:30pm; show from around 8:40pm to 11pm with intermission.

Venue: The Memo Music Hall, 88 Acland Street, St Kilda (enter via Albert Street).

Tickets:$35 for reserved; $28 general admission from Memo Music.

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Mark Seymour Live Recording – You Are Invited!

Stuart : 28 May 2016 18:38 : News

*** 28  May 2016 Update *** Tickets to the recordings are now sold out – but you can still support the project by pre-ordering the live double album!

*** 21 May 2016 Update *** Saturday night is sold out – and only 22 tickets remain for Friday night!

Punters are invited to join an exclusive recording experience for an upcoming Mark Seymour and The Undertow live album, Roll Back The Stone.

Only 75 tickets are being sold for each of two concerts, to be held on Friday the 24th of June and Saturday the 25th of June 2016. The venue is the Bakehouse, which is located at 27-29 Hoddle Street in Richmond (Melbourne), Australia. On both nights, doors open at 7pm with the concert starting at 8pm.

For supporting Roll Back The Stone with a A$100 ticket, you will also received CD and digital copies of the album on release, along with your name in the ‘thank you’ section of the CD. Digital copies of Roll Back The Stone may also be purchased separately for A$15, while CD copies which include a digital copy are available for A$30.

Click here to visit PledgeMusic for more information and to make your pledge!

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/markseymour

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Barry Palmer involved in Vampr App

Stuart : 20 May 2016 10:52 : News

Barry Palmer has been working with Melbourne musician Josh Simons to create an app called Vampr, which claims to be “the muso’s equivalent of the Tinder dating app.” It aims to link like minded musicians together for playing in bands while on the road.

Check out the Sydney Morning Herald article.

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Mark Seymour and James Reyne Touring

Stuart : 11 April 2016 18:57 : News

It’s been a long time between beverages for Mark Seymour and James Reyne, who will be touring later in the year for the first time since 2007.

Here is the full list of dates!

July 29, Melbourne, Palms At Crown
August 4, Thirroul, Anita’s Theatre
August 5, Penrith, Panthers
August 6, Sydney, Metro
August 12, Tweed Heads, Twin Towns
August 19, Hobart, Wrest Point
August 20, Launceston, Country Club
August 26, Adelaide, The Gov
September 2, Perth, The Charles Hotel
September 9, Castle Hill, Castle Hill Tavern
September 10, Wentworthville, Wenty Leagues Club
September 16, Brisbane, The Triffid

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Mark Seymour Brisbane Setlists

Stuart : 6 March 2016 21:28 : News

A certain Hunters and Collectors song, which got a very limited run live at the time, has appeared! 🙂

 

Saturday 5 March 2016
Harrigan’s Tavern, Jacobs Well, Queensland

Football Train
Do You See What I See?
Two Dollar Punter
Courtroom 32
Holy Grail
Westgate
Throw Your Arms Around Me
Still Hanging ‘Round
Say Goodbye

 

Sunday 6 March 2016
Sandstone Point Hotel, Sandstone Point, Queensland

Football Train
Do You See What I See?
Two Dollar Punter
Courtroom 32
Holy Grail
Westgate
Throw Your Arms Around Me
Still Hanging ‘Round
Say Goodbye

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Join The Passing Parade

Stuart : 14 February 2016 09:52 : News

Jack Howard has had his Prince moment with his latest release, the beautiful 6-track EP, The Passing Parade. Performed, produced, programmed and written by Jack, it’s at once familiar yet full of new sounds and voices.

Jack’s long-time compadre, Nicky Del Rey, features with typically brilliant and inventive guitar and Heather Michael (from Jack’s Bacharach band) adds some divine backing vocals; but the rest is all Jack – the rich voice and trumpet, the subtly arranged horns, the big choruses.

The opening track, A Foggy Night, starts with the swirling sound of four reverb-soaked flugel horns from which emerge a simple electronic beat and twisted guitars. The words tell a tale of late night yearning and empty freeways.

Six tracks – from the anthemic Simple Men and the drama of Don’t Freeze Me Out – and Jack continues to offer up high-quality, engrossing, genre-free music.

Join The Passing Parade in CD and or digital form at Jack’s Bandcamp.
http://jackhoward.bandcamp.com/album/the-passing-parade

Out now!

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New Jack Video – A Foggy Night

Stuart : 6 February 2016 09:14 : News

Be sure to check out Jack Howard’s new video from his upcoming EP, A Foggy Night, to be released on the 22nd of February. We can pre-order in digital and or CD at bandcamp (http://jackhoward.bandcamp.com/).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymhoZJ40K5w

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The Passing Parade EP

Stuart : 30 January 2016 19:57 : News

Good news punters!

