20 July, 2009 | Kram announces 'Good Love' national tour
To celebrate the release of 'Good Love', the 2nd single lifted from his debut solo album Mix Tape, Spiderbait co-vocalist and percussive lynchpin Kram has just announced dates for his national Good Love tour. The tour kicks off with a performance at Splendour In The Grass Sunday July 26th.
22 April, 2009 | Kram announces a heap of new tour dates!
Kram is going on tour with the Eagles of Death Metal as well as making appearances as a few festivals across the country. Rumour has it he may also be performing at Splendour In The Grass! Check below in the tour section to see the full schedule. One more thing... We have also added a heap more videos in the multimedia section as well!
6 April, 2009 | Kram's album, 'Mixtape' is available online!
11 March, 2009 | Kram's brand new website goes live!
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25 February, 2009 | Get Kram to jam with your band!
Kram has decided to run a competition where he will give the winner an opportunity to have a jam! For details about how to enter visit his Myspace...
29 January, 2009 | Wanna help Kram out??
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14 January, 2009 | Debut solo album - Mix Tape - Available 13th March!
After recording over a two year period at Melbourne's Sing Sing South Studios, Kram's debut solo album "Mix Tape" will finally be available in stores on Saturday March 13!
Featuring the first single "Silk Suits" (the video of which was shot at the iconic Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne and stars former world #8 professional tennis player Alicia Molik) the 15 tracks veer from spooky Prince-like soul ("Burnin' Sands") and storming fuzz rock ("Good Love") to melancholic country ballads ("Won't Be Home Tonight") and funky pop jams that could be a lo-fi Scissor Sisters ("Satellite"). It's an eclectic, invigorating collection of songs.
|2 April, 2009||Northcote Social Club (18+)||Northcote, VIC||Sold Out|
|3 April, 2009||The Annandale Hotel (18+)||Sydney, NSW||Sold Out|
|5 April, 2009||Moonee Valley Youth Festival||Melbourne, VIC||Sold Out|
|25 April, 2009||Luna Park Big Top (w/ Eagles Of Death Metal)||Sydney, NSW||Sold Out|
|26 April, 2009||The Palace Theatre (w/ Eagles Of Death Metal)||Melbourne, VIC||Sold Out|
|2 May, 2009||The Sand Tavern||Maroochydore, QLD||Sold Out|
|3 May, 2009||Caxton St Festival||Brisbane, QLD||Sold Out|
|5 June, 2009||Newcastle University||Newscastle, NSW||Sold Out|
|6 June, 2009||Woodport Inn||Newscastle, NSW||Sold Out|
|7 June, 2009||Come Together Festival (Luna Park)||Sydney, NSW||Sold Out|
|21 JuNE, 2009||The Community Cup (Elsternwick Park)||Melbourne, VIC||Sold Out|
|3 July, 2009||Pelly Bar||Frankston, VIC||Sold Out|
|4 July, 2009||Ferntree Gully Hotel||Melbourne, VIC||Sold Out|
|9 July, 2009||Quiksilver Instore - George St - 10PM||Sydney, NSW||Sold Out|
|9 July, 2009||UncharTED - Oxford Art Factory - 6PM||Sydney, NSW||Sold Out|
|11 July, 2009||Quiksilver Instore - Manly||Sydney, NSW||Sold Out|
|12 July, 2009||Quiksilver Instore - SDS - Bondi||Sydney, NSW||Sold Out|
|17 July, 2009||Quiksilver Instore - Bourke St - 6PM||Melbourne, VIC||Sold Out|
|26 July, 2009||Splendour In The Grass||Byron Bay, NSW||Sold Out|
|21 August, 2009||(Kr)Amplifier||Perth, WA||Sold Out|
|22 August, 2009||Prince Of Wales||Bunbury, WA||Sold Out|
|23 August, 2009||Mojos Bar||Freemantle, WA||Sold Out|
|28 August, 2009||Brisbane Hotel||Hobart, TAS||To Be Announced|
|29 August, 2009||Hotel New York||Launceston, TAS||To Be Announced|
|4 September, 2009||Ding Dong Lounge||Melbourne, VIC||Buy Tickets|
|9 September, 2009||Beach Road Hotel (FREE)||Bondi, NSW||To Be Announced|
|10 September, 2009||Heritage Hotel||Wollongong, NSW||Buy Tickets|
|11 September, 2009||Spectrum||Sydney, NSW||Buy Tickets|
|12 September, 2009||Bimbadgen Blues, Roots, Funk n' Grooves Festival||Huneter Valley, NSW||Buy Tickets|
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When it came time to cut a solo album, Spiderbait's co-vocalist and percussive lynchpin Kram had a deceptively simple philosophy. "I wanted it to be like a radio station where all the songs sound like different bands but its all played by one person," he explains. "The premise of the whole album was to be constantly changing your approach musically."
It's hard to believe that it's taken Kram this long to put out a record under his own name. He's long had a restless creative energy that's seen him take part in numerous side-projects, including the rock & roll supergroup The Wrights and Hot Rollers, as well as helping propel Spiderbait to a prominent place in the Australian rock canon. With over half a million records sold and an enduring live popularity, Spiderbait is both a natural starting point and a full stop.
So while you can naturally hear echoes of Kram's work with Spiderbait, Mix Tape gives him the freedom to explore new perspectives. The instrumental palette is sparse but unexpectedly audacious, while the lyrics have a hitherto unheard focus. "It's a luv and rock n roll record," Kram points out. "I made “Good Love" the first song because that says it all: just me and my girl Ree and our little boy Lonnie. Pretty simple but awesome."
With Spiderbait currently on hiatus (although plans are afoot for 21st anniversary activities), Mix Tape is a potent reminder of how Kram has long been a creative force. And now the public's taste for bold, genre-hopping albums has finally caught up with his idiosyncratic outlook. The result, according to Kram, is the soundtrack for a road trip, with each tune moving you down the road and across the musical spectrum. The only problem is that the listener may be tempted to pull over and simply enjoy what they're hearing.