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Subculture chats to Jennifer Monk about the new comedy show by Girls Act Good – A Christmas Tale.

This fresh, exciting work is inspired by real-life conversations and stories about Christmas from women across Australia. The play takes a comedic and heartfelt look at the Aussie festivities and celebrates how we can come together to remember the magic of Christmas.

A Christmas Tale will run at The Butterfly Club from the 17-22 December. The event listing can be viewed here – https://www.facebook.com/events/295313834411535/

The full interview with Jennifer Monk can be heard below.

 

 

Hot on the heels of opening up the main stage at Good Things Festival in Parramatta this past weekend, Sydney-based screaming rap-rock-electro-pop mutants RedHook today unleash a brand new music video for their fresh single ‘Turn Up The Stereotype’ and announce that they will be joining Hands Like Houses on their huge -Anon. album tour in February of 2019.

 

Since its release on October 26, ‘Turn Up The Stereotype’ has exploded with over 200K streams across YouTube and Spotify. It’s been added to triple J Unearthed rotation and scored multiple plays on triple J (2018 With Richard Kingsmill, Good Nights, Home & Hosed, short.fast.loud, mid-dawn), even earning a coveted 5-star Unearthed review from presenter, Bridget Hustwaite and now Short. Fast. Loud. Presenter Josh Merriel has named RedHook’s Turn Up The Stereotype as his favourite track from triple j unearthed this year, saying that “It’s the best bit of Limp Bizkit and Halsey all wrapped up in a post-hardcore package.”

 

Now, the band unveils the official visuals for the song, unfolding a new chapter in the RedHook mythology that carries on chronologically from their debut offering ‘Minute On Fire’Kicking off with guitarist Craig Wilkinson (“sadboi”) and vocalist Emmy Mack (“strngegrrl”) being kidnapped by a bunch of demonically creepy scientists and subjected to a bizarre genre-bending experiment, the ‘Turn Up The Stereotype’ clip was co-directed by RedHook and Her Name Is Murder Productions (Norma Jean, Ocean Grove) in collaboration with Haus Party’s Chris Elder (The Amity Affliction, Peking Duk).

 

“It was a super fun way to use the cinematic RedHook universe to visually represent our real life experience of trying to figure out where the hell we fit in the music industry,” Mack explains of the clip, which was half-filmed inside a decommissioned slaughterhouse out in western Sydney, and half-filmed inside the band’s bathroom shower. Since we launched this project back in June, a lot of our brushes with the industry have involved people trying to pin us into some kind of genre box. And I guess this is our way of rejecting those boxes. By playing a fun game of dress-ups and blowing things up,” she adds.

 

A combustible cocktail of Mack’s acidic lyricism and venomous vocal hooks and guitarist Craig Wilkinson’s groove-fuelled riffage and EDM-influenced production, ‘Turn Up The Stereotype’ was produced by Stevie Knight (Trophy Eyes, Stand Atlantic) and Dave Petrovic (Northlane, Tonight Alive), mixed by James Paul Wisner (Paramore, Hands Like Houses) and mastered by Steve Smart (Parkway Drive).

 

After toasting the release of ‘Turn Up The Stereotype’ in their hometown of Sydney with a totally SOLD OUT live launch at alternative nightclub AM//PM, headlining Australian Music Week 2018’s first ever curated heavy music showcase and opening up the inaugural Good Things Festival in Sydney this past weekend, RedHook will now embark on their first full Australian tour alongside scene heroes Hands Like HousesOcean Grove and Endless Heights.

 

“We’re so bloody excited,” Mack says. “Craig is the ultimate HLH fanboy, he even has the collectable Dissonants socks which he’ll no doubt be rocking every night of the tour, lord help us all.”

 

After a year spent earning a dedicated following on the live circuit and sharing stages with the likes of Dream On DreamerThe Getaway PlanStand AtlanticThornhill and Dear Seattle, RedHook are now launching full force, with an arsenal of more huge tunes still to come.