Jack has a new EP, The Passing Parade, featuring six songs, due for release on the 22nd of February!

Here’s the front cover… 🙂

Passing Parade front

Passing Parade front cover

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Mayday on Best of 2015 List

Stuart : 9 January 2016 10:46 : News

Music journo Jeff Jenkins has given Mark Seymour and the Undertow’s Mayday album a nod as the best album of 2015 over at Stack Magazine!

“This is the story of modern Australia, where it’s ‘one rule for the filthy rich, another one for the weak’, the nation is filled with ‘celebrities and sycophants’, desperate people seek asylum, shock jocks are ‘screamin’, and musicians are searching for meaning. The Undertow might lack numbers, but they’re capable of delivering both power and poignancy… Mayday is deeply moving.” (Liberation/Universal)

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Mark Seymour Statement on Reclaim Australia

Stuart : 22 November 2015 21:57 : News

I’ve just been informed that ‘Reclaim Australia’ are using ‘Holy Grail’ at their rallies.

Let me be clear. ‘Reclaim Australia’ is a racist organisation.

We stand together with refugees and asylum seekers the world over.

We are opposed to bigotry, race hate and fascism.

‘Reclaim Australia’ has no place in Australian Society.

Mark Seymour

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Complete Jaws of Life Tabs

Stuart : 21 November 2015 18:47 : News

With the tabbing of I Couldn’t Give It To You, Hunter’s bassist John Archer has now tabbed every instrument in every song of the Jaws of Life album! What a legend!

Check out the tabs page.

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The Way To Go Out tab

Stuart : 6 November 2015 17:21 : News

Hunters bass player John Archer continues his quest through the mighty Jaws of Life album today with the complete tab for The Way To Go Out!

Check out the tabs page!

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Anthology Out Now!

Stuart : 3 September 2015 17:41 : News

They are anthems for a generation, songs that define an era in Australian music.

“The real essence of rock music,” Mark Seymour pondered at the end of 1983, “it’s just passion, it’s just really pure.”

More than three decades later, that statement is a neat summation of the new Hunters & Collectors collection, which is simply titled Anthology.

These 40 songs tell the tale of a remarkable 18 years, from the band’s early alternative days at St Kilda’s Crystal Ballroom – when Rolling Stone dubbed them “white punks on funk” – to their years as a touring machine, playing to the suburban masses in sweaty beer barns.

“We felt that if we couldn’t convey something to normal people who work nine-to-five then we might as well forget it,” Mark Seymour explained in 1985.

This was an Australian band unlike any other. Their unforgettable debut single, “Talking To A Stranger”, was inspired by Charles Baudelaire’s “The Albatross”; the timeless “Throw Your Arms Around Me” is the Aussie classic that was recorded three times but was never a big chart hit; “The Slab” is an ode to onanism; while a song about Napoleon’s chef, “Holy Grail”, ended up becoming a footy anthem.

Mushroom Records started a new subsidiary, the White Label, to sign Hunters & Collectors. The band demanded artistic control. Mushroom boss Michael Gudinski famously likened dealing with them to dealing with the Communist Party.

This is a story of egalitarianism. The collaborative energy of a rumbling rhythm section and the blistering Horns of Contempt, with songs that captured the brutal beauty of the Australian landscape.

“We’ve always aimed to sound Australian,” Mark Seymour noted in 1986. Drummer Doug Falconer called it “The Great Aussie Tug”, referring to the roaring backbeat necessary in a pub environment.

For a generation of punters, these songs provided the soundtrack to their gig-going years. A Hunters & Collectors gig was a tribal experience. Paul Kelly remembers seeing the band in the ’80s, when they were “gathering an army”.

“Their audience was mainly young men, hungry for devotion,” Paul observed in his memoir. “Hunnas had a big, fat industrial bass sound, an anthemic horn section, and their singlet-clad singer, as fit as a trout, held nothing back.”

At the start of the ’90s, asked how he would like to be remembered, Mark Seymour responded: “I suppose if there is one thing that I’d like to be remembered for artistically, it’s getting all those people singing, ‘You don’t make me feel like I’m a woman any more.’”

Hunters & Collectors were Australia’s Last Great Pub Rock Band.

“They defined new parameters for Australian music,” critic Toby Creswell wrote when he was editor of Rolling Stone. “And Mark Seymour’s lyrics captured the Australian experience in a way no other writer has.”

