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Rice Is Nice are pleased to announce the release of new single ‘Petrified’ taken from the Straight Arrows forthcoming LP ‘Rising’ out June 13!

Has it really been three years? What are you, my boss? Straight Arrows have been BUSY since releasing ‘It’s Happening’ in 2010, touring the USA, releasing albums in the UK, cassettes in the USA, 7” singles in the USA and Italy, grace the stages of the Sydney Opera House for Vivid Festival, headline Sydney Town Hall as part of Sydney Festival. Who said punk isn’t high culture?

Amongst all the madness, touring, recording, working, the Straight Arrows were writing their follow up album ‘Rising’ which is now set for release this June 2014 via Rice Is Nice Records (AUS), Agitate Records (UK / EU) and Hozac Records (USA).
‘Rising’ was recorded half at front man Owen’s house and the other half in his new, legitimate studio, which was something Owen had to arrange after a new neighbor started getting mad about all the quality recordings happening next door.
The result? Dancing music. Garage pop nuggets that will get you up out of your dronesome slumber and force some serious rug cutting antics. This is psychedelic garage pop without the patchouli scented kaftans and a reckless abandon of fun.
‘Rising’ is an exciting follow up and sees the band step things up in a huge way with their warm and dirty garage pop sound.

In celebration, the Straight Arrows are hitting the road for their ‘Rising’ album tour presenter by Noisey, FBi 94.5fm and Rice Is Nice.

STRAIGHT ARROWS “RISING” TOUR w/ very special guests TV COLOURS
FRIDAY 13th JUNE @ Wombarra Bowling Club, Wollongong
SATURDAY 14th JUNE @ Newtown Social Club, Sydney
FRIDAY 20th JUNE @ The Brightside, Brisbane
SATURDAY 28th JUNE @ Fishbowl, Newcastle
SATURDAY 12th JULY @ Northcote Social Club, Melbourne

If that’s not enough you can revisit ‘Make Up Your Mind’ the first single we unleashed late last year to warm all ya’ll up! 
A new dawn is upon us, and it’s RISING…

“RISING” OUT JUNE 13 on RICE IS NICE RECORDS (AUS) HOZAC (USA) AGITATED (UK/EU).

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Coming out of the back of the ’90s with our cargo pants still stained by the Hopetoun’s floor, bands were jangly on the guitars, disco on the drums & tight in the jeans. The iPod was 2 years old but a nerd-only delight and SPOD released the greatest album of this century, Taste The Radness.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, we have decided to initiate the year of radness, starting with a digital re-issue of Taste The Radness, the 10 Years Of Radness Edition available October 4. BUY IT HERE.


This version of the album includes the album that you know and love, plus versions of Nerdz, Country of Sweden & Loooife that were recorded in early 2003 but never included on the album, so now they’re home. Also included is the 2003 ‘remix’ of a Decoder Ring song ‘Born 2 Luv’ and two never released songs that were from the Taste The Radness sessions, Unzip It and Ohhh Yeaaahhh. The 7 new tracks will also be available as a separate EP. EP AVAILABLE HERE.

A SPODumentary will be released in 2014 featuring interviews with The Temper Trap, The Presets, Spencer P Jones, The Nation Blue, Tucker B’s, Regurgitator, Gerling and many many more all discussing their memories of SPOD and the musical climate of the late 90′s and into the new millennium.

We are very excited to be commemorating this 10 year anniversary with the re-release of the record and the announce of the upcoming SPODumentary.

STREAM THE FULL ALBUM HERE

Debut record out Oct 25 via Rice Is Nice & Easter Bilby.

Turning is the debut LP by Angie, a Sydney-based musician whose guises include Circle Pit, Southern Comfort, Ruined Fortune and Straight Arrows. 
The album was produced and recorded by Owen Penglis (Straight Arrows) at his home studio in Sydney from February to April 2013. Drums and percussion are by Owen and bass, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, organ and vocals by Angie. Production assistance by Lincoln Brown (Housewives) and additional vocals by Nathan John Roche.

The songs themselves have been burgeoning, shining, turning, for a long time.. devised through half melodies returning in wake and sleep, wine and coffee, confidence and paranoia.. themes spurred from a myriad of notebooks recounting travels in North America, Croatia, Cambodia, Turkey, and everyday life in Australia. The melodies have been floating around for years in loose form, only now to be assigned their rightful place. 

The record will be released digitally by Rice is Nice and on 12″ vinyl by Easter Bilby on October 25th.

ANGIE – PARALLELS from Angela Garrick on Vimeo.

‘Make Up Your Mind’ is the first single from the forthcoming Straight Arrows LP, due March
2014.

Has it really been three years? What are you, my boss? Straight Arrows have been BUSY.
Since releasing the award winning ‘It’s Happening’ they’ve been touring the USA, releasing
albums in the UK, cassettes in the USA, 7” singles in the USA and Italy and sharing stages
with the likes of The Gories, Thee Oh Sees, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Jay Reatard
(RIP) and Ty Segall.

The upcoming Straight Arrows album was committed to tape in glorious ‘medium fidelity’ by
frontman Owen Penglis, half in his house, and the other half in his new, legitimate studio after
some neighbours started getting mad about all the quality recordings happening next door.
The band showcased at Big Sound in Brisbane where they blew minds and ranked in nearly
every Top 5 Best Bands at Big Sound List. The Hoodoo Gurus enlisted them two years in a
row to be part of the amazing Dig It Up Festival, they performed at Vivid Festival at the
Sydney Opera House, and soon after headlined Sydney Town Hall as part of Sydney
Festival. Who said punk isn’t high culture?

Straight Arrows are about to hit the road, touring nationally with Violent Soho. Check them
out at the following venues:

Thursday Oct 24 – The Great Northern, Byron Bay
Friday Oct 25 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Saturday Oct 26 – The Zoo, Brisbane – SOLD OUT
Sunday Oct 27 – The Zoo, Brisbane
Thursday Oct 31 – Mojo’s, Fremantle
Friday Nov 1 – Amplifier, Perth
Saturday Nov 2 – Uni Bar, Adelaide
Monday Nov 4 – The Corner, Melbourne