“The band pushes punk past its compact aspirations and into a grinding, chugging assault.” – Raven Sings The Blues
Cable Ties are a fierce, tense rock’n’roll trio. They take the three minute punk burner and stretch it past breaking point to deliver smouldering feminist anthems. Post-punk and garage rock hammered together by a relentless rhythmic pulse. Jenny McKechnie channels her struggles into songs that resonate deeply, giving voice to feelings often buried in modern life. Shauna Boyleand and Nick Brown are a rhythm section anchored in Stooges primitivism – relentlessly hammering out a bedrock for McKechnie’s guitar pyrotechnics and vocal wallop. Three friends summoning a rhythmic tide to deliver anthems that turn latent anxieties into a rallying cry.
Their debut self-titled album, released in 2017 on Poison City Records, was a triple j feature album and album of the week on 3RRR, with strong support nationally from community radio. The band toured UK/Europe in 2017 supporting Jen Cloher, and played Punk’d Festival in Berlin. In Australia they have played Bigsound 2018 and festivals such as the national Laneway Festival tour in 2018, Boogie Festival 2018, The Plot 2017 and Meredith Music Festival in 2016. Cable Ties have supported artists such as Joan Jett, The Kills, Camp Cope and Cash Savage.
They won Best Hard Rock Act at the 2017 National Live Music Awards and were nominated in five categories. They won the Corner Music Award in 2017, have been nominated for eight Age Music Victoria awards and were longlisted for The Australian Music Prize 2017.
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