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Cable Ties are a fierce, tense rock’n’roll trio from Melbourne, Australia. Their new album Far Enough is released by Merge Records on March 27.
They take the three minute punk burner and stretch it past breaking point to deliver smouldering feminist anthems. 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, hammering out a bedrock for McKechnie's guitar pyrotechnics and vocal wallop.
The band has been committed to an inclusive feminist and political outlook since its inception in 2015, exploring issues of gendered violence, colonialism and sexual assault.
Their debut self-titled album, released in 2017 on Poison City Records, was a Triple J feature album in Australia. 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. Cable Ties have supported artists such as Joan Jett and The Kills. They won Best Hard Rock Act at the 2017 Australian National Live Music Awards.
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