The Grogans are heading out on a mammoth tour of Australia and New Zealand subsequent yr.
The storage rock outfit are hitting the highway between February and April, taking in exhibits in all places from Mt Maunganui to Margaret River.
The tour is in assist of the trio’s third studio album, Which Manner Is Out, which was launched in October to robust evaluations. “Psychedelic, seductive and dripping with soul,” Beat declared on the time, and it’s a fairly apt summation.
The Grogans make the type of hazy storage rock that’s meant to be skilled stay and up shut. Which Manner Is Out delicately strikes a steadiness between laidback psychedelia and cruising rock; some songs are perfect for a large pageant crowd singalong, others for listening to amiably over a number of cans in a mate’s yard.
Alongside at this time’s tour announcement (see full dates beneath), The Grogans launched a vibrant claymation vclip for album standout ‘Le Fangz’ (watch beneath).
And in case you’re questioning what the hell that tune title means, we obtained the band to elucidate that and extra in a observe by observe breakdown of their wonderful new album, which you’ll learn beneath.
The Grogans’ Which Way Is Out is out now through Cousin Will Data.
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The Grogans 2023 Australia and New Zealand Tour
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Friday, February tenth
Ninch Fest, Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Saturday, February 18th
Temple Periods Competition, Yeppoon, QLD
Thursday, February twenty third
Meow, Wellington, NZ
Friday, February twenty fourth
OneFest, Dunedin, NZ
Saturday, February twenty fifth
Yonder, Queenstown, NZ
Thursday, March 2nd
The Mothership, Auckland, NZ
Friday, March third
The Yard, Raglan, NZ
Saturday, March 4th
Beast Of A Feast Competition, Mt Maunganui, NZ
Friday, March tenth
Lion Arts Manufacturing facility, Adelaide, SA
Saturday, March eleventh
Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, SA
Sunday, March twelfth (U18 Matinee)
Y HQ, Perth, WA
Sunday, March twelfth
Badlands Bar, Perth, WA
Thursday, March sixteenth
The Northern, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday, March seventeenth
Mo’s Desert Clubhouse, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday, March 18th (U18 Matinee)
O’Skulligans, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday, March 18th
Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday, March nineteenth
Eleven Dive Bar, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Thursday, March twenty third
Dicey Riley’s, Wollongong, NSW
Friday, March twenty fourth
Crowbar, Sydney, NSW
Saturday, March twenty fifth
The Cambridge Lodge, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday, March twenty sixth
UC Hub, Canberra, ACT
Friday, March thirty first
The Royal Oak, Launceston, TAS
Saturday, April 1st
Altar Bar, Hobart, TAS
Thursday, April sixth
Torquay Lodge, Torquay, VIC
Friday, April 14th
The Croxton, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday, April twenty second (U18 Matinee)
The Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC
‘Bugs’ is an trustworthy observe that speaks concerning the friendship between us three and others near us. By way of all of the issues we’ve completed collectively, all of the excursions, exhibits, good days and the arduous ones, we appear to stay collectively.
The lyrics are fairly trustworthy too: “Scream n’ yell and shout, we beat one another up, scream n’ yell and shout I hope this time is rarely up” is as true because it comes as a result of regardless of how outdated we get, we by no means lose that younger juvenile friendship of play combating and pickling on one another (in the easiest way doable). We spend a number of time collectively and ensuring we’ve one another’s backs is vital.
‘Inside My Thoughts’
‘Inside My Thoughts’ is a observe that has been round for years. I consider it was written someday between 2016-2017. This tune is predicated on that anxious feeling you would possibly get from making up irrational issues in your head however understanding they’re simply pretend perceptions you’ve created.
The entire tune (lyrically and sonically) is a unique really feel for this album following the final two singles, however our albums are likely to usually dip into a number of completely different genres, reflecting our completely different influences.
‘Blurred Imaginative and prescient’
‘We had ‘Blurred Imaginative and prescient’ as a tune for some time but it surely wasn’t till we recorded that we added vocals, so we targeted the power of this tune on the music and the facility somewhat than the story.
