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Last Updated 6th Nov 2007



Been a while between updates but don't worry The M-16s are still alive and kicking. The band has a new drummer, Warren Hall, who has previously hit sticks with The Volcanics, The Drones and Gutterville Splendor Six. He has been with the band for over a year now and is firmly entrenched in the lineup.

The M-16s also have a couple of songs featured on several new compilations; you can hear their cover of Monday Morning Gunk on the Radio Birdman tribute Flattey Vol 3 (NoMango Records) while Losing Time is on the long awaited A Fistful Of Rock Vol 13 (Steelcage Records)

You can also hear The M-16s backing Johnny Casino on the track Cowboys & Indians on his great new album New Clothes, Old Shoes. Ken also plays guitar on the track Keep On Keepin' On.

The band's next album is nearing completion. Word is it is sounding awesome and well worth the wait.

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The split cd "Light The Fuse" is now available through Out Of The Loop Records. The CD launch was a huge night and attracted nearly 300 people.

In other news, the song 'Losing Time' will be including on the upcoming compilation 'A Fistful Of Rock vol 13' while The M-16's plan on covering 'Monday Morning Gunk' for Fandango Records' latest Radio Birdman tribute Flattery Vol 3.

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The M-16's next release, a split album with The Volcanics and Fourstroke should be out by mid-march. The band will also he heading back into Poon's Head Studios in mid-february to start recording their first album proper.

The song Kick Out Those Blues has been included on disc 1 of the 2005 WAMI 4CD set alongside our good friends The Volcanics.

I've also added some new reviews for Loose Bullets as well as some new promo and live photos to the webpage. Check them out if you get the chance.

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For those in Australia, we have a limited number of vinyl LPs for sale. The cost is $15 (aus) including postage. If you are interested, send us an email. For those people overseas, we recommend German mailorder Soundflat. We will also have some new tshirts available for sale shortly.

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Check out the cool interview Ken did with the I-94 Bar

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Loose Bullets is now out in Australia through Reverberation. Check out the blurb on their webpage and hassle your local record store for a copy.

Also, since mp3.com no longer exists, I have added an MP3 of the lead track Kick Out Those Blues to the Australian site.

The CD launch has been confirmed for July 3rd at Amplifier Bar with national tour to follow. More news on that soon as dates are confirmed.

And finally, for those vinyl lovers, the LP should be out by September at the latest through Spain's No Tomorrow Records.

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Last week on Lets All Turn On (FBI radio's rock n roll show) Russell 'Rusty' Hopkinson droppped by to feature tracks from the upcoming Illustrious Artists comp, Playing Favourites, including the M16's song The Shivers And The Shakes.

Lets All Turn On is is a 2hour show that features the best rock n roll artists from all over the world. If you are in Sydney, tune in every thursday at 10pm.

http://www.fbi.org.au/program_closeup.php?programtimeid=53

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The M-16's track Sweet Luck is featured on the brand new Australian garage/rock compilation, entitled Antipodean Screams (Off The Hip Records). Check it out, full of great songs. Another, as-yet-unreleased song, called Shivers And The Shakes will be featured on another compilation entitled Playing Favourites, which is due for release on Novemeber 6th by Sydney independent label Illustrious Artists.

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The M-16's continue to make a name for themselves overseas. They are not only featured in the latest issue of the Swedish rock n roll magazine, No Rule, alongside the likes of Ron Asheton, The Hellacopters and The D4 but they have also have had requests for interviews from the Italian magazine Metallic KO and the two biggest rock n roll magazines in Spain, Ruta 66 and NDF.

They band have also been back in the studio, so hopefully they will have some new releases out soon.

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Added some new photos as well as some flyers to the pictures section.

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Our debut single, Losin' Time, has now sold out. However several mailorders should still have copies if you're chasing one.

click here for more info

Also, in case you missed them, I've added some new reviews recently, this time from Big Takeover (USA) and Mohair Sweets (Canada)

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Hey kids, Killer here to say a few words. What can I say, we're busy whipping our new drummer into line. His name is Jamie Hamilton, but we call him sticks and he's really hauling some arse. Kicking it good! In other news, the new singles should be out soon. We're just putting on the finishing touches. There will be 3 singles to come out and then our album will be on it's way. I'm itching to get back into the studio and start playing shows. All right kids, sleep tight and remember, real rock n roll never surrenders to fashions or trends. Over and out.............Killer!

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Added a another review, this time from CR- Entertainment in Switzerland.

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Added some new live photos to the pictures section, check 'em out!

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As those who were at the single launch would know, the M-16's drummer Adam has left the band in anticipation of moving to Melbourne to reform his old band, Fourstroke. No news yet on a replacment. He will, however, be hanging around long enough to play on the band's next set of recordings - the band are set to go back into Poon's Head Studio's in three weeks time.

In other news, I've added a new live review from the band's single launch.

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The single is finally out! Click here to order a copy.

People overseas can pay via Paypal simply by using the email epiphonic_tonic@hotmail.com but can you add 50c to cover fees thanks.

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Made few small superficial changes to the webpage as well as updating the band's history and in case you missed it on the front page, The M-Sixteens now have a mailing list. Just send an email to epiphonic_tonic@hotmail.com and we will keep you up-to-date (like when the single is available)

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The band's debut single Sweet Luck b/w Losing Time is at the pressing plant, right this very moment, so it should be available within 2 months time, at the very latest.

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Sorry for the lack of updates everyone. Now that the band is back in action hopefully you will see this webpage updated more often

The M-16s will be playing their first live gig, Friday 28th September at The Amplifier Bar in Perth. This gig was supposed to be in support of Sydney band and close comrades Asteroid B-612, who unfortunely have had to cancel due to the collapse of Ansett Airlines. However, the gig will still go ahead featuring some of the best punk/rock bands in Perth including Jed Whitey, Capitol City and Helana.

In other news, the band have a new drummer, Adam, who also plays with fuzzed-out rockers Fourstroke. The bands previous drummer, Brad Cleary, left to concentrate on his other band, Superscope. There is no harsh feelings between the two groups. Brad did however play on the bands current set of recordings, that are yet to be officially released.

Speaking of which, the M-Sixteens are still planning on releasing several 7 inch singles in the near future. More information to come.