Painters, Venues, And New Album Info...OH MY!

28 / 03 / 2008

This month is a frantic one for The Paintings, and we need your help...ALL OVER THE GLOBE. If you are in either Australia or the US and think you can help us with painting/locking in shows, please read on...

First things first...
Australia: We are finalizing our lists for painters and human canvases
on the following shows:

Saturday April 5th - Factory Theater, Sydney
Thursday April 10th - National Hotel, Geelong
Friday April 11th - Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne

These shows are in support of the band’s newest single, "We Belong In The Sea" and will be a journey into the watery depths with the band and our volunteer "mermaid" canvases. If you are interested in participating, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ASAP with your information and which roll you’re looking to fill. If you are interested in painting for the shows, please include a sample of your work in your e-mail. We will be responding to people ASAP letting you know when we’ve filled the final slots.

These three shows are the last time this stage show will ever be seen, so they really are not to be missed.

Now...
USA: While we are currently locking in our first return to The States since 2006, there are a lot of days we have set aside to play for you fine
folks where we can’t find venues...
Think you can help? Have a suggestion of a decent place for TRP to
play in any of the following cities (hopefully on the dates we have
blocked out)?

Saturday May 3rd – Los Angeles, Sacramento surrounding CA towns
Wednesday May 7th – Salt Lake City, UT
Friday May 9th – Phoenix, AZ or Tucson, AZ
Sunday May 11th – Phoenix, AZ or Tucson, AZ
Monday May 12th – Los Angeles, CA

If you think you can help us get shows in those areas (or nearby), please message back on MySpace or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ASAP.
We would be up for opening/support acts or bringing in the troops for a true full blown Red Paintings orchestral art rock extravaganza!

Also, if you have been tolling over the US tour dates announced thus far and think that you can help promote (maybe even in exchange for some free tickets), paint, or canvas, please hit us back with a message here as well!

Lastly...a message from Trash regarding the new record: After months of hard work and some time off in-between we have finally been able to sit back and listen to what we have created over the last 6 months. Tidy Kid and I have decided this album needs to be mixed to its final stage with some fresh new ears, so we will complete the mixers for the new album in LA after the US tour with an exciting new producer whom we can hopefully announce shortly.

For those of you who have been a part of this record financially, creatively, or both this means the release date is up in the air at the moment. Those of you who are waiting to receive the limited edition vinyl will unfortunately have to wait until we finish the project in its entirety, which hopefully will be soon.

Any questions please email me: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I’ll try respond to you ASAP.

Thank you all for your patience. it’s been quite an emotional roller coaster ride to date. Things are feeling different.

If you donated to TRP album then please read

26 / 10 / 2008

Hello Everyone,

Firstly A HUGE thank you to all those people who donated to us in helping create our debut album 'The Revolution Is Never Coming'.

It's taken a lot longer than we anticipated to put together and its been one unexpected journey but we are finally at the last stages. We hope to have the album in your hands very soon!

We are now finalizing the art work for the album and as promised all of those who have donated will not only get a copy of the new album, but will also be added to liner notes (this includes those that will receive vinyl 7 inch also).

We want to make sure that we have you all in the list and have spelt your name correctly and all get the credit and thanks you deserve.

Please take a look at the list below. If you don’t see your name, we have misspelled it, or you have changed your postal address please let us know ASAP through myspace or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you kindly for your patience and we will update you with more info soon

The Red Paintings

ALL ALBUM DONORS NAMES:
(In alphabetical order)

