A few weeks back we let you know about the fantastic annual initiative from VB called the Hard Yards Tour which was looking for 3 bands, one from QLD, one from NSW and one from VIC to take part in a fully funded East Coast Tour alongside some great headliners. The prize also included $5 Grand and Pre-Paid Time in a Rehearsal Space to get a leg up in the industry and have a significant chunk of cash saved.
Well the results are in and we will be seeing Being Jane Lane (QLD) hitting the road with Paper Thin (NSW) and Claws & Organs (VIC) this October, opening for the incredible Alex Lahey in Melbourne, Tired Lion in Sydney, RAAVE TAPES in Newcastle and WAAX in Brisbane. Get to know the winners below:
After four years, an EP and 3 music videos, Being Jane Lane (QLD) are currently working on their debut album. The all girl punk rock powerhouse have certainly impressed their sunshine state audience; previously winning the People’s Choice category for the Gold Coast Music Awards.
It’s been just two short years since Paper Thin (NSW) had their first jam, but they’ve certainly squeezed a lot in to that time. Two EPs and a few festival appearances later (Poison City Weekender and Thrashville) Spencer, Aidan and Liam have won the hearts of the DIY scene, putting in the hard yards all whilst sticking to their day jobs.
Claws & Organs (VIC) have spilled blood, sweat and tears on every stage in Melbourne over the last five years – they’re not afraid of a little hard work. After the band nearly fell apart, they held on, found a new member and became their strongest iteration yet.
Register Here to score your tickets to the show/s
VB HARD YARDS TOUR
Featuring Being Jane Lane, Paper Thin, Claws & Organs
Wed October 3 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
W/ ALEX LAHEY
Thurs October 4 – The Foundry, Brisbane
Fri October 5 – The Cambridge, Newcastle
W/ RAAVE TAPES
Sat October 6 – The Lansdowne, Sydney
W/ TIRED LION