The paradoxically named The Belligerents are back with a brand new single that’s anything but, and a string of shiny new national tour dates to boot.
The blissfully catchy title track from their forthcoming debut album Science Fiction has been described by frontman Lewis Stephenson as “polished in a unique way whilst still holding the core of a rock song”.
Lyrically, Stephenson says he “wanted to bottle that inescapable feeling of being trapped inside a reality you can’t shake — a longing for escape”.
You can listen to the band’s toe-tapping new ditty below, while the disc that houses it is due out next Friday, 8th September.
To celebrate the long-awaited arrival of their debut LP, The Belligerents will be hitting the road throughout October and November on an eight-date national tour taking in stops in Perth, Adelaide, Sunshine Coast, Wollongong, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane.
“As a band we’ve been holding back on playing the album tracks live for what seems like a really long time now”, says Stephenson. “We’re incredibly excited to get back on the road and play them to everyone who’s been with us on the journey so far.”
Catch their full list of tour dates, below.
The Belligerents 2017 ‘Science Fiction’ Tour
Supported by Bus Vipers*
Friday, 20th October
Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth
Saturday, 21st October
Saturday, 28th October
Sol Bar, Sunshine Coast
Thursday, 2nd November*
Saturday, 4th November*
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Thursday, 9th November*
Transit Bar, Canberra
Friday, 10th November*
Saturday, 11th November*
The Zoo, Brisbane