Slug Guts – “Town Tied”

Brisbane’s Slug Guts sound Australian: The swaggering punk-noir crew, often linked to fellow travelers Circle Pit and Naked On The Vague, nail a familiar post-Birthday Party rock ‘n’ roll twang and apocalyptic swagger. But they add plenty of their own scruffy details. It’s important knowing they count Pussy Galore, Lubricated Goat, Christian Death, and post-punk countrymen the Scientists as influences. It’s also important knowing they aren’t huge Nick Cave fans. In a recent interview guitarist/former vocalist Jimi Kritzler calls Cave a “show pony,” an “upper middle-class junkie, “a self-indulgent twat,” and refers to his “poetry” in scare quotes. (He also mentions looking forward to making to America for our “Meth moms.”) Elsewhere we’re told the quartet’s sophomore album Howlin’ Gang was recorded in “a railway carriage on the outskirts of Ipswich.” The town’s situated next to a river, but you get a dry dustiness in Howlin’ Gang’s atmospherics. You also get 13 addictive songs. If you’re unfamiliar, here’s “Town Tied.”

Slug Guts – “Town Tied”

Howlin’ Gang is out via Sacred Bones. Tonight they play their first show ever in the States. Their American leg of the tour also features a set at our 3/17 collaboration with Sacred Bones and Chaos In Tejas (take another look at that flyer below). Here:

03/11 – New York, NY @ Bruar Falls
03/12 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
03/13 – Columbus, OH @ Carabar $
03/14 – Chicago, IL @ Mortville
03/17 – Austin, TX @ Beerland Sacred Bones/Stereogum/Chaos in Tejas Party
03/18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW (End of An Ear)
03/18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW (WNYU Pelly House Show)
03/19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW (Red 7)
03/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Gallery- 5013 Baltimore Ave !
03/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio !
03/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Blue Star Bar %
04/08 – Brisbane, Australia @ Woodland #
04/09 – Newcastle, Australia @ Totally Autumn Festival #
04/10 – Canberra, Australia @ The Phoenix #
04/14 – Melbourne, Australia @ The Tote #
04/15 – Adelaide, Australia @ Format #
04/16 – Melbourne, Australia @ Worker’s Club #
04/17 – Sydney, Australia @ Sandriham #

$ w/ Sic Alps, Psychedelic Horseshit
! w/ Blank Realm
% w/ Clorox Girls, Davila 666
# w/ Eat Skull

Stereogum Sacred Bones Chaos In Tejas Party

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