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GFH EP LAUNCH SUCCESS

 

Graphic Fiction Heroes launched the new EP 'Dreams Of A Libertine' over the weekend at a very well-attended Indi Bar in Scarborough with help form Sister Switchblade and The Craig Skelton Collective.

The launch was a huge success and the band (Chris Gibbs, Mat Ferguson, Joe Southwell and special guest Craig Skelton on keys) was very appreciative of everyone who came down to support the launch.

In other GFH news, the band charted for the first time ever over the weekend with the new EP peaking at 93 on the iTunes rock charts.

The EP is available now from in the Noise-a-thon STORE.

 

CHART SUCCESS FOR CHRIS GIBBS & THE TRANSMISSION

 

Released on April 15th 2017, 'News Of The Day' from Chris Gibbs & The Transmission has provided a career-first for Chris Gibbs and Noise-a-thon Records: the EP peaked at No.28 on the iTunes Rock charts!

The EP is available now from iTunes, CD Baby and associated partners, or direct from Noise-a-thon.

 

 

2017: the year of NOISE-A-THON!

 

Things have been heating up here at Noise-athon over the summer. We are very happy to announce that tracking on the long-awaited Graphic Fiction Heroes EP 'Dreams Of A Libertine' is COMPLETE! Troy Nababan will be handling the co-production and mixing; early draft mixes are sounding awesome. The EP will include the 2016 single 'Vicious Valentine' along with four brand new tracks: 'The Great Divide', 'The Dream', 'Our Libertine' and 'Bundle Of Joy'. For the most part, the EP was written by Chris Gibbs and Mat Ferguson, with arrangement by the whole band including current bassist Joe Southwell, who makes his recording debut with GFH on this EP. The EP is due for a May 2017 release.

In other news, final mixes are complete for the new Chris Gibbs & The Transmission EP, 'News Of The Day'. This EP takes five of the most popular tracks from Gibbs' 2014 album 'Big Appetite', with added drums by Joshua Gallagher, extra guitars parts by Chris and Nic Di Rosso, and a brand new mix and master by Chris at Noise-a-thon. The EP will be launched at Henhouse Live on April 15th with special guests Jackson Koke.

Finally, demos have already commenced for the next CG&TT release, to be an as-yet-untitled full length album. Chris is aiming for a December release, making three release for Noise-a-thon in one calendar year.

 

 

 

SEVERAL PROJECTS NEARING COMPLETION

 

Chris has been hard at work in the Noise-a-thon studio, edging closer to completion on several current projects.

The re-worked Chris Gibbs & The Transmission EP, tentatively titled 'Bigger Appetite' has reached final mixing stage. The EP features five of the most popular songs from the 2014 album with enhanced tracking and mixing, including live drums from Josh Gallagher. The band are aiming for a spring release to coincide with an appearance at the Sundown Spring Music Festival in Tammin.

Kerry B Ryan is recording a two-track single at Noise-a-thon, scratch guitars and vocals have been recorded, drum tracks built, and Kerry and his bassist will return to Noise-a-thon soon to commence tracking.

The Graphic Fiction Heroes recording is shaping up nicely, current tracks nearing completion are the next two singles: 'The Great Divide' and 'The Dream'. 

Lee Musto's long-awaited debut EP has been re-energised, with new guitar parts completed and new lead vocal parts to come. The project is sounding even better than the earlier versions of the recording. Lee is aiming to complete recording before spring, after which all tracks will be sent to Glenn Musto in Melbourne for final mixes.

In other studio news, Chris recently collaborated with Rob Agostini at Soundbaker, laying down some of his cleaner, bluster work on a track for emerging artist Jowe. Keep an ear out for Chris' work on Jowe's debut soon!

 

 

GRAPHIC FICTION HEROES EP TRACKS NEARING COMPLETION

 

As more and more community radio stations show their support for the latest single 'Vicious Valentine', Chris, Mat and Joe from Graphic Fiction Heroes are hard at work finishing the recording of the other four songs which will make up the new EP. Lead guitars are nearing completion, next up is lead vocals and harmonies, with the final touches of keys and percussion scheduled for mid-March. Two front-runners have been tagged as potential next singles, at the moment for the band it's a close call between 'The Great Divide' and 'The Dream'. 

In the meantime, check out the REVIEWS section for Josh Atkinson's review of the recent single launch at The Astor Lounge.

 

 

 

GRAPHIC FICTION HEROES MAKE THE AMRAP REGIONAL CHARTS!

 

'Vicious Valentine', the new single from Graphic Fiction Heroes, has made the AMRAP Regional Chart in Australia. This chart reflects the most popular song downloads which community radio stations in Australia obtain for airplay.

