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Interview with Matt Wilkinson (Ghost Orchid)

We all have some skeletons in the closet, but Nikki Sixx has a whole graveyard hiding in his. The First 21 takes you through one bag of bones at a time in a very candid journey through his life. His honesty is to be commended, and I felt his pain on many occasions, as he unfurled his childhood demons and his life living as Frankie Ferrana Jnr.
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ICARUS LIVES Unleash New Track SECRET KEEPER

 

Perth melodic metallers Icarus Lives just announced their brand new EP ‘Scorched Reprise’ due for release on April 22nd, 2022. Accompanying this exciting news, the group also unleashed their blistering new single ‘Secret Keeper’; an eruption of mesmerizing vocals, melodic leads, and crushing riffs in a high-impact dynamic package.

Representing a bold and assertive new direction, Icarus Lives is taking no prisoners with ‘Secret Keeper’. Showcasing a tantalizing blend of traditional metal and melodic rock elements, the band is unafraid to explore drama, angst, and vulnerability amongst the flurry of ferocious riffs, monstrous solos, catchy melodies, and a pummeling rhythm section.

‘Secret Keeper’ also unveils the group’s new vocalist Aria Scarlett whose multi-octave vocals shine through the crushing heaviness like shards of explosive power; juxtaposed by Bassist Chris Aylings’ magnificent rapid-fire gutturals to create an emotive call and response dynamic. Exploring the stages of grief and the insidious isolation that comes with the territory, the group bares it all in hopes to connect with others who may feel the same hopelessness.

Vocalist Aria Scarlett speaks on the new single: “Lyrically and vocally, Secret Keeper exists somewhere in the nine stages of grief. Quickly traversing denial and anger before settling in guilt and bargaining. There is no neat conclusion because a fact of life unfortunately is that there so often isn’t. We have to learn to live with unanswered questions.”

Following a successful release of the band’s debut album ‘Vantablack’ (2017), singles ‘Collision of Counterparts’ (2019) and ‘Holding Out For A Hero’ by Bonnie Tyler (2021), Icarus Lives have performed alongside heavy metal royalty PAIN, toured Japan with The Agonist and Cellar Darling, and delivered their unique Melodic Metal flavor to hungry audiences on their Australian tour. With the addition of their electrifying new Frontwoman Aria Scarlett and a new EP on the horizon, Icarus Lives are ready to cement their name in the Heavy Music Realm.

‘Secret Keeper’ is Out Now via lnk.to/ILSK
Pre-save ‘Scorched Reprise’ via lnk.to/ILSR

TRACKLISTING
1. Secret Keeper
2. Linear
3. Decomposure

ICARUS LIVES ONLINE
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/icaruslivesAU
Store: https://bit.ly/ILScorchedRep
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Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/IcarusLivesBand
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/icaruslivesau/

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INFAMOUS STIFFS return with new live single & EP

SoCal punk rockers, Infamous Stiffs, are back with a six song live EP, “Lockdown Live“, their second release on Riot Records/Golden Robot Records, available for pre-order/add/save, with new single Kill for the Sound (Live) out now alongside the music video for the track.

Made in 2021 at the height of the global Covid 19 pandemic at the famous Alex’s Bar in Long Beach, California, “Lockdown Live” is what happens after a year of…well, being locked down.

Rife with pent up energy and aggression, the results of this experiment speak for themselves. Catchy, hard and unforgiving, “Lockdown Live” offers a real-time perspective on the songs and of the current state of affairs. It’s a little something to chew on during these lean times of uncertainty and the doldrums we all face.

Infamous Stiffs - Lockdown Live - EP cover

LOCKDOWN LIVE
TRACK LISTING

Shakedown (E)
Get It Straight
Freak Parade (E)
Slippin’
Kill for the Sound
It Ain’t Me (E)

Lockdown Live (EP) follows on from the Infamous Stiffs 2021 album, “Kill for the Sound“, which was released on digital and vinyl. Get a copy of the vinyl album from the GRR Store here.

ABOUT INFAMOUS STIFFS
Formed in 2019 in Southern California, the members of Infamous Stiffs have spent decades playing punk rock ‘n’ roll in various incarnations…all roads leading to the sonic condition that is Infamous Stiffs. A relentless assault of loud infectious hooks and shakes that’ll make you move!

