TWO Warrnambool bands are getting ready for their close- ups with television guest spots this month.
Andy Alberts & The Walkabouts are booked to perform live on ABC2's
Gunditjmara singer-songwriter Alberts said he was a fan of the
"Now they've got about five million bloody viewers, so it's good exposure," he said.
"It's always had an audience but nothing of this magnitude.
"Hopefully it might do something for us."
He said since reforming his band two years ago it felt like they'd never taken time off.
"The audience is growing, the band's fantastic and I think with exposure on the ABC it can only lead to better things."
For The 80 Aces, a TV appearance is the latest "bucket list" achievement to tick off, after receiving Triple J airplay and seeing their film clip air on
While Channel 31 is broadcast only to Melbourne and Geelong audiences, guitarist Matt Neal said the exposure was coming at just the right time.
"It's a pretty exciting prospect, playing on TV," Neal said.
"It comes at a really good time for us too, because the EP's only a couple of months away from release. This will give us a new way to showcase two of the songs that will be on the disc."
The appearance is also a chance for the four-piece to show off their live chops, which they've been honing with regular gigs in Melbourne at venues such as Pony, Yah Yahs and Blue Tile. The 80 Aces will also play a run of shows in July and August to promote the forthcoming
Due out in July, the five-track disc was recorded and produced by Melbourne producer Steven Schram, who has worked with San Cisco, The Vasco Era, King Cannons and The Cat Empire.
A film clip for lead single