Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Absoluten Calfeutrail/Dead Boomers east coast tour

Late September/early October Leith Thomas and Mark Groves will be heading up the coast for a number of shows as Absoluten Calfeutrail/Dead Boomers.

Details confirmed so far are below. If anyone is interested in hosting a show in or around Sydney or Canberra on Friday 24 September, or Newcastle on Friday 2 October email us here. We don't require a PA, just a power point.

We will have the Sabbatical catalogue with us for purchase at all dates, along with a couple of tour items: Dead Boomers Sharon Stone/Michael Douglas 2xCassette Box (C20 + C10) and Absoluten Calfeutrail Braybrook C20.

Thursday 24 September

Sandringham Hotel
, 387 King Street, Newtown

Sydney NSW

8pm / $10

Go Genre Everything
, Crab Smasher, 
Sticky Angels and 
Yellow Fever

Saturday 26 September

Repressed Records
, 356 King Street, Newtown

Sydney NSW

5.30pm / Free
Jon Hunter

Sunday 27 September

Disembraining Machine at The Tidy
, 29a Logan Road, Woolloongabba

Brisbane QLD

7pm / Entry TBC

Gilles Aubrey (France), 
Lost Domain and 

Tuesday 29 September

Audio Pollen at The Book Nook
, Suite 10, 173 Boundary Street, West End

Brisbane QLD

Time / Lineup TBC

Thursday 1 October

The Arcadian

Carrington Street entrance of the Starcourt Arcade

Lismore NSW

Time / Entry TBC

Prof. Blix and 
Film Spirits (films by Heil Spirits)

Saturday 3 October

Croatian Club, 
Albert Street, Wickham

Newcastle NSW

1pm / Entry TBC

Heil Spirits, 
None Music, 
Alzheimer Blanks, 
Mitchell Brennan/Lachlan Gale and 
Philippa O'shea

Facebook event link here - tell your friends.

Friday, 11 September 2009

PIVIXKI European tour dates

Next month Anthony Pateras, Max Kohane and Robin Fox are leaving our fair shores for a month-long tour of Europe. The massive line-up will include the blistering piano grind of PIVIXKI, the electro-acoustic violence of the Pateras/Fox duo, and the Robin Fox laser show. Rounding out this mega-bill is European native Antoine Chessex. Catch it if you can.

1 October - Cable - Nantes, France
2 October – IGNM – Basel, Switzerland
3 October – Soundhund – Chur, Switzerland
4 October - L’Usine – Geneve, Switzerland
6 October - Le 102 – Grenoble, France
7 October - Les Trinitaires – Metz, France
8 October - Instants Chavires (*benefit gig*) – Paris, France
9 October - Confort Moderne – Poitiers, France
10 October - La Malterie – Lille, France
11 October – Netzwerk – Aalst, Belgium
12 October – DNK – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
13 October – Worm – Rotterdam, The Netherlands
15 October – KNTM – Kopenhagen, Denmark
16 October – Bla – Oslo, Norway

PIVIXKI's debut self-titled release is available now through Sabbatical.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Call out for What Is Music? Festival 50/50 project

As part of this year's What Is Music? Festival the organisers are attempting a pretty huge undertaking. It's called 50/50 and will be a live performance of 50 acts in 50 minutes. They're pulling together acts from across genres are have put the call out.

Read on for the all the info:

Whatismusic festival is presenting a very special large scale event for the 2009 festival - the project is called 50/50. 50 bands in 50 minutes, all set up simultaneously in a single room. Ambitious - yes, crazy - well...yes as well. At the moment we're looking for keen young (and old) go-getters who would like to be a part of the event - if you have gear and a minute's worth of creativity, or even pure derivative hilarity, then we'd like to hear from you!

The event will be taking place at the ABC's Iwaki Auditorium Southbank on the 19th of December, and will be recorded and broadcast by Radio National an hour following the gig. A project of such absurd and amusing magnitude has never been attempted on Australian shores, and should prove to be an amazing experience for anyone involved.

If you would like to be on the bill, send through a short description of who you are, what you do, and preferably a link to a short soundclip of your work to and we will endeavour to get back to you ASAP with some more details about locking your group in for the project.

Looking very much forward to hearing from you all, and making some ludicrous large-scale history!

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Now stocked at Round & Round

Sabbatical's catalogue is now stocked at the excellent Round & Round on Sydney Road in Brunswick. If you haven't been to this delightful little record store then you should. It's just a short ride on the No. 19 tram from the city and has a tidy lounge room feel to it. Neat record racks cover the walls, while a few bookshelves contain a modest yet interesting collection of secondhand reading material. Titles are painstakingly divided in sub-genres that wil keep you contained in the Tardis-like shop for longer than you expect.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Sabbatical presents: Heil Spirits

Earlier this year, on tour as a guest member of Aktion Unit, the standout was undoubtedly Heil Spirits, the one-man audio storm of Eli Partridge (formerly of hardcore act The Stockholm Syndrome). Based in Lismore, northern NSW and the power behind the CD-R label Glacial Avatar, Partridge creates shuddering, visceral aural nightmares that deliver a punch straight to the solar plexus.

As such, it is with great anticipation that Sabbatical presents Heil Spirits this month at the Old Bar:

17 September 2009
The Old Bar - 74-76 Johnston Street, Fitzroy

Heil Spirits - turbulent waves of sound
James Rushford & Joe Talia - labyrinthine aural pieces from this incredible duo
Anekantavada - abrasions form new Melbourne resident Mitchell Brennan (Brassskulls)
Laral - despondent sounds for the low-spirited

Doors at 8.30pm, six dollars gets you in.

While down south Heil Spirits will be doing a bunch of shows across Melbourne. Click the flier for details.