18 Oct 2012
last night we played a secret show, won't tell you where, but it started with a B, tonight we're playing another show with a venue starting with B, we're playing secret shows everyday this week + Saturday.
Come find us!
we're doing a different setlist every night full of new songs.
28 Sep 2012
I am currently typing this blog from Los Angeles, i'm sitting in a little recording booth demoing a ridiculous amount of tracks.
I know thats vauge as all hell but i'll elabarote later, there will be a right time to tell more stuff, this is only like, the VERY beginning, almost so much the beginning its not even the beginning? yeah!
Its been a long time since we've played shows and all that but we haven't exaclty been relaxing,
we've spent most of this year in an intense rehersal regieme, demoing a truckload of songs, and just waiting to we have the right idea of what we want to do, which seems like right about now!
So in light of this we're going to road test some of the material we've been rehersing, not all of it, but a set with new material.
Come along, tell us what you think of our new stuff after the show,
after this show we're heading into the studio to record Album #2.
<3 x thr
13 Feb 2012
We've been supporting Incubus on their Australian tour, its been a blast, the tour is over now but it was a great joy while it lasted!
Thanks to all who came early to come and support us! it was alot of fun, never played venues that big either which was a thrill, the whole thing was rad, we've got a little tour diary on the way, but in the meantime here are some happy snaps from the tour!
Us and Incubus
Incubus doing their thing!
Incubus from the stands. featuring somebody clapping real close. haha
Preshow at Festival Hall.
Gus's office at the Horden.
Thats about all of the photos for now, theres a bunch more on the way.
in other news we're headlining Annandale's SLAM (Save Live Australian Music) Days lineup, should be a day of many good times, also its FREE. Hope to see you there, come show your support!
See you soon! x - pvp
02 Feb 2012
it has been quite a while since we have written on our blog, last year infact! So Merry Xmas, Happy New Year, Happy everything etc etc. Hope it was safe and of the positive variety.
We've been playing lots of shows recently which has been great, we we're on the Falls tour and The Big Day Out tour, and have just started the Incubus tour, we have new shirts too, which is cool, my favourite shirt we've had so far, looks very graphic designery... haha
you can get them at the shows! :)
Also we've had amazingly great crowds at the last couple of festival gigs, thankyou so much to everyone who came,
its been such a pleasure, if you can see yourself in the photo, that would be pretty crazy!
Here are some crowd pics, in no particular order (other than random).
SYDNEY BIG DAY OUT
GOLD COAST BDO
FALLS FESTIVAL MARION BAY
FALLS FESTIVAL LORNE VICTORIA
thanks to all who've come see us, and hopefully see you at the Incubus shows, after that we'll be quiet for a while to start thinking about album #2, which i'll admit i've been thinking about since album #1 was finished...
x - thr
New Video Darkest Way & Tour!
14 Nov 2011
We have a new video for our single Darkest Way, here it is!
We are still on tour with The Vasco Era, its been great so far, a particular highlight was the Western Australia leg of the tour, i found a great record shop called Dada, bought a bunch of new records, i got some from Planet Records too, they have some amazing posters, if your ever in Perth, go to Planet, its opposite a pub called the Flying Scotsman, I THINK! but my memory is terrible, so good luck! Anyway we still have the Victoria leg to play which should be great fun, Melbourne is at the Hi-Fi which should be fun, The Karova Lounge in Ballarat and Bended Elbow in Geelong and we're playing the Adelaide Uni in South Australia. Make sure you grab tickets from the "Shows" tab of the website or buy them from the venue. See you soon! :)
x - pvp
TOUR / TUMBLR CONTEST
21 Sep 2011
We hope you're all very well. We are well. We've just come off tour with Kaiser Chiefs and The Vines which has been a bunch of fun.
Summer seems to be here and to coincide with this we're very excited to announce that we are going ON TOUR again this Oct/Nov, AND that it's going to be a DOUBLE HEADLINER with The Vasco Era, who are from Melbourne. They're good. Very good.
Here is a photo of us together, hanging out.
and here is a picture of the poster so you can see the dates...
we're also running a cool contest and you can win a nice Epiphone Les Paul Studio guitar, all you have to do, is film your self doing a solo, with a guitar or anything (kazzoo, wine glass, twirling a pipe real fast so it whistles, whatever?) all entry info is at our TUMBLR -> http://papavs.tumblr.com/
the best one, wins!
we've asked some of the guitarists we love to give some examples, here is The Doctor from Frenzal Rhomb and the triple j airwaves, doing a solo that i think personally is better than the actual one!
And here is Lachlan Caskey from Last Dinosaurs, doing a massive "shred" tapping included!
Hope to see you all at the shows. Tickets on sale this Friday. They will be available in the "Shows section"
With all our love, PVP.
Well hello there! Long time no speak!
04 Aug 2011
p.s, apoligies in advance, my spelling isn't too great, but you know what im saying. anyway!
sorry i haven't written a blog in so long, i have been basically swallowed by busyness, we've been rehersing very hard for our upcoming tours, i haven't stopped writing and recording new demos since the album came out, i basically live in a recording studio now, beds next to a mixer, no lie! Been collecting outboard gear too which is fun, my plan is to make my flat look like a NASA control room, when it's at that level ill post a photo :)
Anyway, we've had lots happen since our album came out which is rad, we got picked for Feature album on Triple J which has been amazing, people have said nice things about it too which is always reasurring. the last tour we did the whole East Coast sold out and had packed out venues on the West as well, (Fremantle was a favorite, you guys are something else!!!), which im guessing people heard our record cause of the radio which is great, so pleased we had an audience! We got to play at River Sessions in Mackay as well, such a pretty place, never been there before so that was a highlight, we had a really nice crowd there too <3 xxx
We have alot of footage we will be releasing soon of tour antics, and there was alot of those...
We took crowd photos at some of the shows, you all look so beautiful!
we've released a videoclip for the song HONEY, its pretty crazy, watch here
we took a camera with us on filming too and made a "Behind The Scenes" video,
which the website "THE MUSIC" are premiering on their site -> http://themusic.com.au/newsletter/exclusive-papa-vs-pretty-behind-the-scenes.
We also played at the APRA music awards which was pretty cool, we we're asked to play a cover version of the Angus & Julia Stone song "Big Jet Plane" which was the Song Of The Year at the awards night,
we made it a tad louder.
