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Kate Smith Day Dreams EP Launch

Sad Grrrls Club Presents:
Kate Smith Music Day Dreams EP Launch
With Guests De'MayRachel Maria CoxGrace Turner and Sienna Lace
Sunday January 8th At The Commons, Hamilton
Doors at 3:30pm // $5 admission // All Ages // BYO Food and Drink

Rounding out a huge first year for the DIY Record Label Sad Grrrls Club Records, they’ve today announced their final release for the year, the debut EP of Newcastle Folk-Pop artist Kate Smith. The five-track EP will be released digitally and on CD on Friday December 16th, with an EP Launch show announced for Sunday January 8th.

Kate Smith may be a Novocastrian at heart, but the Day Dreams EP was predominantly written in Port Headland, Western Australia, where Smith worked as a performer at the North West Festival. The five songs deal with distance and connectedness, love and longing, direction and coming home. The blend of folk and pop alludes to inspirations like Chet Faker, Joni Mitchell, City & Colour, Daughter, and Angus & Julia Stone.

The EP Launch in Newcastle on Sunday January 8th is a casual all ages affair in community space The Commons, seeing Smith joined by Rachel Maria Cox, De’May, Sienna Lace and Grace Turner. As with all Sad Grrrls Club Events, the event will focus on being a safer space for event attendees, taking a stand against inappropriate gig behaviour.

Day Dreams was recorded, mixed and mastered by Paul Scarabelli at Scarcity Studios.
Day Dreams will be available digitally from from Friday December 16th, as well as on all major streaming services.
CDs will be available from bandcamp or the Sad Grrrls Club Webstore.
Mayfair and Hitch Hiker are available now on Triple J Unearthed.

ALL SAD GRRRLS CLUB EVENTS ARE SAFER SPACES - If you feel unsafe, please raise 3 fingers in the air. Whoever is onstage will stop and immediate action will be taken.

We acknowledge that this event takes place on occupied Aboriginal land of the Awabakal people, and we acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to the Indigenous Elders past, present and future.

Sad Grrrls Club also acknowledge that inspiration for this event comes from Sad Girls y qué, a feminist collective with strong roots in Chicana Chola Culture. We acknowledge the history of 'sad girl' being appropriated by white feminism and wish to acknowledge the incredible power of and debt we owe to these Chicana wom*n.

A safer space is a supportive, non- threatening environment that encourages open-mindedness, respect, a willingness to learn from others, as well as physical and mental safety. It is a space that is critical of the power structures that affect our everyday lives, and where power dynamics, backgrounds, and the effects of our behavior on others are prioritized. It’s a space that strives to respect and understand survivors’ specific needs. Everyone who enters a safer space has a responsibility to uphold the values of the space.

As individuals, we are all responsible for our own actions and their consequences. There is zero tolerance for abusive, violent and hateful behaviour. Please be mindful of your own words and actions. 

Sad Grrrls Club events strive to be free of:
-Homophobia, Transphobia, Racism, Sexism, Ableism, Discrimination & Hate Speech
-Bullying & put downs
-Illegal/inappropriate behavior
-The usage of illicit substances on our premises and excessive intoxication on our premise
-Kicking or throwing of objects
-Abusive/threatening behaviour including verbal & physical violence

We Ask That You:
-Assess the way in which you dominate spaces; ask yourself “does my behaviour make people around me feel uncomfortable or threatened?”
-Don’t touch people without asking for their consent first
-Ask about peoples preferred pronouns. Sad Grrrls Tour is a gender diverse initiative therefore the way we address people can really affect them – use “they” and “their” as pronouns if you’re unsure. Don’t assume that a person adheres to the he/she binary.