Aaron Charlton, Aaron Keane, Aaron Lowe, Adam Bugeja, Adam Friend, Adrian Chen, Against Majority, Alana Sinclair, Aletha Vanburger, Alex Hamilton, Alexander Choros, Ali Riddell, Alice Wheeler, Allison Walgrave, Alyshiah Spencer, Amanda Buttress, Amy Kitteridge, Amylea Sepple, Andrea Withers, Andrew Ajello, Andrew Craig, Andrew Feindt, Andrew Noll, Andy Davis, Angela Madden, Anthony Manning-Franklin, Anthony Jaeger, Arran Gore, Ashley Hauenschild, Audrey Henderson, Barbara Goldman, Bek Worsman, Ben Bootsma, Benjamin Fitzpatrick, Bianca Martin, Brad Derad, Brady Eyestone, Bronson Schick, Brooke Forward, Byron Lester, Cameron Andrews, Carly Gilliand, Cathy Nguyen, Celia O’danger, Cherie Pemmer, Chris Cathcart, Chris Gray, Chris LaRose-Knight, Chris Luthe, Christie Verney, Christopher Morrison, Christopher Mckay, Clare Hawley, Colin Pearson, Corey White, Curt Emerton, Daniel Fersner, Daniel Hooper, Daniel Murcott, Daniel Palmer, Daniel Wynne, Danielle Coffey, David Scott Antonini, David Arnold, David Berry, David Crisp, David Hattendorf, David Staines, Dean Russell, Deniel Bee, Denni Winslade, Dilara Yenisey, Distance Larkins, Douglas Roark, Elyse Coutts Smith, Emma McCartney, Eric Bradley, Eric Geister, Erin B Ibberston, Erin Manns, Erin Walker, Eva Boilley, Ewen Pritchard, Fiona Vella, Fitzwicky Family Riots, Francis Walton, Frank D’Aloa, Gee Greenslade, Gemma Cronin, Gillian Meyer, Glen Barrett, Glen Garlick, HCU Donation, Hannah Alwright, Hannah Brien, Harlan Langtree, Hayley Joyce, Hayley Mcsweeney, Heather Chiller, Helen Cass, Helen Nguyen, Henry Attewell, Ian Smith, Jacinta Cox, Jack Tivolli, James Carthew, James M Nolan, Jamie Glover, Jamie Waib, Jamie Wilton, Jane Seidl, Jason & Sonya Storey, Jeff Harris, Jessica Blankenship, Jessica Augustson, Jo - Ann Whalley, Joe Martin, Joe Toole, Jessica Gray, Joel Maynard Walter Bray Leake & Libby Townley, Joel Stevenson, Kittie Crittenden, Jonathan Ball, Jonathon Miller, Joseph Lappin, Joseph Wright, Joshua Lack, Jow Wright, Julian Pellas, Julie & Sydney Luther, Justin Kobylarz, Kai Brennet, Kane Shaw, Kate Thompson, Katie Bryant, Katherine Bowden , Katherine Woskett, Keaton Neville, Kelly Broadbent, Kelly O’conner, Kelly Price, Kelly Van Praet, Kile Jamieson, KingBean, Kim Flintoff, Kirrilly Harrison, Kyleisha Foote, Krystal Jade Miller, La Rose Knight, Laura Gilbie, Laura Ross, Leah Eaton, Liam Davies, Linda Mcsweeney, Lionel Theunissen, Liz Bolston, Louise Tucker, Luke Fazekas, Luke Fraser, Luke Shaw, Adelaide Short, Lynne Parson, Maaike Johnson, Madeleine Keinonen, Maddy Ray, Marie Forgione, Mark Allanby, Mark Billington,Martin Young , Mathew Phillips, Matt Chrulew, Matt DiPuglia, Matt Kerswell, Matt Gowty, Matt Jones, Matt Young, Megan Darling, Melissa Cook, Michael Fronis, Michael R Poepjes, Michael Robinson, Michael and Jordan Sullivan, Mitchell Gourley, Mick Heaslip & Leo Bolt, Mikaela Ball, Ming Chi & Eric Chan, Mish Starcevich, Michelle Freeman, Miss Michelle, Moogie, Moshe Papp, Nancy AK, Natasha Pilbeam, Nellie & Julie Plummer, Nick Kays, Nicole McNamara, Norbert Theobald, Parker Dutschke, Patches O'Grady, Patrick Macpherson, Paul Davis, Paul Galbraith, Paul Kilminster (Skanker), Pete Kell, Rachael Platt, Rachel D Thomas, Raechel Lee, Rebecca Obrien, Reneé Patrice Zande, Renee Meznarsic, Richard Cubitt, Ricky Barrett, Rita Van Luyn, Rob Flook, Robert McCoy, Robert Trail, Robyn Estreich, Robyn Fick, Ronald Smith, Ross Bannerman, Ross Mcintosh, Ryan McKergow, Sam Parsonage, Sam Plummer, Samantha Strachan, Samantha Sweet, , Samuel Davies, Sarah & Jye, Sarah Fitzpatrick, Sarah Larney, Sarala Byers, Scot Cogan, Scott Hunt, Sean Hellyer, Simone Malee, Steve Luther, Steve Watts, Suli Tera, Tash Pilbeam, Tahlia Hasse, Taylor Dutschke, Terrence Comella, The Quickstops, Thomas Bailey III, Tidy Kid, Timothy Flick, Timothy Mcbride, Tom Courtney, Tom Graham, Tom Miall, Tom Orr, Torie Lynn, Trace, Tracy Lewis, Troy Player, William Billington, Zac, Carissa & Jackson Trader, Zachary Gascoyne  

