“We can say with certainty they'll always be cherished” Double J
“Together, on a cool autumn night, they reminded us about the art of being joy-filled players and heartfelt storytellers…. There's always plenty to make you smile and dance, and excellent company to be had when the Waifs come home.” The West Australian
2017 marks 25 years of The Waifs! To celebrate and commemorate, the band will be hitting the road for a mammoth national tour, and are releasing their fourteen track studio album, ‘Ironbark’, along with 11 bonus tracks making a rousing collection of 25 songs, to celebrate 25 years. Recorded in true Waifs style in a make shift studio in the unfinished kitchen of Josh Cunningham’s rural retreat on the NSW South Coast across two weeks.
‘Ironbark’ is a double album made for their incredibly loyal and loving fan base, for those who have been there from the start, and for those who have become fans of the band along the way.
From this Tuesday January 10, The Waifs will be giving away free download bonus songs each week until the official album release on March 3rd. ‘Ironbark’ will be available for pre-order at a very discounted price from their website from Thurs February 12 and from various retail outlets for the first 25 days of release as a gesture of thanks to fans. There will also be amazing ticket and album bundles for all headline concerts available so head to thewaifs.com for details.
You know all about The Waifs… meeting in Broome, West Australia, traveling around - that old tale has been told many times. So The Waifs want to hear your stories.
If their music has played a significant part in any event or time in your life they’d love to hear about it.
Send them an email to; firstname.lastname@example.org AND post them on their Facebook. The Waifs would like to share some of your stories onstage, play some songs and weave it all together and celebrate.
You can hear the first downloadable bonus song here: ‘Song That Soothes’
“The Waifs fans are legendary in the industry for their loyalty and enthusiasm. It feels like we all grew up together. We are now the band you can brings your parents and your kids to hear! Your involvement in our career means everything to us. You are the very reason we are still playing music together 25 years on.”
Ticket and Album Bundle Information
The Waifs 25th anniversary album ‘Ironbark’ comprises 25 songs made up of two discs, the 14 track studio album ‘Ironbark’ and 11 bonus songs, all recorded at the same time at Josh’s home studio, live and acoustic, a truly beautiful collection of heartfelt songs. As long-time fans and supporters of The Waifs, the band would love you to have this album at this very discounted rate of $5. It is inclusive of postage and packaging.The physical album will be sent out on Wednesday 22nd February, to be received on album release date Friday 24th February. Digital albums will be emailed on Friday 24th February.
FULFILLMENT INFORMATION IN PURCHASING THE WAIFS’ ALBUM & CONCERT TICKET PACKAGE – MUST BE PURCHASED BEFORE 12.00PM WEDNESDAY 22nd FEBRUARY
By purchasing this option customers provide consent for their contact details to be provided to The Waifs & Jarrah Records in order to distribute the product.
‘IRONBARK’ TRACK LISTING
2/ Higher Ground
3/ Not The Lonely
4/ I Won’t Go Down
5/ Important Things
6/ Lion and Gazelle
7/ Done And Dusted
8/ Dirty Little Bird
9/ Grand Plans
10/ Something’s Coming
12/ Amazing Everything
13/ The Shack
14/ Long Way From Home
Bonus Tracks; Disc 2
1/ Song for Jacqueline
2/ Standing Strong
3/ Sugar Mama
4/ Don’t You Ever
5/ Strangest Thing
6/ Take Me Down
7/ Goodnight Lil’ Cowboy
8/ The Coast
9/ Shiny Apple
10/ Willow Tree
11/ Take It In
This is an 18+ event. Minors permitted with a legal guardian.
Venue Entry Terms & Conditions
i. Gates open at 6pm and all concerts finish by 10pm.
ii. Permitted items vary from event to event depending on style and layout. Please check fac.org.au for event specific terms and conditions to avoid confusion.
iii. No chairs, umbrellas, picnic baskets, bean bags, eskis, large blankets, helmets, selfie sticks, GoPro, SLR (detachable lens) or professional cameras, iPads, professional recording equipment, large items or dangerous items are permitted in to the venue.
iv. You can bring a fold out cushion (one that folds out to create a cushion with a reclining backrest that sits on the ground), a small blanket, a small soft bag for personal belongings or food, sealed water or soft drink and empty water bottles to fill v. inside the venue.
vi. Any item deemed to be dangerous, hazardous, intimidating or offensive to patrons will not be allowed into the event. This will include but is not limited to items such as glass, steel cap boots, umbrellas.
vii. The seller reserves the right to conduct body and bag searches of all ticket holders.
viii. All Fremantle Arts Centre ticketed concerts are 18+ unless otherwise advertised. This is to reflect that the concert area is licensed, that alcohol will be served and that unaccompanied minors or those with insufficient photo ID will be unable to enter the venue.
ix. Minors are permitted to attend licensed 18+ ticketed concerts at Fremantle Arts Centre if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The person accompanying the minor must be at least 25 years old. MAXIMUM OF TWO minors per parent or legal guardian. All minors must hold a valid ticket and guardians may be required to sign a declaration upon arrival which states that they will provide full and constant supervision of the minor(s). Fremantle Arts Centre does not recommend South Lawn Concerts as suitable for juveniles. Infants do not receive free entry. Fremantle Arts Centre strongly recommends these events as unsuitable for children 6 years and under.
x. Where an event is licensed, or has licensed areas, official Australian 18+ photo identification will be required for entry (driver's license, passport). Any patron refused admission due to inappropriate identification has no right to any refund or exchange.
xi. Patrons under the age of 18 attempting to enter any licensed areas by way of force, stealth or false identification will be ejected from the event immediately with no right to any refund or exchange.
Any patron engaging in behaviour deemed to be dangerous, hazardous, intimidating or offensive to other patrons will be ejected from the event immediately with no right to refund or exchange. This will include but is not limited to running, throwing objects, aggression and crowd surfing.
xii. Whilst every precaution has been taken to ensure the event area is a safe environment, you enter the site at your own risk and undertake to notify venue staff of any hazards or dangerous situations that you notice while on site.
xiii. Fremantle Arts Centre is a smoke free venue. Smoking is only permitted in a small designated area.
xiv. Fremantle Arts Centre accepts Companion Cards. The person carrying the card receives free entry to the event.
Please visit www.fac.org.au/concerts for full venue information