New single from Geelong rockers

Operation Karma launch their new single at the Barwon Club this weekend. (Patrick Callow)

Matt Hewson

Geelong all-female rock outfit Operation Karma will celebrate their new release at the Barwon Club this weekend.

With their latest single Might Be Dying out this Saturday, the band will be joined by fellow local acts De Porsal and Cooldad to mark the occasion on Saturday, June 22.

Might Be Dying is the first single from Operation Karma’s upcoming debut album, which will be released later in the year.

The band, consisting of sisters Rachael (keyboard/sax/vocals), Sarah (guitar/vocals) and Laura Hobbs (drums/vocals) and Ivy Brand (bass/vocals), will follow up up with two more singles before hitting the road, travelling to Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales to tour the album.

Laura, who will also tour Europe this year with the Sweethearts, said the choice of the Barwon Club for the single launch was an obvious one.

“We’re very comfortable, very much at home there,” she said.

“In terms of the rock scene and actually having a stage big enough to host a four-piece band, they’re definitely the venue in Geelong to do that. They’ve been so supportive as well. They’re really out there and helping people out. It’s a great community. If the Barwon Club didn’t exist, we would probably not be as far down the road as we are now.”

The gig will also be a farewell to Brand, who will play her last gig with the band.

Sarah said while they all remain “great mates” their musical paths were diverging.

“It’ll be a very special gig; it’s heartbreaking, bittersweet,” she said.

“We’re all moving in directions that we want to go. We’re all still awesome friends with Ivy, still close, so this is going to be a fun celebration.”

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