I guess that sort of brings us up to speed, if you follow our facebook -> http://www.facebook.com/papavspretty
or twitter -> http://twitter.com/papavspretty
you'll be up to speed ALL the time! ;)
Anyway, right now we're on Tour with the Kaiser Chiefs, we played the Canberra show last night, Melbourne is tommorow and Sydney is on Saturday. Much fun to be had. We have new shirts for sale at shows too,
Here is one of them! Its one of the drawings i did on the L.P which you can buy on itunes, its an Interactive Album mind map video game crazy thing i designed with a cool company from England called VERTPIXELS (http://vertpixels.wordpress.com/) There's a demo of how it works in the previous blog entry...
The shirt has "We Know No Accidents" written on it, which is from the chorus of the song Bitter Pill.
anyway, thats about all for now, will blog more regularly i promise!
<3 x - thr
United In Isolation.
28 May 2011
Our album came out yesterday, it was a pretty terrific day, we spent alot of it on cockatoo island, then played at a ping pong bar till about 3am, no joke! My whole body hurts now from too much ping pong, im clearly not athletic at all.
Anyway, it feels pretty good to have the record yeah, there will be reviews popping up know as well as a few articles here and there so keep your eyes out.
There's been some cool displays of the artwork in some record stores too, mainly Red Eye and some HUM stores i think, here's a picture of the window in Red Eye, pretty scary to see that staring at you if you where just on a casual stroll haha .
You can also stream the album on full, all you have to do is click the "stream album" button right next to the blog,
it will post a "you are listening to our album" thing on either your facebook or twitter, you choose! tricky!
OUR LP is also out, which you can get on Itunes, its an interactive version of the album
using a bunch of drawings i did, i helped design it with the guys from Vertpixles who did the LP for the Gorrilaz Plastic Beach, Grinderman, Joy Division a whole lot of cool people, twas alot of fun as im a computer fan at heart.
Here's a little youtube video showing you sort of how it works.
The record is also in shops as well, so go to your nearest record store and find one, if they don't have it demand it!
if they don't like that, order one off JB Hi Fi haha, its all good!
Also i hope all the people that made the preorder enjoy there "Memoirs From A Bedroom" (Issue 1) EP, we will be doing quite alot of these issues as time goes on, but they will always be in limited supply, so i hope its all worth it!
hope to see you at the next tour, we have some other exciting news under wraps but you'll hear about it soon.
x - thr
Hitting The Road Again.
07 May 2011
As you may or may not know, we are going to hit the road again in celebration of our new record.
We'll be playing in some new venues too which is always exciting, and we're also coming to YOU perth, for our first headline shows in WA. Cool! The only times we've been there before is with Dempsey and at the One Movement Festival. So it will be grand to play! Fremantle as well, i love that place and i've only been there twice.
Anyway, we're very excited to show you all the new material and hopefully get some moshing going on, that can't hurt right?
Tremendous, here's the poster featuring the Mona Bear painting which is the Front Cover of the album done by Dirk Larsen.
Go to the shows section of the website for ticket info.
If you if you haven't preordered the album, and your into cool extras, the record comes with a BONUS EP,
these will be in limited supply and are only with the preorders.
Its basically a 7 track EP featuring songs that i've recorded at home, i've made alot of records at home while writing
so thought it might be cool to release some of that stuff. The Bonus EP is called "Memoirs From A Bedroom (Issue 1)" why issue 1? cause i plan on releasing quite a few of these, there's alot of stuff sitting on my harddrives waiting to be heard. Its all fairly different too. This first issue features a collection of 7 songs, some which we used to play at gigs way back in the day, some demos that never made the Heavy Harm EP and some stuff that didn't fit United In Isolation.
if you want to preorder you can do so here -> http://bit.ly/jaRnQ2
can't wait to show ya'll.
<3 xxx - thr
United In Isolation
22 Apr 2011
Howdy all, Happy easter!
as i am typing to this i am sitting in my bedroom, apple core to my left, cup of tea to my right. very good.
In front of me obviously is my laptop, but thats not really that interesting...
anyway, i thought it would be about time i write a blog considering i haven't done so since the "One Of The Animals" single came out, which seems like a long time but i could be wrong i have a terrible sense of time.
So, in the space of time between then and now a video has been made for the "One of the Animals" song,
We also wrapped up our tour with Last Dinosaurs, we had a blast screaming up and down the freeways in a big white van with those guys, many memories where made thats for sure. The shows where great fun too, Melbourne & Sydney sold out which was great, thankyou to anybody who came along to see us both. It meant alot to all of us :)
It was amazing to go to places we've never been to either and have rooms fill up with people jumping around and singing the songs, its very strange to write something in a room by yourself then go somewhere hundreds of kilometres from your room then go to a venue and have people singing a long. Very nice, we appreicate everybody who made it such a fun time. thankyou!
Here are some happy snaps from the road.
How much can you fit in the van? / Tom photobombing, which one though, it is uncertain we both look pretty stupid... haha
i think we ended up putting more things in here, plus live people. wow!
tom (pictured) me and gus are off to the side, watching Last Dinosaurs soundcheck,
in Ed Castle, which strangley enough is a resteraunt when its not a club... that soups not loud enough, louder..
Our turn to soundcheck, last dinosaurs watch on, sam bites his finger, "good on em ya know!"
here is a picture of us and the dinos crew, selling out in melbourne. fingers up! cheese! etc.
We've now joined forces and are a rap crew called "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service" expect an album
in the year 2405, it will be huge and we will be robots.
The show at Oxford Arts Factory in Sydney was alot of fun too, felt so good to be home after spending so much time all around the country. I found this on youtube, its footage from the show at OAF shot by someone in the Audience, thought it looked kind of cool. We had alot of fun that night! There's footage of me falling of the bass drum that night as well, which is pretty good if your into funniest home video style laughs haha.
OUR ALBUM COMES OUT THIS MAY! hurah! 27th of May 2011, pen it your diary put it in your iphone, ipad, laptop, computer, casio, whatever.
The artwork has been revealed too by the kind folks at Pages Digital,
check it out here -> http://www.pagesdigital.com/exclusive-papa-pretty-album-reveal/
there's going to be a crazy interactive version of the album too, but thats under wraps for now.
