Congratulations from everyone at Macbeth to Daniel Ricciardo on securing 3rd place in the F1 World Drivers Championship with one more race to go. It has been an amazing year!
Posted on November 11, 2014
Posted on November 10, 2014
Wowow. These last few weeks have been crazier than we could have ever expected. Leaving Canada and heading into the States for our first-ever headline tour was a nerve-wracking endeavour to say the least...
We hit Seattle, where legalized marijuana is in full flight, and had a great time. We think. Probably.
We continued through Portland and into one our favourite states in America (and the home of Macbeth): California.
In San Francisco, we met up with our pals Hard Girls and Mini-Death (Tess from Macbeth's band!) - both rad bands that you should totally check out if you haven't already. San Francisco was in party mode 'cause the Giants has just won the NLCS (eventually winning the World Series a few weeks later) and it was cool to revel with people. There was whiskey and lego involved.
From San Diego, we drove to LA through all those weird factory farms on I-5. LA is the home of our amazing record label SideOneDummy and it's always rad to hangout with them because we always end up eating too much pizza.
From there, we hit San Diego - where we got some sweet new kicks from Macbeth - and got to hangout with Tess and her dog Creature and those smelly ass seals that totally took over the bay. We also played the legendary home venue of Swami Records, The Casbah.
From San Diego, we headed into the desert. A quick stop in Phoenix and then off to Texas where we met more dogs (aka the best part of touring).
From Texas, we headed to New Orleans where we spent two days with the Hard Girls and daiquiris.
From NOLA, it was onto our inaugural FEST in Gainesville and five days in Florida. But more on that next time...
Posted on November 3, 2014
For those of you who don't know, Macbeth is a Global company and we have great partners all around the world... we love being able to share their worlds with everyone! Take a glimpse into Singapore.
Being in Singapore we live in a extremely fast paced environment that is constantly changing and developing. So much focus is placed on speed, efficiency and progress that we sometimes fail remember the past. In this video we pay tribute to some childhood games we used to play before iPhones and tablets came about. The scenes take place in a typical public housing estate community Void Deck in Singapore where 80% of the population live. We gathered some of our bands to play some the old classic games and had a wild time. We released this video in conjunction with our nation’s birthday in 2013.
Posted on November 1, 2014
Have a little peak into the life of artist Mitch Revs in the first of our video series covering our Australian ambassadors.
Posted on October 27, 2014
Just in time for the spookiness of Halloween, our golden children Night Riots just dropped this new haunting video, and it is already going viral! Watch, enjoy, get those bones moving, and share with your friends.
Posted on October 16, 2014
We love hearing about times on the road - it really is what we live for - Life on the Road in one way or another. So we are happy to bring you a series of tour blogs by new Family members PUP while they venture across North America for the next month or so... Enjoy!
Our first-ever North American headline tour started in Minneapolis - one of America's most Canadian cities. People there like to drink. We ended up at Grumpy's Bar doing 2.5oz shots and ensuring that day two of the tour would start with a blinding hangover. And in the shadow of a big fake giraffe.
From Minneapolis, we headed north back into Canada for our first show in Winnipeg, MB in over a year. We played a run-down hotel bar called The Windsor with hourly rooms upstairs. While loading in, we saw a guy picking up cigarette butts, checking the parking meters for change, and picking beer cans out of the trash - all the while having a lively conversation on a cellphone - before heading upstairs to the rooms.
Touring in Canada is amazing because there is a ton of natural beauty but holy shit are the drives long. From Winnipeg, we headed to Saskatoon, SK - a healthy 9 hour drive - to play a show at a weird texmex venue called Amigo's. It was the first time we've ever played Saskatoon where there hasn't been a foot of snow on the ground.
Saskatoon to Calgary is another eight hours in the van. However the show made up for all van cabin fever. It's been a full year since we played the Canadian provinces east of our home province Ontario, and the crowds were rabid. Smashed beer, blood, sweat, and singalongs were the themes of Calgary's show.
Monday night was Vancouver and we got shitfaced, plain and simple. There are no photos. It was pure drinking.
So that's week one! More to come!
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Posted on September 16, 2014
We are on a roll with great video premieres over here! And are super excited to bring you Violent Soho's here right meow...
In just a few weeks, Australia’s Violent Soho will see the U.S. release of their groundbreaking new album Hungry Ghost through SideOneDummy Records on September 30. The undeniable grunge gods have unleashed several new songs from the record and today they share one more— “Dope Calypso,” the slow burner intro track off Hungry Ghost, sets the stage for the record with its hypnotic grooves, lush guitar tones and droney melodies.
Check out this rad new video now!
Produced by Bryce Moorhead (“the Steve Albini of Brisbane”), the songs that wound up on Hungry Ghost (originally released by IOHYOU in Australia) are bound to excite the masses here in the states, too. Whether it's the throat-tearing chorus of "Covered in Chrome" or the rhythm-rich earworm "Saramona Said", the album is loaded with unforgettable hooks and sing-a-longs worthy of rock's gnarliest moments from down under.