REGURGITATOR
25 years of still being consumed!
And that we were… and that we are. A little over a month before the Quarter Pounder is over cooked and served hot for your divertissement – the factory is fully tilted with processing the small goods – a veritable scoff of tunes covering our respective time at play all slathered in a creamy dash of visual mania and costumes galore (in collaboration with Spod, Ken Weston and Cindy Vogels) that will leave your mouth wandering the floor.
To give some fervently requested Northside attention in Melbourne, what with the Corner sold out so early in the piece, the punisher has managed to locate a HOWLER of a show for MON 4 NOV. Joining us for that one SHONEN KNIFE and DICKLORD.
Along the way we have the kids POGOGO SHOW not only playing THE LOST LANDS in Werribee (along with a festival Regurgitator set) but also bookending the tour at CLOKENFLAP FESTIVAL in Hong Kong over NOV 23 & 24.
Joining us for this head-brush of a warp drive through our times is none other than SHONEN KNIFE – Japan’s coruscating icons of sugar punk power popsters fresh from an extended USA tour.  Plus our erstwhile compadres in the mirthful upending of contemporary culture THE FAUVES.
The tour kicks off on OCT 4 at Monash UNI, Westernport in San Remo before the a festival set at CALOUNDRA MUSIC FESTIVAL on SUN 6 OCT. We also present 2 days of extended celebration in hometown BRISBANE as presented by 4ZZZ and featuring on Saturday from 5.00pm – DICKLORD, TAPE/OFF and FAT. And on Sunday from 3.00pm – KOKO UZI, THE STRESS OF LEISURE and SCREAMFEEDER. Also joining the fray in Wollongong is YEAR6DISCO year6disco.bandcamp.comWARNER MUSIC also announced a SILVER vinyl 25th compilation QUARTER POUNDER – 25 YEARS OF BEING CONSUMED: THE WARNER TAKEAWAY. A perfect meal deal for those who like their old stuff better than their new stuff, Regurgitator celebrate their 25th anniversary with the new compilation Quarter Pounder – 25 Years Of Being Consumed. Set to be available as a 13-track silver vinyl edition and 19-track CD and digital title, Quarter Pounder showcases Regurgitator’s magnetic appeal, an unlikely musical fusion as indebted to the live vitality of Black Flag as the synth hooks of The Cars. VINLY out NOV 1 – CD & DIGITAL out OCT 4. Pre-orders available HERE

