Melbourne punk-based trio Cable Ties are thrilled to today release their already acclaimed self-titled debut LP via Poison City Records. Formed in Melbourne in mid 2015, Cable Ties – Jenny McKechnie (vocals/guitar), Nick Brown (bass) and Shauna Boyle (drums) – have developed a dedicated, cult-like following with just two self-released 7″ singles in their arsenal.
They stepped into an icy warehouse in the dead of winter last year 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 produces a formidable rock ‘n’ roll trio.
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 sold out hometown Album Launch at The Tote on Friday June 23. A second hometown show has been added at The Curtin on Saturday July 15. 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, horror music that floods the pores, Infinite Void and their hazy post punk dreams, Hexdebt’s stinging lead guitar lines over an off kilter groove and Cruise Control, who will bring the bangers ‘til stumps.