We'll be touring again as well to support the album, so stay tuned for the dates.
lots of love - <3 x thr
One Of The Animals
22 Mar 2011
our debut album comes out in May this year, very exciting, we are very happy!
here is the first single, it's called "One Of The Animals" we hope you like it.
If your into lyrics you can read them for the song here -> http://www.theinsoundfromwayout.com/peaceandriot/
x - thr
Papa vs. Pretty & Last Dinosaurs
10 Feb 2011
We're about to set off on tour again,
this time we're doing it as a Co-headliner with our new found friends "Last Dinosaurs" we met them last night at their gig with Foals, and now i can safley say that i think we're all going to have a fairly great time! haha there's nothing quite like when bands get along like a house on fire, look out respective cities!!!
Anyway, tickets for this tour are on sale TODAY (its thursday if your wondering).
Which is very good that they are on sale today cause if you want them you can now get them, convience! hurah!
DATES & TICKET INFO BELOW
Thursday 17th March: Spotted Cow, Toowoomba
Tickets available from: Oztix. Phone 1300 762 545 or www.oztix.com.au
Friday 18th March: Woodland, Brisbane
Tickets available from: Oztix. Phone 1300 762 545 or www.oztix.com.au
Saturday 19th March: Joe's Waterhole, Eumundi
Tickets available from: Joe’s Waterhole, Phone (07) 5442 8144 or in person at Backbeat Records, Maroochydore or Shake It Up Music, Nambour.
Thursday 24th March: Karova Lounge, Ballarat
Tickets available from: Oztix. Phone 1300 762 545 or www.oztix.com.au
Friday 25th March: Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Tickets available from: www.northcotesocialclub.com or phone 03 9486 1677
Saturday 26th March: Transmission @ Ed Castle, Adelaide
Tickets available from: Moshtix. Phone: 1300 GET TIX or www.moshtix.com.au
Thursday 31st March: Transit Bar, Canberra
Tickets available from: Moshtix. Phone: 1300 GET TIX or www.moshtix.com.au
Friday 1st April: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Tickets available from: Moshtix. Phone: 1300 GET TIX or www.moshtix.com.au
Saturday 2nd April: CBD Hotel, Newcastle
Tickets available from: Bigtix. Phone 02 4968 3093 or www.bigtix.com.au
www.myspace.com/papavspretty / www.myspace.com/wearelastdinosaurs
31 Jan 2011
We're super thrilled to put out the new video for "Wrecking Ball" its directed by a friend of ours Guy Verge Wallace, it's one of the best clips we've ever had put together for one of our songs so we are amazingly thrilled for it!
I could try and describe it but the best way to put it would be to say its LIVE SIZE CLAYMATION... its pretty insane, in the best way imaginable.
Have a watch!
Studio Blog # 1 - Photos, Beginning
11 Jan 2011
We're in the studio!
3rd day to be precise was the day today and things are traveling super well, we're recording at BJB in Surry Hills which feels fantastic there is such an awesome vibe in the place and the people who run it are fantastic, its seriously great. We've tracked half of the bed tracks already, been doing overdubs today, tracking so many guitar parts its not funny and we're in the studio for the rest of the month and some of Feburary so its super early days and its already sounding huge. The drums sound massive, we got so much choice too. So many amps, kits, guitars. Its pretty crazy like a kid in a candy shop, but you gotta be reserved have your wits about you and only record what's needed/works not everything thats there haha.
Much excitment, anyway have some photos to share with you from the first day, going to upload some videos tomorrow night of the studio so you can get a better idea of what we're up too.
PHOTOS WITH CAPTIONS!!!
A mixing desk about a billion times the size of mine at home. Awesome. Wish you could see all the outboard gear, its crazy so many nice compressors, preamps and other goodies will film some on the flip tomorrow and chuck it up here.
Some of the guitars we've been using.
Some of the pedals we've been playing around with. NOTE: The yellow long pedal that says "FUZZ" is apparently
the same type of pedal the Stones use for Satisfaction, its tremendous.
Gus's bass tone will make you cry. Its also borderline "Salmon", like his shirt in the previous post, i dare you to compare.
Use that little eyedropper tool in photoshop, i bet its not far from salmon, i put my money on it. i would!
The first thing coming to mind seeing this, considering its late and im pretty shit at captioning stuff without being increadbly literal is that this particular microphone, looks alot like a large industrialized metal paracetamol capsule that giant robots would down with a glass of acid for roboheadaches.
My favorite shirt, "Gareth Liddiard" shirt i got from his solo show at OAF, if you havent heard the drones, listen to them, they are. the best. My face is also photobombing that lovely bass cab.
Tom choosing snares. Duct tape also fixes wierd snare sounds as well as buttons that make clicky noises on acoustic guitars, duct tape is the future of man.
Group concern session infront of a curtain.
Apologies if my blog is incoherent, not funny or just poorly put together after a full day in the studio i feel pretty tired!
Looking foward to tommorow though, can't wait to do some more over dubs, even get some vocals done. Its taking shape,
ahhhhghh its alive etc etc
Hope your all well and good & all our wishes to all of the folks in Queensland braving the floods we have friends and relatives up there so we hope all clears up soon. Nature is a scary thing sometimes. ]
Two Thousand & Eleven
27 Dec 2010
Christmas has come and gone (Hope all of yours was very merry and of the good variety) i know mine was pretty cheerfull.
Its been a pretty good year too, its kind of wierd I always forget alot of the things we've done cause i'm too busy thinking about what we should be doing or what we're about to be doing, always looking foward. At least i try too most of the time haha. But yeah Christmas eve was a pretty relaxing one i took a break from writing for the day (i usually write every day) so that was an interesting change, was wierd cause my brain got time to have a think about whats actually happened, rather than whats coming up.
Heavy Harm's reception has been pretty cool also, it was fantastic to have it on the radio (Triple J, FBi, RRR, ZZZ etc) which has given us the chance to play more headline shows to more people, even in different states. Something I still find slightly surreal. It was great working and touring with Dempsey as well, learnt more this year than i have in alot them. Touring too! we only started touring in December of 09 so its just been about a year, which is great. Got to play & tour with some of our favorite bands like Surfer Blood, Phoenix, You Am I, Temper Trap, Tame Impala, Silversun Pickups, Gypsy & The Cat, The Holidays, The Howling Bells I can't really remember them all, its pretty overwhelming so i generally forget about it and think about whats coming haha. We got to go to the ARIA's too which was pretty interesting to say the least haha "De-butt". amazing...
