DOWNLOAD: Royal Headache - Down the Lane (MP3)
Sydney's Royal Headache are visting the US for a September tour around Gonerfest 2011. They kick things off at Brooklyn's Death By Audio on 9/8 with France's Cheveu, Black Marble & Family Curse, and then continue to Manhattan's Ding Dong Lounge on 9/10 with Home Blitz before continuing on (dates below).
These dudes have been one of the best things about Sydney's resurgent DIY punk scene for a while, on the strength of a self-produced 7" and some pretty amazing live shows, and their album, produced by Mikey Young of Eddy Current Suppression Ring and Straight Arrows' Owen Penglis, delivers on their early promise pretty comprehensively. There's a '60s pop hue to punk jams like Down The Lane, but they don't come across as revivalists - you can put that down to a combination of a thick romantic streak and a totally prosaic lyrical style which is so terrifically unpretentious that it makes you wonder why so few other songwriters have been able to write like this. [Rose Quartz]Grab a song above. Dates below...
Royal Headache -- 2011 Tour Dates
Thu Sept 8th NYC @ Death By Audio Brooklyn w/ Cheveu (FR) and Family Curse
Sat Sept 10th NYC @ Ding Dong Lounge Manhattan w/ Home Blitz
Sun Sept 11th Baltimore MD @ Golden West* w/ Royal Baths (SF)
Wed Sept 14th Phillidephia PA @ Kung Fu Necktie* w/Cousin Brian
Thu Sept 15th Cleveland OH @ Now That?s Class* w/ Neighbourhood Brats
Fri Sept 16th Kalamazoo MI @ Louie?s Trophy House* w/ The Amoebas and Neighbourhood Brats
Sat Sept 17th Chicago IL @ The Hideout* w/ Daylight Robbery
Sun Sept 18th Minneapolis MN @ Triple Rock Club* w/ Cozy and Juvie
Thu 22nd Sept Memphis TN @ Hi-Tone GONERFEST w/ Ty Segall & more
Thu 29th Sept Sacramento CA @ TBC help??
Fri 30th Sept Oakland CA @ TBA
Sat 1st Oct San Francisco CA @ Hemlock Tavern w/ The Wrong Words and The Paper Bags
Sun 2nd Oct Los Angeles CA @ Permanent Records
* dates with Bed Wettin' Bad Boys