Straight Arrows

 

Straight Arrows

Straight Arrows – Bio

The Straight Arrows started out with Owen Penglis yelling about getting dumped and kicked out of bands into a four track cassette machine in his bedroom, soon to be joined by Alex Grigg, Angela Bermuda, and Adam Williams, all friends with coloured musical pasts. Slowly the four honed their reverb-laden, catchy, fuzzed out punk garage into something barely listenable and less antisocial. Unable to actually get any shows, Straight Arrows started putting on their own at the notorious (and now abandoned) gay bar The Newtown Hotel, culminating in the release of their first 7 inch record ‘Something Happens/Can’t Count’ on their newly formed label Juvenile Records.

Straight Arrows – Haunted Out – It’s Happening by Rice Is Nice

Figuring the only way to sell these (and make their money back on the release) was to force these records in photocopied sleeves into the hands of drunks and connoisseurs, the Straight Arrows started driving up and down the East coast, playing parties, warehouses, bars; wherever they could, rapidly selling out the release (itself later seeing a repress on the esteemed RIP Society). Forward two years and no longer kids, now with two more international 7 inch releases sold out, tours and shows with, amongst others (friends, punk slime, and shitheads), Thee Oh Sees, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, The Black Lips, Jay Reatard (RIP), PLUS a whole cast of bands recorded by Owen in the same method as the early releases (to cassette, in a bedroom or loungeroom, just ask Royal Headache, Circle Pit, The Frowning Clouds, Dead Farmers, or a whole cast of others you haven’t heard YET), the Straight Arrows come forth with full length release “IT’S HAPPENING”.

Graduating into the realm of MEDIUM FIDELITY, the group moved into Tim Done’s home/studio/archaic equipment museum, HANGING TREE, for a few days and recorded direct into his STRICTLY 1950s equipment, resulting in a release where almost all of the instruments can be heard. Mixing with the awesomeness that is Brent Griffin/SPOD, the record took on a fuzzed, melodic, and reverberated budget psychedelic bent. Now, finally, it’s here, it’s nearly Summer, it’s ready, it’s hot, IT’S HAPPENING! “…and it sounds fucking awesome!”

 

 

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STRAIGHT ARROWS It's Happening
01. Bad Temper
02. It Begins
03. Magic Sceptre
04. Mind Control
05. Gone
06. Something Happens
07. It Happens Again
08. From The Start (Get It)
09. Haunted Out
10. Golden Torch
11. Running Wild

ALBUM INFO

Album Of The Week: FBI FM – Sydney, 2SER FM – Sydney, RTR FM – Perth, RRR Soundscape, THE BRAG Syd. Graduating into the realm of MEDIUM FIDELITY, the group moved into Tim Done’s home/studio/archaic equipment museum, HANGING TREE, for a few days and recorded direct into his STRICTLY 1950s equipment, resulting in a release where almost all of the instruments can be heard. Mixing with the awesomeness that is Brent Griffin/SPOD, the record took on a fuzzed, melodic, and reverberated budget psychedelic bent.

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STRAIGHT ARROWS It's Happening

 

 

CLIPS

Straight Arrows: Magic Sceptre
Straight Arrows
Magic Sceptre
2:06

Straight Arrows: Something Happens
Straight Arrows
Something Happens
2:13

 

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IT’S HAPPENING LINKS

06.12 ALBUM REVIEW ON INDIE SHUFFLE
05.12 LIVE REVIEW, DIG IT UP FEST
04.12 OWEN INTERVIEWS THE SONICS
10.11 VIDEO OF US TOUR 2011
10.11 GENERAL LOVE ON DRAW US LINES (US)
10.11 VIDEO FROM GONERFEST 2011
09.11 TOUR PRESS ON BROOKLYN VEGAN
09.11 TOUR PRESS ON SINCERELY CALIFORNIA
09.11 LIVE PICS ON MESS + NOISE
08.11 LIVE REVIEW ON DOUBTFUL SOUNDS
03.11 NEWS ON SONIC MASSALA
02.11 ALBUM REVIEW ON THE AU REVIEW
02.11 BLOG POST ON VICELAND
02.11 LIVE REVIEW LES SAVY FAV SUPPORT – MELBOURNE
01.11 PICS FROM THE ANNANDALE
12.10 JJJ HOME AND HOSED BLOG
12.10 INTERVIEW ON RADIO ADELAIDE – THE RANGE
12.10 ALBUM LAUNCH REVIEW – MESS + NOISE
12.10 FEATURE STORY – THE BRAG
11.10 INTERVIEW ON THE BLACKMAIL
11.10 FEATURE ALBUM – RTR PERTH
11.10 FEATURE ALBUM – PBS MELBOURNE
11.10 SOUNDSCAPE – RRR MELBOURNE
11.10 ALBUM OF THE WEEK – 2SER SYDNEY
11.10 ALBUM OF THE WEEK – SYNFM MELBOURNE
11.10 BRAG INDIE ALBUM OF THE WEEK
11.10 IT’S HAPPENING – ALBUM REVIEW – THROW SHAPES BLOG
11.10 GENERAL LOVE – NU RAVE BRAIN WAVE (UK)
11.10 IT’S HAPPENING – ALBUM REVIEW – FRANKIE MAGAZINE
11.10 IT’S HAPPENING – ALBUM REVIEW – BOMBSHELLZINE
11.10 IT’S HAPPENING – ALBUM REVIEW – THOSE WALLS YOUR EARS
11.10 IT’S HAPPENING – ALBUM REVIEW – SIX THOUSAND
11.10 IT’S HAPPENING – ALBUM REVIEW – FIVE THOUSAND
11.10 IT’S HAPPENING – ALBUM REVIEW – THREE THOUSAND
11.10 IT’S HAPPENING – ALBUM REVIEW – FOUR THOUSAND
11.10 IT’S HAPPENING – ALBUM REVIEW – TWO THOUSAND
11.10 IT’S HAPPENING TEASER VIDEO ON PEDESTRIAN.TV
11.10 IT’S HAPPENING REVIEW ON THREE THOUSAND
11.10 PROPS ON SICK OF THE RADIO BLOG
10.10 BAD TEMPER ON WHO THE HELL
10.10 BAD TEMPER ON DAGGERS RVLE LA
10.10 BAD TEMPER ON ALTERED ZONES
10.10 BAD TEMPER ON ROSE QUARTZ
10.10SIGNING NEWS ON POLAROIDS OF ANDROIDS
10.10 SIGNING NEWS ON MESS + NOISE

10.10 PARTY VIDEOS
10.10 NEWS ON URBAN OUTFITTERS

 

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