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Verge Collection takes out $5000 ‘Tapped By Otherside’ grant

‘Tapped By Otherside’ grant winners, Verge Collection set for tour thanks to Otherside Brewing Company.

BY HAZEL MARTIN-McALLISTER

About a month ago, we announced the tour grants that were up for offer by Otherside Brewing Company, and the judges have finally announced after a tough competition, winners. Verge Collection are a Perth band formed in 2015 and suggestive of such bands as The Panics, have quickly made a name for themselves as a rock-indie force to be reckoned with.

“Touring nationally when you’re based in Perth is always costly and a lot of bands aren’t lucky enough to be able to do it,” Verge Collection frontman and songwriter Ben Arnold says. “This Tapped grant will help us so much by underwriting a massive expense and help us get our music to an east coast audience. A lot of businesses talk a lot about supporting live, original music in WA: it’s great to see one putting its money where its mouth is!”

This grant will allow the band to begin a nationwide tour starting in August, showcasing single, ‘Our Place’ and the ‘Class Of 09’ EP with a possibility of some sneaky tracks from their upcoming EP due to release at the end of this year.

On the shortlist for this awesome comp, was well-known Perth muso’s, POW! Negro, Jacob Diamond, Hideous Sun Demon, Lucy Peach and Peter Bibby

Verge Collection National Tour Dates

Aug 2 – Crown & Anchor, Adelaide

Aug 3 – Workers Club, Melbourne

Aug 4 – OAF Gallery Bar, Sydney

Aug 5 – Bloodhound, Brisbane

Aug 11 – Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth

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