Muncie Girls (UK), Ben David, The Lazy Susans + Underachiever // Newcastle
The Hamilton Station Hotel
2-6 Beaumont Street, Newcastle, NSW, 2296
Planet Neptune & Lost Boy Records Presents:
Muncie Girls (UK)
Ben David (The Hard Aches)
The Lazy Susans
The Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle
Muncie Girls have announced their much anticipated return to Australia in February 2019, following the recent release of their critically-acclaimed second album “Fixed Ideals” via Lost Boy Records locally and Specialist Subject in the UK & Europe. The British trio were last in Australia in June 2017 supporting The Hard Aches on a national run of shows, and recently returned the favour by taking the band on their UK/EU album tour.
Continuing their friendship, Muncie Girls are excited to announce that The Hard Aches frontman Ben David will head around Australia with them, as well as being joined by rising local stars The Lazy Susans. The tour will see them explore almost all corners of the country, starting in Adelaide before winding their way around the south and east coasts, hitting capital cities and regional towns along the way.
“Fixed Ideals” covers topics of anxiety and mental health, the effects of too much alcohol wasting potential, having a desire to learn and be educated, as well as focusing on personal relationships and the importance of friendship and family. And what we feel when those relationships let us down. The album was produced by Muncie Girls’ longterm collaborator Lewis Johns (Funeral For A Friend, Rolo Tomassi, Gnarwolves) at The Ranch and mastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge (Morrissey, Coldplay, Haim).
Muncie Girls’ line-up is formed by vocalist/bassist Lande Hekt, guitarist Dean McMullen and drummer Luke Ellis, with the three growing up in Exeter playing local DIY shows to their friends. Since the release of their debut album, they’ve toured the UK & Europe extensively and they’ve performed in Australia and Japan, as well as appearing at world-renowned festivals such as SXSW, Glastonbury and Reading & Leeds. They’ve received accolades from the likes of Stereogum, The AV Club, Kerrang!, DIY Magazine, Upset, DORK and plays on BBC Radio 1.