Sydney alt-rock favourites Bluebottle Kiss have announced their live return. The band will play four headline shows in October, marking their first dates since 2007.
News of the group’s return was announced on Facebook by frontman Jamie Hutchings, who also gave fans an insight into what had been happening in recent months. In addition to announcing live dates for his recent project, Infinity Broke, Hutchings ended a few weeks of speculation with a formal announcement of live shows from Bluebottle Kiss.
Bluebottle Kiss – ‘Return To The City Of Folded Arms’
“We recently reissued our 1999 album Patient on vinyl,” he said. “We also printed the first Bluebottle Kiss t-shirt in many years. As well as that, Love As Fiction Records out of Perth have reissued the 1997 mini-LP Somnambulist Homesick Blues.
“However, what may excite some of you [even] more is that the line-up of myself, Ben Fletcher, Richard Coneliano and Ben Grounds are reconvening for the first time in 20 years to do four shows, across four states, in October.”
Bluebottle Kiss formed in Sydney in 1993. They signed to the Murmur label and issued their debut album, Higher Up The Firetrails, in 1995. Going independent following the release of Somnambulist Homesick Blues, Bluebottle Kiss would go on to release a total of six albums, the most recent of which was 2006’s Doubt Seeds.
Bluebottle Kiss Australian Tour 2022
- Friday, 14th October – The Jade Monkey, Adelaide, SA
- Saturday, 15th October – The Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC
- Friday, 21st October – The Brightside, Brisbane, QLD
- Saturday, 22nd October – Crowbar, Sydney, NSW
Tickets on sale via the venues from 12pm, Friday, 15th July.