A Sneaky Australian Tour

Press Release:

the fingers malone ensemble – Sneaky Australian tour.

fingers malone’s productions simultaneously ooze the feeling of late heady nights and lazy long afternoons.

A super busy 2012 sees the fingers malone ensemble hitting the road again in September and October to unleash bass rumbling tunes from his album ‘Push’ on a Sneaky Australian tour. He will be revisiting some of the spots from the recent Ash Grunwald tour and  playing some new stops too. “That last tour was so much fun that as soon as we got home I got straight on the telephone to my secretary and said ‘God damn it Barbara! Book me some more shows. ASAP!” he says.

The past 3 years has seen fingers malone producing for the prestigious UK label Pedigree Cuts in his London studio and performing in the bass heavy clubs of the East End. He recently returned to Australia to blast out his live show and to help his good mate Ash Grunwald record his latest release.

the fingers malone ensemble live show includes live mpc(drum machine) playing, distorted synthesizers and smooth rap singing. The sound can best be described as a cinematic mix of hip hop, jazz, dub and dance.  The result is a solo electronic songwriter like nothing you’ve ever seen.  The show will incorporate tunes from his debut album ‘Push’ and a few even newer ones too!

Sneaky Australian Tour
Presented by Vinnie Laduce

Sat 8th Pure Pop Records, Saint Kilda, Vic.
http://www.purepop.com.au
221 Barkly St, Saint Kilda. 3pm Instore Show
03 9525 5220

Sat 8th Sep Babushka Bar, Ballarat, Vic.
http://www.facebook.com/Babushka
59 Humffray St, North Ballarat. Supporting Laneway
03 5331 8459

Thurs 13th Sep The Highway Hotel, Adelaide, SA.
http://www.thehighway.com.au/
290 Anzac Highway, Plympton.
08 82297 8155

Thurs 20th Sep The Front, Canberra, ACT.
http://www.facebook.com/thefront
1 Wattle Pl, Lyneham. Supporting Laneway
02 6249 8453

Sat 22nd Sep The Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle, NSW.
www.thegreatnorthern.com.au
89 Scott Street, Newcastle. Supporting Laneway
02 4927 5728

Fri 5th Oct The Solbar, Maroochydore, Qld.
http://solbar.com.au/
19 Ocean Street, Maroochydore. Supporting Afro Dizzi Act
07 5443 9550

Fri 12th Oct The Solbar, Maroochydore, Qld.
http://solbar.com.au/
19 Ocean Street, Maroochydore. Supporting Band of Frequencies
07 5443 9550

Sun 21st Oct Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, Qld.
http://www.blackbearlodge.com.au/
322 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. Supporting Laneway

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Push – the video clip


here is the new clip for push. thanks heaps to VINNIE LADUCE FILMS!!! and mc egganaut. lots of campari and vodka was consumed and the results speak for themselves. hope it takes you to a nice place. anybody who can name the title of the penguin gets a special prize too.

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A Short Film Tour Announcement

Look at me looking all cool and shit. Like a god damn actor.

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National Tour Announcement

the fingers malone ensemble – Australian national tour supporting Ash Grunwald.

fingers malone’s productions simultaneously ooze the feeling of late heady nights and lazy long afternoons.

the fingers malone ensemble will be hitting the road and unleashing bass rumbling tunes from his album ‘Push’ all over the sunburnt country on a national tour supporting bluesman Ash Grunwald after finishing production duties on Ash’s upcoming long-player, ‘Troubles Door’.

The past 3 years has seen fingers malone producing for the prestigious UK label Pedigree Cuts in his London studio and performing in the bass heavy clubs of the East End. He recently returned to Australia to blast out his live show and to help his good mate Ash Grunwald record his latest release.

the fingers malone ensemble live show includes live mpc (drum machine) playing, distorted synthesizers and smooth rap singing. The sound can best be described as a cinematic mix of hip hop, jazz, dub and dance. The result is a solo electronic songwriter like nothing you’ve ever seen. The show will incorporate tunes from his debut album ‘Push’ and a few even newer ones too!

“PUSH” is the debut single from The Fingers Malone Ensemble. Out 11th May.

Special Guest of Ash Grunwald – “Trouble’s Door” National Tour

Presented by 

Friday 25th May The Great Northern Hotel NSW
http://www.thenorthern.com.au
35 – 43 Jonson Street, BYRON BAY
Tickets $22 + bf from the venue 02 6685 6454 & www.thenorthern.oztix.com.au
Doors open 8pm

Wed 30th May Indi Bar, Scarborough WA
27 Hastings St, Scarborough
Tickets: 08 9341 1122

Thurs 31st May Redcliffe on the Murray, Pinjarra WA
13 Sutton Street, Pinjarra
redcliffeonthemurray.com

Friy 1st June Prince of Wales, Bunbury WA
41 Stephen Street Bunbury
Tickets: 08 9721 2016

Sun 3rd June The Fly By Night, Fremantle WA
1 Holsworth St, Fremantle
www.flybynight.org

Friday 8th June The Governor Hindmarsh SA
http://www.thegov.com.au
59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, ADELAIDE
Tickets $30 + bf from www.venuetix.com.au & www.oztix.com.au
Doors open 7.30pm

Saturday 9th June The Corner Hotel VIC
http://www.cornerhotel.com
57 Swan St, Richmond, MELBOURNE
Tickets $30 + bf from The Corner box office (03) 9427 9198
Doors open 8.30pm

Sunday 10th June The Westernport Hotel VIC
http://www.thewesternport.com.au
161 Marine Parade, SAN REMO
Tickets $22 +bf from www.oztix.com.au
Doors open 8pm