TRP confirmed as MAIN SUPPORT for Saul Williams

22 / 11 / 2008

.. TrentSlingshot presents...

The rise and return of...

SAUL WILLIAMS

Live onstage with his band of intergalactic sound surgeons.

with special guests 'The Red Paintings'.

In 1996 Saul Williams won the title of Nuyorican Poets Cafe's Grand Slam Champion. The following year, Williams landed the lead role in the 1998 feature film Slam. Williams served as both a writer and actor on the film, which would win both the Sundance Festival Grand Jury Prize and the Cannes Camera D'Or (Golden Camera) and serve to introduce Williams to international audiences.

Williams was at this time breaking into music. After releasing a string of EPs, in 2001 he released the much-hyped Amethyst Rock Star with producer Rick Rubin and in September 2004 his self-titled album to much acclaim. He played several shows supporting Nine Inch Nails on their European tour in summer 2005, and has also supported The Mars Volta.

Williams was also invited to the Lollapalooza music festival in Summer 2005. The Chicago stage allowed Williams to attract a wider audience. He also appeared on NIN's album Year Zero, and supported the group on their 2006 North American tour, during which Williams announced that Trent Reznor would co-produce his next album.

This collaboration resulted in 2007's The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!.

As a writer, Williams has been published in The New York Times, Esquire, Bomb Magazine and African Voices, as well as having released four collections of poetry. As a poet and musician, Williams has toured and lectured across the world, appearing at many universities and colleges.

Williams explains why he creates within so many genres, saying:

“ It's not that I balance [those arts] out, all the different arts balance me out. So, that there is a certain type of emotion that is more easily accessible through music than poetry... Some things are meant to be written, some are meant to be sung, some things are meant to be hummed, some things are made to be yelled, and so that's just how life works ”

Williams is a vocal critic of the Bush administration, the War on Terrorism, and the Iraq War; among his more well-known works are the anti-war anthems 'Not In My Name' and 'Act III Scene 2 (Shakespeare)'. In early 2008, a Nike TV commercial featured Williams' song 'List of Demands'

The newest album by Saul Williams, 'The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust' will be yours for the sum of zero dollars. 'The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust' is the follow-up to Williams' 2004 self-titled album and is produced by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. For Reznor it has been 'the most involved I've been with any project outside NIN since Antichrist Superstar, and I've been impatiently waiting for the chance for you to hear it.'

The material has been produced by Trent Reznor and mixed by Alan Moulder and it was Reznor who said that after his own recent dealings with record labels that they should decide to release it directly. Trent Reznor: 'There are obvious similarities in how Radiohead just released their new record and the way we've chosen to. After thinking about this way too much, I feel we've improved upon their idea in a few profound ways that benefit you, the consumer. You obviously will be the judge of this in the end. One thing that IS very different in our situation is that Saul's not the household name (yet!) that Radiohead is, and that means we need your support on this more than ever. If you like what you hear, spread the word.'

