CUSTARD respects the form of 2021 tour.


CUSTARD respects the tour…

“The ambition is ambitious… there is no doubt about that.”

East coast band Custard are preparing to embark on a staggering run of shows to promote their, now rather stale, 2020 album “Respect All Lifeforms”. “Sure, I admit we have pretty much missed the boat on this one and it feels like we are pushing our old shit up a rather steep incline” said lead singer Dave McCormack, “but we hope there are enough old bastards out there who will be willing to spend their hard earned cash to see us play a bunch of songs that are about 30 years old”. 

“We have been infuriated by the lack of attention given by the mainstream media to our extended hiatus” reported lead guitarist and band accountant Matt Strong. The band intend to purchase a string of bus shelter advertising space. In an heated telephone exchange, bassist Paul Medew said “We believe that is the future for us. Social media isn’t really our thing. Our groundswell support comes from public transport clients. We know that for a fact”. At the last AGM, Custard shareholders expressed their disappointment with Big Tech’s coverage of the band’s sabbatical and unanimously decided spend up big on bus shelter advertising and possibly a letter box drop. 

Taking big steps requires genuine commitment and if the direct intention is to future proof the musical environment these specialists spend their lives immersed in then we must embrace this moment and reshape all forms into a highly impeccable amalgamation. Respect is earned off the back of collective wellbeing. Custard will take whatever they can and bring you to this new level. We thank you for your custom.

As a brief segue – the video planner for latest tune COUPLES FIGHT was captured during the recent lull in activity. Taking advantage of a brief loophole the group adjourned to a tightly limited capacity local club and did what they do best – respect all lifeforms. Find your table, pull up a seat, sit back and enjoy the shadow play.

CUSTARD – COUPLES FIGHT video: auteur Nick Webb

CUSTARD respects the form of 2021 tour.

FRI 30 JULY – BADLANDS Perth “Badlands 5th Birthday Party” Doors 7.00pm plus guests TURNSTYLE, LONESOME DOVE and TANAYA HARPER Tickets from

SAT 31 JULY – RAILWAY Fremantle Doors: 7.00pm plus guests TURNSTYLE Tickets from

SAT 7 AUG – BASEMENT Canberra Doors: 7.00pm plus guests Tickets from

FRI 13 AUG – MIAMI MARKETTA Gold Coast Doors: 7.00pm plus guests BEN ELY BAND and ADELE & THE CHANDELIERS Tickets from

SAT 14 AUG – THE TIVOLI, Brisbane Doors: 7.30pm plus guests ADELE & THE CHANDELIERS and GREG BRADY & THE ANCHORS Tickets available on MAY 28 from

SUN 15 AUG – SOL BAR Sunshine Coast Doors: 6.00pm plus guests BEN ELY BAND Tickets from

THUR 19 AUG – WESTERNPORT San Remo Doors: 9.00pm plus guests THE FAUVES Tickets from

FRI 20 AUG – WOOL EXCHANGE Geelong Doors: 8.00pm plus guests THE FAUVES Tickets from

SAT 21 AUG – THE CORNER Melbourne Doors: 8.30pm plus guests THE FAUVES and… Tickets from or 1300 724 867


SAT 28 AUG – THE GOV Adelaide Doors: 7.00pm plus guests Tickets from

FRI 3 SEPT – ROYAL OAK HOTEL Launceston Doors: 7.00pm plus guests THE NAMESAKES Tickets from

SAT 4 SEPT – REPUBLIC BAR Hobart Doors: 7.00pm plus guests THE NAMESAKES Tickets from

SUN 7 NOV – SCENE & HEARD Wickham Park, Newcastle NSW Tickets from

SAT 27 NOV – SPRING LOADED Hastings Foreshore Reserve, Hastings VIC Tickets from

“Not everyone has to get on the bus for the bus to leave the station,”

Twenty twenties RESPECT ALL LIFEFORMS had its genesis in Perth, where Custard was booked to play a festival in March 2019. Not due on stage until the evening, Glenn booked the band into Fremantle’s Poons Head Studios. By day’s end, they had eight songs, six of which ended up on the record. It was a magical session, which included an unforgettable encounter with an enigmatic character named Cowboy John, who wandered into the studio. He provided the album title and ended up on the cover. David, Glenn, Paul and Matthew have been called many things during their storied career – indie-pop weirdos, the kings of kitsch, Australia’s pop jesters, and “as a band, they are a little like a mullet in reverse: party up the front, all business at the back”. But eighth album Respect All Lifeforms shows they’re just a damn fine pop band. As Glenn declares, “I like to dance around to almost any sound.”

Respect All Lifeforms out now on ABC MUSIC​