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Punk & Hardcore

With Joe Hansen

Former Minutemen bassist Mike Watt has announced the release of a new EP of unreleased compositions by his former band. Joined by members of his current backing bands the Secondmen and the Missingmen, the EP will feature songs originally written by Mike Watt and the late D Boon during Minutemen’s original run from 1980-1985. The EP is entitled The Bobblymen EP and is out this Friday.
 
Melbourne party punks Jerkbeast have released a new single, I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead. The track is available now with accompanying single Demolition Man from the band’s Bandcamp page. The band has also hinted at the release of an as yet untitled debut full length album in early 2017.
 
Following the re-release of various Spazz compilations over the past two years, record label Tankcrimes has announced the upcoming release of yet another compilation of out-of-print records from the power violence icons. Entitled Sweatin’ 2: Deported Live Gorilla, the record will contain 35 remastered tracks from 1995-1996. The tracks have been taken from long out-of-print splits with Subversion and Romantic Gorilla, plus a full live set from KFJC radio in 1996.
 
Perth skate-punks The Decline have announced the upcoming release of a four-way split 7” with Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Success and The Bob Ross Effect. The band has released a stream of their song from the split, Can’t Have Both.
 
California metallic hardcore veterans Death By Stereo have announced a national tour this coming April and May. The band recently released Just Like You’d Leave Us, We’ve Left You For Dead last month on Brisbane label Arrest Records. The tour will be the first since 2014’s troubled Hits and Pits tour. The band will play an 18+ show at The Bendigo Hotel on Saturday May 6 and an all ages afternoon show at the same venue on Sunday May 7. Tickets are available now from Oztix.
 
Spiderbait have announced a national tour performing their 1996 breakthrough record Ivy and the Big Apples in its entirety. They will play The Corner Hotel on Friday March 3.