Hot on the heels of a huge show back in March that saw them blow the doors off the Cambridge, legendary outfit The Beasts are coming back to do it all again.
That’s right, rock lovers! This no-fooling supergroup featuring Tex Perkins, Kim Salmon, Charlie Owen, Boris Sujdovic and Tony Pola – all former members of the iconic Beasts Of Bourbon – will be bringing their monstrous, brooding brand of rock back to the Cambo this December.
While they brought the legendary Johnnys to Newcastle last time, the December show will see Australia’s first lady of rock and roll Adalita open proceedings.
After the devastating loss of their fellow footsoldiers and Australian musical icons Brian Hooper and Spencer P Jones in 2018, Tex Perkins and compadres Kim Salmon, Tony Pola, Boris Sujdovic and Charlie Owen resolved to continue carrying the torch of the unstoppable life force that is the Beasts of Bourbon.
Gathering all remaining members past and present to record a set of jams and covers that became the new album Still Here, and here was proof that there was life in the old dogs yet.
It couldn’t be The Beasts of Bourbon though, with Spencer sadly only making it on to one track before his passing, so with respect to their fallen comrades, a new but comfortingly familiar entity, The Beasts, rose from the ashes.
Adding a new layer of primordial discordant ooze to the outrageous mythology surrounding them (as much of their own making as that of their ardent fans); TheBeasts’ Still Here, featuring gems such as Tex’s On My Back and Just Let Go and Spencer’s prophetic At The Hospital along with the likes of Kim’s Pearls Before Swine and Boris’ Don’t Pull Me Over – sees them roaring back to life.
Catch The Beasts when they play at the Cambridge Hotel on Thursday 5 December. Get your tickers here.