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The return of the ‘Cock. @ Transit

By johnboy - 2 March 2013 0

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Some exciting news via Facebook:

PARTY LIKE IT’S 2007! FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY! (MENTAL NOTE: YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY COME TO THIS!) FEATURING:

// HANCOCK BASEMENT* (WILL-NEVER-HAPPEN-AGAIN SHOW!)//
*Releasing complete never-heard-before recorded discography for FREE d/l this week!
//REV REUNION (FT. ORIGINAL DJS FROM ALL CORNERS OF AUS)//
+ SPECIAL GUEST BAND TBA

Imagine a Canberra Pre-Facebook, Pre-Vampire Weekend and Pre-Smartphones. Can’t do it? This might jog your memory – you were probably wearing a Palestinian scarf, ordering a Frappuccino at Starbucks and discussing the inevitable decline of Sanity whilst simultaneously wondering how it was still in business.

Now you can go back to that magical place where a tweet was something only birds did for ONE NIGHT ONLY this FRIDAY MARCH 8th at the TRANSIT BAR! Come early as capacity is limited! $10 on the door!

HANCOCK BASEMENT
http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/music/getting-the-band-back-together-20130227-2f5yi.html
http://www.bmamag.com/articles/features/20130211-canberra-rocks/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hancock-Basement/9211144878

Sometime during the Myspace boom, Hancock Basement rode the zeitgeist from house parties and Monday night Phoenix gigs to become arguably Canberra’s most exciting musical prospect. They played with bands that would go on to do great things (The Presets, The Aston Shuffle, Goyte & Kimbra – separately!), at festivals with some of their idols (Spoon, Vampire Weekend, The Avalanches) and with some bands fated to fade away (Cut Off Your Hands, Bertie Blackman, The Sleepy Jackson, Youth Group).

The ‘Cock (as they had become affectionately known) got busy. They launched CDs and vinyl, toured the east coast multiple times, had egg-related run-ins with Daniel Johns and Luke Steele in the studio, and eventually took out Triple J’s second Canberra-centric unearthed competition (post-relaunch) in 2008. In 2010 they made a music video that was featured on Rage for their single “One in A Million Does”, which was heard in ads for Just Jeans, on Bondi Rescue and on US TV shows and college radio. Then, without warning, Hancock Basement disappeared.

Maybe they were ahead of their time. Maybe they burnt the candle at both ends. Maybe their wave broke too soon, or at the wrong part of the beach. But for those concerned they may never be able to re-live the magic Hancock Basement created, fear not. They still feel the power of Canberra, and, by that same power, Hancock Basement will once again bring their potentially decade-defining music to the capital for the 2013 centenary weekend for two shows – one at Transit Bar on the 8th of March and a final performance after the fireworks at the Canberra 100 celebrations on March 11. Don’t miss either one or both of these shows!

xxxoo
-The ‘Cock

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