Cable Ties Announce National Album Tour, Share Video For New Song ‘Self-Made Man’

Last month, Melbourne punks Cable Ties announced their second album Far Enough was due to hit shelves Friday, 27th March via Poison City/Merge. They also shared its first single, ‘Sandcastles’.

Now, the angular rock trio have given us a double whammy of good news in the lead-up to the album’s release.

Firstly, they’ve shared a new single (and accompanying, Oscar O’Shea-directed video) entitled ‘Self-Made Man’. It’s a sharp and potent meditation on the societal mythology of the self-made man – one who claims to have made his wealth through hard work, rather than acknowledging the privilege and exploitation of others that props it up.

“The Self-Made Man created wealth through the exploitation of other people and abuse of public resources,” says vocalist and guitarist Jenny McKechnie.

“He doesn’t care about the suffering of others because — in his eyes — he got what he deserved through hard work, and they have not. It is inconvenient for the Self-Made Man to analyse systems of oppression which he has manipulated for his own gain. Those things are just a distraction from hard work and getting what you want.”

The other piece of good news is the band have announced a national album launch tour. It’ll kick off in February before the band head overseas for some international dates, then return for a home run in April.

Check out the video for ‘Self-Made Man’ and peep tour dates below.

Cable Ties ‘Far Enough’ Australian Tour Dates

Friday, 14th February

Gaytimes 2020, Yarra Valley

Tickets: Gaytimes

Saturday, 15 February

Something Unlimited 2020, Darebin

Tickets: Eventbrite

Friday, 28th February

Vic On The Park, Sydney

Saturday, 29th February

Farmer and the Owl Festival, Wollongong

Tickets: Moshtix

Friday, 24th April

Waywards, Sydney

Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 25th April

Servo, Port Kembla

Tickets: Eventbrite

Sunday, 26th April

Transit Bar, Canberra

Tickets: Moshtix

Friday, 1st May

The Golden Wattle, Adelaide

Saturday, 2nd May

The Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Tickets: Corner Hotel

Friday, 15th May

Four5Nine, Perth

Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 16th May

Mojo’s, Fremantle

Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 23rd May

The Foundry, Brisbane

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