Melbourne-based punk trio CABLE TIES are stoked to reveal the details of their highly anticipated self-titled debut album together with the release of ‘Say What You Mean’, their new single with one of the most satisfying videos you’ll watch all year. Cable Ties will be available digitally and on vinyl via Poison City Records on Friday May 26.
Formed in Melbourne in mid 2015, CABLE TIES – Jenny McKechnie (vocals/guitar), Nick Brown (bass), Shauna Boyle (drums) – have developed a dedicated, cult-like following with just two self-released 7″ singles in their arsenal. A testament to their scorching live show, Who The Hell says the three-piece “could confidently pick you up within the first few bars of a song and hurl you across the room,”with Raven Sings the Blues noting that they’re “tearing into an X-Ray Spex brand of post-punk that’s packed with gnashed teeth and crushed gravel.”
They released ‘The Producer’, the first single from their S/T LP, online earlier this year which was swiftly picked up by the likes of Triple R, PBS and 4ZZZ and added to full rotation on triple j. CABLE TIES now return with ‘Say What You Mean’; a 6 minute 35 second punk opus in which McKechnie showcases her astonishing vocal range – from seething spoken word rant to tremulous, commanding scream. It’s all winding tension between her fierce rage and the taught, unswerving rhythm section – as savage as it is focused.
CABLE TIES stepped into an icy warehouse in the dead of winter with Paul Maybury (The Pink Tiles, Rocket Science) last year to record the eight tracks that would eventually form their debut album. The record captures CABLE TIES in lockstep at the end of their first year of gigging – stretching their songs past breaking point, searching for that joyous rush. McKechnie’s captivating vocals tackle creeps, capitalist propaganda and music industry “tastemakers”. The result is 44 minutes of tense, smouldering punk rock that sits you down, shuts you up, and forces you to listen. Welding punk ferocity to the endless chug of kraut and boogie to produce a formidable rock ‘n’ roll trio.
In the last year CABLE TIES have played with the likes of The Peep Tempel, Rocket Science and Batpiss, as well as national support slots with The Kills and Camp Cope. In December they played the fairy tale opening slot at the Meredith Music Festival, to what can only be described as a rapturous reception.
CABLE TIES will celebrate the release of their debut record with a string of East Coast shows this June and July on their album tour, including a very special hometown Album Launch at The Tote on Friday June 23. Helping them punt the record into low Earth orbit is a stellar line up of local titans including Various Asses, who deliver pulverising body horror music that floods the pores, Infinite Voice and their hazy post punk dreams, Hexdebt’s stinging lead guitar lines over an off kilter groove and Cruise Control, who will detonate a bag of bangers ‘til stumps.
CABLE TIES ALBUM TOUR 2017
Friday June 2 – The Eastern, Ballarat
w/ TV Haze & Loobs
Saturday June 3 – The Bridge, Castlemaine
w/ Rolling Blackouts CF, Loose Tooth & TV Haze
Friday June 16 – The Brisbane, Hobart
Friday June 23 – The Tote, Melbourne (Hometown Album Launch)
w/ Various Asses, Infinite Void, Hexdebt and Cruise Control
Tickets from the venue
Saturday July 1 – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane
Thursday July 6 – The Edwards, Newcastle
Friday July 7 – Factory Floor, Sydney
Friday June 9 – The Metro, Adelaide