Infamous Stiffs are:

Scott Wilkins (Vocals) – AKA “Snotty Scotty” and the former voice and snarl in front of CD2 (Condemned to Death), Verbal Abuse, Electric Frankenstein and Hollywood Hate.

Jim Perrault (Bass) – Last known for his affiliation with Orange County’s notorious Graceland Mafia as well as doing time with The Legendary Swagger and The County Stars.

Mark Pananides (Guitar) – Also a Hollywood Hate alumni. Other previous bands include, Nardcore’s Rat Pack, The Living End (U.S. band pre-dating the Australian one) as well as a stint in Junkyard as a stand in on a string of dates.

John Gilhooley (Guitar) – Formerly of Huntington Beach Ska-punk faves The Zero Class, John is also a long time and not so infamous So Cal. music photojournalist.

Jaime Reidling (Drums) – Once a teen drumming delinquent hailing from the parking lot of the infamous Cuckoo’s Nest, Jaimie’s musical rap sheet rattles off the likes of the Cadillac Tramps, Shattered Faith, Big Drill Car, U.S. Bombs, Die Hunns, TSOL and Devil’s Brigade (with Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman of Rancid).

For all of your tooth-chipping’ punk rock ‘n’ roll needs, Infamous Stiffs has got you!

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EWAH & THE VISION OF PARADISE announce new album The Warning Birds

On Friday 4th March, Part Time Records and Remote Control will release EWAH & The Vision of Paradise’s second album The Warning Birds. The Warning Birds was recorded towards the end of 2018 at Head Gap Studio in Melbourne, Victoria with Finn Keane, who co-produced the album with bandleader and vocalist, Emma Waters (EWAH). The Warning Birdsis an exploration in the meaning of paradise that, across its twelve tracks, manages to feel both grim and uplifting in equal measure; something of a treatise on a world in crisis, the album searches for paradise, starting from a hellish post-apocalyptic world. The lead single ‘Hole in the Sky’ is released today.

Hailing from Lutruwita/Tasmania, EWAH & The Vision of Paradise’s moody sound has been described as “epic post punk with a scope as wide as the Australian skyline.”

Brought together through the recommendation of late friend and label mate Mike Noga, the enigmatic act immediately sparked interest from Part Time Records upon viewing their striking video for single, ‘Vanishing Point’. “Right from the start we could tell that the band had a clearly defined vision about what and who they are” states Part Time Records’ Emma Coyle. “Having seen and loved their visceral live performance a few years ago, what sealed the deal for us was witnessing the high calibre of their creative output and getting swept up in the post-apocalyptic sci-fi narrative of their album”

Written and conceived over a protracted period that saw the band deal with the grief of losing loved ones, as well the joys of welcoming new family members, The Warning Birdsis the result of the band’s unwavering dedication to their vision – a labour of love, that bandleader and lyricist, Emma Waters (EWAH) describes as “An exploration of the meaning of paradise. Investigating paradise, purgatory and hell on earth through the prism of environmental disruption.”

EWAH on The Warning Birds – “We’ve been sitting on this album for a long time now. Working hard at it alone. Chipping away. Coming up against many obstacles and challenges. Deaths, births, empires crumbling, you name it. At the beginning, I laughed at the idea of the difficult second album. Well, it’s five years since we released ‘Everything Fades to Blue’”. EWAH continues “This one should’ve been released 2-3 years ago, but stuff kept happening to slow it down. Somewhere along the way ‘The Warning Birds’ became my albatross. There’s a point where finally you get to release this creature, beast, baby, call it what you will, out into the wild wide world and see what happens. Well, thank fuck that time has finally arrived.”

Opening the album with the brilliant ‘Dusk’, one of three instrumentals (Dusk, Noon and Dawn) that form the arc of the album, it’s immediately obvious why the band is so proud to be finally introducing The Warning Birds to the world.

