Strange Days presents Cable Ties [Cancelled]
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Cable Ties are a fierce, tense rock’n’roll trio. They take the three minute punk burner and stretch it past breaking point to deliver smouldering feminist anthems. Post-punk and garage rock hammered together by a relentless rhythmic pulse. Jenny McKechnie channels her struggles into songs that resonate deeply, giving voice to feelings often buried in modern life. Shauna Boyle and Nick Brown are a rhythm section anchored in Stooges primitivism – relentlessly hammering out a bedrock for McKechnie’s guitar pyrotechnics and vocal wallop. Three friends summoning a rhythmic tide to deliver anthems that turn latent anxieties into a rallying cry. The band has been committed to an inclusive feminist and political outlook since its inception in 2015, exploring issues of gendered violence, colonial-ism and sexual assault. The band members have been involved in benefit shows, organised DIY festivals and volunteer with Girls Rock!, a not-for-profit organisation that aims to empower female, trans and gender non-binary youth in music.
They released a single last year as a fundraiser for Girls Rock! Cable Ties have been committed to their local community and independent networks, and to playing diverse and inclusive shows. They have developed into a lean and efficient touring band who deliver powerful and meaningful shows. Whether playing in small or large bandrooms, festivals, theatres, barns, motels or sports fields, Cable Ties deliver an impassioned wall of sound and energy. Their debut self-titled album, released in 2017 on Poison City Records, was a Triple J feature album in Australia. The album was distributed internationally by Cargo UK and Cargo Germany. They have also self released three 7” singles which have all sold out. Their debut album is on its third vinyl pressing.
The band toured UK/Europe in 2017 supporting Jen Cloher, and played Punk’d Festival in Berlin. They returned to the UK in May 2019 to play The Great Escape and shows with Tropical Fuck Storm and Amyl & the Sniffers. In Australia they have played festivals such as Laneway, Boogie, The Plot and Meredith Music Festival.
Cable Ties have supported artists such as Joan Jett and The Kills. They won Best Hard Rock Act at the Australian National Live Music Awards in 2017.