Thursday 14th June The Spotted Cow QLD
http://www.spottedcow.com.au
296 Ruthven Street Toowoomba
Tickets $20 + bf from www.oztix.com.au
Doors open 8pm

Friday 15th June The Hi-Fi QLD
http://www.thehifi.com.au
125 Boundary St, West End, BRISBANE
Tickets $30 + bf from the venue 1300THEHIFI (1300 843 443) & www.moshtix.com.au
Doors open 8pm

Saturday 16th June Coolum Civic Centre QLD
Park Street, Coolum Beach
Tickets $25 + bf from www.oztix.com.au
Doors open 7.30pm

Thursday 21st June The Patch NSW
73 Princes Highway, Fairy Meadow (Wollongong)
Tickets $20 + bf from The venue (02) 4283 4544 , www.oztix.com.au and Music Farmers (02)4228 0459
Doors open 8pm

Friday 22nd June Level One, Newcastle Leagues Club NSW
17 National Park Street, Newcastle
Tickets $25 + bf from www.bigtix.com.au
Doors open 8.30pm

Saturday 23rd June The Metro NSW
http://www.metrotheatre.com.au
624 George St, Sydney
Tickets $25 +bf from venue & www.ticketek.com.au
Doors open 8pm

Thursday 5th July Spurs TAS
18 King Street, Devonport
Tickets $20 + bf from www.oztix.com Collectors Corner Burnie, Red Hot CDS, Devonport
Doors open 8pm

Friday 6th July Launceston Hotel New York TAS
http://www.hotelnewyork.net.au
122 York Street, Launceston
Tickets $25 + bf www.oztix.com and Mojo Music, Launceston
Doors open 8pm

Saturday 7th July Republic Bar TAS
http://www.republicbar.com
299 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart
tickets $30 + bf from www.moshtix.com.au
Doors open 8pm

Thursday 12th July Harvey Rd Tavern QLD
1 Harvey Rd Gladstone
Tickets $15 + bf from Venue 07 4978 7102 & www.ticketmaster.com.au
Doors 7:30 pm

Fri. 13th July Magnums Hotel FNQ
366 Shute Harbour Road Airlie Beach
Tickets $15 + bf from Venue 07 4946 6188 & www.ticketmaster.com.au
Doors 8pm

Sat 14 July Dalrymple Hotel FNQ
310 Bayswater Road Garbutt, T’ownsville
Tickets $15 + bf from the venue 07 4779 6344 & www.ticketmaster.com.au
Doors 8:30 pm

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Longtime the video clip


Check out the great surfing from Derek Hynde, Beau Young and Dave Rastovich in this clip. There are cameo appearances from Kram from Spiderbait, Scotty Owen from The Living End, Xavier Rudd, Pete Murray, Bob McTavish and a rail boggin turn from yours truly, mr fingers malone. Gotta say it again, what a fun tune…

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FIRST SINGLE ‘Longtime’ from Trouble’s Door

Production and mixing of this project has kept me up late on many occasions over the past couple of months but very happy to say that ‘Longtime’ is on rotation on triple jjj.

Following on from his award winning, critically acclaimed, 2010 album Hot Mama Vibes we can reveal today that the first single to be taken from the brand new record, Trouble’s Door, due out May 11, will be ‘Longtime’.

Longtime came to life in Ash’s home studio, with the help of his dubstep wingman and producer Fingers Malone, recorded into just the one mic, on nothing but an acoustic guitar. Sounds simple, yes? But don’t be fooled. Ash Grunwald is not a gent to do things by halves; without exploration or without courage. ‘Longtime’ consists of some 90 (!) tracks, the result of a creative flurry that came right at the end of the album’s finish. It’s that age old story – told by Smashing Pumpkins about their track ‘Ruby’ and Nine Inch Nails with ‘We’re In This Together’ – at the final hour, when one more song needs to vaporize, the creative juices that have been coursing for weeks or months, spill over, the last song done within moments. ‘We just ran a four on the floor beat and I started playing and there you have it. I love it when it works like that,’ Ash recalls excitedly. ‘Like a lot of my party songs, it deals with the idea of escaping and just doing your thing…I’ve had that impulse my whole life. Just taking off and doin’ your thing. I imagine driving on a hot summer night with all the windows down or better still the roof angle-grindered right off!! Just singing to the stars.’

But the forthcoming album Trouble’s Door is not all parties and wind in the hair. It’s a record that serves up a cross-section of what it means to be living on a planet in constant balance between hope and despair, all the while striving to fulfil the greatest mission of all – the presence of great times and the possession of a happy heart. But you’ll have to wait for the full story. Look out for ‘Longtime’ on itunes in mid-April and if you’re a facebook buddy, keep your eyes peeled for the opportunity to download ‘Longtime’ for a limited period for freebies!

‘Longtime’ available on itunes mid-April

Trouble’s Door out May 11th via Shock Records.

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Top secret tracks

Also still under serious wraps is the forthcoming album by Ash Grunwald (for those who don’t know, that’s him chillaxing on the studio couch) The album features a bunch of production and beats by the fingers malone ensemble and should be crushing airwaves and dance floors in a couple of months. This shot was taken late one night when we were critiquing a mix. So even though Ash looks like he is just slurping down a cup of green tea (which he is) he is simultaneously straining his ears and brain to hear all the tiny details of all the long hours we had put in to the recording and mixing. We did a lot of work in his new studio and the results were outstanding. We are still not sure if the killer outcome was because of his new audio gear or the fact that we could relax and take our time because we weren’t paying for the space by the minute or the fact that we literally were rolling out of bed and taking 2 steps with a morning coffee into the studio and we were at work. But as I said you guys will have to wait just a little longer to hear it for yourselves. Infact I probably shouldn’t even have said this much. Oh no!

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