“… a hazy wash of sound that showcases the group’s gentler side, while still having a black, black heart.”
“A tour filled with sweaty, sold-out shows and pop-up stores, it’s clear that Australia can’t get enough of The Growlers.”
– LIFE WITHOUT ANDY
“Some bands just ooze cool. The proudly independent L.A. band The Growlers serves up an infectious combo of new wave, disco and indie rock in “Natural Affair.””
Icons of the Los Angeles underground The Growlers announce their return to our golden coast this Summer for their biggest run of Australian and New Zealand shows to date. The fourteen-date tour which celebrates the release of the bands 6th studio album Natural Affair (Out October 25 via the bands very own Beach Goth Records and Tapes) is destined to be a travelling circus of colour, movement and sound all the way down the East Coast stopping in most big centres and surf breaks across QLD, NSW and VIC including a night at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney. Special guests to be announced and general tickets on sale 10am AEDT Friday, October 18 via www./lovepolice.com.au/the-growlers-2020/.
The Growlers have gained legions of passionate fans around the globe, amassing 200+ million Spotify streams, 1.5+ million monthly listeners, and 80+ million YouTube streams. The band’s success has been years in the making, fuelled by a non-stop flow of new material and their epic live shows with audiences singing along to every gloriously twisted lyric.
On Natural Affair, The Growlers (led by singer Brooks Nielsen and music director/guitarist Matt Taylor) advance their swampy DIY aesthetic into a sturdier, synthier, dancier sound, bolstered by Nielsen’s finest lyrics to date: social commentary, rhymes, and ruminations on the pleasures (and perils) of modern love. Self-producing the album, they worked with Topanga Canyon friend Kyle Mullarky (Allah-Las, Little Wings) to craft early versions of the songs, then with engineer Ivan Wayman (Father John Misty, The War on Drugs) and mixer Dave Cerminara (HEALTH, Weyes Blood) to bring a new level of polish and continuity.
The Growlers current world tour is now up to a mammoth 81-date run which includes their iconic annual Beach Goth festival (their very own annual happening, now entering its 8th year, with over 11,000 tickets sold to this year’s 3-nighter at LA’s Hollywood Palladium) which in previous years has featured performances from Bon Iver, TLC, Julian Casablancas and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
The band were in Australia earlier in 2019 for their Summer east coast headline tour which included sold-out shows at The Forum and The Metro and were joined onstage by long-time friend, collaborator and honorary Growler, Kirin J Callinan for the full run of dates.
PRE-SALE STARTS October 18, 10am AEDT
GENERAL ON SALE October 22, 10am AEDT
Saturday 4 January – Kingscliff Beach Hotel, Kingscliff NSW
Sunday 5 January – CBD Live Southport, Gold Coast QLD
Monday 6 January – The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD
Wednesday 8 January – Sawtell RSL, Sawtell NSW
Thursday 9 January – 48 Watt St, Newcastle NSW
Friday 10 January – Wollongong Uni, Wollongong NSW
Saturday 11 January – Park House, Mona Vale NSW
Sunday 12 January – Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW
Tuesday 14 January – Westernport Hotel, San Remo VIC
Wednesday 15 January – Pier Bandroom, Frankston VIC
Thursday 16 January – The Croxton, Melbourne VIC
Friday 17 January – Torquay Hotel, Torquay VIC
Sunday 19 January – Powerstation – Auckland, NZ
Monday 20 January – Powerstation (AA)- Auckland, NZ
1. Natural Affair
2. Long Hot Night (Halfway to Certain)
3. Pulp of Youth
4. Social Man
5. Foghorn Town
6. Shadow Woman
8. Tune Out
10. Stupid Things
11. Try Hard Fool
12. Die and Live Forever
NEW SINGLE PULP OF YOUTH– OUT NOW
ALBUM NATURAL AFFAIR – OUT OCTOBER 25