REGURGITATOR
quarter pounder tour – 25 years of being consumed!
With secret sauces at selected outlets…
SHONEN KNIFE & THE FAUVES
Tickets on sale now
FRI 4 OCT – Clayton MONASH UNI
Plus THE FAUVES
Tickets from  www.monash.edu
SAT 5 OCT – San Remo WESTERNPORT HOTEL
Plus THE FAUVES
SUN 6 OCT – Caloundra CALOUNDRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 
FRI 11 OCT – Cairns TANKS ARTS CENTRE
Plus THE FAUVES
SAT 12 OCT – Darwin DARWIN SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB
Plus THE FAUVES & DJ MANGOHIG
Tickets from moshtix.com.au
FRI 18 OCT – Adelaide THE GOV
SAT 19 OCT – Adelaide THE GOV
Plus SHONEN KNIFE and THE FAUVES
Tickets from www.thegov.com.au or www.oztix.com.au, venue or ph 1300 762 545
SUN 20 OCT – Hobart UNI BAR – doors 5.00pm
Plus SHONEN KNIFE and THE FAUVES
Tickets from oztix.com.au
THUR 24 OCT – Canberra THE BASEMENT
Plus SHONEN KNIFE and THE FAUVES
FRI 25 OCT – Kingscliff KINGSCLIFF BEACH HOTEL
Plus SHONEN KNIFE and THE FAUVES
And hometown 4ZZZ presents… 2 supersized whoppers in Brisbane:
SAT 26 OCT – Brisbane THE TIVOLI - doors 5.00pm
Plus SHONEN KNIFE, THE FAUVES, FAT, TAPE/OFF & DICKLORD
SUN 27 OCT – Brisbane THE TIVOLI - doors 3.00pm
Plus SHONEN KNIFE, SCREAMFEEDER, THE FAUVES, THE STRESS OF LEISURE & KOKO UZI
Tickets from thetivoli.com.au – special double night tickets also available.
FRI 1 NOV – Melbourne PRINCE BANDROOM
Plus SHONEN KNIFE and THE FAUVES
SAT 2 NOV – Melbourne THE CORNERSOLD OUT!!!
Plus SHONEN KNIFE and THE FAUVES
SUN 3 NOV – Werribee THE LOST LANDS 
plus also featuring a midday performance of the kids POGOGO SHOW.
MON 4 NOV – Melbourne HOWLERNEW SHOW!!!
Plus SHONEN KNIFE and DICKLORD
Tickets from h-w-l-r.com
THUR 7 NOV – Newcastle CAMBRIDGE HOTEL
Plus SHONEN KNIFE and THE FAUVES
FRI 8 NOV – Sydney THE METRO
SAT 9 NOV – Sydney THE METRO
Plus SHONEN KNIFE and THE FAUVES
Plus NERVOUS WRECKS (Saturday only)
- special double night tickets also available.
SUN 10 NOV – wollongong UNIBAR – doors 6.00pm
Plus SHONEN KNIFE and YEAR6DISCO
Tickets from www.moshtix.com.au
FRI 15 NOV – perth THE ASTOR
Plus SHONEN KNIFE and THE FAUVES
SAT 16 NOV – fremantle METROPOLIS
Plus SHONEN KNIFE and THE FAUVES
SAT 23 & SUN 24 NOV – hong kong CLOKENFLAP
More than one generation can stomach, come grab a pixel or two…
THIS TOUR IS SOLAR POWERED BY FEAT. www.feat.ltd
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REGURGITATOR (photo Benjamin Hunt – Deafen County)

Emerging from one of the eddies in the independent undercurrent of Brisbane’s 90s music scene, the past 2.5 decades have been of ceaseless re-inventive spirit, playing with form and flux, the affection of self-parody, ever ambling a rickety bridge of modus vivendi, all bagged up with an effervescent outsider enthusiasm that has never left their skin. And now… to pound the quarter century mark with a fully blown visually rehabilitated retrospective of a show straddling a holographic hyperbole of antiquated technology, trawling the analogue back through the digital.
And when it comes to those ubiquitous lists… maybe 11 ALBUMS or so if you count the live, Jingles compilation and latest kids releases; EPS surely must be 7 of these at least… and in their time maybe 16 singles, a few 7inches and 5 or so DVD releases. And MUSIC VIDEOS feels like maybe 47 or so of those… SHIRTS jeez, must have been close to 120 or so designs spread across… approximately 905 PERFORMANCES or thereabouts including maybe 25 national headline tours, 6 Big Day Out tours, so many festivals you could poke a stick at… along  with some great times playing with DEVO, Boredoms, The Prodigy, TISM, Audio Active, CIV, The Mint Chicks, Ratatat, Senyawa, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Helmet, The Melvins and more including the odd collaborative excursions into theatre, dance, live soundtracks and generally just bent on allowing an unstable ingenuity… and on that note who could forget 21 days inside a glass BUBBLE! Whatever the extent of this output means in the greater scheme of things the obvious inconsistencies have always been the open pursuit of creative probity, humour above serious intent, sustainable mentalities above any need for dominance, and about as honest unto themselves as possible – whomever that might be? All in all just playing to the ad-hoc… making it all up as it goes.
SHONEN KNIFE
Since their pure DIY beginnings in 1981, Osaka, Japan’s Shonen Knife have been building a faithful following of music enthusiasts and the alternative rock elite. Their relentless journey secured the band’s place as one of the pioneer ambassadors of Japanese rock music and culture on the international stage. In 2019 the trio charges ahead towards their 4th decade of international touring and recording with their 19th studio release “Sweet Candy Power”.The band features original members (and sisters) Naoko on Vocals and Guitar, Atsuko on Bass and Vocals and introduces their newest member, Risa, on Drums and Vocals. Naoko describes the “Sweet Candy Power” album as “This album is homage to my favorite 1960’s and 1970’s rock music. Also I put all of enjoyment, entertainment, joyful and delightful from me into songs. Inspired by my experience during tours and my daily life, I wrote lyrics with fun and a little bit of ironical viewpoint. I hope people get happy through this album.” presented through the lens of SK’s charismatically executed,  sunshine and candy filled fantasy world. Latest album “Sweet Candy Power”, stocked up with 10 brand new songs including “I Feel Dizzy”, is out NOW worldwide.
Bandcamp   www.shonenknife.net
THE FAUVES
More than one in five Australians die of heart disease, which means that one member of the Fauves can expect to expire while clutching his chest in surprised disappointment. Indifferent bystanders watch on while thwarted paramedics minister resignedly to the stricken musician, reflecting on the irony of the title of the band’s 12th album – DRIVEWAY HEART ATTACK“He’s trying to say something”, says a passer-by, crouching down and pressing a solicitous ear to the dying man’s parched lips. Most of the assembled have begun to drift away, but several ghoulish onlookers remain. “He said that he’s in the band”.

