KHANCOBAN are heading West!
WA TOUR: Wed 3rd June The Moon Cafe (Northbridge, WA) Andre solo show Thur 4 June Mojo's (North Fremantle) khancoban play with Justin Walshe Folk Machine + Selk Hastings Fri 5 June The Hyde Park Hotel (Perth) khancoban play with Schvendes + Hayley Beth + Justin Walshe Sat 6 June Clancy's Fish Pub (Fremantle) khancoban play with The Fancy Brothers Sun 7 June Redcliffe on The Murray (Pinjarra) khancoban play two sets
MELBOURNE: Saturday 20 June Northcote Uniting Church Hall. High Street, Northcote. Details TBA
Official music video for the song Limbs May Fall by Khancoban. The clip was filmed and directed by Michael Henry (Provincial Films) and was shot in a Melbourne warehouse.
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The new album Limbs May Fall is available now in stores. It is the culmination of an incredible amount of work and the band are really proud of the results - sounds best loud! The response to the album has been great - receiving radio airplay nationally (and in some cases, internationally) and very positive press generally. Stream tracks from the album at the khancoban website or hear the full album at last.fm
Here's something we took a sneak in the khan-diary: We have just returned from a trip to Sydney where we launched the album in style at The Hopetoun to a great crowd. The biggest compliment ever was paid to us when Peter Fenton (singer/songwriter from brilliant band Crow) bought our album! We're off the Adelaide this weekend for a double launch with new label mates We Grow Up (Saturday at Rhino Room on Frome Street if you want to pop down). Oh, and we love our label A&R, Sophie!
Limbs May Fall being launched in Sydney:September 27th 2008 at The Hopetoun Hotel, 416 Bourke St, Surry Hills with Rand and Holland + Des Miller + And Then To Bed
Double launch with We Grow UpSaturday 4th October at the Rhino Room, Adelaide. Plus the British Robots.
Being launched in Melbourne:Saturday 11th October 2008 at the Northcote Social Club (with TBA)
Khancoban t-shirts will be for sale at the launch shows in a range of colours and sizes.
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Khancoban's first 2007 show...
Khancoban Single/Video Launch
Friday the 9th of March at Gertrudes (30 Gertrude St, Fitzroy) with Black Pony Express and Matt McBeath. Doors open at 8.30 pm, Matt McBeath 8.45-9.30 pm, Black Pony Express 9.45-10.30 pm, Video Screening 10.40 -10.45 pm, Khancoban 10.45-11.30 pm. Entry: $10
Come along and help us celebrate the launch of our first ever video clip and also our radio promo single ('These Lines can be Traced'/'Everywhere I See the Sea').
The 'Smoke and the Light' film clip has been made by filmaker Michael Henry (Without a Sound, The Cruel World) assisted by Olivia Wearne, featuring Khancoban, Kara Lawrence, Glenn Cochrane, Lucas Barbuto, Rupa Kanpathipillai, Alex Patterson, Amy Lee, Carolyn Smith, Marilyn Rush, Jim Patterson, Ainslie Wills, Jane Holroyd, Andrew Alves, Dylan Stewart & Olivia Petroni. Special thanks to James Bonnici & Craig McPherson for assisting.
The debut self-titled record from Melbourne's khancoban will be released in early August, 2006. Coming in at 30 minutes, what began life as an EP is something else entirely. It was recorded in the hills outside of Melbourne at the end of 2005. Khancoban make music that is difficult to put in a certain time and place. There are elements of folk, noise and other influences apparent. Taken as a whole, Khancoban music stands apart as something that is truly its own. Although forming in mid 2004, 3/5 of the band had played together for years prior in the greatest bedroom tour of Melbourne ever seen.
There is a sense of wide open space that runs common throughout. Although settled in inner Melbourne, Khancoban (pronounced Can-cOben) are named after a tiny mountain town nestled in the Snowy Mountains in southern NSW: a small town next to a big mountain. This sense of dislocation runs throughout.