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Tasmanian garage punks A. Swayze & The Ghosts release new single, touring the US


A. Swayze & The Ghosts hail from Tasmania and make revved up garage punk that pulls influence from Australian groups like Eddy Current Suppression Ring and the shambolic romance of The Libertines or The Vaccines. The band have released two 12″ EPs so far (including last year’s Suddenly for Rough Trade) and have an anthemic new single, “Mess of Me,” out now via Ivy League Records. “This song discusses inheritance,” says frontman Andrew Swayze. “Not the conventional heirloom, but the type of negative trait you may learn as a child voyeur of your surroundings. Hendrik brought the song to us with the chorus ‘you’re always trying to make a mess of me.’ Since I don’t have any saboteur but myself, I changed his lyrics and wrote the rest around the new chorus.’ Watch the video below.

The band will head to this side of the planet in the spring for their first-ever US. tour, hitting DC, Allston, Brooklyn (Baby’s All Right on April 29), Philly, Atlanta’s Shaky Knees festival, Los Angeles and San Francisco. All dates are listed below.

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A. Swayze & the Ghosts – 2020 Tour Dates
04/26: Washington, DC – DC9
04/27: Allston, MA – Great Scott
04/29: Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
04/30: Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy
05/02: Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Music Festival
05/05: Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
05/06: San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
05/30: Woombye, AUS – The Big Music Pineapple Festival

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