Thee Oh Sees from the USA and Eddy Current Suppression Ring from Melbourne are coming to Newcastle soon for a big show at The Cambridge Hotel. Both bands are incredibly rad so you should all come along. Supports will be The Cambridge house band Crab Smasher, and Straight Arrows. You can buy advance tickets to the Newcastle show at Moshtix.
Get ready to lose your shit to the most gloriously shambolic double-bill to launch you into summer, shaking any remnants of winter hibernation and thrusting you a cold beer. December will see local heroes Eddie Current Suppression Ring hit the road with US label mates, Thee Oh Sees.
There could be no better guide to the dust, heat and desperation of an Australian summer than hometown crowd favourites, the critical beloved messiahs of the Melbourne underground, Eddy Current Suppression Ring. With two LPs under their belt, ECSR are at the forefront of Australian music, garnering both critical and popular acclaim whilst staying true to their punk roots. ECSR practice wide-awake, literate punk that makes crowds crazy worldwide. It’s manic, rangy, unabashedly local and snarling with wild intent.
Hailing from San Francisco, Thee Oh Sees come to Australia for the first time, dripping with acclaim from critics and fans who have been avidly following the growth of the band from guitarist/vocalist John Dwyer’s solo folk project to the exploratory, reverential and revered four-piece that compares favourably to the influences they draw on; Small Faces, 13th Floor Elevators and others. Thee Oh Sees make straightforward good-time rock that’s heavy like hot asphalt and hard drinking. It’s music for the transformative heartbreaking virginity-losing summer you never had. It’s surf music for the hopelessly land-locked dancing waist-deep in festival dust.
Instead of plagiarising the past, Thee Oh Sees have dragged the garage sounds and dual-vocal back-and-forth into the present, casting themselves as triumphant contemporaries rather than imitators. It’s impossible to refute the confidence and economy on Help; Thee Oh Sees have distilled the form into something pure, and the lean drive and massive waves of their sound will wash over Australian audiences grateful for a taste of the eternal American summer in the sweat and desert heat of December.
Eddy Current Suppression Ring and Thee Oh Sees are two of the best. They’re bringing Australians all over the country the summer everyone deserves, the summer of teenage dreams for dancing, fighting and sweating it out the old-fashioned way.
Dec 3rd The Annandale, Sydney
Dec 4th The Cambridge, Newcastle
Dec 13th Meredith Music Festival
Dec 18th Billboards, Melbourne