Mon, Oct 25 '10 / Comments

remaining  shows for the rest of the year are now canceled.  Unfortunately Ben was
involved in an accident involving a kitchen knife and his hand and has
undergone surgery to repair a damaged nerve in one finger. Wish him a
speedy recovery.  We feel horrible having to cancel but under Dr's
orders it will take a few months to heal and rehabilitate the hand. 

not. HWCT will be back playing live in Jan, 2011 starting off the new
year with a show in Melbourne @ The Tote on January 16th with US Psych Rockers EARTHLESS....


Mon, Oct 04 '10 / 0 Comments

The record we've recorded with Gary Arce has been mixed and mastered and sounds amazing.  The artwork for this mini album is currently being created and will go to press later this year with a release late this year/early next.  The record consists of two tracks 'Coventina's Cascade' on the A sSde and 'Traverse Of The Oxen' on the B Side.  It was co engineered by Neil Thomason (Grey Daturas/My Disco) and Mike Shear.  Mastering was ably handled by James Plotkin. Stay tuned for release dates...

Some new shows have been booked in Melbourne over the next 2months and we're very excited to playing with some friends from overseas: Teratova (Japan) & Talbot (Estonia).  We are also playing a show this weekend with Coerce at The Birmingha Hotel in Fitzroy then a showon the 28th of October at the Tote.  Go to the gigs page for further details.

We are now streaming our 2008 debut album  'Black Yolk' in high quality audio (and in it's entirety) at our newly launched Band Camp Page

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Thu, Aug 26 '10 / 0 Comments
Recently, Ben was interviewed By Thats How Kids Die Webzine (USA) about the band, Bro Fidelity and a bunch of other stuff.

Read the entire feature Here.

Tue, Jul 13 '10 / 0 Comments

Thanks to everyone who rocked up to the first date of Om & Lichens first ever Australian tour on Sunday in Geelong. We had a great time and always enjoy playing The Nash band room and the ever-awesome staff that run the place.  Big thanks to Heathen Skulls for putting on the tour and asking HWCT to be a part of it.

We have a very special show tomorrow night in Melbourne Details can be found below.....

WEDNESDAY JULY 14, 2010. doors from 8.00pm

LICHENS (USA) with:  

$15 + $2.80 bf = $17.80 online presales / $20 on the door

In Australia on tour in support of Om (San Francisco psych lords), Lichens in the solo experimental sound art / folk project of Rob Lowe, formally of 90 Day Men and now current touring member of OM. Having been releasing records since 2005 on such reputable labels as Kranky, Lichens has made quite a name for him self in the experimental musical world through some highly regarded and critically acclaimed releases. Having done numerous tours with such notable acts as Explosions in the Sky and Tortoise doesn’t help either.  ( link: )

Tickets on sale from Moshtix - phone: 1300 GET TIX (438 849), on-line: buy here or Moshtix outlets including Polyester (Fitzroy & City).

Tue, Jul 06 '10 / 0 Comments

Ben - one drumkit
Toby - one guitar

Hotel Wrecking City Traders (HWCT) have been dislodging earwax, busting strings and sticks and blowing minds since 2007. HWCT are an instrumental noise rock duo with a heavy focus on improvisation and a love of loud volume and the psychedelic. The band has to date released an EP (2007) a full length album ‘Black Yolk’ (2008) and the brand new 7” ‘Somer/Wantok’. All through Bro Fidelity records (Australia).

HWCT have been invited to play shows with the likes of: Ten East (USA), Black Cobra (USA) , Monarch (Fr), Grey Daturas (Aust), Nunchukka Superfly (Aust), Budd (Aust), Winnebago Deal (UK), The Hard-Ons (Aust), Electric Eel Shock (Jpn), Ryouchi (Jpn), My Disco (Aust), as well as an upcoming support slot with ex Sleep members Om (USA). Ben Wrecker also joined Winnebago Deal (UK) on drums as a last minute stand-in on their debut tour of Australia in 2008 . Winnebago Deal returned to Australia again the following year with HWCT in support once again.

HWCT entered the studio last September to record the follow up to 2008’s ’Black Yolk (due for release later in 2010) as well as their first collaborative effort - featuring Gary Arce (Yawning Man/Ten East). An offer from Gary that eventuated from HWCT supporting Ten East on tour in Australia -Due for release later this year on Bro Fidelity Records. In the meantime they set about recording 2 new tracks, which would become the ’Somer/Wantok’ 7”, released Bro Fidelity Records. The two tracks were recorded with local engineer Jack Farley (Beaches, Spider Vomit) forcing the band to shorten their typically longer and building sounds in order to fit onto the time limitations of a 7” release. It will be stocked in selected indie retailers throughout Australia and New Zealand as well as being available for mail order as well as various distributors in both the U.S.A, & Europe. It features a deluxe gold foil-embossed band logo and is limited to 300 copies only.


Ben: One drumkit / Toby: One guitar

Hotel Wrecking City Traders (HWCT) have been playing shows since early 2006. They are based in Melbourne, Australia. To date they have released a selftitled EP, a full-length album Black Yolk and a 7" Somer/Wantok on Bro Fidelity Recordings. In May of 2007, Ben Wrecker was asked to play drums for UK duo Winnebago Deal (UK) on their first tour of Australia. Since that time, the band have toured constantly around Australia and went to New Zealand in 2009.