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I Heart Hiroshima: New Album The Rip and October Album Launch Tour

Written by Toby Smith on September 14, 2009

With the latest installment in this trail of construction about to flood the driest of lands I Heart Hiroshima will release their much agitated second album THE RIP on October 2. Swimming against the incessant currents they recorded the album early this year in the long grass of Runcorn with compatriot Mirko Vogel, before sailing to the distant shores of England to mix it all up back of lanes with Andy Gill (Gang of Four) in the much loved Beauchamp Building. First ship out of the dock Shakeytown has drawn the light of recognition and many a sailor will bless their saviour from the rocks.

I Heart Hiroshima not only spent the first half of this year recording the new album, they also spent a few months based in London and did 40 shows across Europe playing with The Rakes, Maximo Park as well as performances at The Great Escape (where they got to see Gang of Four play a show before getting together with Andy to mix the album), Liverpool Sound City and the Dot to Dot festival among their own headline shows.

The video for the first single SHAKEYTOWN (as made by debut videomaker Paul Rankin) was also released to the online world this week and has already conjured interest from German and US online tv as well as Vietnam festivals.

I Heart Hiroshima’s new album ‘The Rip’ is out October 2nd

Tour Dates:

Thu 24 Sep – the Corner Melbourne W/Shonen Knife & Ouch My Face
Fri 25 Sep – Annandale Hotel Sydney W/Shonen Knife & Ouch My Face
Sat 26 Sep – Sounds of Spring Festival, Brisbane
Sun 27 Sep – Amplifier W/Shonen Knife & Ouch My Face

Album Tour:

Thu Oct 15 – Sydney, UNSW Oktoberfest
Fri Oct 16 – Brisbane, the Zoo
Sun Oct 17 – Perth, One Movement Festival
Thu Oct 22 – Adelaide, Enigma Bar
Fri Oct 23 – Geelong, National Hotel
Sat Oct 24 – Melbourne, Northcote Social Club
Thu Oct 29 – Gosford, Gee Whiz
Fri Oct 30 – Port Macquarie, Laurieton Hotel
Sat Oct 31 – Bateman’s Bay – North St Café
Sun Nov 01 – Sydney, Annandale Hotel

Photo By Amelia Shaw

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