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We can’t even begin to contain our excitement for one of the biggest Australian tours of the year. It’s certainly Violent Soho’s largest touring milestone, and they’re bringing American legends The Bronx along for the ride.
But it doesn’t end there, with Tassie’s Luca Brasi and Triple J Unearthed royalty Tired Lion getting the call up.
We at Hysteria Mag are excited to announce we’ve tied our Unsung Heroes segment in with all four bands. You’ve heard from Luca Brasi, and while Violent Soho and The Bronx members collate their answers, we’ve asked Western Australia’s finest to give us their ones to watch.
Tired Lion are an Australian success story. In a short space of time they were crowned 2015 Triple J Unearthed Artist of the Year and went on to grace the main stage at Splendour In The Grass. Since then they’ve toured Europe, and even made an appearance at one of the world’s biggest music gatherings, UK’s Glastonbury Festival.
With such a rapid rise in music prominence, the band still have a tight grip on what’s happening in their home state. Three of the four members shine light on their WA up-and-coming favourites.
Sophie Hopes: Leashkid
“Think Sparklehorse meets Deerhunter. His low-fi bedroom recordings have my attention more than any music floating around Perth at the moment. Fresh on the scene Leashkid remains a one-man band – Replicating a sound reminiscent to a few dudes jamming on stage. I’m not sure how he does it but it’s totally a thing you should check out!”
Ethan Darnell: Rag N’ Bone
“Huge band for me at the moment is a band called Rag N’ Bone. They have been stomping the grounds of Perth for some time now, but I feel they have found their thing and it’s really exciting to listen to. Their live show is incredibly huge bass lines, driving drum grooves, skits guitar lines and of course, the stage performance and presence of their lead singer is tops. I have been lucky enough to have been shown some of their new album (unreleased) and all the energy from a live show has been translated perfectly. Keep them on ya radar!”
Matt Tanner: Ah Trees
“I went to a party and an old funk song came on, about four of the five piece jumped up and started dancing with James Brown-esque moves taking over the area. That showed me how much they love what they do, their music is honest enjoyment.”
Violent Soho National Tour October/November 2016
Supported by The Bronx, Luca Brasi and Tired Lion
Friday, 28th October 2016: Riverstage, Brisbane (Licensed/All Ages)
Saturday, 29th October 2016: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (Licensed/All Ages)
Monday, 31st October 2016: Festival Hall, Melbourne (Licensed/All Ages)
Friday, 4th November 2016: AEC Theatre, Adelaide (Licensed/All Ages)
Saturday, 5th November 2016: Red Hill Auditorium, Perth (Licensed/All Ages)
Tickets available via Ticketmaster