SAUL WILLIAMS/THE RED PAINTINGS

Australian tour dates:


Saturday 6th Dec - Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay
Sunday 7th The Zoo, Brisbane
Thursday 11th Dec - Oxford art Factory, Sydney
Friday 12th Dec, Show one - Brisbane Hotel, Hobart
Sunday 14th Dec, show two - Brisbane Hotel, Hobart*
Friday 19th Dec, Sands Tavern, Sunshine Coast*
Saturday 20th Dec - Vedette - Splatterball, melbourne*
 

(* TRP Headline show only with guests)
Tickets on-sale now from www.oztix.com.au

Mindless Self Indulgence Hand Picks TRP For Direct Support On Australian Tour!

04 / 02 / 2009

Mindless Self Indulgence Hand Picks TRP For Direct Support On Australian Tour!

The Red Paintings have been hand-picked as direct support for the NYC-based electronic punk group Mindless Self Indulgence this April! MSI (as they're often referred to by both fans and detractors, alike) are a band that's fiercely independent and stunningly visceral in both their recorded material and their live shows -- while some might say it made perfect sense to do a tour with TRP, we are honored that they agreed and cannot wait to share the stage with them for their first headlining tour of Australia.

Since 1997 MSI have been been storming the electronic, industrial, punk, and dance scenes sweeping up many hardcore fans in the wake with their music and incendiary live performances. Currently they're on a world tour in support of their Billboard chart-topper IF and their brand new #1 single and music video, "Mark David Chapman"...

Having recently shared the stage with the likes of Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, DIR EN GREY and many others, the band is returning to Australia for the first time since their headline-grabbing appearance on Soundwave 2008. Take a moment to check out their tour dates and you'll notice that many shows are selling out so please be sure to get tickets in advance for our run with the band! If you're at all familiar with MSI, you might remember that their tour of North America last spring had more than two weeks of completely sold out shows. Coupled with the fact many of these venues are very intimate and kids have been waiting for a long, long time...let's just say you don't want to miss these gigs, but if you don't grab tickets quick you very well might.

We are hard at work on a very special "rock" setlist to warm up the crowd for what will be insanely energetic shows on all fronts...we'll probably bring out a new song or two and maybe have some new merch on hand. If you wanna share in our excitement for these shows or help promote (flyering/online), be sure to chime in HERE on our forum.

More soon, but for now we have to get back to these crazy plans we're dreaming up.

Dates as follows:
Wednesday 8 April
Billboard The Venue, Melbourne
18+ | 8:00 PM
BUY TICKETS!

Thursday 9 April
Billboard The Venue, Melbourne
Under 18s | 2:30 PM
BUY TICKETS!

Saturday 11 April
UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney
Lic All Ages | 7:30 PM
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Sunday 12 April
The Tivoli, Brisbane
All Ages | 7:30 PM
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Read more Here

All shows with MSI almost SOLD OUT/ New TRP merch on tour!

09 / 04 / 2009

It's been a crazy year so far! Bush fires, floods, way too many deaths, homes lost...the list goes on and on, and I can't even begin to imagine the feeling of losing so much. Here is hoping for brighter days ahead. And to everyone out there who has felt the effects of all of this travesty: Our thoughts are with you. Please stay strong, and know our hearts go out to you.

On a positive note, I've been writing again this year and we are going to play some new song ideas for you on this exciting OZ tour with Mindless Self Indulgence. It kicks off TONIGHT and we're over the moon about touring with them - they are such an incredible band and I'm sure will blow us all away with their highly intense stage show, each and every night.

All the shows will be ALL AGES in each state (with an extra over 18's in Melbourne). Being that it's been a while since we've played all ages shows in many of these places, this will hopefully be a good opportunity for you younger folks to come out and see us. I've just been informed that all of the shows are on the verge of selling out so please make sure you get your tickets NOW! It's been over 3 months since we have played a show, so get ready for some high energy and creative times.

