Friday Oct 28, 2016Doors at 7pm
Brisbane’s Some Jerks were once described as sounding like Sleater-Kinney covering the Shangri-La’s. They think they sound more like Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra pashing in the surf, though. Or like the house band in Monster Beach Party.
Strange Ways is their second album and it’s real quick – 10 songs in 24 minutes. A couple of songs barely break the 30-second sound barrier. But hey, albums by the Byrds and Ramones aren’t much longer! The length is a strength. Why bother labouring a point once you’ve made it?
Strange Ways more than delivers on the lick and the promise of the band’s first album, Buddy Rich Made Me Cry (2012). It’s already making waves on community radio, with the first single The Hunter being thrashed on 4ZZZ and also being spun on both Unearthed and Triple J’s Short, Fast, Loud program.
Strange Ways is being released through Brisbane’s newest independent label Pig City Records, founded by local journalist Andrew Stafford (author of Brisbane social/political/musical history Pig City) and Sean Clift, of Red Dust Music management.
Some Jerks will be signing exclusive hand-numbered copies of the album at this very special event, which will jointly launch both the album and label in style, with support from local legend Mick Medew and the Mesmerisers, and Pig City Records’ other signing, Sabrina Lawrie, who will be releasing her first album on the label early in 2017.
Tickets on sale through Oztix on September 2.
TICKET LINK: http://blackbearlodge.oztix.com.au/?Event=65925