Anyway, past aside we have some REALLY exciting things coming up, this Wednesday (29/12/10) we head down to the Glennworth Valley to play at the PEATS RIDGE festival, which is pretty exciting cause we're playing in the evening too, near the end of the night. Crazy! Then we head down to Phillip Island to play at Pyramid Rock for NYE, then Hot Hot Heat side shows, then we hit the STUUUDDDDIO to start recording our "de-butt" album, only leaving the studio to play at the Big Day Out and to play with the Birds Of Tokyo. If you want tickets for any of our shows just head to the "TICKETS" section and he'll sort you out.
Here's one of the songs we've been working on, its called Honey, this was shot by the fantastic "One A Day" Blog, from our headline show at OAF.
We've finished writing our album (recorded a full demo version of it too) and it feels extremely, overwhelmingly exciting to get to put on tape. We're heading into the famed BJB for most of Janurary and for some of Feburary to track the record.
In the spirit of us getting ready, today Gus and I spent the day scoring extra parts for the record, making notes on what we need to do ect, even scoring some string parts, Gus is really great at all that theroy stuff, i can't even read music!!! So he puts me to shame hah, check out these action shots! This is my room btw where i record alot of my demos.
Again, this time rocking out on the keys, check out that shirt, its "Salmon".
Anyway hope to see you at one of the gigs soon and hope your NYE celebrations are safe and wonderfull.
Whoa, good things etc.
06 Dec 2010
Hello there friend!
I feel quite, how to put it. Somewhat like a hermit i guess, been writing lots and lots of music for the album, its pretty much completed i just keep writing incase anything better than what already is written for it comes along. Anyway i guess its kind of good to spend alot of time by yourself, especially when writing puts everything in a strange but good perspective.
Anyway, we've been playing our own headline shows this month and its been great, we where next cropped for Aus Music month by Triple J for our song "Wrecking Ball" (check out the unofficial robocop video below a friend made for us, its quite hilarious). So to celebrate us being put in the lucky 20, we played 2 headline shows, one in Melbourne at the East Brunswick Club and another in Sydney at the famed Oxford Arts Factory. It was great both shows where full and it felt fantastic to play to busy rooms for our OWN shows, especially that we've been doing so many support slots it really feels a bit surreal when you step on stage and you realize people are they're too see you. not going to lie, its a pretty amazing feeling!
Anyway, oh actually also if you want to hear the song on JJJ and feel like you control the radio you can REQUEST that song on super request!
head here to make the request -> http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/requests/make_a_request.htm
we also did an interview for this weeks BRAG MAGAZINE, which is pretty cool our name was on the front cover and everything. (*cheers*) anyway have a looksie.
(if you can't read the text cause of size head
anyway chat soon, im gonna post some pictures of the room im writing in soon too, cause its full of gadgets and too be honest looks like the control room of a NASA space station or a tardis. OH also where on the BIG DAY OUT lineup for the second Sydney show, so excited for this! Get to see Iggy Pop after all, Iggy and Die Antwoord, oh yeah!
Things & Film Music
09 Nov 2010
We've had a pretty interesting week, well mainly Sunday... We went to the arias, it was a pretty unusual experience lots of funny outfits and intense folks but none the less it was alright! They had fireworks, i love fireworks. Although they where in a pretty weird place, its strange how off kilter things made for TV seem in real life. Although i heard it looked fairly strange on TV too, but the opera house looked nice so that was cool. We we're just guests to the whole thing this year, we got a cool mention in the Sunday Telegraph about next year maybe good times! which is nice!
Here's us being tourists to our own band name on the wall at the after party haha
I also did the music for one of Nirrimi Hakanson's films, its just a little film but it was alot of fun to do the music to. I really love doing film music and shes a good friend so it made it all the more fun. I wrote it too the edit rather than the edit being synced to the soundtrack which was interesting too, means it had to be free of tempo or any kind of mechanical beat. I had to record it watching the movements of color trying to structure the melodies around the visual, which was ALOT of fun, made it a really fluid process. I really want to do more of that kind of thing.
Here is is for your viewing nice watching!
have a splendid week!
also don't forget where playing two headline shows, one in Melbourne on the 1st of December with Stonefield and Fuzz Phantoms and another at Oxford Arts Factory on the 2nd of December, get tix from the "SHOWS" section of the webpage.
xxx - thr
01 Nov 2010
We've been rehersing new songs all week and frankly it feels quite great, been writing alot too. Im keen to start posting acoustic demos up on here somehow, but still have to figure out how possible that is and even if it would be that interesting haha, anyway.
Whilst we've been rehersing and working hard on new songs we we're thrilled to hear that we got picked to be part of Triple J's NEXT CROP artists, of which their are 20 featuring bands like Stonefield, Kimbra, Gypsy & The Cat, Flight Facilities, The Jezabels and a whole lot of other cool bands.
check it all out here -> http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/events/ausmusicmonth/10/nextcrop/
We did an interview for JMAG as well, although I (Tom Rawle) answered the questions not Tom Myers, something must of got lost along the editing chain, but all good!
Also I've been listening to alot of "JAMES" if you havent heard them seriosly check them out, i used to listen to them when i was alot younger, back in primary school. Good times, not really... but they are now!
till next time! xx - thr
Post, Post Paradise. Big December! Little November.
28 Oct 2010
We are currently in Post, post paradise, The Holidays tour has come to a close, ending and the wonderful "Jive Bar" in Adelaide. Tour times we're of the fun variety. We have some goodies for you too, in video form. An interview/discussion type thing we did with The Holidays just before we hit the road with them and some live videos taken with our shows with Gypsy & The Cat.
We also played One Movement this month and got a rad mention in the Daily Telegraph, we we're "Searing" , i threw and broke my guitar as well. Downside was that was the only guitar tuned in regular tuning that i had on touring, so not so cool after all! Also i worry it may of looked a tad half assed, you can't win all guitar throws after all i guess! afterallafterallafterall i said that like 4 times. great!
Head over to FASTERLOUDER to see us showing off our talking skills with The Holidays! Talkin it up. link here -> http://bit.ly/dr4Dez
AND here is some footage of us playing some songs live at OAF, goodtimez!
