Dec 18, 2018

Seems Ballarat’s stalwart supporter of live music KAROVA LOUNGE has had us on their original bucket list for nearing on 15 years or so now. We never served their better interests. Jeez even much loved Fugazi graced the space in years prior when it was a YMCA. So now… we finally get to honour that inaugural dream list of 5 artists – the last of that list they hoped to have play their stage one day.

And along to ride the yuletide with us is none other than recent tour compadres GLITORIS bursting forth with their debut album and current tour… along with supernal locals WORLD TURTLE WORLD. Bring on the missle toes!


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GLITORIS. Four fearless female musicians who roar through uncompromising, unapologetic and unforgettable punk rock shows drop their highly-anticipated debut album THE POLICY on November 2nd with a title track single release on October 5th. After smashing out a month of critically acclaimed shows as Regurgitator’s Australia-wide special guests (Life Support Tour), Glitoris are now ‘one of the fiercest live forces in the country’ (Pile Rats) and bring their theatrical brand of punk mayhem back on the road in November/December 2018. Formed as a political protest, Glitoris has grown into a force unto itself. The band’s unique blend of fierce musicianship, indelible songwriting and bad-ass attitude has recently earned them a headline slot at Sydney’s Psych Fest, a New Zealand Fringe Festival residency, AU and US-wide radio play, multiple National Live Music Awards and nominations, support slots with Shonen Knife and Frenzal Rhomb, endorsements with Mesa Amplifiers and Vance Custom Guitars, not to mention an army of dedicated fans: THE GLITERATI. Building on their critically acclaimed ‘The Disgrace EP’ (2016) and explosive inauguration day single ‘Trump Card’ (2017), Glitoris returned in October 2018 with their highly-anticipated debut album: THE POLICY. Already received to widespread critical acclaim, the album represents Glitoris’ musicianship, attitude and politics all wrapped up in a comedic, visceral, defiant and ultimately empowering record. 

‘…a searing debut album that melds elements of political punk-rock, grandstanding rock n’ roll and devil horns-demanding metal for a ripper first LP’ – Pile Rats

‘A revolutionary breakthrough of Punk music in the modern era.’ – 4ZZZ Brisbane

‘A ball busting punk rock twist…makes you want to fuck shit up…a thrashing, bucking tornado of pure musical force’ – Gonzo Today (USA)

‘They’re unique, they’re exciting, they’ve got something to say and their music is fucking phenomenal’ – BMA Magazine

‘Misogyny and gender bias has a new enemy and its name is Glitoris’ – Scenestr

WORLD TURTLE WORLD have incarnated into human form and settled on Earth in the rural town of Castlemaine. They originally worked on a project to set up an ayahuasca retreat for misguided humans intent on destroying the planet for monetary gain. During breaks from this work, they formed a band. Their sound? Dynamic Synthesizer Rock. They take listeners through a sonic odyssey; weaving lyrical themes of esoteric poetry with the absurd, leaving audience and band members alike wondering which is which. The band’s lead Theremin player describes the music as “being profoundly shaped by our singer’s obsession with buying and collecting analogue synthesizers…profoundly”. The groups drummer states, “Most of our early music was written telepathically while the band was on silent meditation retreats. It’s difficult, and potentially illegal, to download music from the fourth dimension onto reel to reel”. Catch the next World Turtle World show here on Earth before they ascend into the higher realms.