Lead single, ‘Hole in the Sky’ acts as the centrepiece of the album, a cinematically tense exploration of the band’s home state of Lutruwita/Tasmania; the perils of its geographical isolation and perceived idyllic reputation. “Tasmania is often seen as a pristine wilderness; however, it has a potted history of environmental crisis and degradation. Think Franklin River, Lake Pedder, mining, deforestation and salmon farming. It is a place of brutal beauty, harsh weather and moments of political and community divide.”

The video for ‘Hole in the Sky’sess the enigmatic band performing live, expertly capturing then in their most captivating form. Like the video for previous single ‘Arcadia – Light Room Version’ it’s a collaboration between EWAH and director Ursula Woods, that this time brings together a team of local videographers and lighting talents from Moonah Arts Centre which is located on muwinina country in outskirts of nipaluna/Hobart suburbia. Drawing inspiration from 60s French pop and girl band videos like that of The Ronettes, the band’s strong live performance is perfectly accentuated by the deep inky blacks and stark noir lighting.

EWAH & The Vision of Paradise’s debut release, Everything Fades to Blue, was a eulogy to victims of violent crime against women, and captured attention nationally overseas including Jarvis Cocker’s Sunday Service on BBC Radio 6 (UK), Henry Rollins on KCRW (USA) and back in Australia, was Album of the Week at Edge Radio and Top Ten Albums of the Week at PBS. Single ‘Walk the Night’ picked up regular rotation on Double J. In April 2017, Everything Fades to Blue made The Guardian’s top ten listing of Australia’s best underground releases and was longlisted for the Australian Music Prize (The AMP) 2017.

Pre-order 12” vinyl: https://www.parttimerecords.com/shop/ewah-vision-of-paradise-warning-birds
Pre-save The Warning Birds: https://ewahandtvop.lnk.to/TheWarningBirds

EWAH & The Vision of Paradise – The Warning Birds is out March 4 via Part Time Records / Remote Control

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Biffy Clyro announce new Amazon documentary ‘Cultural Sons Of Scotland’

Biffy Clyro are one of Britain’s biggest rock bands, having remained contemporary throughout their 25-year career encompassing nine studio albums, major festival headline performances, sell-out world tours and more. The famously private Scottish band have never allowed anyone unrestricted access to document their creative process, until now.

Amazon Music, Warner Records and Biffy Clyro now celebrate the release of Biffy Clyro: Cultural Sons of Scotland, an intimate documentary film showing the back-to-basics recording process they adopted to create their ninth studio album, The Myth of the Happily Ever After. With unprecedented access to the band, the new feature length film takes viewers on the journey with Simon, Ben and James as they return to their home in Ayrshire to create their latest, critically acclaimed album in the most unusual of studio environments. The film explores how the experience of recording an album in Scotland for the first time prompted the band to reflect on the importance of where they’re from, how this has influenced their career to date and reinforced their lifelong bond as friends and bandmates.

Watch Biffy Clyro: Cultural Sons of Scotland exclusively on Amazon Music Unlimited and Prime Video. The trailer is available to watch now on the Biffy Clyro and Amazon Music channels on YouTube.

Recorded over three months in 2021, the band unexpectedly found themselves back where it all began: the west coast of Scotland. Faced with the feeling of uncertainty and despair which swept the globe at the height of the pandemic, Simon, James and Ben were grounded in more ways than one; forced off tour, they headed to their studio on a working Ayrshire farm to process what was happening the only way they knew how. The result was ninth album The Myth of the Happily Ever After, described by DIY as their “… most emotionally powerful record in years.” and Kerrang as “the sound of a world-class band making truly world-class music”.

Biffy Clyro: Cultural Sons of Scotland details the band’s ups and downs and their newfound approach to their creativity, before fittingly documenting their return to the stage for a sold-out outdoor show at Glasgow Green, their first in Scotland in almost two years.

Biffy Clyro’s frontman, Simon Neil said of the film; “In the same part of the world as I wrote my very first song is where we’re making this record, and there’s something really pure about that.”

Drummer, Ben Johnston, commented; “We don’t need all the bells and whistles for us to be fulfilled and happy, we just need the three of us to be making music together and have that vibe in a room – and that’s what keeps our hearts beating.”

Biffy’s bass player, James Johnston added; “Everyone should join a band… if you get a chance to go join a band with your brothers or your sisters, or people you consider to be a brother or a sister, that’s probably the best years you’ll ever have in your life.”