Anyway as you can see with all this Little November big December sstuff, well we're taking a little break from gigs this November to rehearse new songs, do some experimenting and basically getting ready to record our album, but December we shall return with a VENGEANCE!
As soon as the mean month begins we'll be playing shows. First up, two headline shows, one in the wonderful city of Melbourne at The East Brunswick Club. We're super excited to play this show as Stonefield (unearthed high winners & recently booked for Glastonbury 2011) & Fuzz Phantoms (featuring Darren Cordeux from Kisschasy) are also joining us for the evening. Should be grand!
Then the day after we're heading to Sydney to play the Oxford Arts Factory to headline their final showcase show of the year.
Exciting times! Then we play Peats Ridge, then Pyrimad Rock, then a mini tour with Canadian rock 'n' rollers Hot Hot Heat.
crazy! Show details and ticket info is in the "Shows" Tab, check it yo.
<3 x - THR
JMAG Heavy Harm EP Review
21 Oct 2010
21 Oct 2010
We've been on tour with the Holidays over the last couple of weeks and its been great!
We also played some shows with the tremendous Gypsy & The Cat and Silversun Pickups. Its been a fairly busy October considering we've been writing and demoing our first album as well! Lots of cool things happening, there are two video clips on the way which you'll hear about soon as well.
Anyway, we found this hipster mannequin in Melbourne and found it fairly hilarious, check it...
16 Sep 2010
We're excited to say that we will be playing with SILVERSUN PICKUPS for their only Australian headline show at the Corner Hotel in Melbourne on the 28th of September. The gig is already sold out (did so apparently in 20minutes) so for all of those of you folks who already have tickets. SUPRISE!
Drum Media - Feature Gig
01 Sep 2010
Our "Heavy Harm Launch" gig got reviewed as a the feature gig of this week in Drum Media.
Check it out! xxx
Post Paradise Tour / Spectrum Sell Out
29 Aug 2010
Thankyou SO much to everybody came on Saturday night to our EP launch, we we're so happy to see it sell out. Not only that it was overflowing! It was nuts. That said i heard some people where getting turned back at the door, we are so sorry if this was you :( The whole show was captured on video so we will be posting that soon with photos as well. Good times :)
Here are some photos for the mean time. (All photos by the wonderful Metaxia Coustas)
That said, we're announcing new show dates! Hurah!
We're hitting the road with "The Holidays" in support of their Post Paradise album tour. Dates below. (all shows 18+)
We're also playing the ONE MOVEMENT festival in Perth inbetween the early tour dates, good times!
see you all soon i hope, <3 - thr
Heavy Harm - out now!
18 Aug 2010
Our Heavy Harm EP came out last friday, The 13th!
We played a great set in Brisbane to a great crowd down at the Club House, and chatted to the nice folks at ZZZ Radio.
Overall it was an awesome time, we're gonna start taking more photos of where we go too, words don't say enough about these places sometimes.
Anyway, you can get our new EP from
ITUNES - > http://bit.ly/c61UaQ
JB Hi Fi -> http://bit.ly/afNAtG
Or at any "good" record shop :)
Don't forget to say hello to us at one of our Launches, this Friday we're hitting up Melbourne's Purple Sneakers night in support of the record.
On the 28th is our big home town show at the Infamous Spectrum, tix on MOSHTIX -> http://bit.ly/b7s4H4
ALSO! We're featured on "New & Noteworthy" on Itunes, check it out!
Syndey "Heavy Harm" EP Launch @ Spectrum / Myspace / Reviews
09 Aug 2010
Our "Heavy Harm" EP comes out this Friday the 13th of August.
We are launching the EP with the support of FBi radio down at Oxford Streets infamous SPECTRUM.
You can buy tickets at MOSHTIX or at the door -> http://bit.ly/dotGkN
We've worked very hard on the record so we look foward to see your faces :)
In other news we have been getting alot of love from MYSPACE in the upcoming week to the release, they are streaming the whole EP and featuring it this week. Go to www.myspace.com to have a listen. Or head straight to our myspace at www.myspace.com/papavspretty .
xxxx - pvp
Surfer Blood support Review - Fasterlouder
09 Aug 2010
We got a cool review from FASTERLOUDER from our Melbourne show with Surfer Blood.
"First to take the stage were Papa Vs Pretty, a young band down from Sydney for what was also their first Melbourne show. Through chunky riffs and tearing vocals, they opened their set ablaze with a fiery spirit. Reference points abounded thick and fast, mostly headed towards the heavy rock canon, with some early Radiohead in the mix. The most impressive thing about them was the conviction, which was so powerful that conviction doesn’t quite describe it so well: they were in the kind of place where it’s happening so natural, it’s just there, and it doesn’t have anything to do with self-confidence. Being extremely tight as a band obviously helps, and this fact was really exhilarating to begin with, but after a while became a bit mercenary. All that hammering forth looked over-serious, but then came the single, Heavy Harm, and that really shone. Definitely a band to watch."
Heres some photos from our support sets at their Splendour Sideshows.
This is by far my favorite, us playing Marracas on stage with Surfer Blood at the Corner show in Melbourne.
Great band & great guys, we hope to tour with them again someday soon.
<3 xxx - thr
Heavy Harm - Videoclip
18 Jul 2010
Live from the Bus
18 Jul 2010
As promised, here is the latest public performance gig. This one was by far the most nerve racking, shortly after stepping on the bus (after about 2 hours of procrastination) and heading up to the back seats, we realized we we're sitting next to two very tough looking lads. Just quietly this scared the hell out of us, we assumed as soon as we produced instruments and started singing we would get the life beat out of us. But to our surprise they where nice as pie and got into it!
It felt pretty nice to get an applause as well, this to me anyway is my favorite of these.
Again, filmed by the spectacular Nirrimi Hakanson (http://www.weliveyoung.blogspot.com/)
15 Jul 2010
As you know, we have finished our "HEAVY HARM" EP produced by Paul Dempsey , the first single "Heavy Harm" is on rotation on JJJ/FBi and our first video is exclusive to faster louder ( check it out here -> http://bit.ly/byDtta )
We thought it would be nice if we set out on the road and said a big hello to the Australian cities abroad.
First up, we're supporting SURFER BLOOD for the Splendor In The Grass sideshows, then we're heading out to play some club nights in Brisbane and Melbourne.
