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A photography book by Melbourne based music photographer Matt Gleeson, featuring over 50 great Australian punk and hard rock bands.
94 backers pledged AU$ 8,323 to help bring this project to life.

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Matt Gleeson, a Melbourne based live music photographer, has an archive containing literally hundreds of thousands (he's never got round to counting the exact number) of photographs of live music.  His photographs have appeared on album sleeves, posters and in the award winning Punks 4 West Papua documentary film.

A Shot In The Dark is Matt's second book and will feature over 50 great Australian punk, thrash, ska, folk punk and hard rock bands including:

Sloshpit, Monkey Butler, K-Mart Warriors, Radio Rejects, Skinpin, The Pro-Tools, Pegbucket, Mannequin Death Squad, I Am Duckeye, Body Parts, Blood Sucking Freaks, Beyond Contempt, Admiral Ackbar’s Dishonourable Discharge, Wolfpack, Tim Hampshire, The Wrath, The Out of Towners, The Fckups, The Bob Gordons, Topnovil, The Balls, Sordid Ordeal, SLOJ, Shadow League, Psycho Moto, Protospasm, The Murderballs, Hammock District, Devil Monkey, Dead Joe, CLIP, The Brothers Goon, Bastard North, Blind Man Death Stare, Dirty Harriet and The Hangmen, Transistor, Nerdlinger, Rick Dangerous and The Silkie Bantams, Rukus, Sketch Method, Smoking Martha, Seedy Jeezus, The Suicide Tuesdays, The Dead Love, Udder Ubductees, Australian Kingswood Factory, Caveman Disco, The Cruntburgers, Flangipanis, The Ramshackle Army, Strawberry Fist Cake, Smash Bros, Stoned To Death, Beerfridge, Being Jane Lane, Ding Dong Death Hole, Diploma, Eager 13, Ferocious Chode, Jerkbeast, Keggin, The Krunchy Om-Let Experience, Motovilikha, No Idea and Red Light Riot.  

The book will also contain features on both the Nevermind the Warp’d Tour Festival, and the annual Punk’s Pub Crawl in Melbourne and include plenty of images of punters enjoying the best of what’s live and local.

A Shot In The Dark comes in professionally printed soft and hard cover editions, containing 128 pages and over 200 photographs documenting our live and local music scene.

The book will be released Dec 1, 2018.  Purchasers of the book who attend the launch show in Melbourne (details TBA) will have the cost of shipping refunded if they pick up their purchased copy of the book from the show.

You can follow the progress of 'A Shot In The Dark' via:

Facebook, Instagram, or via the 3 Chord Images Website

Risks and challenges

Currently I'm just finishing off the shortlisting process for photos. There are a number of additional bands to be added to the book that I can't announce yet!

I will be providing regular updates on the progress 3 Chord Images Facebook and website.

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