Do the Deadnote!

“The Deadnotes are low key, low skill and lo-fi…” or so says Clive Bell of British indie music bible The Wire.

So if you are anywhere near Brisbane this Thursday night (November 5) and avant-art is your thing, look no further than The Deadnotes ‘Orange Trumpet’ LP launch party at the IMA.

The gig kicks off at 7pm, in the Screening Room of the Institute of Modern Art, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 420 Brunswick Street , Fortitude Valley.


‘Orange Trumpet’, is a vinyl collection of The Deadnotes’ early pop haiku, recorded way-back-when in a fibro practice shed in Northgate.  Pressed and released in the U.S.A. (, Orange Trumpet has been lovingly issued in a numbered edition of 400.  Only 30 copies will be available locally, and they’ll have them exclusively available for purchase on the night at the discounted price of $20.  The band promise a set of old party favourites, on the spot newbies, squeaky pedals and leaky valves.

And if that doesn’t excite you maybe this will…

 “Orange Trumpet is a great primitive art-punk rock LP from the Australian trio of Eugene Carchesio, Stuart Busby and Leighton Craig.  Heavily indebted to the sound of the ‘king of error’, Tori Kudo and Maher Shalal Hash Baz, The Deadnotes play guitar, drums, brass and recorder in a naïve style that crosses the early Rough Trade stumble punk style with ultra DIY non-musicianly smarts and echoes of folk and pop motifs that could almost be a punk rock extrapolation of the transformative powers of the Albert Ayler Orchestra or even Moondog, exploding simple melodic fragments via accidentals and re-birthing them as creative prima material. A bewitching record.” – David Keenan, Volcanic Tongue

Come along, support independent art… do the Deadnote!


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