We had a chat with Jake Kiley of STRUNG OUT ahead of their mighty tour down under!
Exploding onto the southern California punk scene, STRUNG OUT were one of the first bands signed to Fat Mike’s Fat Wreck Chords, issuing their debut album in 1994. It was the band’s sophomore effort however that truly proved Mike’s faith in the band was so very well placed. ‘Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues’ was thirteen chucks of socially aware punk speed pop metal riffage that guaranteed carnage every time the play button was hit on the dash. Hear these songs played live and you’re talking something else again – a veritable maelstrom of shoutalong moshing craziness resulting in ringing ears, sweat soaked tees and huge smiles on the faces of ecstatic fans.
22 years later and STRUNG OUT are a monster of a band, and for the first time ever the band are playing ‘Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues’ in it’s entirely. From the biting “Firecracker” and siren call of “Somnombulance” to the fraying id of “Bring Out Your Dead”, “Solitaire” and “Wrong Side Of The Tracks”, these are songs that that will suck you in and leave you joyously wasted.
But wait… there’s more!
It wouldn’t be a STRUNG OUT show without shotgun blasts such as “Analog”, “Calling”, “Blueprint Of The Fall” “Ashes” and “Matchbox”. Yea verily the gods of punk have smiled upon the faithful with the promise of nothing but the best – a show jam-packed with attitude, speed, creativity and energy.
Machine-gun drums, scorching guitars, hard-hitting basslines, and an in-your-face singer with more melodies than Top 40 radio – there’s no-one like STRUNG OUT and ‘Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues’ is one of the defining albums of the Californian punk scene. Don’t be an idiot…get tickets for this and get them now!
Strung Out Tour Dates:
Thursday 21st June: MAROOCHYDORE Sol Bar
Friday 22nd June: BRISBANE Brightside
Saturday 23rd June: GOLD COAST Miami Tavern
Saturday June 24th BYRON BAY Byron Bay Brewery
Tuesday 26th June NEWCASTLE Small Ballroom
Wednesday 27th June BATEAU BAY Long Jetty Hotel
Thursday 28th June SYDNEY Factory Theatre
Friday 29th June NARRABEEN Narrabeen RSL
Saturday 30th June MELBOURNE Croxton Hotel
Sunday 1st July MELBOURNE Frankston Pelly Bar
Wednesday 4th July ADELAIDE Fowlers
Thursday 5th July BUNBURY Prince of Wales
Friday 6th July HILARYS Northside Tavern
Saturday 7thJuly PERTH Hell Hole
Pre sale: Wednesday 28th March 10am – 11.59pm (local time)
General sale: Thursday 29th March 10am (local time)