We will be finishing the mini tour with a headline show at Sydney's "The Spectrum". Which if you purchase the $16 Pre Sale ticket from Moshtix you get a copy of the "Heavy Harm EP" with the ticket. Party Times!
HEAVY HARM EP - OUT 13th AUGUST
Pre order from JB Hi Fi now - http://bit.ly/c6aYcW
ON TOUR IN AUGUST.
DATES (ALL SHOWS 18+):
FRIDAY 30th JULY- THE CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE (w/Surfer Blood)
tickets from venue - Ph 03 9427 9198, or www.cornerhotel.com
TUESDAY 3rd AUGUST - MANNING BAR, SYDNEY (w/Surfer Blood)
tickets from manningbar.com, www.oztix.com.au or 1300 762 545
(ACCESS tickets: In person from The Access Centre: Lvl 1, Manning House)
FRIDAY 13th AUGUST - THE CLUB HOUSE, BRISBANE (FREE ENTRY)
Tempo Hotel - Cnr Brunswick and maclachlan St, Fortitude Valley
FRIDAY 20th AUGUST - PURPLE SNEAKERS, MELBOURNE
Miss Libertine – 34 Franklin St, Melbourne
tickets on door - $12
SATURDAY 28th AUGUST
- HEAVY HARM EP LAUNCH, THE SPECTRUM, SYDNEY
The Spectrum - 34 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst
Ticket Price: $10 (Pre Sale) $13 (Door) $16 (Pre Sale Ticket & EP)
tickets from Moshtix 1300 GET TIX / www.moshtix.com.au
Hope to see you there! xxx - pvp
Heavy Harm - Videoclip / Preorder
13 Jul 2010
You can now PREORDER our new "HEAVY HARM" EP from JB-HiFi. If you purchase the preorder you get a signed copy of the record + a free poster.
But make sure you get your orders in soon, as they are in limited supply and will get snapped up quick!
Follow this link to place your order -> http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/music/pop-rock/heavy-harm-signed-copy/531743
Also Fasterlouder have been featuring our new videoclip for the title track off the "Heavy Harm" EP
It was directed by Melbourne graphic designers "We Are Synapse"
You can watch it here -> "Heavy Harm Video"
Until next time :)
<3 <3 <3 xxx - THR
Live from a (really long) Escalator
12 Jul 2010
We have had a very busy week, played at Sydney Sounds Like "Choose Your Own Adventure" gig at The Factory Theatre, which felt fantastic. It felt nice to play to such a full and responsive crowd, awesome atmosphere as well. Was great to see everybody out to support FBi, those guys do amazing things to create events like these and to bring some of the coolest new music to the world. Good people indeed!
Our new "Live From ... " video is up, we played a rather spontaneous cover of Bryan Adams 80s classic super ballad, HEAVEN. Where else better to play such an EPIC song, than the gigantic escalator in the Sydney Domain carpark. We we're watched by a confused security officer who probably thought we where some kind of new breed of musical terrorists.
The video comes complete with incorrect lyrics and awkward/confused onlookers.
Filmed by the glorious Nirrimi Hakanson (http://weliveyoung.blogspot.com/)
Also some fine photos where taken from FBi's Factory gig, check em out!
Live From... Chinatown
07 Jul 2010
Apologies that this post is two days late, but as promised here is the video for our somewhat public (in Chinatown) rendition of Outkast's "Hey Ya".
Next week we ride the domain escalator and belt out an 80s pop ballad, the casio keyboard really rocks out on that one. Good times :)
Live from... / "Heavy Harm" / FBi
01 Jul 2010
Hope all is well,
we have some news for you.
FIRST, we have been collaborating with the acclaimed Photographer Nirrimi Hakanson
(check her blog, its quite fantastic -> http://weliveyoung.blogspot.com/). We we're hanging out in Central Sydney a little while ago and we bumped into a busker who was playing his own music outside Central Station. He had these amazing lyrics written all over his guitar, so we started talking to him. He turned out to be quite an interesting guy, guess thats what happens when you talk to strangers.
Anyway after a conversation a crane crew came up to us and started playing on the guitar, it started getting passed around. The rest is video history!
After this happened I felt like anything is possible, so i talked to Myers and Gus and we decided we would hit the streets and play some of our favorite songs in strange locations out in public.
We will be posting a new video every week, but first up we're posting the video the started the idea.
In other news, our song "Heavy Harm" which comes of our new EP of the same title is on rotation on both Triple J and FBi so if you want to request it, by all means go ahead. Otherwise tune in and you may just hear it by accident :)
We're also playing at FBi's Sydney Sounds Like... Choose Your Own Adventure" gig at the Factory Theatre and its All Ages!
Cloud Control, The Holiday and a whole lot of great bands are playing, most importantly though its supporting great local radio.
So get your dancing shoes on and "make a purchase" on a ticket
Lots of love, stay good :)
xxx <3 THR
News for good times.
09 Jun 2010
Lots and lots of news! First of all our new EP is done, finished, completed, you will be hearing some news about it in the next few weeks, but for now you can have a listen of the new single"Heavy Harm" on our myspace (www.myspace.com/papavspretty).
Also as we mentioned in a previous blog we did a whole lot of filming during our time in the studio, which has now been edited into a 3 part series that we will release periodically on the run up to the EP's release, watch the 1st one here!
ALSO, we took some photos with the photographer nirrimi (You should read her blog its quite fab http://weliveyoung.blogspot.com/).
Have a looksie, we love them, its tremendous. :)
We are playing World Bar this Friday, we start at Midnight, join the Facebook group to get a discounted entry.
click here -> (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=126250164060537&ref=mf)
<3 <3 <3 Stay tuned
On the road!
19 Apr 2010
Paul Dempsey's "Burning Leaves" tour is drawing to a close and we have had a ball supporting him along with Dan Kelly and his Dream band. We are playing at The Forum this Saturday (24th April) in Melbourne for the last show on the tour.
We are pretty pumped because its our first time at The Forum and from all reports it seems to be an amazing place.
here is the website for the venue -> http://www.forummelbourne.com.au/
If you can't make it Do the 360* virtual tour and pretend your watching us, its like your there, thankyou technology!
Anyway we have been filming the whole tour, so watch this space for our tour diary over the next few weeks.
In the meantime however here are some happy snaps taken on the road.
