If you believe ancient history, the god-fearing and everything Hollywood tells you then December 2012 is the earthʼs grand finale and with the recent spate of zombie-esque crimes then itʼs not that hard to be sucked in to this way of thinking. But if there is one thing we know, itʼs when we go down weʼre going down partying and there is no better band to do that with than Californiaʼs POUR HABIT. A band who undoubtedly wrote the book on “how to party”.
The party crew from Long Beach, California are no strangers to the long flights and drives that are Australian tours making their first tour down under with legends NOFXand BAD RELIGION in 2009 but in November / December 2012 the guys will be headlining their own run of dates taking in as many places as they can, all to spread the “Gospel of Good Times.” If there is one thing we learnt from their 2011 Fat Wreck Chords release “Got Your Back” and previous shows in this country itʼs that these are the people you want around when the world ends.
Joining them on the junket are Adelaideʼs party-punk outfit HIGHTIME who released “Ishi Prende” in 2011 through Pee Records and, as a result, have set the bar for the rest of Australiaʼs releases from here on out. Their ability to mix the weirdest of genres and always come out the other side with music that makes people dance in a hurry means there is no one else we would want to ride the flames of the rapture with.
As if that wasnʼt enough to get your attention, there had to be another band in this country that could teach us a thing or two about partying with class and so when we looked that up in the dictionary we only found two words…TOTALLY UNICORN. Their reputation to incite front-of-stage riots, a certain promo picture not to mention their highly acclaimed EP “Horse Hugger” meant the decision practically made itself. The herd have been in the studio working on their follow-up, a two track 7-inch aptly titled “7 inches”. Weʼre not sure if thatʼs human inches or unicorn inches but itʼs going to be a lot of inches, regardless. With the exception of Perth and Hobart, these mythical creatures will be appearing on stage and hanging their arses out at Armageddon.
Tickets go on sale THURSDAY, 16th AUGUST at 9AM through Oztix.
Wednesday, 28 November – Perth @ Rosemount Hotel – Doors 8PM ** (18+)
Friday, 30 November – Adelaide @ Unibar – Doors 7PM (Lic/AA)
Saturday, 01 December – FEST-MAS! – Melbourne @ The Evelyn Hotel – Doors 4PM (18+)
Sunday, 02 December – Melbourne @ The Tote – Doors 5PM (18+)
“Suiticide at The Tote” with Pour Habit playing their album “Suiticide” from beginning to end.
Wednesday, 05 December – Hobart @ Brisbane Hotel – Doors 8PM ** (18+)
Thursday, 06 December – Brisbane @ Crowbar – Doors 730PM (18+)
Friday, 07 December – Gold Coast @ Miami Tavern – Doors 8PM (18+)
Saturday, 08 December – Sydney @ Annandale Hotel – Doors 8PM (18+)
Sunday, 09 December – Sydney @ Valve Bar & Venue – Doors 12PM (Lic/AA)
“Suiticide at The Valve” with Pour Habit playing their album “Suiticide” from beginning to end.
Sunday,09 December – Wollongong @ The Patch – Doors 730PM (18+)
**Totally Unicorn not appearing on these dates