RACKETT Announce Massive National Tour and Release New Music
Our favourite fiesty pop-rock ladies are starting off 2018 with a bang, announcing they'll be hitting the road on their largest tour to date, with 18 dates across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia through February, March and April. To celebrate this exciting step forward, Rackett have also released their new single 'Alive', which is chock full of buzzing synth and running bass.
Their new track tackles themes of material mortality and the infinitely evolving attention of pop culture, wrapped in the delicious hard hitting pop-rock we've come to expect of Rackett. It was a truly independent effort for the band, being written, recorded, and produced by Rackett at Forces & Fury Studios owned by drummer Astrid Holz and vocalist, guitarist Kat Ayala.
"Alive is about the material reincarnation of oneself. Alive celebrates the life and death cycle of an adopted trend and empowers you to re-decide your identity and to let go of the past," said vocalist and guitarist Rebecca Callander. "When deciding what recording process would best serve this song and the band's overall sound, we realized that we had all the skills and resources to record and produce this entirely ourselves. Of course, we had our doubts in the beginning but we pushed forward and created what we feel is our best record so far," said Ayala. 'Alive' is the fifth single from Rackett following on from the rocking success from singles 'Prey', 'Ready or Not', 'BATS' and 'Your Son'. You can stream the track here.
The NSW stretch of the national tour is put together in partnership with AHA NSW as part of their Rockin' The Puburbs competition, which the four-piece dominated late last year. "Working with AHA NSW through Rockin' The Puburbs is giving us the opportunity to play in venues and reach audiences that we couldn't have on our own. Pubs like the Captain Cook Hotel, Dicey Riley's and O'Donoughues are where so many Aussie's first experience live music and we're so excited for them to experience us," said Rackett.
Saturday, January 27 Oz Fest, Gold Coast, QLD Saturday, February 3 Hotter Than Hell, Adelaide, SA Friday, February 9 The Foundry, Brisbane, QLD Saturday, February 10 Hotter Than Hell, Ipswich, QLD Saturday, February 10 Northern Byron Bar, Byron Bay, NSW Friday, February 16 Selina's, Coogee Bay, NSW Saturday, February 17 New Victoria Hotel, Wetherill Park, NSW Sunday, February 18 North Gong Hotel, Wollongong, NSW Friday, February 23 Cherry Bar, Melbourne, VIC Saturday, February 24 Pier Street Party, Frankston, VIC Thursday, March 1 Moonshine, Manly, NSW Friday, March 2 Waywards, Sydney, NSW Friday, March 9 O'Donoughues, Emu Plains, NSW Saturday, March 10 Daisy Went Crazy, Gold Coast, QLD Saturday, March 24 Dicey Rileys, Wollongong, NSW Thursday, March 29 Gateway Hotel, Newcastle, NSW Saturday, March 31 Captain Cook Hotel, Sydney, NSW Saturday, April 7 Frankie's Pizza, Sydney, NSW