The Hard-Ons, “three shirtless middle-aged men who still play like they are the only band on the planet” have just announced plans to release their fifteenth studio album, and are celebrating with a tour of the east coast.
From the press release:
Clocking in at just over 40 minutes and 19 songs, Alfalfa males once summer is done conform or die represents a concise and compact look at the legendary and powerful Hard-ons. With an epic and infamous disregard for popular trends and nice haircuts, the three quasi-virtuosos have unleashed their finest album. You may have noticed a disconcerting lack of irony, humour and originality in modern “punk” and “metal”. Look no further. The Hard-ons’ Alfalfa males once summer is done conform or die will leave footprints on top of your skull, yet leave you smiling!
To sum up, it is fair to say that Alfalfa males once summer is done conform or die is a series of compact musical explosions. It is a fascinatingly brilliant paradox of an album. Loose and tight. Brutal and beautiful. Violent and tender. Virtuosic and naïve…Typical Hard-ons…
Of course, it goes without saying, ‘Alfalfa males…’ features the visually arresting graphics of bassist Ray Ahn. Psychedelic violence with humour, as per usual!
Friday 16th July
SYDNEY – Annandale Hotel
Thursday 22nd July
ADELAIDE – Enigma Bar
Friday 23rd July
MELBOURNE – East Brunswick Club
Thursday 29th July
BYRON BAY – Hotel Great Northern
Friday 30th July
COOLANGATTA – Coolangatta Hotel
Saturday 31st July
BRISBANE – Troubadour
Tickets available from hard-ons.oztix.com.au (ph 1300 762 545) and usual outlets
Alfalfa males once summer is done conform or die is out May 28th via MGM.