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HONNE: Touring Australia in September 2022

Secret Sounds are thrilled to announce that UK alternative-pop duo HONNE will be hitting Australian shores in September. They come armed with a new album in what marks their biggest tour down under, and in response to their immediately upgraded and sold-out shows of 2019.

Kicking off in Brisbane, HONNE’s Andy and James will also take on Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide for their first Australian shows in three years.

Written throughout the course of 2020, ‘Let’s Just Say The World Ended A Week From Now, What Would You Do?’ captures HONNE at their peak – as songwriters, producers, and collaborators.

A record that toasts the start of a new era of sound from one of the UK’s most inventive and innovative outfits, HONNE draws on a diverse cast of guests to provide a potent pop masterpiece.

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In the past, we’ve limited ourselves“, says the duo. “We might get to a section of a song and things are getting really exciting, but we then pull ourselves back and say, ‘Can we really do that?’. Now, we’ve sidestepped the rules and done whatever we wanted to do.

This sense of freedom permeates the album’s tracklist, which is defined by exciting collaborations with the likes of Khalid (‘Three Strikes’), Griff (‘Back On Top’), and 88 Rising’s NIKI (‘Coming Home’). A glistening pop feel and intelligent song-writing come to a head with Sam Smith, jazz prodigy Reuben James, MNEK, and Arlo Parks also co-writing songs on the album.

Following critically acclaimed LPs, 2016’s ‘Warm on a Cold Night’ and 2018’s ‘Love Me/Love Me Not’, this latest release brings together everything HONNE has worked towards so far, while simultaneously pushing their music into broad and exciting new spaces.

They’re gearing up to share their newest sounds with the world, with a tour that spans the US, UK, and Europe, before gracing Australian shores come September.

Presale tickets go on sale 9am local time, Thursday 3 March. With all tickets to their last Australian tour selling out, be prepared to jump on tickets fast and get ready to catch HONNE’s effervescent anthems when they make their long-awaited return to Australian stages this year.

HONNE Australian Tour Dates
Tuesday 20 September 2022 – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane
Thursday 22 September 2022 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Friday 23 September 2022 – Forum, Melbourne
Tuesday 27 September 2022 – Secret Inner City Venue, Adelaide

Tickets
Presale available from 9am local, Thursday 3 March
Tickets on sale to general public at 9am local, Friday 4 March

 

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Wolf Alice announce east coast headline tour | April-May 2022

TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 7 MARCH
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• London four-piece and Mercury Music Prize winners Wolf Alice to play their biggest headline shows yet in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in April/May 2022
• Recently won Best Group at the 2022 Brit Awards
• Tickets on sale Monday 7 March via frontiertouring.com/wolfalice

Fresh from their Best Group win at the 2022 Brit Awards, London four-piece Wolf Alice will return to Australia for the first time in three years this April/May, performing their biggest headline shows to date in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane – presented by Frontier Touring and triple j.

Bringing their latest release Blue Weekend to fans down under, the ‘Don’t Delete The Kisses’ outfit will perform at Sydney’s Big Top on Tuesday 26 April, Melbourne’s The Forum on Thursday 28 April, and Brisbane’s The Tivoli on Sunday 1 May. The band were also announced today on the line-up for regional festival Groovin the Moo.

Tickets for Wolf Alice’s East Coast shows go on sale Monday 7 March (12pm local time) via frontiertouring.com/wolfalice. Sign up to become Frontier Member to access the Pre-sale, which kicks off Thursday 3 March (from 12noon AEDT).

Released in June 2021 [Dirty Hit/Liberator] to unanimous acclaim, the bold, ambitious Blue Weekend earned the #1 position in DIY’s Best Albums of 2021 poll and #2 in The Guardian’s 50 Best Albums of 2021. Having amassed over half a billion streams worldwide to date, Wolf Alice’s latest effort debuted at #1 in the UK and Scotland and #9 in Australia, where it also earned a triple j Feature Album spot. Featuring singles ‘The Last Man On Earth’, ‘Smile’, ‘Delicious Things’ and ‘How Can I Make It OK?’.

