GRUPS, Hondas (arvo) Leadfinger Album Launch at The Tote w/ Swedish Magazines + The Skips [bandroom] The Doomsday Jones Birthday Spectacular w/ special guests HOWLING MOUNTAIN + THE CRUNTBURGERS + STRANGE UNIT [upstairs]


8:00 pmSaturday, 7 May 2022



61-71 Johnston Street Collingwood

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LEADFINGER and Golden Robot Records are pleased to announce the release of SILVER & BLACK, the brilliant new LEADFINGER album, their first since the highly regarded 2016 album, Friday Night Heroes.

After some mighty fine shows in home state of NSW, Leadfinger bring their twin guitar attack and heart on sleeve songs to Melbourne’s legendary TOTE HOTEL on Saturday, MAY 7th with support from old mates SWEDISH MAGAZINES and The SKIPS.

The story of Silver & Black began not long after the career high of the first LEADFINGER tour of Europe in October 2017 when the band's singer/songwriter, Stewart Cunningham fell ill and was shockingly diagnosed with lung cancer. Following almost 2 years of treatment that included losing one of his lungs and a long, uncertain recovery the band began to try and regroup, not even knowing whether Cunningham would be able to play and sing again.

Somewhat miraculously things slowly fell in to place in the isolation (and therapy) of the rehearsal room and then in and around Covid and lockdowns the band managed to write and record the new album at Garth Porter's Rancom Street Studio in Sydney with Brent Clark producing. Finally, with the album in the can and after an almost 4 year absence from the stage LEADFINGER returned to play live again in June 2021 with new songs and a renewed self belief in their music and each other. The release of Silver & Black marks the final step in the bands triumph over serious adversity and it’s their best album yet.


Bastard North’s wonderful guitarist is having a birthday and we want to celebrate with you. Come on down to the Tote on Saturday, May 7 for salubrious salutations, sonic devastation and possibly some religious invocations (All hail Lemmy and his fine works)
One powerful guitarist. 4 powerful bands. A terrific night of rock and roll.
Be There!

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