The song will be officially released through CD Baby, iTunes and other quality digital outlets on January 8th.

 

 

FIRST EVER AIRPLAY FOR NEW GFH SINGLE TONIGHT!

 

Long-running independent music show 'The Twilight Zone' on Fremantle's 107.9FM will be the first radio show to play the new Graphic Fiction Heroes single 'Vicious Valentine' tonight from 8pm WST. Chris and Mat from the band will be in the studio to chat about the launch too. The show will be hosted tonight by Glen Oliver who was in fact the first ever DJ to interview Chris on radio, way back in 1993 with the earliest line-up of F.U.L.L., so there's plenty of history there! Tune in and rock out!

 

GRAPHIC FICTION HEROES TO RELEASE 'VICIOUS VALENTINE' SINGLE

 

2013 WAM Song Of The Year Country category winners (First & Last) Graphic Fiction Heroes return to their rock roots with a brand new digital single Vicious Valentine, scheduled for a January 8th release on iTunes, CD Baby and all good digital outlets.

 

NEW GFH SINGLE ANNOUNCED!

 

Keep January 8th 2016 in your rock 'n' roll diary. Graphic Fiction Heroes will be releasing a new digital single, 'Vicious Valentine', on CD Baby, iTunes and more. For Perth Fans, the launch takes place at The Astor Lounge in Mt. Lawley, with support from Ragdoll, Nevsky Prospekt and Midnight Boulevard.

The single is again being produced by Rob Agostini at Soundbaker, with the majority of recording happening at Noise-a-thon. The song was written by Chris Gibbs, Mat Ferguson and original bassist Gareth Hughes, who will also play at the launch as part of his brief return to Perth shores from his new home in the UK. Current bassist Joe Southwell plays on the track itself.

The single serves as a forerunner to the new EP, scheduled for a March 2016 release.

 

 

 

 

 

A BIG FINISH TO 2014

 

As 2014 comes to a close, Noise-a-thon is in full swing, finishing off projects for Jess Lawrence (final mixes) and Lee Musto (tracking) before commencing work on Tessa Hutchinson's debut EP.

Added to that the new Graphic Fiction Heroes EP is being worked on as well as the new Axe Cane EP.

The line-up for the Chris Gibbs Band has been solidified after several gigs in 2014, each with a different line-up. Chris will announce a new band name for the band in early 2015, and plans are afoot for both stdio and live recordings in the coming year.

 

IT'S SPRING TIME!

 

Things are warming up at Noise-a-thon for Spring, with several projects in the works.

This week there are ongoing recording project sessions booked at Noise-a-thon for Mike Nayar, Lee Musto and Jess Lawrence, as well as continuing work on the new Graphic Fiction Heroes EP.

Don't forget that all current Noise-a-thon releases are available on iTunes and at CD Baby.

In the meantime, Chris Gibbs' solo project is moving along in leaps and bounds, with a full band gig scheduled at The Indi Bar in Scarborough later this month, as well as solo support slots with Ragdoll and the east coast's Claude Hay.

Visit the GIGS page for full details.

 

 

NOISE-A-THON STUDIOS ONGOING PROJECTS

 

There's never a dull moment at Noise-a-thon! Currently Chris Gibbs is gearing up to track guitars and bass for the new GFH EP. Also in the works are the next stages of Lee Musto's debut EP, with Noisea-thon having received the bass recordings back from Glenn Musto's Melbourne studio last week. Then there's Jess Lawrence's mixes for her debut EP, which are ongoing.

All three projects are scheduled for a 2014 release, we'll keep you posted!

 

GRAPHIC FICTION HEROES COMMENCE NEW RECORDING

 

GFH entered Soundbaker Studios last weekend to commence recording of a new EP. The five-track recording will be worked on over the next few months to accommodate each member's hectic schedule. The recent surprise departure of keys player Dan Toal has not affected the timeline of the recording, but the band are currently deciding whether to source a new keys player or to revert to their original power trio format for live gigs. Stay tuned!

 

LAUNCH SUCCESS FOR CHRIS GIBBS' 'BIG APPETITE'!

 

Chris Gibbs recently launched his new album 'Big Appetite' to an enthusiastic audience at Perth's legendary Indi Bar. Supports acts China Doll, Why Georgia? and Amy Sugars were also very well received.

The album has been receiving excellent review thus far, check out the reviews section of this site for details.

The album is available now at CD Baby and on iTunes.

 

CHRIS GIBBS' 'BIG APPETITE' OUT SOON!

 

Chris Gibbs' new album 'Big Appetite' is finished and is currently being pressed for a March 30 release date. The album was completely recorded, mixed and mastered at Noise-a-thon. There are ten bluesy / acoustic - electric / electro tunes on the album and several guest performances from the WA music scene. Preview tracks up soon!

