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Columbus to support The Ataris on their Australian Tour

May 4, 2016

Destroy All Lines, Chugg Entertainment and Killyourstereo.com present




Having recently inked a recording deal with UNFD, Brisbane punk band Columbus have been announced to join The Ataris on their recently announced Australian tour this June.

In March, the earnest trio dropped their first single via their new home at UNFD titled ‘Replace Me’ which is the very first taste of their debut album which they have just begun recording with producer Jay Maas and due for release later this year.

Columbus have swiftly become a name to remember in Australia’s punk world since releasing their 2015 highly-acclaimed EP Home Remedy which was downloaded over 3500 times on Bandcamp alone and caught the attention of the wider music industry with single ‘Hospital’ scoring regular spins on community radio in Australia and college radio abroad. Earning a coveted spot on the main stage at the 2015 Soundwave Festival and having supported a flurry of international acts like Neck Deep, Basement, Real Friends and our very own Hands Like Houses, Columbus caught the attention of BLUNT Magazine who awarded the band with the ‘Best Newcomer’ and ‘Best EP Release’ in their 2015 Readers’ Poll.

They will be a welcome addition to the lineup as Indiana’s (USA) own The Ataris belt out fan favourites from the band’s second album “Blue Skies, Broken Hearts…Next 12 Exits” and the 2003 LP “So Long Astoria”.

“Blue Skies, Broken Hearts…Next 12 Exits” proved to be the breakout album for The Ataris in 1999. It was the album that started to gain the band widespread acclaim and introduced scores of new fans to the detailed imagery, melodic hooks and heartfelt storytelling in their songs. Spawning fan favourites in “San Dimas”, “1/15/96” and “Your Boyfriend Sucks”, “Blue Skies, Broken Hearts…Next 12 Exits” remains to this day a solid introduction to the band’s songwriting and nonstop D.I.Y. touring spirit.

Released in 2003, “So Long Astoria” is the fourth full-length album from The Ataris which earned them their first gold record. Produced by Lou Giordano (Paul Westerberg, Bob Mould, Samiam), it entered at number 24 on the Billboard 200 and further expanded on the vivid narratives and brutally honest storytelling the band has become known for.

“So Long, Astoria” is credited for introducing the band to a larger mainstream audience and spawned several successful singles including “In This Diary” and “The Saddest Song”. The album was described by SputnikMusic.com as their “catchiest and most personal record” yet and PunkNews.org called it “a landmark in their career”.

Tickets on sale now from http://tickets.destroyalllines.com

Friday, June 3: The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD (18+)
Sunday, June 5: The Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW (18+)
Tuesday, June 7: 170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC (18+)
Thursday, June 9: Fowlers Live, Adelaide, SA (Lic/AA)
Sunday, June 12: Amplifier Bar, Perth, WA (18+)

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