Clowns and Frenzal Rhomb made the news last week when an attendee at their Ulladulla show issued an official written complaint about the gig. She described it as “disgusting” and “utterly horrifying, saying that “debauchery like this may suit the riff raff in Sydney, where violence and crass behaviour is celebrated and practised on a daily basis, but I believe I speak for all of us here in Ulladulla when I say that filth like this should never be welcomed in our clean, positive and family friendly community”. She went on to ask for a refund. Excellent work, guys.
Jeff Rosenstock has announced a trip to Australia to promote his recent solo album We Cool? He’ll take in Wollongong and Newcastle as well as Reverence Hotel on Friday March 4. Antarctigo Vespucci and Camp Cope will support on all dates.
Ceremony are also returning this March in support of The L-Shaped Man, their fifth studio album. The Bendigo Hotel will host on Thursday March 24. Tickets available from January 29.
Scalphunter were recently voted Best Punk/Hardcore act at the WA Music Awards and they’ve decided to take that momentum and launch a new single, Men With Square Eyes. Stay tuned for a full-length LP and some accompanying national dates.
Leftover Crack have been an enduring force in international crust punk for at least a decade. The anarcho-punks will tour Australia this March, bringing their thought-provoking lyrics to the Bendigo on Sunday March 27 and Monday March 28 (all ages). Tickets available now.
Millencolin are coming back. After releasing one of the best punk rock albums of 2015, they’re headlining a big ol’ Australian tour throughout April/May. The True Brew Australian tour will arrive at 170 Russell in on Tuesday May 3. Tickets are on sale now.
After much speculation and a dash of controversy, Legion Festival – dubbed the Soundwave replacement festival – has been pushed back to January 2017 to coincide with the Australia Day long weekend. “We did everything in our power to make Legion happen this year but given a couple of hurdles that we’d had to face over the last few weeks we made the positive decision that it’s in everyone’s best interest that we do this in a way that’s as sustainable as possible”. Organiser John Sankey noted that trouble securing venues, council issues and Easter weekend timing all contributed to the decision.
Poison City have revealed they’ll release Camp Cope’s debut LP in April this year. The three-piece are fronted by Georgia Maq and have been gigging relentlessly since inception. The album was recorded and mixed at new Melbourne studio Holes and Corners by Sam Johnstone. Camp Cope will tour with Jeff Rosenstock this March.
The Bennies have announced that pre-orders for their new album Windom Machine will be available from Poison City from Thursday January 28. They’ll tour nationally with Adelaide’s Hightime and US band Off With Their Heads throughout March/April. They’ve booked in a show at the Corner Hotel on Friday April 1 with tickets already moving quickly.
Fear Like Us and Hoodlum Shouts will tour together in February having both been toiling away making new albums over the last year. Make sure you lock in Friday February 12 to catch them at The Old Bar with Older Men and Freak Wave. Stay tuned for details on the official release of new music.