Joining one of the most critically acclaimed underground punk rock acts to roam the earth right now – Bully – on their debut Australian headline shows, alongside special guests Rolling Blackouts, is FLOWERTRUCK in Sydney, Darts in Melbourne & Tempura Nights in Brisbane. Frontier Touring is thrilled to add these incredible local acts to what is an already stellar line-up.
Freshly named in Stereogum’s Best New Bands of 2015 list, & securing the #23 spot in Spin’s 50 Best Rock Bands Right Now, Bully continue to dominate this year in music both with their debut album Feels Like and on stage.
‘Bognanno’s voice is what defines this band. It’s a huge, ragged, vulnerable roar, the type of thing that conveys complicated things about being young… and helps elevate her band’s revved-up fuzz-rock above just about all their 90s indie rocking peers.’ – Stereogum
‘The Nashville alt heroes’ all-killer debut LP, Feels Like, and is universally identifiable enough to be reason alone for the band’s placement here.’ – Spin
Sydney four-piece FLOWERTRUCK are a powerhouse of emotions. Having just finished a tour in support of their debut EP, Dirt, FLOWERTRUCK are set to release their debut full-length album in 2016. EP tracks include glorious upbeat jams ‘Sunshower’ and ‘Nail Gun’. Drawing influences from the likes of Talking Heads, The Smiths and The Go-Betweens, their honest melodies and song-writing is catchy and moving. FLOWERTRUCK’S massively successful first release ‘I Wanna Be With You’ won them FBI’s Unsigned Artist of the Week and Rage’s Indie of the Week.
‘This band rules’ – Ryansaar
‘Frontman Charles Rushforth lit up the stage, raining charisma like a watering can, projecting like a young Robert Smith, vibrating with enthusiasm’ – The Music
Melancholic indie rockers from Melbourne, Darts have had heads turning since the 2015 release of their album Below Empty & Westward Bound (out now through Rice Is Nice). Album tracks ‘Westward Bound’ and ‘Aeroplane’ are still getting airplay on triple j, while their performances at tastemaker conference, BIGSOUND, earned the Melbourne 5-piece some serious acclaim.
‘It’s one thing to release a striking, undeniably rollicking debut album, and another to back it up with a live performance that doesn’t miss a beat.’ – Aphra Mag
‘Aggressive beats and punchy yet melodic guitars set the tone — it’s fast and fun, raunchy and loud.’ – Indie Shuffle
Queensland quartet Tempura Nights are key players in the thriving garage rock/pop music scene in Brisbane. Their latest pop punk singles ‘Mr Tone’ and ‘Studville’, have voices in Australian music like Indie Shuffle and Pilerats raving. ‘R.I.P. CHIX’ lifted from their 2014 debut EP Whine, received some serious triple j airplay, and their killer live appearances make them a not to be missed addition on the line-up.
‘Australia’s answer to the re-emergance of college pop excellence happening in the USA.’ – Ryansaar
‘The production is supreme and perfect for this musical communication delving deep into the whole late night dream pop shtick.’ – Heavy and Weird
Melbourne residents Rolling Blackouts will be taking to the stage at three shows on Bully’s headline tour, playing their distinct, genre bending blend of soft punk/tough pop. They’ll be playing tracks from their brand new EP Talk Tight (out now through Ivy League) including triple j favourite ‘Wide Eyes’ and ‘Tender Is The Neck’.
Get in quick to catch the debut Aussie shows by one of 2015’s hottest bands, with a perfectly curated bunch of Australian acts, who continue to push the envelope of pop and punk rock.
Presented by Frontier Touring, I OH YOU and The Music
with special guests Rolling Blackouts, FLOWERTRUCK (Syd), Darts (Melb) & Tempura Nights (Bris)
Tickets on sale now
Wed 09 Dec Oxford Art Factory | Sydney, NSW – moshtix.com.au | 1300 (GET TIX) 438 849 – With Rolling Blackouts & FLOWERTRUCK
Thu 10 Dec Howler | Melbourne, VIC – moshtix.com.au | 1300 (GET TIX) 438 849 – With Rolling Blackouts & Darts
Sat 12 Dec Woolly Mammoth | Brisbane, QLD – woollymammoth.com.au | 1300 724 867 – With Rolling Blackouts & Tempura Nights