Anthology – culled from the band’s nine albums – follows the Hunnas’ live re-formation, which coincided with the chart-topping tribute album, Crucible, and saw the band perform at the AFL Grand Final and do shows with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and The Rolling Stones. The tour won the 2014 Helpmann Award for Best Australian Contemporary Concert, but the band is adamant there will be no new Hunters & Collectors albums.

This is it. And Anthology shows why Hunters & Collectors mattered – and why they still do.

Click here to view on iTunes.

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Mark Seymour Set List – 15 August

Stuart : 17 August 2015 12:03 : News

Incredible sold out gig in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley…

Mark Seymour & The Undertow
Old Museum, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
15 August 2015

  1. Red Flags
  2. Two Dollar Punter
  3. Football Train
  4. Courtroom 32
  5. Castlemaine
  6. Carry Me Home
  7. Irish Breakfast
  8. Jerusalem
  9. The Light on the Hill
  10. Master of Spin
  11. Throw Your Arms Around Me
  12. True Tears of Joy
  13. Lorelei
  14. Home Free
  15. Westgate
  16. When The River Runs Dry
  17. Beside You
  18. Classrooms and Kitchens
  19. Kosciusko
  20. Asylum
  21. Say Goodbye
  22. Sylvia’s In Black
  23. Cry In The Rain
  24. The Red Lady’s Gone
  25. Fifo
  26. The Legend of the Snowmen
  27. Parting Glass
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Mark Seymour Set List – 14 August

Stuart : 16 August 2015 12:04 : News

Good smaller venue for a rocking evening on the Gold Coast…

Mark Seymour & The Undertow
Mermaid Waters Hotel, Mermaid Waters
14 August 2015

  1. Red Flags
  2. Two Dollar Punter
  3. Football Train
  4. Courtroom 32
  5. When The River Runs Dry
  6. Carry Me Home
  7. Irish Breakfast
  8. Jerusalem
  9. Castlemaine
  10. The Light on the Hill
  11. Master of Spin
  12. Throw Your Arms Around Me
  13. True Tears of Joy
  14. Lorelei
  15. Home Free
  16. The Red Lady’s Gone
  17. Say Goodbye
  18. Asylum
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Holding Down A D tab

Stuart : 9 August 2015 19:19 : News

Our favourite bass player continues his tabbing quest through the almighty Jaws of Life album with Holding Down a D!

Check out the tabs page!

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Mark Seymour Set List – 7 August

Stuart : 8 August 2015 09:26 : News

Amazing set lists on this tour…

Mark Seymour & The Undertow
National Theatre, St Kilda
7 August 2015

  1. Red Flags
  2. Two Dollar Punter
  3. Football Train
  4. Courtroom 32
  5. Castlemaine
  6. Carry Me Home
  7. Irish Breakfast
  8. Jerusalem
  9. When The River Runs Dry
  10. The Light on the Hill
  11. Master of Spin
  12. Throw Your Arms Around Me
  13. True Tears of Joy
  14. Lorelei
  15. Home Free
  16. Westgate
  17. Beside You
  18. Classrooms and Kitchens
  19. Kosciusko
  20. Asylum
  21. Sylvia’s In Red
  22. The Red Lady’s Gone
  23. Fifo
  24. Say Goodbye
  25. Oblivion
  26. Legend of the Snowman
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Mark Seymour Set List – 1 August

Stuart : 1 August 2015 23:44 : News

Cracking set list!

Mark Seymour & The Undertow
Factory Theatre, Marrickville
1 August 2015

  1. Football Train
  2. Asylum
  3. When The River Runs Dry
  4. Two Dollar Punter
  5. Jerusalem
  6. Courtroom 32
  7. The Light on the Hill
  8. Master of Spin
  9. Throw Your Arms Around Me
  10. True Tears of Joy
  11. Lorelei
  12. Home Free
  13. Fifo
  14. Westgate
  15. Red Flags
  16. Carry Me Home
  17. Classrooms and Kitchens
  18. The Red Lady’s Gone
  19. Castlemaine
  20. Irish Breakfast
  21. Kosciusko
  22. Say Goodbye
  23. Legend of the Snowman
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Spotted on the Internet

Stuart : 28 July 2015 19:41 : News

anthology

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It’s Early Days Yet tab

Stuart : 18 July 2015 18:14 : News

For the budding muso’s here, we now have a full tab for It’s Early Days Yet from The Jaws of Life album; courtesy of Hunna’s bass player John Archer!

Visit the tabs page to enjoy it…

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