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Tumbleweed '30th Anniversary' w/ Babymachine
There's a buzz in the air. To celebrate their 30th anniversary as a band, Wollongong's legendary Tumbleweed are releasing a limited, deluxe singles box set that includes all the singles recorded with the classic line up of Richie Lewis, Paul Hausmeister, Lenny Curley, Jay Curley and Steve O'Brien.
Tumbleweed formed in 1991 and were quick out of the gates with the release of 'Captain's Log' (which featured Dave Curley on vocals) before settling into the classic line up with the release of their cult hit 'Stoned'. The collection then moves through singles from their first two ep's before the lead single from their self-titled debut album, 'Sundial', which was a top 40 hit in Australia and propelled them to a whole new audience. Another staple of their live sets was 'Daddy Longlegs', a stand alone single released between the first two albums which landed the band in the Triple J hottest 100 of 1994.
The release then includes four singles from their second album Galactaphonic which was an ARIA Top 10 album in Australia. the final single is 2013's 'Mountain', taken from the album Sounds From The Other Side, which followed the reformation of the classic line-up in 2010, and which would sadly be the last contribution to the band from bass player Jay Curley who passed away in August 2014.
The 30th anniversary box set includes 12 7" singles, most of them available as vinyl singles for the first time and with original B-sides. It also includes a booklet detailing the history of all the tunes, and is housed in a high quality box. It is limited to a one time pressing of 500 copies. (See below for compete track listing.)
Tumbleweed will be back on the road to launch this box set and celebrate their 30th anniversary next year, while also recording new music to follow up last year's 'Shadowland' release. In the meantime they'll be celebrating at home in Wollongong with a five-night residency - five shows in five nights, each with different local supports - at La La Las, in the week leading up to Xmas.
Tumbleweed at La La Las, Wollongong
Sat December 18th w/ The Drop Offs
Sun December 19th w/ Dropping Honey
Mon December 20th w/ Dark Clouds
Tues December 21st w/ Baby Machine
Wed December 22nd w/ Private Wives