In 2021, Wolf Alice headlined Reading Festival and sold-out shows across the UK, Europe and America. Reinforcing themselves as a dazzling band on the rise, in 2022 Wolf Alice are nominated for five NME Awards: Best Band in the World, Best Band from the UK, Best Festival Headliner, Best Album in the World, Best Album by a UK Artist. 

Ellie Rowsell, Joff Oddie, Theo Ellis, and Joel Amey tore the house down on their previous tour. Don’t miss Wolf Alice, performing their biggest shows in Australia to date this April/May!


WOLF ALICE 
AUSTRALIAN TOUR
APRIL & MAY 2022

Presented by Frontier Touring and triple j 


FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE  
via frontiertouring.com/wolfalice 
Runs 24 hours from: Thursday 3 March (12noon AEDT)
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted 

GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE
Begins: Monday 7 March (12pm local time) 


Saturday 23 April – Groovin The Moo, Maitland, NSW** 
Sunday 24 April – Groovin The Moo, Canberra, ACT**  

Tuesday 26 April
Big Top | Sydney, NSW
18+
Ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100 

Thursday 28 April
Forum | Melbourne, VIC

18+
Ticketek.com.au | Ph: 13 28 49  

Saturday 30 April – Groovin The Moo, Bendigo, VIC** 

Sunday 1 May
The Tivoli | Brisbane, QLD

18+
Ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100 

 ** not a Frontier show 


Patrons are advised to purchase tickets only through authorised ticket sellers. We cannot guarantee any ticket purchase made through any means other than the official ticketing agents listed on the Frontier website. 

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Thomas Headon announces headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth & Brisbane

TOURING APRIL/MAY 2022

• The British-born, Melbourne-raised poster boy of indie pop returns this April/May!
• Tour dates include first ever performances in Perth and Brisbane
• Brand new EP Victoria set for release Friday 11 March
• Tickets on sale Monday 7 March via frontiertouring.com/thomasheadon

Chugg Entertainment and Frontier Touring are delighted to welcome back ‘Clean Me Up’ and ‘Grace’ breakout star Thomas Headon, the 21-year-old set to perform four special headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane in April/May 2022.

With his first two EPs reaching over 40 million streams and a fanbase of more than 400K on TikTok and 100K+ on Instagram, Headon’s intimate, diary entry-esque songwriting has made the former busker one of the hottest new acts on the planet. November 2021 saw him sell two nights at London’s iconic 1000-capacity venue Heaven… which his mum finds pretty mad. (“After watching me busk for years, she can’t believe people pay to see me now.”)

Returning for his second tour down under, Headon will also appear on the line-up of the just-announced Groovin The Moo festival. “I really like playing live, where all the attention is,” says the singer. “The fun part is meeting people afterwards, I know the feeling of meeting your favourite person, I just can’t believe I’m that for other people.”

Melodic Magazine
‘Thomas and his two-piece band put on an incredible performance, which had the entire crowd dancing and singing along’
Gem
‘A stage presence that made it seem like the stage had always been [his] second home.’

Music lovers can catch the indie-pop star at Perth venue Jack Rabbit Slim’s on Thursday 21 April (his first ever show in WA); Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory on Tuesday 26 April; Brisbane venue The Zoo on Thursday 28 April (his debut performance in that city); and finally at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel on Sunday 1 May.

Frontier Members can access our Pre-sale, which kicks off on Thursday 3 March (11am local time). Tickets to the general public will then go on sale Monday 7 March (11am local time) via frontiertouring.com/thomasheadon.

Having signed a major label deal with Warner Records, brand new EP Victoria is scheduled for release on Friday 11 March (pre-order HERE). Featuring five tracks including ‘Nobody Has To Know, ‘Strawberry Kisses’ and ‘How Do I Know’ – the latter filled with beachy chords and confusing feelings of lust – Headon reckons his latest songs are all about channeling honest memories and evoking the euphoria of first-time love. “This EP is different because I wasn’t afraid to put more of myself in it,” Headon says.

