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Bluejuice: New Single ‘Broken Leg’ & East Coast Tour

Written by Toby Smith on July 18, 2009

After a year of chasing futile dreams on a Russian salmon farm, bluejuice have returned with a new single, a new album, and a modest bag of salmon.

Already added to triple j rotation, ‘Broken Leg’, the first single from their upcoming sophomore record is blustering bit of anthemic pop – an uptempo ode to being a limping miseryguts. Never before have 80s-themed existential crises inspired such a need to dance or sing so joyously (alright, maybe “Jessie’s Girl”… )

In keeping with their reputation for brilliant clips, the filming of the video for ‘Broken Leg’ saw pulled muscles, purple tracksuits and a masterful exhibition of skip-roping prowess as team bluejuice trained intensively for months in the lead up to their quest for the title of ‘World Skipping Champions’. Introducing Spiridon Savvas (Mr Invisible) and Arthur Pennington (Venom), the hottest skip-ropers on the planet. The full clip hits screens Mon July 20th but catch an exclusive sneak peak at: http://musicfeeds.tv/picks/australian-skip-rope-championships/

‘Broken Leg’ was recorded with Brooklyn, NYC producer Chris Shaw, who’s previously worked with Bob Dylan, Public Enemy, Weezer, and Ween. His American accent allowed the band a long-awaited opportunity to pretend they were living in an episode of Full House (the one where John Stamos’ cousin, Stavros, comes to visit) and recording in Sydney finally gave Chris the chance to work 13 hours a day and then order a burrito in another hemisphere. The result of this beautiful marriage is bluejuice’s second album “Head of the Hawk” due for release in September.

bluejuice will be kicking off their ‘Broken Leg’ touring campaign with a late Saturday afternoon berth at the 2009 Splendour in the Grass festival. Then it’s up and down the east coast with a set of new songs before the band launches into the new album September 18th.

Buy Bluejuice on Bluejuice

SAT 8 AUG – HOTEL NEW YORK, LAUNCESTON
Tickets: $18 pre / $22 door
Tickets available from MOJO MUSIC 81 Brisbane St Launceston TAS 7250 03.63345677

SUN 9 AUG – REPUBLIC BAR, HOBART
Tickets: $18 pre / $22 door
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au or Moshtix Outlets

WED 12 AUG – OXFORD ART FACTORY, SYDNEY
Tickets: $18 pre / $22 door
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au or Moshtix Outlets

THU 13 AUG – WOODPORT INN, CENTRAL COAST
Tickets: $18 pre / $22 door
Tickets available from Oztix www.oztix.com.au or 1300 762 545

FRI 14 AUG – MONA VALE HOTEL, MONA VALE
Tickets: $18 pre / $22 door
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au or Moshtix Outlets

SAT 15 AUG – CAMBRIDGE HOTEL, NEWCASTLE
Tickets: $18 pre / $22 door
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au or Moshtix Outlets

WED 19 AUG – KAROVA LOUNGE, BALLARAT
Tickets: $18 pre / $22 door
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au or 1300 762 545 and New Generation

THU 20 AUG – PELLY BAR, FRANKSTON
Tickets: $18 pre / $22 door
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au /all Oztix Outlets or from the bar at Pelly Bar-Pier Hotel or Phonecharge 03 9783 7311

FRI 21 AUG – GERSHWIN ROOM, THE ESPY, MELB
Tickets: $18 pre / $22 door
Tickets available from Oztix www.oztix.com.au or 1300 762 545 and Melbourne Oztix Outlets: Polyester Records (Fitzroy), Polyester Records (City), Greville Records (Prahran), Missing Link (City)

SAT 22 AUG – FERNTREE GULLY HOTEL, FERNTREE.VIC
Tickets: $18 pre / $22 door
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au / www.fasterlouder.com.au and from the venue

SUN 23 AUG – THE CAPITOL, WAGGA WAGGA
Tickets: $12 pre / $15 door
Tickets available from Alison Music (Baylis St Wagga Wagga) or phone 02.69718555

WED 26 AUG – HOEY MOEY, COFFS HARBOUR
Tickets: $12 pre / $15 door
Tickets available from www.offbeatoperations.com.au or The Hoey Moey 02.66523833, Park Beach Music at The Plaza 02.66523725, Coopers Surf Australia Palms Shopping Centre 02.66526369

THU 27 AUG – THE ZOO, BRIS
Tickets: $18 pre / $22 door
Tickets available from Oztix www.oztix.com.au or 1300 762 545

FRI 28 AUG – COOLANGATTA HOTEL, GOLD COAST
Tickets: $18 pre / $22 door
Tickets available from Oztix www.oztix.com.au or 1300 762 545

SAT 29 AUG – GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY
Tickets: $18 pre/ $22 Door
Tickets available from Hotel Great Northern Mon – Fri 9-5PM (Jonson St, Byron Bay), on 6685 6454 and Oztix www.oztix.com.au / or 1300 762 545

SUN 30 AUG – LAURIETON HOTEL, LAURIETON
Tickets: $15 pre / $20 Door
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com or at Little Red Vamp (Shop 7, Galleria Building Williams Street Port Macquarie 2444) More info at www.sandevents.com.au

‘Broken Leg’ is Available Digitally July 24th

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