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THE MAVIS’S – things go better with friends…

The Mavis’s announce some rather special friends playing together on this 20th anniversary tour for those much loved Pink Pills.

Joining the band in Sydney and Melbourne will be the recently active CALIGULA fresh off a tour with Pop Will Eat Itself.

Also in Melbourne will be the super special reactivation of goodtime Mavis’s pals RUBHER featuring Jane Gazzo.

Plus for The Prince show the further inclusion of opener’s THE BAMBI KILLS.

Then as noted for Noosa it will be Brisbane’s indie rock gems SCREAMFEEDER… who are also part of the STONES CORNER FESTIVAL along with CUSTARD, DIANA ANAID and more… for FREE!

In Adelaide we welcome the quirky rockin’ precious of GHYTI… and topping it all off in Ballarat are local groundskeepers THE DEAD SALESMEN with Hap & Ryda playing as the duo. For further info on all please see below dates.

And hey… things really do go better with friends!

THE MAVIS’S… darlings of a time when Rage and Recovery were a staple in the TV diet and Triple J was the on speed-dial… they rode the radio waves with their singles ‘Naughty Boy’ and ‘Cry’ on high rotation while they frequented the Hey Hey it’s Saturday stage.

From Ballarat babes to national treasures, a tour with Kylie – the Impossible Princess and headliners of the summer festival circuit, The Mavis’s were a force to be reckoned with… Their sound was like ABBA through a Rock N’ Roll time machine, layered harmonies over menacing guitars. Their look was Make-up and Punk-Rock hair. The forefathers/mothers of cyber fashion that would take today’s youth to task. Their Platinum selling ARIA-nominated album ‘Pink Pills’, a pop masterpiece of the 90s continues to be a glittery jewel loved and praised by their die-hard fans… Now 20 years after it’s release – The Mavis’s are back!

Celebrating the 20 year anniversary of their award winning and chart topping album pink pills, The Mavis’s are hitting the road to play a limited run of shows to celebrate. Featuring songs spanning all 3 albums of their career, original members Matt, Beki and Nik will be touring together for the first time in over 15 years. Best known for their chart topping single Cry, The Mavis’s were staples on the radio and the TV in the 90s with songs such as Thunder, Lever, Puberty Song and Naughty Boy. Always hard to pigeon hole, The Mavis’s’ sound walked a tightrope between lush, layered pop, space age dub and electro, and hard edged guitar driven rock… with the duelling male female/ brother sister vocals. Their hit album Pink Pills effortlessly combined all these sounds to create one of the most eclectic and exciting albums of the nineties. 

So much so that it went on to achieve gold record status and was nominated for multiple ARIA awards. If you were there in the nineties you won’t want to miss the chance of reliving the experience of seeing The Mavis’s live and remembering why they had a reputation for delivering over their time consistent exciting fun live shows. And if you weren’t there, well now is your chance. 

The Mavis’s Pink Pills 20 year anniversary tour – coming to a city near you. 

THE MAVIS’S 20th PINK PILLS tour

now with added friends

MAY 4 Mornington GRAND LIVE

plus guests… TBC

tickets from http://grand.oztix.com.au/?Event=85032

MAY 5 Noosa VILLA NOOSA

together with SCREAMFEEDER

tickets from https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=85014

MAY 6 Brisbane STONE CORNER FESTIVAL

plus CUSTARD, SCREAMFEEDER, DIANA ANAID and more

Midday – 10.00pm free entry – info here: https://www.stonescornerfestival.com.au/

MAY 9 adelaide THE GOV

together with GYHTI

tickets from https://thegov.oztix.com.au/Default.aspx?Event=85043

MAY 10 sydney THE LAIR

together with CALIGULA

tickets from http://www.metrotheatre.com.au/events/2018/05/10/the-maviss

MAY 11 melbourne THE PRINCE

together with CALIGULA, RUBHER (featuring Jane Gazzo) and THE BAMBI KILLS

tickets from https://princebandroom.oztix.com.au/Default.aspx?eventId=85029

MAY 12 Ballarat KAROVA LOUNGE

together with HAP & RYDA (Dead Salesmen duo)

