CABLE TIES Share New Single ‘Hope’ + New Album ‘Far Enough’ Out March 27

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“Their rough, determined ragers evoke Against Me! and The Velvet Underground, and in Jenny McKechnie they have a wailing tempest to rival Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker. An irresistible call to arms.” – The Guardian, New Artists for 2020

“Inclusivity and amped-up catharsis are their thing, while their clamorous sound echoes Husker Du and Sleater-Kinney… an exhilarating trio.”– The Metro, 20 Artists for 2020

“‘Choking to Choose’ puts a grotty, rumbling bassline at its core with singer Jenny McKechnie’s ’80s punk sneer only upping the intensity.” – DIY

“Cable Ties are set on chasing the joyous rush of their beautiful racket.”– The Line of Best Fit


At this moment, Cable Ties are preparing to bring their towering wall of ’70s hard rock and proto-punk to the world following the release of their second album (and Merge Records debut!) ‘Far Enough‘ on March 27th. As a final preview to the record, the Melbourne trio are sharing Hope, the opening song and lyrical centrepiece of ‘Far Enough’. A raw and considered self-reflection piece from Cable Ties’ vocalist and guitarist Jenny McKechnie, Hope commences with no more than lulled vocals and restrained guitar and bass, before launching into an impassioned and powerful rock’n’roll opus.


McKechnie says Hope serves as the record’s mission statement of sorts, touching on environmental, feminist, and anti-colonist themes explored in greater depth on SandcastlesSelf-Made Man, Tell Them Where to Go and the rest of ‘Far Enough’. She adds:

“Hope isn’t a passive emotion. It’s not about sitting back in your chair and figuring that everything will be fine and it will work out for the best somehow. It’s about having hope that you are a person who can make positive change and that society as a whole is full of people like you, who ultimately want the best for everyone and who can find a way to work together to overcome the challenges we face.”

Cable Ties will have to postpone their North American live debut due to the coronavirus and subsequent cancellation of SXSW, but both European and Australian tours are still intact. A full list of upcoming shows can be found below, and stay tuned for rescheduled North American dates.

Preorder your copy of ‘Far Enough’ on CD, LP, and translucent amber and black swirl Peak Vinyl in the Merge store or wherever records are sold, including the Cable Ties merch table! Be sure to follow the band’s travels on Instagram and Facebook.



Tour Dates:

Apr 3rd | Glasgow, UK – Glad Cafe TICKETS
Apr 4th | Manchester, UK – The Castle Hotel TICKETS
Apr 5th | Brighton, UK – The Hope & Ruin TICKETS
Apr 7th | London, UK – The Old Blue Last TICKETS
Apr 9th | Paris, FR – L’Espace B TICKETS
Apr 10th | Rotterdam, NL – V11 TICKETS
Apr 13th | Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang TICKETS
Apr 14th | Berlin, DE – Zukunft TICKETS
Apr 24th | Sydney, AU – Waywards
Apr 25th | Port Kemblar, AU – Servo
Apr 26th | Canberra, AU – Transmit
May 1st | Adelaide, AU – The Golden White
May 2nd | Melbourne, AU – The Corner Hotel
May 15th | Perth, AU – Four5Nine
May 16th | Fremantle, AU – Mojos
May 23rd | Brisbane, AU – The Foundry


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With thanks to Brace Yourself PR

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