“I want to dress in my best, head out and dance my heart off to this. What a boogie. Love those
surfy 70’s inspired guitars.” Claire Mooney, triple j Unearthed“ohhhhh yeah this is like watching a really old sick surf film.” Declan Byrne, triple j
“Some might say that exhuming the bodies of past surf guitar gods was in bad taste but I think it’s
perfectly edible. Dish me up a second helping, boys.” Dave Ruby Howe, triple j Unearthed
AUNTIE LEO & THE BACKSTABBERS
‘ROACHES’ & ‘DOWN’ | SINGLES
OUT FRIDAY JAN 25
The dust has barely settled from their 2018 EP Wet Brain before the itch to release today’s two new tracks and national tour dates kicked in for Melbourne- based party cowboys, Auntie Leo & The Backstabbers. Yee-Haw!
A masterpiece fuelled by an action packed six months since their EP release of support duties for the likes of Amyl & The Sniffers, Regurgitator, Tired Lion, Nai Palm (Haitus Kaiyote), Drunk Mums, Mesa Cosa and The Bennies, to selling out their own headline show at Melbourne’s iconic rock ‘n’ roll institution Cherry Bar and playing their first- ever festival show at Civic Sounds as part of Melbourne Music Week. Having quickly established themselves on the Melbourne circuit, Auntie Leo & The Backstabbers announce today their first-ever national tour dubbed ‘The Roaches Tour’ supported by pilerats. A tour clocking up twelve shows across four states at some of the country’s most iconic live music hot spots.
Releasing digitally and on 7″ vinyl, the A side reps title track ‘Roaches’, an up-tempo surfy, garage banger and certified party-starter that was inspired by an ill-fated trip to the beach that saw an unusually high volume of dead cockroaches wash ashore and ruined what had otherwise been a pretty nice day. Flip over to the B side and there’s ‘Down’, a slower, country-blues number that’ll get one slapping on a pair of cowboy boots for an impromptu hoedown and belting out the chorus all summer long, almost certainly guaranteeing pissing everyone off within an earshot.
So, buckle up your saddles and head into the local saloon, because this is the one chance to dust off ‘em cowboy boots and come hear that bullwhip crack like thunder on a six string from the Wild West’s favourite sons. Giddy Up!