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明 (Akira) – out now.

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Buy digital
https://blackcab.bandcamp.com/album/akira

Or buy limited edition Japanese obi physical CD (pictured)
https://black-cab-store.myshopify.com/products/akira

No vinyl yet – might do a pressing in early next year.

明 Akira east coast dates

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More 明 Akira dates announced – busy August with some unique live performances and very special guests;

Brisbane – GOMA Up Late QAGOMA Fri 4th August
+ TOKO-TON taiko
Part of QAGOMA’s ‘Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe’ exhibition
More info
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Melbourne – Howler Fri 18th August
+ Toshi Sakamoto, Simona
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Sydney – Oxford Arts Factory/LTR ON Sat 26th August
11:30pm LTR ON late show
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Alt-soundtrack album 明 out July.

明 – new album out July

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Dark electronica meets massed taiko drums in this manga/anime inspired alternative soundtrack album. Physical and digital release, July 2017. We’ll be performing works from this album at GOMA in Brisbane (Friday, August 4th) and at Howler in Melbourne (Friday, Aug 18th) with live taiko drummers at both events.

New EP ‘Empire States’

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An 11+ minute single because why not?

A-side Empire States
B-side Senses Wild.

Buy the EP here or via online stores and streaming services worldwide.

Released April 2, 2017.

Written and recorded by Black Cab. Final tracking at Red Door Studios, Melbourne by Woody Annison. Electronic and acoustic drums by Wes Holland. Mixed by Woody Annison and Black Cab. Mastered by Chris Potter at Electric Mastering UK.

Live in Sydney

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Cab are taking some time off to record some new works so this is a useful bookend to a series of live shows to May 2016. Complete May 14th Newtown Social Club, Sydney live set now available to stream or download. Thanks heaps to FBi Radio’s Harvey O’Sullivan (recording, mixing) and Andrew Edgson (mastering).

Howler live show recording @Soundcloud

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New single, May Melb shows, Sydney show

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Cab hit the road in May 2016 to launch new single Uniforms. You can buy Uniforms here.

Melbourne launches Thursday May 5th (*new show*) with Friendships (buy tickets here)

and Friday May 6th (*selling fast*) with guests New War and Taipan Tiger Girls (*selling fast* buy tickets here)

Then Sydney Saturday May 14th with guests MEZKO and DJ Buzz Kull (tix).

Full tour deets:

Melbourne - Friday May 6th @Howler Bar with the excellent New War & Taipan Tiger Girls at Howler Bar buy tix

Sydney - Saturday May 14th @Newtown Social Club (guests TBA) buy tix

These will be the final batch of shows for 2016 as we huddle to complete a new LP.

 

Here’s some Golden Plains Cabbery from March 12th.

2016 and all that

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Cab are back in harness, both live and in studio.

Next show is National Gallery Friday nights series as part of the Andy Warwhol Ai Weiwei exhibition, Friday night 19th Feb (tix here) then a sneaky Melbourne warm up show for GP in early March (subscribe for deets) and then Golden Plains on Sat March 12th (playing around midnight) followed by a new single/EP and an east coast tour in May.

Boom.

And here’s a bit of Corner last year (thanks Light City Films).

Black Cab – Sexy Polizei (Live 2015 Corner Hotel) from Light City Films on Vimeo.

Black Cab – Closing Ceremony (Live 2015 Corner Hotel) from Light City Films on Vimeo.


 

Final Cab Games show, vinyl launch – Corner, Friday 17th July

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This is really it.

After two sell-out shows at Howler the Leaps & Bounds folks have twisted our arms to launch the double vinyl at one final show at Melbourne’s iconic Corner Hotel, on Friday July 17th with special guests the excellent Lost Animal. This will be a great time to grab a copy of the vinyl and with only 300 copies pressed worldwide and 200 already gone, this thing is already hugely collectable.

Pre-sale tickets here: https://corner.ticketscout.com.au/gigs/3730-black-cab
FB event page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1423825997934441/

We’ll be keeping 100 copies to sell exclusively at our Sydney and final Melbourne show, with pre-payers getting the right to reserve copies to pick up at the end of the night.  For folks in Melbourne, you can also buy copies via our online store with the option to pickup at the end of the Corner show to save on postage.

And it’s quite the thing of beauty too.  Who the hell is stupid enough to do double vinyl in 2015?

Well – we are obviously…

You can buy it here.

Mikey Young remix of Victorious

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