ADELAIDE – Saturday April 2 – Enigma Bar
Following the fantastic response to the new single Lite as A Feather and its predecessor Hold Tight and amid the great anticipation and reception for their new album, I’m Sorry Sir, That Riff Been Taken – their first with new singer Tim Rogers (You Am I) – Aussie punk legends, The Hard-Ons have announced their first tour with the new line-up.
Whilst the announcement of Roger’s recruitment was met with excitement, bemusement and yes, the inevitable few grumbles from old fans, the new line up is not going to give fans anything to complain about.
Both new singles suggest the band is in magical form; in fact, the magic comes at least in part from the fact that Tim Rogers is one of the bands biggest fans. Rogers said recently, “I’m a fan first and foremost. [They were] the first band I loved that I could see, the first band I got my nose broken to, [and the first band] I lost my hearing to.”
The Hard-Ons formed in 198, issuing 8 albums before disbanding in 1994. The reformed in 1997 and have released a further 5 albums, including the new one. Australian music historian Ian McFarlane described their music as “cheap and potent, their appeal selective. Yet never has so much been owed by so many to so few chords … fused punk tempos, hardcore attitude, heavy metal riffs and surf-pop melodies into a seamless ball of energy”.
Find out what they are like for yourself on Saturday 2nd April at the Enigma Bar in Adelaide. Support from Cull & Ratcatcher.