Release date: 15th September, 2014
GREEN VINYL – LIMITED TO 500 COPIES
Vinyl LP + download code
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Deaf Wish began in a soggy West Melbourne rehearsal room in May 2007, standing around screaming and bashing through songs with one solid philosophy: ‘go to feedback’ when things fall apart. After a handful of rehearsals, they recorded 10 songs, released these on CD-R three days later and played two shows. Guitarist Sarah Hardiman then left for the UK and it looked like Deaf Wish would be one of those short-lived bands, playing a couple of legendary shows and disappearing. Thankfully for us, that wasn’t the case.
Homeless was at those shows and VERY impressed, picking up a copy of the CD-R – unfortunately missing out on the Vomit Bag edition. A few years down the track, we expressed interest in issuing this self-titled album, even before Homeless existed as a label! Three years later and to coincide with Deaf Wish returning to the USA and the release of a brand new Sub Pop 7″ EP (available Oct.7th), Homeless has crapped themselves in anticipation of reissuing that 10 track debut LP. The band will gather as many Vomit Bag’s as they can from seat backs on the flight from Melbourne to New York – guessing that we’re gonna miss out again…
Deaf Wish are Sarah Hardiman (guitar, vocals), Nick Pratt (bass, vocals), Jensen Tjhung (guitar, vocals) and Daniel Twomey (drums).
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Reviews of Deaf Wish
“Deaf Wish play rarely but when they do, it is always spectacular . The individual band members are all equally explosive on stage and there is a reckless and wild energy that makes Deaf Wish a force to be reckoned with. The spiky guitar work and collective vocal power on display make tonight’s set raw and unhinged, feedback wails, bodies flail and Deaf Wish remind Melbourne just how a good rock show should be delivered.”