Lots going on so keep safe and get ready for the MSI/TRP revolution, hopefully hitting a town near you shortly...one more reminder, get your tickets NOW while they're still available, and we'll see you this week!Read more HERE

Celebrate Trash’s adventures to Disneyland and WIN!

26 / 04 / 2009

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This week Trash McSweeney had some fun adventures at Disneyland. So YOU can join in on the fun and be apart of Trash’s adventures as well, we are giving away a personalised prize pack  consisting of toys and fun things Trash won at both California adventures and Disney Land. It also includes purchased merchandise from Disney gifts shops, a drawing Trash created at the Mickey Mouse animation studio autographed by Trash, Admission ticket, the Mickey Mouse bowl Trash ate his food out of and many more surprises.

The prize pack will be sent to anyone in the world, cost taken care of by your lovely TRP Trash and Friends.

To WIN this unique prize tell us what the name is of either Trash’s Hamster that runs around in the purple wheel on his amp or the name of the alien foetus in Trash’s Jar.

HINT: “E.T phone home”

Post your answer on TRP Myspace or Forum or email us directly This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with header “Disneyland”

*Winner will be notified via myspace & TRP Forum and contacted directly from Trash.

Good Luck!
Read more HERE

NEW ALBUM NEWS & TRASH CALIFORNIA SOLO SHOWS

09 / 05 / 2009

Mr Mcsweeney has now relocated to L.A and is having a wonderful time and being looked after very well by the local crew. Trash is playing a series of solo shows with painters around California and is working on finalising the debut album’s final mix and setting up a team to plug TRP into the world…More details to follow shortly. To check out the great pics by the amazing Susan Weingartner from recent L.A shows, go to the red paintings myspace page or check out TRP forum.

For show dates keep checking the myspace tour page as they pop up daily…Oh did someone mention Twitter? Trash?

DISNEY COMPETITION WINNER ANNOUNCED

13 / 05 / 2009

Congratulations to Alana Sinclair who won our Disneyland Competition.

”Seems most of you were aware of my stage pet and have the correct answer ELLIOT. The WINNER for the right answer has gone to Alana, young lass from Sydney who I believe has never been to America before so this package should hopefully come as a nice surprise. Thanks for playing guys and ill have some more fun comps coming in shortly” Trash.

Drop by Alana’s myspace and send her a congratulations!

BIG thank you to everyone who entered.
 

TRP RELEASE THEIR FIRST 7 INCH VINYL AND IT’S WHITE

14 / 05 / 2009



FINALLY we can start giving the fans some special treats, it all begins now kiddies.

We are very excited to announce, after a very long wait, our debut limited edition of 300, 7 inch vinyl single for “We belong in the sea” with re-mix tracks, have finally arrived and they look amazing.

As you may know those who donated to the new album back in September will receive a FREE copy in the mail. You should receive your’s within the next two weeks in OZ and for those overseas in the next 3-4 weeks.

If you have changed your address or you donated to TRP to receive the vinyl and want to make sure you are on the list, please feel free to send us an email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will make sure you get your copy. This sweet vinyl will be sent in customised TRP packaging with TRP personalised stamps with art work designed by our good friend Adele Walker.

We have a limited number of vinyl left over, if you would like to purchase a copy please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and see if you get lucky!

 

New show announced in Hollywood NEXT WEEK...Great response to the new album preview track

04 / 08 / 2009

The preview of the new album track on TRP myspace has been received with an amazing response so far, thanks so much to everyone who commented to let us know their thoughts, we have decided to leave the track up for an extra day or two as we are getting some interesting feedback and offers for some upcoming appearance’s for the new track and Trash including a world exclusive premiere of the track on US radio... more details to follow shortly

We are also very excited to announce that Trash McSweeney with new painters and some new tracks from the album will be playing an intimate show next week in Hollywood that we hope all you local fans can attend. The show will be on Monday 10th August at The Cat Club, W. sunset Blvd & W. Hollywood, Trash plays ..10pm...

