Melbourne folk punk band Between The Wars have been playing a heap of shows lately, but have also been writing for a new record to be released in Spring. In the meantime, however, Slippery Slope Recordings have announced a split EP with Between The Wars, The Buccaneers from Germany and The Roughneck Riot from the UK in early June. The EP is called “New Ruins” and will feature three songs from each band. Between The Wars will be providing two completely new songs and a re-recording of a song from a previous record.
The band play it’s last Melbourne club show for three months on May 11th at Yah Yah’s with Los Amigos, Wolfpack and Admiral Ackbar’s Dishonourable Discharge, then head down to Geelong to play with Aitches, Japan For and Jamie Hay at the Nash on May 18th.
From there, the band will head back into the studio to finish their new full-length record, a follow-up to 2011’s “Rats” EP. The band has indicated that the new record will be a significant departure from previous efforts, with more diverse influences and less of an emphasis on the celtic sounds that have identified the band in the past.
“New Ruins” is out worldwide on June 11th through Slippery Slope Recordings.