Bands, Bevs and BBQs is back! 🔥
We’re kicking off 2021 with punk 3-piece stunners, Cable Ties 🎸 This fierce trio are known for their smouldering feminist anthems, and have supported huge acts like Joan Jett, The Kills, Camp Cope and Cash Savage. Tune in via the UMSU Activities page for a set of pulse pounding tunes!
⏰ 1-2pm on Tuesday 23 March
🎶 Tune in at 1pm by clicking on the Live video which will appear on the UMSU Activities Facebook page. We’ll also share it in the Facebook event.
👀 Get warmed up at the Cable Ties Youtube channel here:
Cable Ties are a fierce, tense rock’n’roll trio. They take the three minute punk burner and stretch it past breaking point to deliver smouldering feminist anthems. Post-punk and garage rock hammered together by a relentless rhythmic pulse. Jenny McKechnie channels her struggles into songs that resonate deeply, giving voice to feelings often buried in modern life. Shauna Boyle and Nick Brown are a rhythm section anchored in Stooges primitivism – relentlessly pounding out a bedrock for McKechnie’s guitar pyrotechnics and vocal wallop. Three friends summoning a rhythmic tide to deliver anthems that turn latent anxieties into a rallying cry.
Cable Ties released their second album Far Enough in March 2020 on Poison City in Australia/New Zealand and renowned US label Merge Records for the rest of the world. It has been covered by Rolling Stone US, Grammy.com, NPR, The Age, The Monthly and elsewhere. Far Enough won Best Rock/Punk Album at the 2020 Music Victoria Awards.
The band has been committed to an inclusive feminist and political outlook since its inception in 2015, exploring issues of gendered violence, colonialism and sexual assault. The band members have been involved in benefit shows, organised DIY festivals and volunteered with Girls Rock! Cable Ties are committed to their local community and independent networks, and to playing
diverse, inclusive shows.
📷 Cable Ties photo: Lisa Businovski