Affectionately nicknamed ‘Disco Tony’ by his fans (or so apparently – he likes to change the nickname story every time he’s asked about it), Headon first rose to fame with his debut EP The Greatest Hits, which has gained over 27 million streams to date and quickly established him as the poster boy for Gen-Z angst thanks to his open and vulnerable lyrics about secret teen-flings and falling in love. His sophomore record, The Goodbye EP, saw cuts ‘Loving You’, ‘Cut and Bleach My Hair’ and ‘UrbanAngel1999’ penned almost like a journal entry, as Headon navigated a new life in London – young love, making friends, and life in lockdown.

Prior to live music and fame, Disco Tony was inspired by artists like Ed Sheeran and 21 Pilots – who were relatively unknown until their skyrocket to fame – by covering songs on his YouTube channel where he quickly amassed a flock of woozy-eyed fans. Now, with nearly three extended plays under his belt, Thomas has received international acclaim being named by the Official Charts Company as an artist to watch for 2022 and MTV as an artist in the spotlight. He was also a triple j Feature Artist in 2020 with them labeling him as an ‘impressive force in pop music.

Headon started playing guitar at 11, but his first live music gig was a regular busking stint on Phillip Island (VIC) where he quickly gained the confidence and lust for playing in front of live audiences. Not even 10 years on and he’s performed sold-out shows in Sydney, Melbourne, and London, as well as one of the UK’s most notable music festivals – Reading Festival 2021. It was there that he met Norwegian pop star Sigrid who invited him to join her on tour later this year, with a show at the 12,500-seat Wembley Arena.

Fall in love with Thomas Headon and his sun-inflected sound when he returns home for his biggest Australian tour yet!

THOMAS HEADON AUSTRALIAN TOUR APRIL & MAY 2022

FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE
via frontiertouring.com/thomasheadon
Runs 24 hours from: Thursday 3 March (11am local time)
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted

GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE
Begins: Monday 7 March (11am local time)


Thursday 21 April
Jack Rabbit Slim’s | Perth, WA
18+
oztix.com.au | Ph: 1300 762 545

 Saturday 23 April – Groovin The Moo, Maitland, NSW**
Sunday 24 April – Groovin The Moo, Canberra, ACT**

Tuesday 26 April
Oxford Art Factory | Sydney, NSW
18+
moshtix.com.au | Ph: 1300 438 849

 Thursday 28 April
The Zoo | Brisbane, QLD
18+
oztix.com.au | Ph: 1300 762 545

Saturday 30 April – Groovin The Moo, Bendigo, VIC**

Sunday 1 May
Corner Hotel | Melbourne, VIC
18+
oztix.com.au | Ph: 1300 762 545

** not a Frontier show


 Patrons are advised to purchase tickets only through authorised ticket sellers. We cannot guarantee any ticket purchase made through any means other than the official ticketing agents listed on the Frontier website.

 


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YES, THE MEANIES are playing with FOO FIGHTERS!! ~~Interview with Link Meanie~~

Yep, it's all over the news – Melbourne's iconic indie punk band The Meanies are opening for the Foo Fighters on Friday in Geelong. And of course, they're pretty chuffed about it, especially since it's been 30 years (nearly to the day) since they first played with a young Dave Grohl when he was in Nirvana. As Wally Meanie sez, “Thirty years since we opened for Dave’s old band, happy anniversary pal!”

In this time of Foo frenzy, let it be noted also that the Meanies are about to undertake their own tour as well, to belatedly celebrate their most recent album Desperate Measures. Check out the details below.

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 ONLY in these crazy times might a band tour its 'new' album two years after it was released, but that's what the Meanies will be doing when they hit the road to finally give Desperate Measures a proper live airing. Desperate Measures was released in July 2020 (on Cheersquad Records & Tapes), by which time the shit had already hit the fan. Their BETTER LATE THAN NEVER DESPERATE MEASURES TOUR was first announced a year ago when things looked like they'd cleared.  It got bumped a couple of times and announced again in November 2021 for this year. Then Omicron came along, blowing out January and causing another reshuffle. So here we go again.  