 

CHRIS GIBBS' NEW ALBUM ALMOST COMPLETE!

 

Chris' new solo album 'Big Appetite' is shaping up nicely, with GFH members Dan Toal and Mat Ferguson visiting the Noise-a-thon studio this week to lay down some final parts. That just leaves the most important part: SOLOS!

Chris has been trying out a few guitars from his collection including his trusty Godins to get just the right tone for each track.

Watch for info on hearing some preview songs from the album soon!

 

 

WHAT'S UP 2014?

 

Phew! What a wild finish it was to 2013.

Graphic Fiction Heroes took out the Country category of the WAM Song Of The Year with their track 'First and Last'.

Chris Gibbs commenced recording his sophomore solo album Big Appetite, which is only a few solos away from completion and is scheduled for a March release date.

Matt Waring recorded his debut EP Smoking Gun at Noise-a-thon Studios, the EP comes out in March.

Lee Musto, brother of Glenn Musto from College Fall, is currently recording tracks at Noise-a-thon for his debut EP, to be produced by Glenn.

There'a lot going on, preview tracks from all projects soon!

 

 

CHRIS GIBBS MELBOURNE GIG!

 

Chris Gibbs is taking a break from the recording of his new solo album BIG APPETITE this weekend to play a show at The Elwood Lounge in Elwood, Victoria. Chris will play a two-set show from 6-8pm on Sunday 29th September. Free entry!

 

NOISE-A-THON RECORDINGS IN FULL SWING

 

Lead vocals on the new AXE CANE EP are complete. Backing vocals next!

Lead vocals are now complete for most of Chris Gibbs' new solo album, tentatively titled 'Big Appetite'.

Axe Cane will aim for an October release, Chris will be releasing his album in September.

Yeah!

 

JUST FOR THE RECORD(ING)!

 

Things are heating up here at Noise-a-thon despite the winter weather here in sunny (but cold!) Perth. Drums, bass and rhythm guitars for the new AXE CANE EP are complete, vocals and lead guitars are up next!

Meanwhile, Chris Gibbs has commenced work on his second solo album, a follow-up to 2009's 'Little Empires'. Watch out for the recording video diary, coming soon! 

 

IT'S ALL HAPPENING!

 

This week sees the commencement of Chris' rhythm tracks recording for the new AXE CANE EP at Noise-a-thon.

The studio is also currently midway through an upgrade which will expand the possibilities for recording further than ever before. 

Meanwhile, Chris also has support slots with Glenn Musto at The Paddo and the Slippery When Wet Bon Jovi tribute act at The Fly By Night.

Sunday sees Graphic Fiction Heroes supporting Australian Legend Mark Seymour at The Boab.

It's all happening!

 

FREE TRACK FROM GRAPHIC FICTION HEROES!

 

Hey there! Want a free GRAPHIC FICTION HEROES MP3? Done! Just fire your email address in on the sidebar and click BRING THE NOISE. We will send you TOO HIGHLY STRUNG, the opening track from GFH's recent debut album 'Who Will Save Us Now?'. The track was recently played on Perth's 96FM as part of their WA Day edition of The Local (Sunday nights from 8pm with Prad Pottinger). Go for it!

 

AXE CANE RECORDING SOPHOMORE EP

 

AXE CANE have commenced recording their sophomore EP. Drums were completed at Soundbaker with Rob Agostini. Bass and rhyhtm guitars have since been laid down at Noise-a-thon.

Chris will be tackling rhythm guitars later this week, then it's on to vocals.

The band are taking their time with this new recording, so expect to hear BIG tones!

 

 

GRAPHIC FICTION HEROES TO SUPPORT ZEP BOYS!

 

GFH are gearing up for their support slot with Australia's best-loved and much-respected Led Zeppelin tribute act, The Zep Boys.

The gig takes place at The Charles Hotel on Saturday 13th April and also features sets from The Sick & Tired (featuring John DiRenzo on guitar) and CIRCLE OF HEROES, a GFH / STONE CIRCLE supergroup, which will play a set of classic rock tunes for your listening pleasure!

 

AXE CANE TO COMMENCE RECORDING OF NEW EP!

 

AXE CANE are all set to enter SOUNDBAKER studios today with popular WA producer Rob Agostini to commence tracking drums for a brand new EP.

All other tracking will be undertaken at NOISE-A-THON.

The four-track EP is due for release mid-year.

 

 

AWESOME NEW NOISE-A-THON SHOWS!

 

AXE CANE and GRAPHIC FICTION HEROES have both hit the ground running in 2013 with heaps of cool gigs to choose from. Check out the LIVE NOISE section for details on MAKE SOME NOISE!, FACEMELTER! and more!

