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Tijuana Cartel Announce New Album ‘Psychedelicatessen’ & National Tour

Written by Tom Williams on July 29, 2015

Gold Coast indie duo Tijuana Cartel have announced their new album Psychedelicatessen while also locking in a list of national tour dates in support of their brand-new tunes.

Psychedelicatessen is Tijuana Cartel’s tribute to Russell Guy’s cult classic Aussie radio play What’s Rangoon To You Is Grafton To Me and the play’s legacy as an Aussie gonzo rant.

“I was strangely nervous about approaching Russell to ask him to use his material,” says Tijuana Cartel’s Paul George.

“He was this edgy, gonzo hippie from my adolescent imagination so I didn’t know quite what to expect or what approach to take.”

So what does Guy think of Psychedelicatessen?

“This new album pings on cruise control as it translates, engages and navigates the worldwide plague of earthquakes, terrorism, crime, corruption, scoffers, mockers, volcanic eruptions and psycho-babble, while segueing into a groove that the Gobble-up Machine can’t follow,” he says.

Tijuana Cartel’s Carey Sullivan says the pair are always trying to reinvent themselves. “We set out to make every Tijuana Cartel album completely different from the last, we like to take in new inspirations and push ourselves as songwriters and producers,” he says. “It’s just how we’ve always done it.”

Taking Psychedelicatessen on the road, Tijuana Cartel will be hitting up 14 venues around the country beginning on Friday, 21st August. Psychedelicatessen will then be released on 4th September. Catch the album’s first single alongside Tijuana Cartel’s upcoming tour dates, below.

Watch: Tijuana Cartel – Lost My Head

Tijuana Cartel Psychedelicatessen National Album Tour

Friday, 21st August 2015
Sol Bar, Maroochydore
Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 22nd August 2015
The Northern, Byron Bay
Tickets: Moshtix

Saturday, 12th September 2015
Rhythm Hut, Gosford
Tickets: Moshtix

Thursday, 17th September 2015
Republic Bar, Hobart
Tickets: Moshtix

Friday, 18th September 2015
Max Watts, Melbourne
Tickets: Max Watts

Saturday, 19th September 2015
Woolly Mammoth Alehouse, Fortitude Valley
Tickets: Woolly Mammoth Alehouse

Friday, 25th September 2015
The Jack, Cairns
Tickets: Tijuana Cartel

Saturday, 26th September 2015
Wallaby Creek Festival
Tickets: Wallaby Creek Festival

Monday, 5th October 2015
Caloundra Music Festival
Tickets: Caloundra Music Festival

Friday, 9th October 2015
Metro Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: Ticketek

Saturday, 10th October 2015
Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Tickets: Tijuana Cartel

Thursday, 22nd October 2015
Mojos, Nth Fremantle
Tickets: Oztix

Friday, 23rd October 2015
Clancy’s Fish Pub, Dunsborough
Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 24th October 2015
Rosemount Hotel, Nth Perth
Tickets: Oztix

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