MONOLITH & BLUNT MAGAZINE PRESENTS…
Mathcore? Art-punk? Jazzcore? Experimental rock? It’s not that simple for ROLO TOMASSI, a band that is just as much an exclamation mark as it is a question. With three critically applauded full-lengths now behind them, many events have transpired for the UK quintet since their last trip down under. We’ll let vocalist/keyboardist James Spence take it from here…
“As far as we’re concerned, it’s been long overdue that we return to Australia and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to come back and play a more extensive tour following the trips we made across in 2010. Since we were last over, we’ve had two new members join the band and released a new record called ‘Astraea’. We can’t wait to play this new set of songs for you and to show our new guys Nathan and Chris that Australia is one of the best countries to play shows in in the world.”
They’ll have a couple of native guests to warm up this run of intimate shows…
Bringing their own brand of polyrhythmic, noise-riddled insanity to the table is Wollongong steeds TOTALLY UNICORN. Their reputation for maniacal and unpredictable live shows has been well and truly cemented through the band’s relentless touring of the last few years. Get horny!
Melbourne lads STOCKADES are set to prove themselves on what will be their third and most extensive national tour yet. Playing a hyper-technical style of melodic, epic, and unusual post-hardcore, the band brings together disparate elements in a pained but truly beautiful fashion.
‘Astraea’ by ROLO TOMASSI is available now through their own Destination Moon label.
TOTALLY UNICORN’s ‘Together Alone’ split with Robotosaurus, as well as the self-titled 10” from STOCKADES are available for pre-order now through MONOLITH.
Wednesday 25 September – Academy @ Amplifier – Perth, 18+ **
Thursday 26 September – Enigma Bar – Adelaide, Lic/AA
Friday 27 September – That Striped Sunlight Sound – The Reverence Hotel – Melbourne, 18+
Saturday 28 September – That Striped Sunlight Sound – The Brisbane Hotel – Hobart, 18+ **
Sunday 29 September – Wrangler Studios, Melbourne – AA
Wednesday 2 October – Magpies Club – Canberra, 18+
Thursday 3 October – The Croatian Club – Newcastle, Lic/AA
Friday 4 October – The Bald Faced Stag – Sydney, 18+
Saturday 5 October – Black Wire Records – Sydney, AA
Monday 7 October – Yours & Owls – Wollongong, AA
Thursday 10 October – Crowbar – Brisbane, 18+
Friday 11 October – Sun Distortion – Brisbane, AA
Saturday 12 October – Saleyards Club – Rockhampton, AA
** STOCKADES not appearing
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