Britpop favourites Supergrass add Perth sideshow to Groovin the Moo visit

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Good news for Supergrass fans not keen on heading to Bunbury for Groovin the Moo and a herd of novelty acts (lookin’ at you Bhad Bhabie, Darude and Blanco Brown).

The Britpop favourites will play sideshows on what is the 25th anniversary of their debut album I Should Coco (home to hits Caught by the Fuzz and Alright).

More good news, Supergrass kick off the visit at Metropolis Fremantle with reunited Melbourne rockers Rocket Science, who also supported the ‘Grass in 2002.

Tickets go on sale February 20 with a pre-sale starting on February 17.

US electropop act Clairo has unveiled Groovin the Moo sideshows.
Camera IconUS electropop act Clairo has unveiled Groovin the Moo sideshows.

CLAIRO SIDESHOW

Another GTM act Clairo has announced sideshows.

The American lo-fi electropop artist, who has collaborated and toured with Charli XCX, Dua Lipa and Tyler, the Creator, plays Freo.Social on April 28.

Tickets go on sale on February 19.

Perth band Spacey Jane.
Camera IconPerth band Spacey Jane. Credit: Matt Sav

SPACEY JANE READY TO ROCKET

Perth garage pop rockets Spacey Jane continue their upward trajectory with a national headline tour and new single.

Fresh track Skin is the latest tasty sample from the Spacies’ debut album, which can’t come soon enough but should drop this year.

The quartet, which toured Australia three times last year and starred at the recent Laneway Festival, play shows throughout Australasia in March and April before jetting off for their first UK tour.

WA fans can witness the hit-fest at Midland’s all-ages Hyperfest on March 14 before grown-up gigs at the Prince of Wales, Bunbury on March 26 and Badlands Bar on March 27.

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Camera IconRolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Credit: Peter Ryle

COASTAL FEVER DRIVE WEST

Melbourne guitar pop band Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have unveiled a cracking new single ahead of their Perth Festival performance at the Lighthouse on February 14

Cars in Space is the first new music from the acclaimed quintet since last year’s seven-inch single In the Capital/Read My Mind and points to good things to follow 2018 debut album Hope Downs.

Supported by Perth’s own Stella Donnelly, the gig kicks off a busy year of touring, including performances at Europe’s Primavera festivals.

Catch the Fever, tickets via perthfestival.com.au.

Melbourne punk trio Cable Ties
Camera IconMelbourne punk trio Cable Ties Credit: Spike Vincent

CABLE TIES SKEWER SELF-MADE MAN

Also dropping a tasty new tune this week are Melbourne post-punk power trio Cable Ties, whose Self-Made Man skewers the concept of wealth without exploitation.

“If you work hard, you could be him too,” singer/guitarist Jenny McKechnie spits.

Self-Made Man is the first salvo from the band’s new album Far Enough, which will be released on March 27 with a national tour to follow.

Cable Ties play Four5Nine at the Rosemount Hotel on May 15 and Mojos on May 16.

MORE, MORE, MORE TOURS

Tassie rockers Luca Brasi play Freo.Social on May 7 as part of their This Selfish Love national tour, with support from US band Drug Church plus Canberra’s Moaning Lisa and fellow Apple Isle rocker Kat Edwards.

ARIA Award-winners and 25-piece outfit Melbourne Ska Orchestra brings good vibes to Freo.Social on April 17.

Aussie supergroup Dyson Stringer Cloher hit Mojos on April 4.

And Brian Cadd, Deborah Conway, Joe Camilleri, John Paul Young, Kate Ceberano, Leo Sayer, Vika and Linda Bull, and Wendy Matthews (gently) hit the road for the APIA Good Ties tour, which rolls into the Perth Concert Hall on May 22.