Adelaide indie-punk duo, The Hard Aches, have announced details of their sophomore album, Mess, available April 13 via Anchorhead. The pair debuted the latest single, title track 'Mess', on triple j Good Nights.
The Hard Aches teamed up with Melbourne producer Sam Johnson at Holes & Corners to record their new tunes, having adminred his previous work on records with Camp Cope, The Smith Street Band, and The Bennies. 3 weeks and 12 tracks later, Grammy award winning engineer William Bowden stepped in to master the record.
Mess features guest vocal parts from Camp Cope’s Georgia Maq, The Bennies’ Craig Selak, and Long Island’s own Jeff Rosenstock, who happened to be in the country for Melbourne’s yearly punk rock festival, the Poison City Weekender.
Ben David says about the album, “Our brand-new album Mess is a collection of songs inspired by the people around us and the experiences we've all shared together or apart. Written with a focus on mental health in a hopeful and positive light. This album is sonically (and creatively) the best representation of us as a band, the album we’ve been working towards creating through years of touring and making music.”
In April, The Hard Aches will be back on road to support Mess on a national album tour playing their biggest venues to date. They’ll be supported on all dates by the Blue Mountain’s best punk band, Antonia and the Lazy Susans and old friends Sincerely, Grizzly.
MESS ALBUM TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
ANTONIA AND THE LAZY SUSANS + SINCERELY, GRIZZLY
FRIDAY 13 APRIL - CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE
SATURDAY 14 APRIL - THE GOV, ADELAIDE
WEDNESDAY 18 APRIL - TRANSIT BAR, CANBERRA
THURSDAY 19 APRIL - THE CAMBRIDGE, NEWCASTLE
FRIDAY 20 APRIL - OXFORD ARTS FACTORY, SYDNEY
SATURDAY 21 APRIL - THE ZOO, BRISBANE
TUESDAY 24 APRIL - JACK RABBIT SLIMS, PERTH
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