After years of self-releasing albums and infrequent touring, Brisbane’s NO ANCHOR is about to call-time on the project. Officially described as an ‘indefinite hiatus’, the reality is pretty simple: vocalist/bass-guitarist Ian Rogers now lives and works in Melbourne and the band have no new songs to play.
Never ones to rely on former glories (already in short supply), the band have instead decided to close up shop until Rogers comes to his senses. This may take a while. He’s pretty stubborn. The band’s ‘final’ show will be at Crowbar on Sat Nov 30th alongside Melbourne’s Clowns who will be launching their debut album (out through Posion City Records), Speedlab and Release The Hounds. It’ll be a dirt cheap $10.
While no one in the band can really skate anymore (Alex was average at best in his early 20s), everyone inthe band thinks that Clowns brand of skatepunk is pretty cool. So when you come along to Crowbar on the 30th you could win this one-off No Anchor skateboard that Alex has handmade. Of course he might try it out first once it has wheels on it. But then again he probably shouldn’t – he’d just break his leg or something stupid.
…and remember, whenever possible always try to eat a curry half way through one of your songs!
Ok, so the vinyl pressing plant that has made our latest release apologised for the late delivery of some of the vinyl. We were expecting the remaining copies to be black but upon opening the boxes we discovered this…
So there you go. For now we have a few options on OUR BANDCAMP PAGE but let it be known that these colours are in super small amounts. Enjoy!
NEW SEVEN INCH SINGLE
Our split with Melbourne’s DEAD has finally arrived. Two songs, two sides, two bands pretty invested in the power of bass. It’s up in both vinyl and digital on Bandcamp.
The NA side is an unreleased song of ours called ‘Bogan Ash’ and its easily one of the poppiest things we’ve ever released. But don’t worry, it also sounds kinda fucked up too. On stage last week Ian was heard to say “it’s about laying waste to everyone in the valley”.
STILL MILDLY ON HIATUS
Ian is still living in Melbourne and still complaining about the cold and how everyone plays it too cool at shows down there. These are the things he says: ‘I want to sweat and I want less cool people at shows. I want more idiots at shows. Heaps more.’ He has another band down there called Shaking Hell.
Alex and Donnie remain in Brisbane. Alex and Donnie now have ‘other’ bands and if you’d like to see them both
in the near future, you should go to this show
The Nation Blue (Best band in Australia)
w/ Batpiss (Best new band in Melbourne) + Roku Music (Donnie’s new band) + Greig (Alex’s new band)
Sat Oct 5th
FINAL NO ANCHOR SHOW FOR THE YEAR
Hiatus or not, this is still happening:
w/ Clowns (Melbourne) + Release The Hounds + Speedlab
Sat Nov 30th
WE STILL SELL THINGS
It’s true. We had a look around the other day and discovered we only have six t-shirts left (sml/med/xl) and about 20 copies of Golden Bridge and even less of our older 7-inches. All that shits gonna be sold out any day now!
WE STILL HATE EVERYTHING
This is also true. Fuck the election. Fuck the internet. Fuck the Melbourne Winter and the Brisbane Summer. Fuck this crazy bullshit where cops with sniffer dogs are allowed on the train. The only hope we have is Kendrick Lamar and the Girls Against Boys reunion.