If you are interested in being apart of the activities for the night then please send us an email and well have you involved in some way or another…
 

Interview With Trash McSweeney On U.S. Radio This Weekend as well as radio premiere of new album track

12 / 08 / 2009

We just received word that Trash McSweeney will be interviewed this weekend on US station Indie 103.1's Passport Approved! This is the first interview for Trash in 2009 and will also coincide with the premiere radio release of a new track off the anticipated debut album “The Revolution Is Never Coming”. It’s quite exciting for all of us, and we hope that you're able to tune in...

The show starts at 9:00 AM PST Saturday 15 August (in the U.S.), and the interview with Trash will air at approximately 10:20 AM PST... you can listen live HERE. For those of you in Brisbane, the interview will be on at approximately 5:00 AM (Sunday morning)... yes we know this is early, but if it's any consolation, Trash will be first with big updates for the new album and its release. Perhaps some of you can have an all-nighter on the official message board?

Here's the breakdown of when the interview will air:
Brisbane (Australia): 5:00 AM SUNDAY (because of the time difference)
GMT (London, UK): 7:00 PM
EST (NYC, NY): 2:00 PM Saturday
CST (Chicago, IL): 1:00 PM Saturday
MST (Albuquerque, NM): 12:00 PM Saturday
PST (Los Angeles, CA): 11:00 AM Saturday

Since the show is syndicated, it will be re-airing periodically after this initial broadcast. We'll fill you in on some alternate listening times as they become available to us, but nothing will be like this first live broadcast.

TRP announce one off show for Aussie fans next week

15 / 10 / 2009

Trash will be returning to Oz from LA to play a special show for all you Brisbane fans. The Red Paintings with full line will be playing support for Poison the Well (USA) on Saturday 24th October at the Hi-Fi Bar.
This will be the only Australian show for 2009, no more dates will be added.

More show info below make sure you get your tickets quick as this show is bound to SELL OUT and be a memorable one for all TRP fans…

Saturday 24th October - The Hi Fi, Brisbane (18+)
125 Boundary St, West End. Doors @ 8:00pm.
Tickets on sale Monday 24th August from:
Stomp / The Hi Fi / 1300-THEHIFI (1300-8434434) and Oztix Outlets (Rocking Horse Records, Kill the Music, Butter Beats, Gooble Warming, Moshpit Music Maroochydore, Sunflower Music Pacific Fair)

TRP support WALK AGAINST WARMING

11 / 09 / 2009

Hello All,

We have just been invited to play one last show in OZ before I jetset to the USA. We weren’t going to play any more shows as a full band but this is one cause I believe is most important and I feel lucky to be a part of it. It’s an important subject to stand up and fight for, the planet we live on and the current global warming situation...

So, on December 12th at Noon at King George Square in Brisbane City, Australia The Red Paintings will be playing a FREE, all ages show directly after the warming walk.

The 12th of December is D-Day for the planet as world leaders meet in Copenhagen to discuss a global deal on climate change. While they talk the talk, we will be walking the walk all over the world, from New York to Tokyo, Mumbai to Paris and all over Australia. So get your walking shoes on and be a part of the most important Walk Against Global Warming ever. 12 DECEMBER - Global day of action

On Saturday 12th December, concerts and rallies will be held in cities around the world to promote the need for a safe climate agreement at the UN Climate Change Meeting in Copenhagen. Brisbane will be one of those cities and you can make the difference!

Your presence can directly impact positive global outcomes through the broadcast image of Brisbane's peacefully expressed desire for climate change agreement. Following the walk there will be a concert in King George Square with artists who have kindly donated their performances to nurture opportunity for a safe climate future and speakers on the hour.

More details or to find Concerts and join the walks in your town across the globe: Walk Against Warming Website

Trash Mcsweeney & Captain Watson hit the stage together for World Fest in LA, this Saturday

14 / 05 / 2009

Trash Mcsweeney & Captain Watson hit the stage together for World Fest in LA, this Saturday. Guest Painter Gretchen Ryan & announcing new resident painter Cece.

