ASHTRAY BOY & LOBSTERMAN
Ashtray Boy will be cranking up the volume at the Record Crate, Glebe, Sydney with good ol' 90's pals Lobsterman (China Pig Records). Watch this space for more info and come on down and see us play our first Sydney show in well over a decade!!
Local legend Lobsterman joins the bill having recently launched Lobsterman Archives 2: Beacon Hill Disco v Eddy & The Bludgers with China Pig Records. The set for the evening will draw heavily from that collection, with sundry wildcards from his 30+ years and 100 odd releases. For those new to Lobster World, expect philosophical songs about birds, insects, sporting injuries. There may be a reprise of a Laughing Clowns cover.
Ashtray Boy will be making a rare appearance on this glorious night. Current line-up in Melbourne is Randall Lee, Carla Bruce-Lee, Paul Brannon and Stefan Schutt (Stavros Bros & recently joining in on 2nd guitar). Out on Minty Fresh from 1 July 2015 is the full-length LP 'Painted with the Mouth', the band's 10th album since 1992 and the 1st album funded in part by a GoFundMe campaign organised by founding member J Niimi! 'Painted with the Mouth' has seen a further reconnection with Chicagoan J Niimi and given a home to recordings recorded over 12 years and in 3 different countries, Canada, the USA and Australia. Numerous musicians were involved in the album and the band sends their thanks and gratitude to all of them (see our FB page for a full listing of previous AB members!).
Minty Fresh is now licensing Ashtray Boy's entire back catalogue in digital format, see their page here: mintyfresh.com/Ashtray_Boy
Check their other links too:
'Painted with the Mouth' (10th album)
'Together' (9th album) jellyfantschallplatten.bandcamp.com/album/together
Video for Wedding Present cover 'Anyone can make a mistake'