Airport fun timez.
Tom in a trance like state whilst watching Avatar on the plane.
Dinosaur VS Gus, the fight begins. (Adelaide/SA)
Side of stage before doors open at the "Gov" (Adelaide/SA)
Swanky sailboats parked on a shiny sea in Fremantle/WA
A mad hammond organ we found backstage at the Fly By Night. (Fremantle/WA)
One of the reasons "Fly By Night" in Fremantle is one of my favorite venues (besides the fact its a giant aircraft hanger), is this, we found a Tardis side of stage, its not every day an avid Doctor Who fan gets up close and personal with a life size Tardis. Awesome.
Here are some snaps of us playing at the Metro. (Photos by Ben Wilson)
there's heaps more happy snaps up on our photo section as well.
Tremendous <3 xxx -THR
05 Apr 2010
We're delighted to announce that we're playing another show in Perth WA, at The Rosemount on the 8th of APRIL for the "SPACE SHIP THURSDAYS LAUNCH NIGHT".
If you are confused about the Space Ship reference, they are a tremendous WAMi-award nominated music website.
check it out -> http://www.spaceshipnews.com.au/
Doors open at 7.30, and you can get tickets there for $8.00.
wicked! ♥ , x THR
Melt Bar w / Simon Carter (The Cops)
18 Mar 2010
We are supporting Simon Carter for his show at Melt Bar on the 25th of March (next thursday).
Tickets are 10bux and we start at 8.45!
Melt Bar holds about 200 people so it'll be all close and personal. We will be playing new songs of the new EP, its not out yet so the only way you can hear them is live. Should be super dandy!
This is the venues website -> http://www.meltbar.com.au/blog/
Here is the poster for the show.
<3 , x THR
13 Mar 2010
Thanks to all of you who came saw us last night,
we had a great time playing for you and hopefully you enjoyed some of the new stuff.
Many thanks to The Scare as well for having us, they were pretty amazing. Really huge sound, amazing energy as well.
Here's some photo's taken by Mr Anthony Kitson before and during the set. Im not sure what the photo's where taken on, but i thought they looked really cool, very vintage!
On a completely unrelated note i saw this video on late night rage last night, it made me chuckle.
So i thought i'd share it with ya'll. It's pretty ridiculous, im not sure if its serious but its quality cleche 80s hip hop.
Many a laugh to be had, enjoy!
x , THR
04 Mar 2010
At 11am on Wednesday morning we got a pretty massive surprise, we got asked to support Phoenix for their show at Luna Parks "Big Top". I was at work when i found out, Myers was in Newcastle and Gus at Uni. So we suitably freaked out and prepared as best we could from our locations, anyway as they say a picture speaks louder than words. So heres a video and some pictures.
This video has some footage some of the set, the bits we enjoyed the most + some backstage footage and a short interview.
This video is Sgt. Suffer live in its entirety.
The highlight of the night for us, was when Phoenix played "Playground Love", heres a video we took of them playing the song, + some other side of stage footage, They we're AMAZING live. Coolest most classiest light-show i think i've ever seen.
and here are some photos, there are heaps more in the photos section and on our facebook.
We had a great night, we hope to play more of these gigs in the future!
27 Feb 2010
We have just finished tracking our new EP, so we thought now is a good time to shed some light on the record!
First of all the EP is being produced by "Something For Kate's" Paul Dempsey and is being recorded at Alberts Studios in Sydney.
The EP has 6 songs, most of which you wont of heard before, the majority of which we have only played at two shows, but we've been rehearsing and writing intensely for the last 2 months and have found the direction we want to go in. So we are pretty excited to release this EP!
Working with Paul has been incredible as well, his experience as a songwriter gave us an invaluable second set of ears, that helped give the songs better shape and more impact.
We took some photos while we where in the studio as well,
have a look! there's more photos in the photo section of the website. Hurah!
thanks for listening! and remember to sign up to the mail service :) <3 , x THR
The "Citizen" Project
26 Feb 2010
The "Citizen #1" clip is also pairs with a thing we're putting out called the "Citizen" project.
This is how it works, Those of you who are interested in creative things can sign up to the "Citizen" mailing out. Its a separate mail out to the regular service. Once you sign up, you get free access to demos and other content free of charge. All you have to do is send us any ideas you have, if we like your idea, we'll chase you up, profile you on the site and collaborate with you.
We thought it could be a cool way to interact with you over the internet, all 21st century like. An example of something coming up is our new EP's artwork, if your an artist and want to share ideas just drop us a line!
If your interested in being on the "Citizen" list, send us an email to email@example.com
Until next time!
<3 , x THR
23 Feb 2010
A while back, actually when this website went live, a film clip was made for the song "Citizen #1". The clip was directed by Ben Wilson for a film school experiment. Ben's the same guy who directed the "Ballad" film clip and the "From the Bunker" series.
The film clip in a way is our farewell to our previous EP "EP2". Its the last thing correlated to that release.
So without further adieu here is the clip.
radical, in the meantime heres a photo-blog with photos taken from behind the scenes. (photos by Camille Bui Viet)
The clip was shot in empty primary school, we raided the canteen. Found a book with tasty entries such as this.
Bikes at night.
7. The shetland pony, that just never made the cut.
Our reaction to the shetland ponies absence in the clip.
Impending band mutiny! Gus is HUNGRRRRY. myers is one step ahead.
I can see your SOUL!
12. The set.
We were lucky enough to have the entire process documented by some fantastic photography, the rest of the photos will be in our photo section via our fllllikr profile.
<3 , x THR
You Am I.
15 Feb 2010
We are excited to announce we are supporting "You Am I", for their show at the Wollongong Unibar on the 26th of February (next Friday).
You can buy tickets from the OzTix website -> http://bit.ly/9ZkEIs
We start at 9.00pm, doors open at 7.30pm
They recently did a really cool 2 part film clip, for the songs "Givin' Up And Gettin' Fat" & "Beau Geste" (off the album
Dilettantes", the cinematography is amazing, its like an adventure film, very cool.
here are the videos!
<3 , x THR
Them That Do Nothing
10 Feb 2010
I think i may of found my new favorite band!
I was watching late night rage recently and saw this, forgot about it, then remembered how awesome it is was, really kind of stripped back, fantastic playing and really fucking clever lyrics as well.
its this song by a band called "Field Music", called "Them that do Nothing".
