Brace yourselves, Hideous Sun Demon are back with some of their most punishing and electrifying music to date. The Melbourne-based group, who made 2019 their own through the release of their EP Good Time and over the course of extensive bouts of touring, announce their newest Australian tour venture for April and May.
The brand is hitting the road, coming to some of the country’s best venues, brandishing their new single ‘Gimmicks’. Best believe, the song comes packing a serious punch. Arriving with the type of self-confidence that would make anybody envious, Hideous Sun Demon’s latest single is a furious snapshot of the trio operating at their crazy best.
Of their upcoming Australian tour, the band is chomping at the bit to reconnect with fans and introduce the public to their rejuvenated and hectic sounds. “We had grown pretty bored of our old sound. We had kinda gotten into this formulaic approach to songwriting that was defined by fuzzy guitars and doomy riffs. We were eager to adopt a wider breadth of influences, especially since Jake and Vin had bonded over their love of post-punk and new wave in their youth. We’ve started playing with cleaner guitars, writing songs that have a higher focus on tight playing rather than balls to the wall noise, as well as reimagining and broadening what our sound can be.” Hideous Sun Demon
Throughout last year, Hideous Sun Demon were honing their craft on stages throughout Europe, with the Good Time EP bringing them to the radars of many. Following on from 2018’s FAME, EROTIC, DREAM album (the band’s third), their 2019 material showcased a band that was further exploring their sonic identity. Heading into 2020, Hideous Sun Demon are flexing their songwriting and live muscles more than ever.
PRAISE FOR HIDEOUS SUN DEMON
“Hideous Sun Demon are both the odd kid on your street burning their toys with a magnifying glass and the warped, melting plastic figures themselves. Reckless abandon and gleeful horror all at once.”
Triple J Unearthed, Dave Ruby Howe
“A young band kicking genre’s expectations in the teeth.”
The AU Review
“Hideous Sun Demon have a solid sound that makes them stand out in the most beautiful way possible…they are easily one of the most exciting and interesting bands around.”
Beat In My Bones
Welcome this new chapter with the guys at a venue near you this Autumn – we dare ya.
HIDEOUS SUN DEMON AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
Friday, April 3rd The Curtin Melbourne
Saturday, April 4th The Eastern Ballarat
Saturday, April 18th Lord Gladstone Sydney
Sunday, April 19th North Gong Hotel Wollongong
Thursday, April 23rd The Northern Byron Bay
Friday, April 24th Vinnie’s Dive Gold Coast
Saturday, April 25th Bearded Lady Brisbane
Saturday, May 2nd Exeter Beer Garden Adelaide
Saturday, May 8th Mojo’s Bar Fremantle
Sunday, May 9th Lyric Lane Perth