Setting fire to your world, garage-punk balltearers Bleeding Knees Club have premiered the film clip for 'Burning Crosses' off their new album Fade The Hammer, out now via Inertia Music. A badass skate rampage that takes no prisoners and destroys a deck of decks, the video is the perfect encapsulation of a headbanger The Saturday Paper called "The standout track of Fade The Hammer - it barrels along furiously, propelled by Wall's indignant lyrics".
The band kick off their 16-date national album launch tour in Newcastle this weekend, and continue into late December with support on all shows from Sydney garage-psych crackerjacks Crocodylus. The run of gigs includes All Ages shows in Brisbane, Camden and Melbourne.
In the lead-up to the album's release, Bleeding Knees Club undertook a breakneck European tour that saw them play 13 shows in 16 days across Spain, France, Germany, The Netherlands, England and Scotland. Kicking off at Madrid's GetMAD! Festival alongside Amyl & The Sniffers, No Age, Shannon & The Clams and others, El Quinto Beatle hailed Bleeding Knees Club's performance as a "carefree and youthful punk hurricane", noting "the image of singer (Alex) vomiting in the middle of the stage is probably one of the most punk of the whole festival".
'Fade The Hammer' brings the heat across eleven songs of pummelling garage-rock, nervy punk and candy-coated shoegaze that Better Than Nothing frothed is "as purely fun as an album can be", while The Guardian vibed single 'No Strings' as "the perfect trade-off between craft and attitude ... there's no denying the energy, the craftsmanship, the hooks". Working with producer Lachlan Mitchell (The Vines, The Jezabels), the album builds on BKC's trademark bratty punk with a bigger sound and bolder ideas, with themusic.com.au declaring it "Hits the reset button with a fresh line-up and a fresh take on what the original pairing did best – making noise about the things that excite and irk them."
Check out the dates, venues and new video below!
NEWCASTLE | Sun 25th November | The Cambridge with Fritz + Mini Skirt + more TICKETS
FREMANTLE | Fri 30th November | The Newport with Teen Angst TICKETS
PERTH | Sat 1st December | Amplifier Capitol with Teen Angst TICKETS
BUNBURY | Sun 2nd December | Prince Of Wales with Teen Angst TICKETS
WOLLONGONG | Thurs 6th December | Rad Bar with Good Pash TICKETS
CANBERRA | Fri 7th December | Molo Live @ ANU with Reality Instructors TICKETS
BRISBANE | Sat 8th December | Crowbar with Concrete Lawn (18+ Evening) TICKETS
BRISBANE | Sun 9th December | The Milk Factory with Concrete Lawn (All Ages - Afternoon) TICKETS
GOLD COAST | Sun 9th December | Shark Bar with Being Jane Lane and Concrete Lawn (18+ Evening) TICKETS
ADELAIDE | Fri 14th December | Cats at Rocket Bar with Hey Harriett TICKETS
SYDNEY | Sat 15th December | The Lansdowne with Concrete Lawn TICKETS
CAMDEN | Sun 16th December | Upstairs at Fred's with Concrete Lawn and Beck Baker (All Ages - Afternoon) FREE ENTRY
BALLARAT | Thurs 20th December | Karova Lounge with Concrete Lawn TICKETS
MELBOURNE | Fri 21st December | Oh Jean Records with Concrete Lawn (All Ages - Afternoon) TICKETS
MELBOURNE | Fri 21st December | The Tote with Concrete Lawn (18+ Evening)TICKETS
HOBART | Sat 22nd December | The Brisbane with Squid Fishing TICKETS
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