Michael Crafter/Sweet Teeth Easter Tour


Sweet Teeth and Michael Crafter, back from their joint tour through South East Asia are keen to continue the party. This will be the first run of shows for both bands in NSW in a very long time,.
Also up from Melbourne will be the chick fronted band Fully Cooked for some fresh faced fast punk rock for those with a short attention span. Fuck Easter lets party every night.

Friday 29th March
Newcastle – Terrace Bar
w/ Polyfox and The Union of the Most Ghosts
Fully Cooked (Mel)

Sat 30th March
Central Coast – San Remo Neighborhood Centre
w/ The Worstmn
Alf Stewart
Fully Cooked (Mel)

Sun 31st March
Sydney – Blackwire Records
w/ The Sufferjets
Fully Cooked (Mel)

Monday 1st April
Generator Show – TBA
w/ Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt
Unbranded Animals


Michael Crafter tour South East Asia

Book your plane tickets! Michael Crafter is headed to South East Asia for winter to work on their tans, get some deep tubes and grind out some beautiful songs. You can catch Michael Crafter on tour with old mates Atomgevitter (Scotland), Family Man (Germany) and Injakmati (Indonesia) in July.

6th July / Wed – SOLO, INDONESIA
7th July / Thurs – BANDUNG, INDONESIA


Michael Crafter – Double Doomin’

Sydney duo Michael Crafter have released a new album titled Double Doomin’ on Melbourne’s Vacant Valley label. Recorded one night on a bunch of downers at BJB studios and given a few coats of polish by studio whiz JP Fung, here Michael Crafter have elevated themselves to the ranks of a band to be taken seriously. Who’da thunk it? Absent is the one-joke party grind they had become known for, replaced with gigantic sludge riffs, deliberately paced drone, and even better, the whole thing is instrumental; there are no vocals from irrepressible frontman Matheson Vaughn.
It’s available as a limited edition cassette and a digital download, and it features gnarly cover art by good dude Steven Nuttall. Check it out.

Michael Crafter – Live at Hot Damn!

Check out this free live recording of Sydney’s Michael Crafter playing live on April 15 2010 at their spiritual birthplace, Hot Damn! at Spectrum. Good job fellas.

Penguins/Melodies Sydney tour

Penguins and Melodies are coming up to Sydney for a few shows together, presented by Lesstalk Records and Vacant Valley.

Thursday 15th July, 2010
Red Rattler, Marrickville
w/ Crab Smasher, Alps

Friday 16th July, 2010
Jura Books
Parramatta Rd, Petersham
w/ Michael Crafter, Thylacine

Saturday 17th July, 2010
House Show, Redfern
w/ Origami Girls, Lucia Draft


Artless Armchair 6

Our pals at Lesstalk Records are gearing up for the biggest Artless Armchair event yet! What originally started as a bunch of friends playing acoustic guitars on a blanket  in a local park has now developed into a massive 2 day DIY festival set on 25 acres of secluded farmland overlooking the hills of Bungwahl, a 5 hour drive north of Sydney.

The lineup includes Mushroom Family, Quiet Steps, Handsome, Crab Smasher, Michael Crafter, Pop Singles, TearJerker, Zounds, Omerta, Nice Guys, Edwin Montgomery, Tumors, Hira Hira, Penguins, To The North, The (Temperamental) Pocket, The Origami Girls + Craftanoon Club, The Brutal Poodles, Virginia Sook, Fairy Mountain, Nick Van Breda, Lobster Face, Jess Locke, Matt Spinelli, Little A, Simo Soo, and the long awaited return of Anal Discharge.

It’s all happening on the October 22 weekend, camping facilities will be available and tickets are $18.
For full event details and to order tickets online, head to http://www.lesstalkrecords.com/artless

Here is a video of The (Temperamental) Pocket at Artless Armchair #1.

Here is a video of Crab Smasher at Artless Armchair #3.

Here is a video of The Brutal Poodles at Artless Armchair #5.

Michael Crafter – D.Y Or Die

Monstera Deliciosa is somewhat proud to announce the cassette release of Dee Why based punk duo Michael Crafter‘s D.Y Or Die EP, which was previously issued on CD through Lesstalk Records. Screaming through 12 tracks of posi party-violence and nonsensical grindcore, this dynamic duo of Matheson Vaughn and Dave Bate pay tribute to their reality TV namesake with good times, novelty humour, and somewhat fill the gaping hole in the musical cosmos left by Vaughn’s previous outfit Anal Discharge. As an additional bonus, the cassette version features an exclusive remix by electro funster Simo Soo.

1. Chillin n Billin
2. Song 1
3. Fat People Make Me Sick
4. Skinny People Eat A Dick
5. Building Sandcastles
6. The Positive Song
7. Punk Rock Dinner Party (Simo Soo Remix)
8. Stuck Between Stations
9. Drugs Are Bad
10. Punk Rock Dinner Party
11. D.Y Or Die
12. Just A Song About Ping Pong
13. The Way The Truth The Light

Michael Crafter Brisbane dates

Michael Crafter are heading to Brisbane this weekend for some shows to promote the cassette version of their D.Y Or Die album which is just seconds away from launching here on Monstera Deliciosa. Tagging along for the trip will be fellow Sydney grindlords TheDownGoing, who are launching their new album titled I Am Become.

Friday 21st May

Burst City
69 Grey St
South Brisbane

Saturday 22nd May

Chugg and Grind Fest
The Lock Up
243 Bunswick St
Fortitude Valley

Cuddle Party #2 at Arthive Gallery

Coming up on Sunday April 18 is Cuddle Party #2, an all day music festival in the ARThive gallery in Newcastle. The first event back in January was such a swell way to spend a sunday we figured we might have another! Before you freak out, this isn’t some pervy gropefest, just a posi day of sharing music and rad vibes. This cuddly day will feature a whole bunch of great live music including a rare trio performance from Polyfox And The Union Of The Most Ghosts, debut sets from The Origami Girls and Fairy Mountain, plus CasioGloria, Hira Hira, Little A, Michael Crafter, Happy Phlegm and heaps more. Bands will kick off around 12pm. See you there!

Sunday April 18
ARThive Gallery
Level 1/111 Hunter St
Newcastle Mall

RSVP on Facebook

Michael Crafter East Coast Tour

Supporting their new D.Y Or Die EP, nice guy power-punk duo Michael Crafter are touring Australia’s East Coast in April and May. Of course you should know that this band includes Matheson Vaughn from Anal Discharge, so things are bound to get a little bit hairy.

Thursday April 1st
House Show – Albury
w/Nothin Suss

Friday April 2nd
Such Is Life Fest – Truganina
w/Teargas, Insurgents, Mongolia, Deathcage and more

Saturday April 3rd
Penguin house – Richmond
w/Penguins, Go Genre Everything

Sunday April 4th
Pony – Melbourne
w/Penguins, Quiet The Few

Wednesday April 7th
Hamilton Station Hotel – Newcastle
w/Grannyfist, Cunt Butcher, Scabduty At The Deathcamp

Friday 9th April
Tanja Hall – Tanja
w/Hira Hira, Little A, Totally Unicorn, Let me down gently jungle man

Saturday 10th April
North St Cafe – Batemans Bay
w/Hira Hira, Little A, Totally Unicorn

Thursday 15th April
Hot Damn! – Sydney
w/Word Up!

Sunday 18th April
ARTHive Cuddle Party – Newcastle
w/Hira Hira, Little A, Origami Girls + heaps more

Friday 21st May
House Show – Brisbane

Saturday 22nd May
Strippers and metal – Brisbane
w/The Downgoing, Grannyfist