April 20th 2011 – celebrate Good Friday with HCG

Good afternoon Hell Citizens, hope you’re excited for a long weekend like we are?

If you haven’t heard, we’re playing at a new Sydney venue called Rock Lily situated in Star City Casino (yes, you read that right) this Good Friday 22nd April and there’s three awesome things to go with this show

1. it’s free entry
2. it’s the only place in Sydney that stays open after 10pm on Good Friday!!!
3. it’s our good friend Treen’s birthday party too

So you’ve really got no excuse but to come along and sample some of the 100 plus types of tequila and have a religious experience with HCG, Gay Paris, Familia and Smitty & B.Goode

first band starts at 8.30pm and the fun runs until they kick us out

in other news, the merch store will be fully stocked again in the next week so keep an eye out and grab that elusive tshirt you’ve been after!

Love, HCGx

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March 24th 2011 – Hey Man, what’s happening

Howdy Hell Citizens, hope all’s fine and dandy with you

We’ve being having a quiet time right now with Jonny OS seeing the sights of the USA but before he left we laid down the beds on two new songs for the next album at Megaphon Studios with the magnificent Jonboyrock behind the knobs.

But we’ve got a show coming the minute Jonny lands and it’s ALL AGES (Odin, we know you’ll be stoked!), it’s on April 2nd at Cronulla Beach as part of youth week

We’re on around 2pm and there’s a bunch of other rad bands playing too

We’re also doing a few songs at Jonny’s special birthday show at The Lansdowne Hotel on Broadway in Sydney on April 15th too, it’s free and all are welcome to come pretend he’s not almost 40!!

We’ll be getting new tracks up as soon as their done for you so keep your ear to the ground

Love, HCGx

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February 1st 2011 It’s rock ‘n’ roll time!

Howdy Hell Citizens, hope you’re all in fine form and fitness

It’s Oxford Art Factory show time this week, first headliner in a long timer and we’re rather excited about the whole thing too. Make sure you get there early for Contraban, Shooters Party and Joseph Liddy & Skeleton Horse as they’ll all kick your arse in their own special ways.

We’ve put a nifty little set together, something old, something new, nothing borrowed and plenty of blues

And of course for our Queenslandian friends we’ll see you at the Step Inn on the 19th of February too with Mick Medew & The Rumours, Heavy Sun & The Moderns rounding out the bill

We’ll be in the studio this month doing a few new tracks for the next album which we’ll be sure to let you hear really soon too

We’ll have the new tshirt design available Friday night too or you can grab it from our big cartel store if you can’t make it down or are scared you’ll lose it in a booze soaked frenzy

so to recap that’s

Oxford Art Factory Sydney – Friday February 4th

Step Inn Brisbane – Saturday February 19th

see you there!

love, HCGx

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5th January 2011 – Gigs, Songs, Brisvegas!

Howdy Hell Citizens, we hope your heads have cleared after the festive end of 2010

If you didn’t get in on the stream of our newest song Trainwreck at the awesome Sludgefactory.com.au site then never fear as it’s now listenable at our myspace and facebook pages or via the soundcloud player on the front page here.

But of course, you probably want to know when you can hear it live so here’s the answers to that question!

February 4th @ Oxford Art Factory (Sydney) with  Joseph Liddy @ Skeleton Horse, Shooters Party and Contraban (tix from moshtix)

And finally we return to Brisbane!!!

February 19th @ Step Inn (Brisbane) with Heavy Sun, Mick Medew @ The Rumours and another band we haven’t quite worked out yet

We’ll be in the studio in the next month or so for some more new songs so stay tuned

Love, HCGx

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Update 17/12/2010

Hello Hell Citizens, it’s festive season and all that!
We’d like to say thanks to ya’ll for your on going support over the past 12 months, we’ve been keeping it pretty quiet and we appreciate you sticking around, big thanks to all to come to the shows and of course Devilrock Four for hitting the road with us
We’re halfway through the album writing so expect it mid next yearish but to begin with we’ve got a wee little present for you in conjunction with rad new webzine Sludge Factory… a brand spanking new track recorded at Def Wolf studio in Sydney by our man Dave Hammer! 
Just head to www.sludgefactory.com.au  and get your stream on, it’s there first and expect to see more songs as they come out posted on Sludge Factory too.
We’re also having a bit of christmas sale over at our merch store so snap up a bargain before the end of the year and don’t forget we send world wide
We’ll be announcing some shows for February so stay posted and practice your drinking till then
Have an awesome not being at work and christmas time
Love, HCGx
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October 13th 2010

Howdy Hell Citizens of the world,

Here’s the news as we see fit to publish it at this moment

First off the rank is a couple of new (and by new we mean old) tshirt designs that haven’t been around for several years, we found the screens and Robbie’s going to print them and Jonny’s going to iron them and Mo & Oscar will be nowhere to be seen… click here to purchase

Plus to make things better for you lovely people, the first 25 people to buy one of these special run tshirts will receive a nice belt from our friends at Lowlife Of London, that’s a free belt people, your pants will stay on your hips now…

For the Sydney oriented amongst you we are doing a very special show on October 29th at The Supper Club on Oxford Street where we’ll be playing an entire set of brand spanking new songs!!!

