Cable Ties / Speed Stick
Merge Records

Cable Ties

Speed Stick

All Ages
New Australian punk band and recent signing of Merge Records...

Far Enough, he second album from Melbourne, Australia’s Cable Ties, brings a towering wall of ’70s hard rock and proto-punk to songs that explore hope, despair, and anger but offer no easy answers. Cable Ties’ fundamental elements—a driving rhythm section, anxious and emotive guitar playing, defiant, passionate songwriting, and Jenny McKechnie’s earthshaking voice—are complicated on Far Enough by nuance and ambivalence.

“Hope is a really important theme on the album,” says Jenny. “In the past, I thought I could change things. I thought if I pointed out how messed up everything is, then people would see a clear path to fixing these problems. By the time I started writing this album, I had lost this hope. But it’s about the importance of getting hope back, even when you can see no logical reason to have it. Without hope, anger becomes despair or bitterness.”

Speed Stick:

Geeked out drummers Laura King, and Tom Simpson bring you heavy improvisational drum performance based on sweating, and blasting out the freshest beats. Sharing a kick drum they use their psychic connection to forward movement and exploration.

Venue Information:
The Pinhook
117 West Main Street
Durham, NC, 27701