Thursday's Page

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Thursdays Page
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The members of Thursday's Page.
Background information
Origin Busselton, Australia
GenresRock
Alternative rock
Indie rock
Years active2005–present
LabelsFirestarter Music
MembersJake Hoskins (vocals)
Glen Hagger (Guitar)
Phil Watts (Keyboard)
Ben Matthews (Bass)
Ryan Ammon (Percussion)
Past membersMark Stubbs (Bass)
Michael Ward (Bass)

Thursday's Page are a five piece alternative rock outfit, who were formed in early 2005. The band, originally from the South West Region, introduced their music to the Perth population in 2008, with plans to make an impact in the Western Australian music scene through 2009.

South West (Western Australia) Place in Western Australia, Australia

The South West region is one of the nine regions of Western Australia. It is so named because it is located in the south-west corner of Western Australia. The South West region has an area of 23,970 km², and a population of about 170,000 people, which is predicted to rise to 217,000 people by 2023. Bunbury is the capital of the region.

Contents

Drawing influences from other Aussie hard hitters such as The Butterfly Effect and Karnivool, Thursdays Page have crafted a unique sound through their hard work and dedication, which has now been captured on their current recordings.

Tracks from their first independent release received airplay on local and national radio. The title track "The Sweet Lullaby" was also included in a Triple J segment, cohering with the Busselton local youth events organisation. The band often performs in Perth venues and have supported larger national acts, including The Butterfly Effect, Head Filled Attraction and Bushido. [1]

Triple J Australian radio station

Triple J is an Australian government-funded radio station. A subdivision of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, it primarily appeals to young listeners. The station specialises in alternative rock and indie pop music, with a greater emphasis on broadcasting Australian content compared to other commercial stations. Triple J has two sister stations: Triple J Unearthed is an emerging music discovery station, whilst Double J caters to older audiences.

The Butterfly Effect (band) band

The Butterfly Effect is an alternative metal band from Brisbane, Australia, formed in 1999. The band released a self-titled debut EP in 2001, and then three full-length album afterwards; Begins Here in 2003, Imago in 2006, and Final Conversation of Kings in 2008. During this time, the band consisted of Clint Boge on lead vocals, Kurt Goedhart on guitar, Glenn Esmond on bass, and Ben Hall on drums. After struggling for years to work on a fourth studio album, Boge left the band in 2012 due to personal and creative differences. The remaining members recruited Brisbane-based singer Paul Galagher for a final single and tour before announcing their breakup in 2016. In July 2017, the band announced their reunion as well as a headlining tour scheduled to take place in March 2018.

Thursday's Page released their first official EP in May 2009, and are currently in pre-production for their next release, due out in Summer 09/10. [2]

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Thursday's Page

History

The band originally formed as a heavy rock garage band placing Glen on guitar, Ryan on bass and vocals, with several other members. After its brief existence and dispersion, Glen and Ryan remained together and went on to recruit new members, forming Thursday's Page in early 2005 with Jake Hoskins on Vocals.

After playing regular shows throughout 2006 and 2007 the band came to a hiatus in November 2007 with the departure of long term bass player, Michael Ward. With tracking for their second studio release at this stage, the remaining members would continue to work on production, while searching for new members.

In 2008 Thursday's Page relocated to the city of Perth, to be closer to the music scene and expand their horizons. In doing so two new members were recruited. Ben Matthews would replace Michael Ward on Bass after his departure in 2007, and Phil Watts, who spent a short time with Glen and Ryan in a previous band, would return to take place on Keyboards and Backing vocals. [3]

On Friday, 29 May 2009, Thursdays Page released their first official debut EP, 'Beyond Paradise', through Firestarter Music; a Perth-based distribution and servicing company run by drummer of Birds of Tokyo, Adam Weston. A massive launch party was held at The Rocket Room, in Northbridge, beginning their West Coast EP tour, May–July 2009.

Birds of Tokyo Australian rock band

Birds of Tokyo is an Australian alternative rock band from Perth, Western Australia. Their debut album Day One gained them domestic success, reaching number three on the AIR Independent Album charts and spending a total of 36 consecutive weeks in the top ten.

Discography

Albums/EPs

Album information
The Sweet Lullaby
  1. "The Sweet Lullaby"
  2. "Towers of Rain"
  3. "Escape"
  4. "Thursday's Angel"
  5. "Fade Away"
  6. "Change"
  7. "Step Inside"
  8. "Lost"
  9. "Tomorrow"
  10. "This Is Where We'll Fall"
Beyond Paradise
  • Release: May 2009
  • Label: Firestarter Music
  1. "Beyond Paradise"
  2. "Disbelief"
  3. "Pictures of Broken Flames"
  4. "Winter Sorrows"
  5. "On the Rocks"
  6. "End of Days"

[4]

Press

Thursday's Page have received significant press coverage in publications, featuring reviews and editorials within XPress Magazine, Drum Media (Perth), The West Australian, The Sunday Times, plus various local newspapers through Western Australian, and its South West.

The West Australian, widely known as The West is the only locally edited daily newspaper published in Perth, Western Australia, and is owned by Seven West Media (SWM), as is the state's other major newspaper, The Sunday Times. The West is the second-oldest continuously produced newspaper in Australia, having been published since 1833. The West tends to have conservative leanings, and has mostly supported the Liberal–National Party Coalition. The West is Australia's fourth largest newspaper by circulation, and is the only newspaper in the top 20 not owned by either News Limited or Nine Publishing.

The Sunday Times, owned by Seven West Media, is a tabloid Sunday newspaper printed in Perth and distributed throughout Western Australia. Formerly owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp Australia and corporate predecessors since 1955, the paper was sold to SWM in 2016. Finalisation of the deal, which included the website PerthNow, was announced by The West on 8 November 2016.

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References

  1. Thursdays Page bio on Triple J Unearthed
  2. About Me section of Official Myspace Page