 

2013 AND AXE CANE ARE FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS!

 

Stay tuned for the announcement of two big AXE CANE shows in March! Both line-ups will blow WA rock and metal fans away!

 

GRAPHIC FICTION HEROES LAUNCH SUCCESS!

 

The GFH launch was a blast! Great work from support acts Stone Circle, Ragdoll and Nathan Gaunt too! Check out WORD ON THE STREET for some new album reviews, and keep an eye out for launch reviews soon. We'll get some launch pics and video up ASAP!

In other GFH news the album is now live on CD Baby and iTunes!

 

STARTING SUMMER WITH A BANG!

 

It's heating up at Noise-a-thon HQ in more ways than one this week.

Graphic Fiction Heroes are launching their debut album at The Paddo on Sunday December 9 and have been hard at work promoting the launch on radio and in local street press.

Axe Cane have completed their last gig for 2012 and will be back with some BIG gig ideas in 2013.

Elliot Smith (Spoonful Of Sugar, ex- The Chemist) is currently mixing Sarina Cooper's debut EP which Chris Gibbs has taken on production duties for.

The CD Baby-powered online store is now live, check it out in the BUY THE NOISE! section of the site.

Yeah!

 

GRAPHIC FICTION HEROES ON 96FM's THE LOCAL!

 

Catch a quick interview with Chris Gibbs from Graphic Fiction Heroes on 96FM's The Local this Thursday November 22! The show broadcast from 10pm, expect to hear Chris and an airing of the album opener 'Too Highly Strung' around 10:20pm.

The album 'Who Will Save Us Now?' goes live on CD Baby and iTunes next week, more info soon!

 

SARINA COOPER EP RECORDING CONTINUES

 

This week Sarina Cooper will be returning to the Noise-a-thon studio to continue work on her debut EP with Chris Gibbs taking on engineering and production duties.

In other Noise-a-thon news, Graphic Fiction Heroes are currently firming up plans for the imminent release of the new album 'Who Will Save Us Now', while AXE CANE have three shows to play before the year is out. More details soon! 

 

GRAPHIC FICTION HEROES ALBUM LAUNCH

 

Graphic Fiction Heroes have secured a launch date and venue for the 'Who Will Save Us Now?' album launch! As soon as the support acts are confirmed, all details will be released.

In the meantime, the album is being sent off for pressing this week. Pre-launch purchase options to be announced next week!

 

SARINA COOPER TO RECORD WITH NOISE-A-THON!

 

Up and coming acoustic artist SARINA COOPER will be commencing the recording of her debut EP at Noise-a-thon Studios this week. The six-track EP is due out early 2012 to coincide with Sarina's first ever interstate gigs.

 

GRAPHIC FICTION HEROES MIXING AND MASTERING COMPLETE!

 

Mixed and co-produced by Rob Agostini at Soundbaker and mastered by Simon Struthers at Forensic Audio Mastering, the debut GRAPHIC FICTION HEROES album is COMPLETE! Next up is the artwork which is being conjured up by Joey K at Redroom Design.

Not too long to wait now, the band forecasts an October 2012 release!

 

GRAPHIC FICTION HEROES MIXES ALMOST COMPLETE!

 

Rob Agostini has been hard at work on the GFH mixes at Soundbaker Studios. Not long to go before the band unleashes the album, artwork and mastering are currently being planned. Check out the LIVE NOISE section for GFH's next shows!

 

AXE CANE EP AVAILABLE NOW AT CD BABY!

 

AXE CANE's debut EP is available now from CD Baby, check out the link in the BUY THE NOISE section of the site! The band is also planning a gig at THE RAILWAY HOTEL in Fremantle WA, stay tuned for details. 

 

STAY ON TARGET!

 

OK, so the list of items yet to be recorded for the new GRAPHIC FICTION HEROES album is getting shorter by the minute. This week there are only two guitar parts, two backing vocals, a couple of keyboard parts and some percussion to go before the entire recording process if FINISHED! The mixes by Rob Agostini at SOUNDBAKER are already well underway and sounding massive!

In AXE CANE news, the band will be announcing an exclusive listening party to celebrate the release of their debut self-titled EP in a couple of weeks. Expect the EP to be available on CD Baby and i-Tunes from July. 

 

 

BUSY BUSY BUSY!

 

Phew! ALMOST finished recording the new GRAPHIC FICTION HEROES album. Rob Agostini at SOUNDBAKER has already pulled some brilliant mixes with the takes he has received thus far, we're nearly there!

Meanwhile, the AXE CANE EP is due back from pressing at any moment.

It's going to be a busy June and July!