tickets from https://karovalounge.oztix.com.au/?Event=85037

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SCREAMFEEDER It’s hard to imagine, but Screamfeeder, the legendary noisy pop/indie rock band from Brisbane, have been making great records for 25 years now. Screamfeeder’s debut album Flour came out way back in 1992, and they followed that with five more scorching albums including the undeniable classic Kitten Licks in 1996 and the smash success of Take You Apart in 2004. From there, they slowed down a bit, but continued to play incendiary shows with intensity and passion, including a series of national tours in support of the vinyl re-release of the first five albums in 2015/16. Critics raved. Audiences stood open-mouthed, as always. And in 2017, they released one of the best guitar-pop albums of the year in Pop Guilt. Nobody saw it coming.. “25 years into their career, Screamfeeder are still killing it.. (they) pour a lifetime of indie-rock experience into this collection of blissed-out punk songs.”(Rolling Stone) And so to 2018, and the announcement that Screamfeeder will, for the first time, collect all their singles – and shoulda-beens – together on one monumental release, simply titled Patterns Form.  https://screamfeeder.com/    https://www.facebook.com/screamfeeder/

GHYTI Adelaide indie favourites Ghyti combine the quirkiest sounds of britpop, post-punk and art-rock into a knowing critique of life, love and politics. After three EPs, international showcases, and sharing stages with Regurgitator, Custard, Jeremy Neale and Tiny Little Houses, the band is launching into 2018 with a string of shows around the country supporting their upcoming release, ‘Race to the Bottom’.  https://www.facebook.com/ghytiband/    https://ghyti.bandcamp.com 

CALIGULA Sydney’s own pioneers of electro rock Caligula paved the way for Australian electronic acts through the 90’s. Topping the Aria charts with their hit singles Tears Of A Clown and Roundabout , the band gathered a large following of devoted fans all around the world.Renowned for their energetic live show they are an act not to miss.  https://www.facebook.com/Caligula-116644615728097/  http://whatsmyscene.com/snap-scene-pop-will-eat-jim-bob-carter-usm-caligula-max-watts-friday-9th-march-2018/  http://amnplify.com.au/portfolio-items/pop-will-eat-itself-jim-bob-caligula-factory-theatre-10-03-18-live-review/  https://stack.com.au/music/live-review/pwei-jim-bob-carter-usm-caligula-live-review/

RUBHER featuring Jane Gazzo.  Rubher are reforming for this one-off special show. The two bands played many times together at the Punters Club and Empress Hotel and the band say the Pink Pills 20th  Anniversary is the perfect reason to pick up instruments and get their mates together in the one room again. Says Jane, “Getting the band back together was something we’d been talking about for a while and I couldn’t think of a more fabulous band than The Mavis’s to play with. I’ve always been a fan and we go back a long way. The hardest thing? Working out what to wear! Matt Mavis always manages to look better than all of us!” Rubher were active 1990-1994,  released 2 EPs through MDS and were managed by the much loved and much missed Linda Gebar (Frente, The Killjoys). Best known songs:  ‘T-Shirt’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=305cynHLTYI ) and ‘Johnny Peel is Dead’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCn6H2Zlumo)

THE BAMBI KILLS are a sister duo from Melbourne, Australia. A new project from the sisters who are no strangers to the music scene. ‘Masters at creating explosive, crunching, grunge pop that fizzed with energy and attitude” ‘The duo features Vanessa from (all gurl grunge band) Valentiine and Elly from (punk duo) Mannequin Death squad. The both have joined to form something a little different, electronic dark pop filled with harmonies. They’re first debut single ‘Headlights’ was released last month alongside a haunting music video. The track is now available on Bandcamp.’ Link to video clip, ‘Headlights': https://youtu.be/2lRuIvyYeh4  https://thebambikills.bandcamp.com  https://www.facebook.com/Thebambikills/

HAP & RYDA (Dead Salesmen duo) started in 1988 with Hap Hayward supplying vocals and lyrics and Justin Ryda in charge of guitars and all things musical.  They have shared bills with Paul Kelly, Bob Geldof, The Mavis’s, The Fat Thing, The Whitlams, Spencer P Jones, Ed Kuepper, The Screaming Jets, Richard Clapton and The Five O’clock Shadows to name but a few of their highlights.  Supporting songwriter Loudon Wainwright the Third at the Continental Café over a series of nights in the mid-nineties was easily the greatest thing that ever happened to them. In 1991 two became four with Lenny Hyatt on drums and Patrick bath on bass. Julitha Ryan joined on keyboards some years later for their final album ‘Amen’. Four albums and many E.P.s later, the band called it quits in 2002. Hap and Ryda still get together to play the many songs they are extremely proud of, when the occasion seems right. Getting to play again with the Mavis’s is certainly one of those occasions.  https://www.facebook.com/The-Dead-Salesmen-10577337103/ 

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