Category Archives: Events

Julian Curwin & Jane Sheldon ‘Crossing’

Romero Records is excited to announce the release of ‘Crossing’, the new collaboration between classical soprano Jane Sheldon (Pinchgut Opera, The Song Company, Elena Kats-Chernin, John Zorn) and guitarist Julian Curwin (The Tango Saloon, The Mango Balloon, Cannibal Spiders, Monsieur Camembert).

The pair first joined forces in experimental electronic pop band Gauche in the early 2000s (whose back-catalogue has just been re-released by Art As Catharsis). Now, more than a decade later, they bring together all of their intervening musical experiences for ‘Crossing’. Though difficult to neatly categorise, a shared love for western film scores, folk song and early music may give some clues. ‘Crossing’ is music that evokes other lands, sometimes real, often imaginary.

Official album launch June 1st at The Newsagency. Hear a sample here.

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The 40 Hour Jammin

In honour of Shenzo Gregorio’s The 40 Hour Jammin (happening April 21-22 on Magnetic Island) we’ve put two more albums up on Bandcamp: Pigeon Laundry and The Mango Balloon Volume 3, both albums featuring Shenzo. The 40 Hour Jammin raises money for Motor Neurone Disease research.

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Romero Records 5th Birthday!

That’s right, Romero Records released our first two albums in 2012, on April Fools Day appropriately enough. We’re having a little party to celebrate 5 years, including a launch for The Mango Balloon’s fourth album (featuring keyboardist extraordinaire Matt McMahon) as well as two acts we are hoping to release in the very near future: surf rockers La Tarantella, and Micky Stu’s Magical Polymba Experience (aka Mick Stuart).

April 20th at Lazybones Lounge in Marrickville, join the party!

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Cannibal Spiders album launch!

Finally we can announce the official launch of the debut album from Cannibal Spiders! February 17th at Lazybones Lounge in Marrickville, with support from Danaïdes and Bonniesongs. Get all the info, like, share and all that stuff at the facebook event.

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Cannibal Spiders, first outing

Very happy to announce that Cannibal Spiders will be doing their first ever performance in a couple of weeks, supporting the great Sex On Toast from Melbourne. For those that have been living under a rock, Cannibal Spiders is the brand new surf/punk powerhouse of Brian Campeau, Abel Cross, Julian Curwin and Danny Heifetz. More info on the gig here.

The debut album from Cannibal Spiders will be released early 2017.

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Pigeon Laundry, Official Launch

Two weeks from now, Pigeon Laundry finally launch their album officially at Django Bar. Aside from Shenzo Gregorio and Julian Curwin playing a wide array of weird and wonderful instruments, the launch band will feature Jess Ciampa, Sam Golding and John Hibbard. Opening the night is the appropriately named Diamond Duck (Jimmy Daley and Brian Campeau). More info and tickets here.

The band has also been releasing some promotional videos, which you can find in this playlist.

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Marc Ribot Solo in Sydney

Very excited to announce that The Mango Balloon is doing the support slot for US guitarist Marc Ribot’s first solo performance in Sydney. Known for his work with Tom Waits, Elvis Costello and John Zorn among countless others, Ribot has also released over 20 albums under his own name. August 9th at The Vanguard, more info here.

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