Following their award-winning lead-foot muscle car banger Ride Home, The Lockhearts have announced the pending release of their new single Goddamn Pretty from forthcoming album, Americana Doom Fuzz (slated for release in early 2018), with the band currently gearing up for an east coast Australian tour with a run of dates through November and December.
An instantly infectious down-home groove, Goddamn Pretty is due to drop on Monday, 30 October (available for pre-order via iTunes as of Friday, 13th). It showcases the “Americana” side of the bands’ forthcoming record, gliding in with a laid-back swagger and bursts of rich vocal harmony in the choruses reminiscent of the Eagles or Tom Petty.
Formed in 2012, drawing from the members’ shared love of Joe Perry’s line of hot experimental hot sauces and classic Aerosmith, The Lockhearts hold claim to the longest running weekly residency in Sydney, the worst chilli vodka ever made, have toured Australia extensively, and created their own annual sell-out festival “Old Mates Block Party”. Goddamn Pretty gets into the roots of the bands’ Americana influences, delivering a lush taste of what’s to come from their debut LP.
The Lockhearts are fronted by Tim Meaco on vocals and guitar, Sam Sheumack on guitar, Jameel Majam on bass and Steve ‘Woodie’ Woodward on drums.
THE LOCKHEARTS “GODDAMN PRETTY” TOUR DATES
Friday, 3 November, 2017 | The Bendigo Hotel | Melbourne | Tickets
Friday, 10 November, 2017 | Factory Theatre | Sydney | Tickets **
Saturday, 11 November, 2017 | Frankies | Sydney | Free entry
Friday, 17 November, 2017 | Prince of Wales | Brisbane | Tickets
Saturday, 18 November, 2017 | Mo’s Desert Clubhouse | Gold Coast | Tickets
Saturday, 2 December, 2017 | Sol Bar | Sunshine Coast | Tickets
Sunday, 3 December, 2017 | Sounds of Sunday (Broadbeach Tavern) | Gold Coast | Free entry
** Supporting The Supersuckers (USA)
PRE-ORDER GODDAMN PRETTY ON ITUNES FROM THIS FRIDAY!
Melbourne rockers, The Cherry Dolls, known for their filthy primordial guitars, liquid rhythms and primal voodoo jams, have released their latest single, Begging You Please, from their Viva Los Dolls album along with the official video clip, shot and directed by The James Adams.
“Falling in love is the most powerful feeling you can ever experience. It has no rules, it has no boundaries, sometimes it comes when you least expect, sometimes it comes when you least want it, but when you do receive it, prepare yourself for one hell of a ride. Cherish every moment of it, be kind to whomever shall share this love with you, because it might leave just as fast as it came…”
– The Cherry Dolls
Released via Golden Robot Records and available on CD, vinyl and via digital platforms now, Viva Los Dolls features 10 tracks, including the band’s previous four singles, C.O.P. Out, Slave, Blister and Let You Down. The Cherry Dolls are Joshua Aubry, Jakob Kagan, Thomas van der Vliet, Brendan West, and Jim Stirton.
VIVA LOS DOLLS | THE CHERRY DOLLS
Available via all digital & streaming platforms, Sanity, JB Hi-Fi & SFR Store!
The four-headed Irish-Australian outfit hailing from Sydney’s Inner West, also known as Flickertail (formerly The Bitter Sweethearts), have released their new single, Talk, the first track lifted from their forthcoming EP, Hurry Up and Wait, slated for release in early 2018, with shows scheduled for Sydney, Canberra, Bendigo and Dubbo.
Talk is a lovely little blended smoothie of every ingredient that defines and differentiates Flickertail, with the delicate, lilting melody in the intro giving way to obstreperous guitars and thunderous drums. It’s like ABBA via Thin Lizzy, dusted with a bit of Biffy Clyro and mountainous spades of Oasis – Talk is rock and roll played the way it ought to be: brash, honest, equal parts vulnerable and impenetrable. It’s a track about loving someone who can’t love themselves and hoping your love is enough to stop them doing the unthinkable.
Flickertail honed their sound in the garages and booze dens of Sydney before hitting the road in 2015 to showcase their unique sound at every pub, club and backyard along Australia’s eastern coast. The end of that year saw the band landing coveted opening slots with Aussie rock heroes Buffalo and Sarah McLeod on top of endless sweaty shows with local legends Black Aces, The Lockhearts, and Foreign Kings. 2016 had them taking their infamous zero-bullshit live show on the road once more, supporting the likes of The Casanovas and US juggernaut The Supersuckers.
In 2017 and 2018, armed with a record deal, their wits, guitars and their stunning good looks, Flickertail plan on conquering every state across this vast, thirsty continent. Hitting the pavement in October in support of their new single, Talk, a national tour is also planned for next year in line with the release of their upcoming EP, Hurry Up and Wait.
FLICKERTAIL TOUR DATES
Saturday, 7 Oct | Musicman Megastore | Bendigo (w/ Black Aces) | Tickets $10 on the door
Friday, 13 Oct | Hideaway Bar | Sydney | Tickets $10 on the door
Saturday, 14 Oct | Banktoberfest @ Old Bank Hotel | Dubbo | Ticket link
Friday, 20 Oct | The Phoenix | Canberra (w/ Palace Revolution & Sally Chicane) | Tickets $10 on the door
Sunday, 22 Oct | Frankie’s Pizza | Sydney (w/ Black Aces) | Free Entry