Touring Australia for the first time since the brutal Failed States album was released in 2012, Propagandhi bring their celebrated and feared combination of punk rock and melodic hardcore to the Cambridge Hotel this Saturday night (June 7).
The Canadian punk band known for the brutal live shows formed in 1986 and have been refining their music and performance ever since.
The band released 4 records on the American label Fat Wreck Chords until 2005 when its relationship with the label began to sour. The addition of “Beaver” Guillas in 2006, whose previous posts included masterminding the legendary, meditative, experimental instrumental trio, Giant Sons, who Hannah described as “the best band in Winnipeg since I Spy called it a day” refined the bands sound with more of a technical heavy metal-influenced vibe.
The band’s Vocalist and guitarist, Jesus H. Chris said;
“Our goal is always to create a no-holds-barred, forward-thinking, tip-of-the-hat to the giants — Voivod, Rush, NoMeansNo, SNFU, Sacrifice, Razor, Guilt Parade – that have gone before us,”
“We are in their debt and take the mission seriously. Even when we’re singing about liking Kurt Russell as Captain Ron, we take the mission seriously. Failed States is our most formidable – and to me personally, our most surprising — attempt at conjuring the numinous from the quotidian. Yes, I had to look those words up.”
Propagandhi play the Cambridge Hotel this Saturday night (June 7). For tickets and more information visit the Cambridge Hotel’s website.