4 May 2012

Waterford news

| johnboy
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This in from the thinking hipster’s favourite obscure band:


Canberra’s Waterford are poised to take the sounds of their debut LP ‘Say Ok’ to the big rock-smoke in a run of shows this May and June. Returning to Sydney and Melbourne on this mini-tour, the group will play the Lansdowne Hotel on May 10 and the Workers Club on June 22. The group will also play a run of hometown shows.

Waterford’s singer Glen Martin offered some qualified excitement regarding the dates. “We do have a history of scheduling Sydney shows just before the venue shuts down- both the Hopetoun and the Excelsior were due to receive our services before closing quickly and controversially. So we’re hoping the Lansdowne can withstand the curse.” Melbourne has been a happier hunting ground for the group, and Martin is excited by the prospect of playing the Workers Club. “This room is one of the ones you want to play- good sound, good rider, great stage backdrop. It’ll be a top night.”

The band will wrap things up on June 23 with a show at the Transit Bar, supported by pop maniacs Yes/No (featuring 2/3’s of Fun Machine), and Andy Star (from 90s Canberra indie icons Holden Caufield). After this, the band will take a break from shows and work up their next recordings. “We have around 40 songs on the demo list for the next LP- there’s gotta be a couple of good ones in there somewhere” said Martin. “We expect to release an EP later this year, and LP 2 sometime in 2013. Could be a double record. Could be 10 tunes. We’ll take our time and see what comes of it.”

Waterford dates

MAY 10- Lansdowne (SYD) with the Aves, Courage for Casper
MAY 12- Phoenix with Briscoe, Lavers
MAY 21- Phoenix (Faster Louder Bootlegs)
JUNE 22- Workers Club (MEL) with Grand Prismatic
JUNE 23- Transit with Yes/No, Andy Star.

Here’s what the press have said about Say Ok

“This record is killer. Driving lyric-based organic melodies rising from (a) melancholy voice, which itself has a unique, craftsman quality. All captured on the album in a balanced and moreish fashion. Definitely a winner in my book.”
The Canberra Times

“There is a certain Smiths-like universality and depth to these tracks which allow them to effortlessly transcend their physical setting. Five stars”
BMA Magazine

“Confirms their reputation as quality classicist songwriters”
Dave Ruby-Howe, Triple J

“This album offers the listener a delightful experience”
Faster Louder

“70s AM radio rock in the best possible way- four stars”
Nicole Cheek, Triple J

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