We needed a reverb-drenched aggression that nearly made you’re feeling dizzy if you listened to it. I feel that’s the place the lyric ‘’Blurred imaginative and prescient’’ type of eventuated. We all the time attempt to create albums with range and we thought ‘Blurred Imaginative and prescient’ was the kick within the guts that was wanted.
‘Be Your Man’
We needed to write down one thing heavier as we actually get pleasure from that facet of our stay present. We needed it to be in your face however nonetheless inside our nature. It’s a tune about desirous to show your self to a associate and desirous to step as much as the desk, but it surely’s nonetheless in its easy method a traditional love observe all wrapped up in a punk-ish wrapping. Dig ya enamel in and take what you’ll from it.
‘Le Fangz’ tries to mellow you out and inform a narrative of an imaginary creature, ‘le fang’, by means of a extra lo-fi gritty ballad. This tune really accrued from this terrible portray Quin did of those daisy-looking vampire critters throughout lockdown. We have been having a number of beers on the grass simply portray on large bits of plywood. After Quin had completed he wrote ‘le fangs’ on it because the title which ended up in our studio till it in the future grew to become the primary character in a tune.
‘Who Is aware of’
Throughout the writing of this album, there have been a number of issues on my thoughts concerning the issues that made up the life we all know at this time. It was overwhelming and intense to consider what number of issues are utterly backward. I saved making an attempt to unpack it so I simply wrote some lyrics down to assist course of all of it.
Musically we needed to indicate one other side of The Grogans to show to ourselves that we are able to do different types and feels. This observe will be interpreted with deep thought or a floor stage head house. That’s all we actually need, so that you can hear The Grogans the way you need to hear it.
‘Simply A Child’
‘Simply A Child’ displays upon the unusual feeling of shifting from our adolescence right into a younger grownup whereas nonetheless feeling barely caught in between. We’ve been mates for a very long time which makes this tune much more related to the band.
I felt it was mandatory within the tune to frivolously contact upon the truth that this era of life isn’t all the time tremendous simple. The truth is, it generally feels such as you simply have to hold your head down and energy on by means of the bullshit and that’s okay, it’s regular. As an entire, the tune remains to be written to really feel like an energised and up-front surf rock observe however with a tinge of a brand new age Grogans flare.
Quin: I discover it fascinating how rapidly life is altering for the time being and I couldn’t actually articulate it in a ‘severe’ tune. Being a child is so sick however you don’t totally realise that till you’re older. I suppose that’s what this tune is all about. I’m making an attempt to essentially embrace this confusion in between the modifications and grasp the thought of getting older”
‘No Thanks (I’m Going Browsing)’
‘No Thanks (I’m Going Browsing)’ is a really light-hearted sort of observe that was written between lockdowns final yr. I feel the lyrics are about politely placing your wants above what generally will be anticipated of you in a selected state of affairs, whether or not or not it’s by a associate or a buddy.
It’s about going to do your personal factor as a substitute of doing one thing you don’t essentially need to do – on this case going for a surf.
We’re all very fortunate for the relationships we’ve with the folks round us and are so grateful for the time we spend with them, however generally it’s essential to prioritise the significance of doing your personal factor and being with your personal ideas. The ocean actually offers us that escape.
‘Take It Or Depart It’
This observe is sweet and susceptible, utterly stay and uncooked. We recorded this tremendous, tremendous late one evening down in Ocean Grove after a few purple wines and some beers. It looks as if a tragic tune and for essentially the most half, it feels that means, however we needed it to be extra of a tune of honesty.
It represents that feeling if you’re in mattress and may’t sleep and your thoughts is racing by means of all of the bullshit. “Take it or depart it, generally it will get tougher to breathe in” mainly means take it daily.
This can be a healthful observe and we hope that comes throughout to everybody that means. The entire tune is a dialog between Angus and Quin which was a brand new idea for us, however heaps of enjoyable. We really feel fortunate to have such lovely family and friends round us and we all the time need to assist that community.
A tune about taking care of one another, accepting that it’s okay to really feel down however all the time figuring out considered one of us has the opposite’s again.
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