Great News! Our great videographer in Australia... pal Boris is back in action filming Deniz Tek and Co. again! Boris just sent me this new video.....thank you BZfilmco.... xK
Oct. 28, 2012...Deniz Tek with Andy Newman and Gerard Presland at the Patch Hotel, Wollongong... for the 30 year Anniversary of Citadel Records ...
CITADEL RECORDS CELEBRATE
30 YEARS OF ROCK & ROLL
GOODTIMES IN OCTOBER
By Sally Bailey
Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:19:43 +1000
A lot of good things have turned the big 3-0 this year and Citadel Records is one of the best of them.
Responsible for releasing and supporting some of the greatest Australian bands ever, Citadel Records was formed early in 1982 with the express intention of providing an outlet for the release of music created by alternative and unsigned local Sydney bands. Many of the early releases were centered on post Radio Birdman groups, the labels founder John Needham having been involved with the legendary Radio Birdman for the entirety of its career.
The label grew quickly from this small beginning to become a leading figure in the domestic 80s Australian alternative music movement. With a thriving local live music scene in place the label helped many of its acts build a national reputation with its emphasis on touring to promote the steady stream of music being released.
This era saw the emergence of many acts that would soon come to prominence and move on to sign with major companies. Headlining the roster were Sydney based Died Pretty, New Christs, Lime Spiders, Screaming Tribesman, Trilobites and out of Western Australia, The Stems.
Still going strong after 30 years, Citadel Records will celibrate that anniversary by presenting three one-off shows at the end of October that highlight three acts currently on their roster. Perth’s DomNicks, featuring Dom Mariani of The Stems/DM3 and one time Clash member Nick Sheppard, will present their debut album Super Real.
Also on the bill will be Radio Birdman’s guitarist/songwriter Deniz Tek and Penny Ikinger, both of whom released albums last year on Citadel as well as featuring on various Citadel releases dating right back to Citadel's beginnings.