Trash McSweeney plays main stage for this years World Fest in Los Angeles this Saturday. Special guest Captain Paul Watson from Sea Shepherd Conservation Society will join Trash as guest vocalist on the new song “Whales Are Dying”.

We are also very excited to announce we have locked in some very talented local painters including the amazing Gretchen Ryan, to see her works go HERE. Gretchen is about to launch some of her works in NY this week with well known photographer David LaChapelle.

Details on this weeks show below:

World Fest
16th May 2009
Trash playing time: 4pm Main Stage
Location - 6350 Woodley Ave, Woodley Park, Encinco, CA
Admission: $7 Adults $5 senior/students; Kids under 12 Free; Pets Welcome

The Red Paintings announce 1st USA show for 2010

10 / 01 / 2010

TRP are now living in the fast paced city of Los Angeles and gearing up for some US shows in the next coming months. We are excited to announce for our L.A fans that the band will be playing its first FULL BAND stage show in L.A Feb 1st:

This will be the bands first US show since US headline tour in 2008. With many changes to the bands stage set up this will be a historic show for us all here at TRP camp and hopefully a fun & creative warm up show for all involved before the band gears up for heavy 2010 touring. We would love to have you all come out to support us, you know we can’t survive without you. As usual we are on the look out for local painters and human canvases so please drop us an email if you would like to be involved: we'll probably bring out a new song or two and will have some brand new merch on hand. If you want to share in our excitement for these shows or help promote (flyering/online), be sure to chime in on our forum.

If you're interested in helping promote these concerts (when announced) in exchange for possible free tickets, prizes, and of course our eternal gratitude, be sure to add The Red Paintings U.S. Street Team as a friend on MySpace. You can do so HERE.

Date as follow:
Monday 01 February
The Airliner, Los Angeles
2419 North Broadway, CA 90031
18+ | 10:00 PM
Mention TRP to door staff for $5 cover charge
 

TRP to HEADLINE the Key Club, Hollywood

15 / 02 / 2010

The red paintings are excited to announce for all you LA fans that they will be headlining at the Key Club on sunset blvd next week on Friday the 19th of February, with USA acts Ironheel and Paper Zoo.

Key Club
Friday 19th Feb
9039 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069-1828
(310) 786-1712
18+ show – Doors open 9pm
TRP hit stage at midnight
 

TRP to HEADLINE the Viper Room, Hollywood

05 / 03 / 2010

Another exciting show for you L.A fans we are excited to announce The Red Paintings will headlining the famous Viper Room in Hollywood on Friday March 19th with special guests TBA:

Tickets $10 can be purchased on the door or through the venue.

Friday March 19th - The Viper Room
8852 West Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069-2108
(310) 652-7869

Los Angeles Artist locked in!

11 / 06 / 2010

We are very VERY insanely excited to announce the following L.A artists will be painting live with The Red Paintings for their Greek Mythology show this Saturday night for Bar Sinister Hollywood. Check out their links below, as you will find we are In for one amazing collaboration with some of the best artist in L.A. T...here will only be one show - SO DON’T MISS IT!
Introducing: Michael Pukac / Phil Kim / Gaelon Davis / Justin Adri / Hatice Güleryüz

TODAY ONLY!

04 / 06 / 2010

TODAY ONLY! Be the first to hear an unreleased track from The Red Paintings Debut jinxed album “The Revolution is never coming.” Note* this track will be available for less then a 24hr preview and will not be downloadable. You may not hear it again till the new album is released. The new track (which is best played LO...UD) will be available for preview from Myspace hit the audio player to hear the song. Make sure you leave us a comment and let us know your thoughts.

