It’s been far too long.
Melbourne post-punk outfit Children Collide have revealed they’ll be hitting Sydney and Melbourne for two special performances this December. It’s the band’s first headline shows in five years.
The announcement comes hand in hand with the release of new single ‘Aurora’, the first taste of new music since their 2012 album Monument. The single sees Children Collide picking up where they left off, leading with their inimitable post-punk charge, and offers the first glimpse of their forthcoming fourth album which is set to drop early next year.
“[Aurora] was originally written for our third album Monument, so it’s felt like unfinished business ever since and a big part of the reason we made another album,” says vocalist and guitarist Johnny Mackay.
“In the end, it felt like it was burning a hole in my hard drive, so we had to put it out.”
“I never really stopped writing music that felt like it belonged to Children Collide,” he continues.
“In 2014 Heath [Crawley, bass], Ryan [Caesar, drums] and I jammed and did a couple of shows and remembered how much fun it was to play that stuff together. The idea of a fourth album was thrown around in those sessions, but we were all busy pursuing our own paths.”
It seems, at last, those paths have aligned and Children Collide are back in action.
Check out Children Collide’s tour dates below:
Wednesday December 18 — The Lansdowne, Sydney NSW
Thursday December 19 — Howler, Melbourne VIC
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