ABOUT THE MEANIES – Starting out in '88, following on from the late '80s GOD/Bored scene and anticipated the subsequent successes of Spiderbait and Magic Dirt, the Meanies are genuine Melbourne icons and national treasures. Arriving at the same time as grunge, they defied the odds with a pop punk-meets-hardcore sound that pre-empted what was to come out of the US on labels like Epitaph and Fat Wreck Chords.  They became Triple J and Big Day Out faves (they did the BDO in 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1999!) and kings of the all-ages circuit, and they toured their arses off, playing with the likes of Nirvana, The Lemonheads, Redd Kross, Beastie Boys, Pearl Jam and Bad Brains along the way. They toured Europe, the US, and Japan and retain an international following. And like their older and uglier brethren The Cosmic Psychos, The Meanies are now enjoying a late-career revival, which began with the release of their first album in 21 years, It's Not Me It's You in late 2015 on Poison City Records. Desperate Measures was released in July 2020. 

THE MEANIES' BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
DESPERATE MEASURES TOUR
 
2022

MARCH

Fri 4 – supporting Foo Fighters, GMHBA Stadium, Geelong VIC 
https://www.ticketmaster.com.au/event/25005C55BAAC0E20

Sat 5 – Ninchfest, St. Andrews Beach, VIC
https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=841915& 

Thu 10 – The Zoo, Fortitude Valley, QLD  + Some Jerks + Blussh
 https://zoo.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/db1fadf2-2878-4a89-a5a1-c5945e939073

Fri 11 – Eleven Dive Bar, Maroochydore, QLD  + Some Jerks + Blussh
https://tickets.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/11d3fc08-8f07-47ee-a267-c92c69766e2d

Sat 12 – Spring Loaded Festival, Bribie Island, QLD
https://premier.ticketek.com.au/events/SPRINGLO21/venues/EHH/performances/EEHH2021933SL/tickets

Sun 13 – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast, QLD
https://miamimarketta.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/66235740-4e76-4072-964d-aa039e21bdf3?utm_source=MiamiMarketta&utm_medium=Website 

Fri 18 – The Tote, Collingwood, VIC + Stiff Richards + Persecution Blues + Maggie Alley
https://tickets.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/ab9c024c-4b0e-47ae-82b2-ab2962c235f5

Sat 19 – The Tote, Collingwood, VIC + Ute Root + Sidesplitter + Cheeky Geezers 
https://tickets.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/b62b2c96-ac6c-40f4-a0e7-f0beb19483f0

Fri 25 – Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC + Poppin’ Mommas + Eyeroll 
https://barwonclub.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/e81e6686-b595-4c01-8f5b-eaa67b248c16 

Sat 26 – The Eastern, Ballarat, VIC + The Dawdlers + The Shorts 
https://theeastern.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/eb3eb2bf-1963-4d09-a773-8b0466e2a585?preview=1b74279c-6297-4d7a-9b74-c92104d4848 

Wed 30 – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW  + Hellebores + I Hate People
https://thecambridgehotel.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/d83b82d4-ecc0-4f50-ad6d-f7ff6a780c12 

Thu 31 – Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney, NSW  + Chinese Burns Unit + Blitz Babiez 
https://moshtix.com.au/v2/event/the-meanies-%E2%80%98better-late-than-never-album-tour%E2%80%99/128692?skin=thelansdowne 

APRIL
Fri 1 – Manly Leagues Club, NSW + Chinese Burns Unit + Shitaki 

https://kingdomsounds.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/1e98f77f-0c79-4785-a59a-7241aa2ac2aa

Sat 2 – Yours & Owls Festival, Wollongong NSW
https://yoursandowlsfestival.com.au/ 

Sun 3 – The Basement, Canberra, ACT + Sketch Method + Charlotte & The Harlots 
 https://tickets.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/b7670940-f045-4fb3-b579-b5aada11bf78

 Sat 9 –  Spring Ditch, Stanley VIC
 https://www.springditch.com/

Easter Thu 14 – Jive, Adelaide, SA + Cull The Band + The Vains 
https://moshtix.com.au/v2/event/the-meanies/128680

Sat 23 – Uncaged Festival, Sydney NSW 
https://www.festicket.com/eventgenius/uncaged-syd-2022/shop/28814/ 

Sun 24 – Uncaged Festival, Brisbane QLD 
https://tickets.silverbacktouring.com.au/outlet/event/3c2d5476-3629-454f-84e2-8aa2805f4f47 

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