Turn Up The Stereotype is available now, with all options available at https://fanlink.to/weareredhook.

 

Lisa Woodbrook brings her brand new comedy musical It’s Not Me, It’s Definitely You to The Butterfly Club starting tonight. Subculture sat down and chatted to Lisa about the art of modern dating and why she included the music of Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen in the show.

You can buy tickets to the show at www.thebutterflyclub.com.au and can listen to our full Lisa Woodbrook interview below.

 

From writer-director Jimmy Lee Combs, a film that brings together cast from Friday the 13th, Maniac Cop 1 & 2, George Romero’s The Crazies, Wes Craven’s The People Under the Stairs, Sleepaway Camp, Critters 2 and more, on VOD January 8 from High Octane Pictures!

When Michael wakes up he is horrified to find that he is riding shotgun with a psychopath (Christopher Showerman, “Supergirl”) who reveals to him that his wife and daughter are held captive in the attached cargo trailer. The trailer is rigged to release a deadly toxin when triggered by a switch in the car. Thinking of his family’s safety, he cooperates with everything the psychotic driver asks him to do even if it means breaking the law.

During this bizarre ride, the driver subjects Michael to three horrific tales of the macabre including a demon that takes a mother (Lynn Lowry, “Shivers”) on a journey of self-discovery and reveals to her the horrifying truth behind her son’s suicide. The next tale transpires in the ’80s where a Detective is hot on the trail of a serial killer known as The Sledgehammer (Jonathan Tiersten, “Sleepaway Camp”) who is terrorizing a video store owner and his wife. In the final tale, an evil deity (Yan Birch, “Wes Craven’s The People Under the Stairs”) is using the human body as a host to possess its victims. When the deity destroys one victim it jumps to another causing an epidemic of possessions being reported.

With a burning desire for the truth behind his abduction and the safety of his family, will Michael have the will to survive the madness? Your sanity will be tried and tested in Terror Tales.

Laurene Landon (Maniac Cop), Jennifer Runyon (Ghostbusters), Ari Lehmann (Friday the 13th), Ashley Park (“Rosewood”), Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), and Helen Udy (The Dead Zone) also star.

In the tradition of Creepshow, Terror Tales turns up the terror this January!

 

Stay Gold Comedy is bring the best established comics as well as some awesome up and coming acts to Brunswick. Stay Gold Comedy will kick off at 7pm each Sunday evening at Stay Gold, 133 Sydney Road, Brunswick.

 

The first show is Sunday December 9th and we have a real treat for you!

Our headlining act is the incredible Dave Callan! You know Dave as star of Triple J radio and original Rove cast member.

 

Joining the show is an whole host of local talent:

Our MC Peter Jones (ABC Comedy Up Late, writer for The Project)

Carla Wills (2017 Raw Comedy National Finalist)
Brett Blake (Worst First Dates Podcast)

Zack Dyer (ABC Comedy Up Late, 2017 Raw Comedy Winner)

Scout Boxall (2018 Raw Comedy National Finalist)
Blake Freeman (ABC Comedy Up Late, 2018 Comedy Zone)

Rose Bishop (C31 The Leak)
Raewyn Pickering (MICF 2018)

Stay Gold is located in the heart of the Sydney Road nightlife precinct. Stay Gold is a live event venue recently opened, but has already hosted live music favs The Bennies, a DZ Deathrays DJ set. Operated by the team behind the new Good Things Festival, plus Brisbane venues The Brightside, Blackbear Lodge & more. This month we open the new public bar and restaurant to complete the venue.

The event is free, but reserve your spot to ensure entry.

 

Show Details: Stay Gold Comedy Launch Feat. Dave Callan!:

Dates: Starts December 9th, Every Sunday from then on.

Time: Doors 6pm, Show 7pm

Cost: Free Venue: Stay Gold, 133 Sydney Road, Brunswick, Victoria

Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/staygoldcomedy or https://staygoldcomedylaunch.eventbrite.com.au