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Achtung Zinemakers: Your Friendly Neighbourhood Academic Needs You

by admin on Apr.29, 2010, under General

A lecturer at Curtin University is seeking hardcopy zine makers and online fan fiction forum writers to help with her research by filling out an online survey about their work. The only proviso is that you need to be over 18 and you need to have attempted some tertiary study of creative or professional writing. So if your voice is breaking or you’re a labourer’s apprentice, too bad! Just jokes.

The lecturer is Deborah Hunn, a woman who has been very supportive of pretty much all writers who have come out of Curtin in recent years. She was also instrumental in supporting hot new literary magazine dotdotdash! Come on man, help a sista out.

Visit to help out said sista.

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Ghostdrums launched and available now

by admin on Apr.26, 2010, under Events, Releases

Thanks for those who came to the launch on Friday night, it was excellent fun. If you didn’t make it down, then not to worry, the four track EP is available as a USB release right now in our online shop.

You can order the USB for only $12 (including postage to anywhere in Australia). The USB comes with an awesome interactive player, comes housed in its own case and also allows you to download high quality tracks to as many computers or devices as you like. Plus, it is fully reusable.  Alternatively, you can purchase the tracks digitally in the itunes store, at and at the nokia music store.

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RISO Launch Date Change – Now Sat 8 May

by admin on Apr.22, 2010, under General

We have regrettably had to change the date of the RISO launch to Saturday 8 May at The Bird as the venue is not able to open on Sunday 25 April due to unforeseen circumstances. More details to follow, but we hope the line-up remains unchanged. Most importantly the publication will still be as excellent!

If you have already bought tickets (you excellent people!) we will refund tickets if you can’t make the new date, but we hope everyone can. Ticketholders should receive an email soon explaining the options.

So the new date:
181 William Street, Northbridge
$15 Entry includes a copy of RISO

We are truly sorry, but hopefully everyone can make the new date! Sometimes things just happen!

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Takeaway Tunes

by admin on Apr.21, 2010, under Events, Projects

Chris Cobilis at Bank Notes - photo by Gene Eaton

Chris Cobilis at Bank Notes - photo by Gene Eaton

For the 2010 WAMi Festival, Love Is My Velocity launch a new temporary takeaway joint at 54 Lake Street, Northbridge. Surrounding kebab shops need not fear the competition, because instead of providing deep fried snacks, LIMV are filling the space with a range of local music sounds, wares and activities that run throughout the festival from Wednesday May 19 to Sunday May 23.


For the first time, Love Is My Velocity present a pop-up local music shop to promote the hardworking independent label scene. Patrons can stop by and browse through a great range of CDs, records, vinyl, t-shirts, merchandise and related products. Stock is sourced from WA’s thriving community of local labels, including Meupe, Hidden Shoal, Walking Horse Records, Badminton Bandit, Owls, Heartless Robot and Jarrah Records. The goods of independent Perth bands and musicians are also represented. For local music lovers this will be the place to score hard-to-find wares and new special edition merchandise. For those newbies it’s the perfect introduction to a wealth of quality WA music.


Not just your usual record shop, Takeaway Tunes will be a hive of activity, featuring in-store performances throughout the festival. Housed within the Pop-Up Shop and following on from 2009’s Bank Notes, Love Is My Velocity and sound engineer Laurie Sinagra again team up, recording ten local bands in five days so punters can ‘takeaway’ the WAMi recordings for free. Hayley Beth, The Tigers, Benedict Moleta, The Ghost Hotel, Taco Leg and Owls will be amongst those visiting the studio. Every day from Wednesday 19 May, bands will load in, set-up, record, and load out, with the results uploaded each night to and spun the next day on RTRFM.


Those who visit Takeaway Tunes will also have the chance to purchase a slip of local music history. For Sleeping With The Band, Love Is My Velocity commissioned five emerging artists to develop life-size portraits of iconic WA musicians. See James Baker (The Painkillers), Josh Fontaine (6s & 7s), Felicity Groom, Abbe May and Sam Scherr (Capital City) likeness’ printed on 1/10 cotton pillowcases. Get in early to ensure you’re one of the lucky few who can take their favourite musician home to bed.

Visit or join the Love Is My Velocity facebook group to keep up to date with the recording studio schedule and additional festivities planned for LIMV’s WAMi events.


LIMV invite other local labels, independent Perth bands and musicians to submit their releases and merch – just email before May 1 to register your interest.

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LIMV’s long weekend planner

by admin on Apr.21, 2010, under Events


Friday April 23
Head to the Rosemount Hotel in North Perth after 8pm, navigate your way through the beer garden and slip into the entrance to Bar 459. See Chris Cobilis, Lil Leonie Lionheart vs Rabbit Island and then to top it off – Ghostdrums.

You can buy a copy of the Ghostdrums USB on the night or just wait until you get home and have it delivered to your house or computer by purchasing it online.

Saturday April 24

Go to the pub, see a band, groan at Adam Sandler in the Saturday night movie, go bowling, roam the streets, whatever. buy a ticket to the RISO launch online.

Buying a ticket gets you on the doorlist to this event, as well as a copy of the publication and is therefore essential.

EDIT! Sunday April 25

Wander round the back of Kakulas to the Bird for the launch of LIMV’s RISO publication. You receive a collection of risographed posters featuring contributions from a number of Perth writers and artists. Have fun, collect your RISO publication on entry and see some awesome bands (Is Swan, Taco Leg, Astral Travel) and then go home, with the knowledge that the next day is a public holiday and you can sleep in.


We have regrettably had to change the date of the RISO launch to Sat 8 May at The Bird as the venue is not able to open on Sunday 25 April due to unforeseen circumstances. More details to follow, but we hope the line-up remains unchanged. Most importantly the publication will still be as excellent!

So the new date:
$15 Entry includes a copy of RISO

The Bird has just got their licence, so this will no longer be a ’secret northbridge location’ or a ‘private party’ but we also encourage those who haven’t bought tickets to do so beforehand, as the capacity is limited.

Check out the Facebook event & join the LIMV Group to stay up to date with upcoming WAMi activites.

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Love Is My Velocity’s RISO launch!

by admin on Apr.13, 2010, under Events, Projects

RISO is Love Is My Velocity’s limited edition poster publication featuring 4-colour text and image works from emerging writers and artists.

Launching Sunday April 25 of the ANZAC Weekend with a private party Saturday May 8th at The Bird with gig featuring Astral Travel, Taco Leg and Is Swan, RISO will showcase the work of writer-artists, artist-writers, writers and artists as they investigate the creative potential of A3 paper and a Risograph machine.

Although limited by colour choices, the Risograph pumps out around 100 pages a minute and has recently been acquired by LIMV friends BENCHPRESS.

BENCHPRESS is a small print studio established by Clare Wohlnick, Daniel Bourke and James Vinciguerra. Employing a GR3750 Riso printer, they are concerned with all aspects of the risograph process. From initial design to print, finishing and distribution, BENCHPRESS aims to collaborate with artists and friends to revel in the process of spot colour printing.

Direct enquiries to


Capacity limited to 150 at The Bird

$15 gets you:




1 of 150 RISO publications

Click here to pre-order RISO and secure launch night entry.

Love Is My Velocity would like to thank the Australia Council, whose funding has made this first in a series of risograph publications possible.

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