Do yourselves a favor and WATCH THIS.
This songs cool as well its called "If Only the Moon Were Up".
hope you like it as much as i do.
<3 , x THR
10 Feb 2010
Burning Leaves. Tour
05 Feb 2010
Yo, yo, yo
We're thrilled to announce that we will be supporting Paul Dempsey for his "Burning Leaves' Australian national tour, also playing on the tour is Dan Kelly and his Dream band (featuring members of Augie March & Ground Components). The tour is in April!
Here are the dates ->
7 - The Gov, Adelaide SA
9 - Settlers Tavern,Perth WA
10 - Fly By Night, Fremantle WA
15 - Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay NSW
16 - HiFi Bar, Brisbane QLD
17 - Metro, Sydney NSW
24 - The Forum, Melbourne VIC
Tickets are on sale now!
To purchase tickets head on over to -> http://pauldempseymusic.com/new/home.html
Hope to see you there!
<3 , x THR
Direction Direction Direction.
04 Feb 2010
If you've heard alot of our stuff, you would of probably made the observation that we jump around genres alot, its never been intentional though, its kind of just how we've functioned, exploring every avenue trying to get our own sound. But after years of writing in different styles on different instruments in all different ways, we have finally started to get our own sound.
It has taken a long time, but it feels liberating to finally have direction. It's a bit of a heavier and stripped back sound, and has a big focus on vocal harmonies. All 3 of us are singing now.
So in light of this discovery we are getting ready to record a new EP, we've been rehearsing, demoing and writing like crazy and it's starting to cement itself into something cool.
Heres some pictures of us rehearsing/demoing, sweaty timez!
So keep your eyes and ears peeled cause we'll be documenting our progress and posting it up here.
thankyou for listening, <3 x thr
28 Jan 2010
Our Newsletter service is now up and running, you can sign up by putting your email in the "Join The Mailing List" box, its underneath our tweet feed.
ALSO, if you know what's good for you, listen to this band. There called Parades and are from Sydney, I heard their song "Hunter" tonight and freaked out, its very very atmospheric and builds up to just the right amount of awesome.
Listen to it here -> http://www.myspace.com/parades
On another note thankyou to all the people that came to the gig at the Beach Road Hotel last night, it was fantastic to play to such an appreciative audience for our first show in Sydney in ages, so thankyou everybody who came!
27 Jan 2010
Beach Road! Youre the best!
Good fun was had by all, and we hope you liked the new songs. This was our first show with most of these songs and it really meant alot to us that you guys seemed to like them... at least a little bit!
Good night was had by all. Now im watching david attenborough talk about Tortoises. David Attenborough, I like you a bit.
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07 Jan 2010
Welcome to the future / 2010
04 Jan 2010
If you werent in melbourne for NYE, we wish you a late new years! to all of those who where, many thanks for sharing it with us at the espy, MUCH FUN was had. Was exellent to have the new years herelded in by Shark Fin Blues by the Drones. and by an awesome set by Paul Dempsey, very wicked indeed!
this years been pretty good, school was a thorn in our side but its finally over and it feels it feels exellent. we hope to get out a whole lot more this year.
We even made it on the ones to watch in 2010 list on the 2009 itunes rewind. at # 2!!!
check ch check it ->
SO many thanks for seeing us in the gigs we played in 2009 and we hope to see you in 2010.
Speaking of which, we are playing a FREE show our first show in our hometown of Sydney in like 3 months,
FREE FREE FREE, and on the 27th January at the Beach Road Hotel in Bondi.
So come and say hello, if your a friend on facebook, heres the fb event. HURAH!
--- > http://www.facebook.com/reqs.php#/event.php?eid=229484977542&ref=ts
hope to see you there, we will be selling Tshirts and EPs
so come say hello.
04 Jan 2010
We've finished our tour with the Howling Bells, and we had a BLAST, it was our first tour ever so it was good to learn the ropes and get to play so often and in so many different places. A massive thankyou to Howling Bells for having us along!
we will be releasing videofootage/photos that we took from the duration of the Tour soon, so keep your eyes peeled and we will keep you posted.
In the meantime here are some reviews we got from the tour from both Fasterlouder and Rave magazine.
Review from the Zoo show - > http://www.ravemagazine.com.au/content/view/18493/82/
Review from the ANU Bar show - > http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/reviews/events/21905/Howling-Bells-Canvas-Kites-Papa-Vs-Pretty--ANU-Bar-Canberra-171209.htm
Review from the Corner Hotel Show + some photos
Review - > http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/reviews/events/21740/Howling-Bells-Canvas-Kites-Papa-Vs-Pretty--The-Corner-Hotel-Melbourne-41209.htm
Photos. (the only ones we can find at the moment will upload more soon)
06 Dec 2009
06 Dec 2009
Last night was good, we played at The Corner in Melbourne. Some highlights of the day included:
-Tom R's comparison of the Oporto Strips and Chips meal to its Nando's equivalent. Consensus was reached that Oporto produces 'sweeter' chicken breast flavours, whilst Nando's culinary produce was described as 'more spicy', 'mature' and 'yum'. Chip seasoning was also discussed.
-Great sound, stage, and crowd at the Corner. We felt great after a slightly awkward gig in Geelong last night.
-My energetic spell following a strong cappucino this afternoon. It was embarassing. Whilst no-one was adversely affected, I'd take this opportunity to point out to the population of Melbourne that scat singing and star jumps on footpaths are not usual activities of mine.
-Ongoing profundity from Tom M. Seriously, that guy knows a bagful of facts about lions, fierce snakes and their movement, and is a specialist in voice imitation. If you ever want to spice up a car trip get yourself a Tom M.
The gig was great tonight ! My cousin even came! Unfortunately we couldnt stay for Howling Bells since Tom M is only 17 so we still have to get kicked out straight after we play, but we caught their soundcheck and they're superb!
Esplanade Hotel tomorrow. Should be great! We're on very late at like 11:45 pm but someone told us that that is quite early for a band in Melbourne. Its the city that never sleeps. I dont dig it. I think it's the city that sometimes sleeps.
Hope youre all well and that if youve just found yourself on holidays or finished work for the year that you're having yourself some fun. thanks for reading!
PAPA VS. WEBPAGE!
25 Nov 2009
13 Nov 2009