Greek Mythology Show, Bar Sinister, June 12

18 / 05 / 2010

We are very excited to announce that the next Red Paintings show will take place at Bar Sinister in Hollywood on Sat June 12th. The perfect venue for our new themed stage show. The theme of the show will be based around Greek Mythology with Trash as the one and only ‘Medusa’. We would like all who attend to be a part of the fun so we are inviting everyone to come in costume as a God, Goddess, Mystical Creature or a living Greek statue of their choice. This show is not to be missed, so gather your togas and join in on the fun!

CALL OUT FOR ARTISTS: We will also be on the look out for artist’s human canvases, so please if you are interested in being a human canvas, painter or one of our stage statues please message us here or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will get back to you with more details.

Tickets on SALE NOW! Buy direct from Bar Sinister

TRP to release NEW music video PREVIEW this friday March 5

03 / 03 / 2010

We have released audio previews from the long awaited album but no video footage from the music videos that were shot for the album. So this week to coincide with the new Alice in Wonderland film, we are going to release a videopreview for what was actually going to be our 3rd video from the new album. The idea for this video came to us over a year ago and was something we wanted to make for a very, very long time; after you see it you’ll understand why we are releasing it during the opening of the new Alice in Wonderland film, to show Disney how a re-make should be made ;) . Enjoy –

The preview begins March 5th 2010

TRP fan in the 'HOT' seat

29 / 05 / 2010

Just got word a fan from Australia was a contestant on “WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE”, during his intro spoke about TRP & his involvement in one of the bands unreleased clips & being a human canvas at shows, presenter asked him if the music clip was out yet, he explained the bands in USA now & the clip is still not released. Thanks to this young man the mainstream word gets a new TRP update.Thanks for thinking of us hehe

TRP take out ANOTHER film fest award for unreleased video

24 / 11 / 2009

The Red Paintings are excited to announce that ‘Wasps’, the unreleased music video from their upcoming album, has won the Gold Award for Cinematography at the 2009 Queensland & Northern Territory State Awards for Cinematography. This is the second award this music video has won in the last two months, also taking out Best Music Video at the 2009 Queensland Film Awards. Congratulations to Trash McSweeney, Richard Bell and all those involved for all their hard work. The Wasps video is due to be released to the public in 2010….more news to follow.

http://www.cinematographer.org.au/awards/state/qldnt/09winners

TRP take out film fest award for unreleased video

18 / 08 / 2009

The Red Paintings recently finished making the first music video for first single for the upcoming new album and its was entered into the QLD Film awards even before we had a release date set. This week was the awards night and the Clip picked up BEST MUSIC VIDEO and a nice glass trophy to go with it. Exciting stuff for us here in TRP camp, especially when this video hasn't reached public eyes yet. We want to thank all the cast, we think it really is one very exciting video we can’t wait to let you all see…

Crew from Clip : Left – Right – Moogie Blyth, Trash McSweeney, Richard Bell, James marshall, Miyuki N Marshall

New Music Video 'Whales Are Dying' Released Today! Watch it now

02 / 02 / 2009

Help us to support the valuable work that animal rights conservations do by attaching this video to your Myspace, Facebook or any website page that will be viewed by the public.

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is one non-profit animal rights organisation that is actively involved in the protection of sea wildlife. They are currently out at sea intervening with the Japanese whaling ships with the hope of saving whales and stopping the illegal trade altogether. Their previous campaigns have cost the whaling trade millions of dollars, and their recent campaign has successfully prevented the death of any whales.

Orchestral art-rock band, The Red Paintings, collaborated with the Sea Shepherd to record this song the night before their ship, the 'Steve Irwin', left Australia for their latest campaign in Antarctic waters. Lyrics were written by lead singer, Trash McSweeney in conjunction with the Sea Shepherd's founder, Captain Paul Watson.

For more information about how to donate to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society or to read updates written by the Captain and his crew out at sea, go to seashepherd.org or myspace.com/captainpaulwatson

Thanks for protecting the animals of the planet & a massive congrates to all on the Steve Irwiin. you guys are doing amazing things. What a change is to come.

To view Video go to:
www.youtube.com/theredpaintings

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