Kicking off the live launches for their new EP ‘I Freak Out‘ with a host of festival appearances over the past month, The Hard Aches are now about to get sweaty with 15 headline shows around the country.
The Adelaide indie-punk rock act take to the Gold Coast on Friday night and Brisbane on Saturday. Next week will be NSW and ACT’s turn before VIC, SA and WA get a run, then Sydney wraps things up at the start of next month.
They have surged forward on a relentless touring schedule for the past few years, playing in venues as diverse as carparks, backyards, bedrooms & record stores, honing a sound that is unmistakably their own.
The two-piece bring enough noise to more than make up for their lack of numbers, earning them plenty of accolades, and supports for the likes of Frenzal Rhomb, Tired Lion and Luca Brasi, as well as being invited to join Laneway Festival.
The new EP follows on from the debut album ‘Pheromones‘.
Lessons learnt and dozens more songs penned mean that they’re ready for their next challenge. Tipping their hat to peers as diverse as Courtney Barnett, You Am I, and The Cars, this is a band that is most comfortable when onstage or in the studio; with a high cadence, insatiable appetite, and perhaps even bigger dreams.
Listen to the EP below.
Featuring the single ‘Glad That You’re Gone‘, the lyrical elements of ‘I Freak Out‘ remain similar to the debut album. However, the sentiments have reached new heights, with Singer/Guitarist Ben David using the band as a cathartic outlet as he attempts to make sense of his own head, where he belongs within his native city of Adelaide, and the various human interactions that attempt to consume him.
Recorded at Birdland Studios in Melbourne with the help of producer Lindsay Gravina (The Living End, Magic Dirt) over a week in February, ‘I Freak Out‘ was the first recording by the band to not be managed entirely by themselves.
1. I Freak Out
3. Gut Full
4. Glad That You’re Gone
6. Alcohol and Cigarettes
THE HARD ACHES
With guests FOLEY!
7th – Miami Tavern, Gold Coast [18+]
8th – Crowbar, Brisbane [18+]
12th – Coffs Hotel, Coffs Harbour [18+]
13th – Pier On Clarence, Port Macquarie [18+]
14th – Small Ballroom, Newcastle [18+]
15th – Transit Bar, Canberra [18+]
18th – Musicman, Bendigo [18+]
19th – Karova Lounge, Ballarat [18+]
20th – Barwon Club, Geelong [18+]
21st – Northcote Social Club, Northcote [18+]
22nd – The Loft, Warrnambool [18+]
27th – Prince Of Wales, Bunbury [18+]
28th – Jimmy’s Den, Perth [18+]
29th – Jive, Adelaide [18+]
4th – Newtown Social Club, Sydney [18+]
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