So if you want to know what the next album’s going to sound like you better be there PLUS it’s with Gay Paris, Smokestack Orchestra and The Watt Riot AND it’s a Halloween theme show so you can dress up all crazy like. (free beer for people who do a good HCG band member impersonation)

And final bit of news for now is that we’re going in to record a new song tomorrow which will be released via iTunes as soon as humanely possible, you may of heard it, it’s called Trainwreck and it’s pretty damn good if we do say so ourselves. We’ll quite possibly do a limited run of actual CDs too if we can come up with a B-side solution

So that is where we’re at!

Love, HCGx

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Spring has sproinged

If it’s September it must be touring time right? well here’s the dates

September 3rd – Forum (Sydney) with LA Guns
September 9th – Bull ‘n’ Bush Hotel Baulkham Hills NSW + Sunset Riot
September 10th – Sandringham Hotel Newtown NSW + Neon Heart & Barry March
September 11th – The Basement Belconnen ACT + Chassis Black & Atlantis Awaits
September 17th – Yah Yah’s Collingwood VIC + Vicegrip Pussies
September 18th – Enigma Adelaide SA + Generation Swine & The Skyrats

 They’ll all be with Melbourne’s most excellent Devilrock Four bar the LA Guns show and be there early as we’ll be giving away the final copies of the HCG/DR4 split 7″  that Jonny Driver found under an old magazine in his toilet or some other unlikely story

Now what else is happening? Well we’ve be working on new songs still and we will have some new vids up on the youtube channel really soon, we’re working on some new merch designs/revitalising some old ones and we’ve got a new pretty website design too (you’d know that cause you’re here!) 

So check all that stuff out when you get a chance and don’t forget to be friends with us on all the silly social networking sites too

In the meantime we’ll see you at the bar at one of the shows this month and all you Queensland, Tassie and WA cats, we’re working on it!!

Love, HCGx

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Upcoming Gigs

July 30th – Gaelic Theatre Sydney NSW – Utopia 30th Birthday with lust and more

September 3rd – Forum Sydney with LA Guns NSW
September 9th – Bull ‘n’ Bush Hotel Baulkham Hills NSW
September 10th – Sando Hotel Newtown (it’s a new room and it’s rad) NSW
September 11th – Canberra (venue to be confirmed) ACT
September 17th – Yah Yahs Melbourne VIC
September 18th – Enigma Bar Adelaide SA

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T shirt special + Utopia 30th Birthday + Tour

Evening Hell Citizens, hope you’re well and dandy in the middle of winter or summer dependant on your hemisphere…

A quick update from rehearsing and writing reveals we’ve got about 8 new songs in various states of undress spread around the floor, slow ones, fast ones and easy listening mid tempo ones too, hopefully we’ll be in a position to do another demo giveaway soon too

What’s this tshirt special you say? well we’ve set up a new merch store courtesy of bigcartel hellcityglamours.bigcartel.com grab the little special we’re running… $20 will get you one of our TCB logo tshirts (you choose size, we choose colour ok), a HCG sticker AND a copy of the One For The Road single!!!

hit that once you’ve read these dates

July 30th – Utopia Records 30th Birthday at the Gaelic Theatre with lots of bands and rock DJs and stuff, tix on sale now!

then September we’re hitting the road with Melbourne’s Devilrock Four for a lovely rehash of our 2007 tour! plus playing with some band called LA Guns at some point too

September 3rd – Forum Sydney with LA Guns NSW
September 9th – Bull ‘n’ Bush Hotel Baulkham Hills NSW
September 10th – Sando Hotel Newtown (it’s a new room and it’s rad) NSW
September 11th – Canberra (venue to be confirmed) ACT
September 17th – Yah Yahs Melbourne VIC
September 18th – Enigma Bar Adelaide SA

apologies to brissie, we’ll get there really soon and if anyone outside of Australia can help out with organising dates, hit us back!

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More shows coming up

Hell Citizens, we thank those of you who made it to the Gaelic last week for making our return to the big stage such an amazing one, big thanks to Electric Mary and The Licks too

now have some more choices in shows!! We heartily recommend all of them and don’t forget for those of you with HCG tatts it’s free entry to the Cherry and OAF shows!!

Friday June 4th 2010 The Espy – Melbourne
Rock For Relief benefit show, all money to charity

Saturday June 5th 2010 Annandale Hotel – Sydney
w/ Frozen Doberman, Chinese Burns Unit

Thursday June 17th 2010 Next Nightclub – Melbourne
tix on the door, say HCG for cheaper entry most probably
w/ Tantalum, elm street & (me)

Saturday June 19th 2010 Cherry Bar – Melbourne
tix on the door (first Melbs headline show since September!!)
support TBC

Friday June 25th 2010 Oxford Art Factory – Sydney
tix via moshtix (first Sydney headline show since September!!)
w/ The Snowdroppers, The Rumjacks, Bittersweet Kicks (melbs)

In other news, we’ve got half a dozen new songs kicking now and we’ll post a new demo as soon as we can, otherwise everything you don’t already have is available from one of the links over to the right there

Looking forward to being on the road and on the stage again, not to mention drinking with you all after the shows

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