Explorers who didn’t find anything, the Fauves have ranged the Australian landscape for 31 years, searching fruitlessly for an inland sea where a weary middle-aged man might erect a deckchair and take the healing waters. They have released albums that have slipped down the backs of couches, been lost in the wash and left on the back seats of taxis. Long have journalists issued pro-forma three-star reviews before repairing to the second-hand music store to greedily hock their complimentary album, only to emerge indignant with less money than they spent on the parking meter. When the Fauves were your age, they had a record deal. They shook hands with industry executives across broad desks made from endangered rainforest timber while staring blankly from 32nd storey windows onto the insignificant lives of the rest of the world. Now, the only contracts to which they are signatories say that every year you’ve got to lose a little more dignity. Can you justify being 50 and in a rock band unless you’re touring your 1975 20-million seller to negatively geared property investors who stopped listening to new music in 1988? There it is again – 31 years. The Fauves formed in the bicentennial year of 1988, even as the tall ships were sailing into Port Phillip Bay in rude celebration of 200 years of invasion, dispossession and white supremacy. Their first EP was released on vinyl because who knew if this CD thing was ever going to take off. Decades later, their next vinyl release is a double album. In the age of streaming this is like calling JB Hi-Fi to get your cathode ray television repaired. Its songs of quiet melancholy, fake positivity and misdirected longing are carefully curated to ensure that that listeners must expend maximum effort to access their favourites. You can try to skip songs but you risk scratching the record.This is the Fauves’ wheezing marketing pitch declaiming their greatness. In the past, people preferred others. The hard rubbish was dumped on the nature strip but remains uncollected. Until the truck comes, there it lies, forgotten but not gone.
www.thefauves.com   thefauves2.bandcamp.com

DICKLORD

I would like to put in a complaint to the Manager about the vulgar band, DickLord. I heard through my church gossip group that these unruly creatures were playing at your establishment. Karen and I decided we would take a peek at their show and we were not prepared for what was unleashed upon us. Misfits, young and old singing, laughing, doing that trendy pogo dance, it was out of control! DickLord are no doubt fuelled by Lucifer himself, with that heavy, fast music and utterly distasteful lyrics. At one point, my face actually started melting, and I thought my ears were going to bleed. I am adding them on to my list of local heathens and I will be taking action to stop this anarchy in our community. Regards, Debra. dicklord.bandcamp.com

Regurgitator-2 credit Benjamin Hunt - Deafen County @usbenthem

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