Handsome Tours are proud to announce the debut Australian headline shows of Philadelphia DIY punks SHEER MAG, featuring a headline performance at Melbourne's hallowed Tote Hotel on Sunday December 11.
The five piece will be touching all coasts this December, with performances in Sydney, Wollongong, Melbourne, Brisbane and Toowoomba, on top of announced appearances at Fairgrounds Festival (NSW), Meredith Music Festival (VIC) and Disconnect (WA).
Sheer Mag are the kind of band whose name you scrawl into a wooden school desk, with lightning bolts on either side. They’re the kind of band that make you want to tear the sleeves off your denim jacket, smash your beer bottle against a wall, and launch your sweaty torso into a crowded pit of bodies, thrashing about in ecstatic celebration.
Inspired by dirty punk rock and your dad’s entire collection of LPs, the Philadelphia power rock outfit are one of the most electrifying, turn-it-up-to-11 and yell “fuck you” to the man bands playing rock and roll at the moment and they’ve just announced a Melbourne show. Just for you.
Following the release of their debut EP last year, it’ll be the band’s first ever voyage to Australia, bringing their rough as guts, AM radio production, that makes them sound like they’ve been beamed in directly from the ’70s, like an early, bastardised punk version of Thin Lizzy.
The mythos of Sheer Mag begins like so many other celebrated rock n roll bands of yore: with two brothers. Following in the tradition of The Bee Gees, Oasis and The Allman Brothers, the brothers Seely conspired to create a rock band to end all rock bands. The sheer magnitude of the endeavor required the recruitment of a daring drummer, a fearless lyricist and diva who could party good AND write the rent check.
With the combo now solidly assembled and touring globally, look forward to guitar solos that rip off into outer space, bass lines punch you in the solar plexus, drum beats that melt the wax in your ears, and above it all frontwoman Christina Halladay’s titanium pipes, all pulling together to create a sound that was designed to blow the speakers in your car.
Prep your earholes for the live sonic assault on Sunday December 11 at The Tote, following a blowout slot at Fairgrounds Festival and the famed Meredith Music Festival. Sheer Mag will be joined by soulful rock'n'rollers, Melbourne locals TYRANNAMEN (feat. members of Twerps and Whipper). Opening things will be MISS DESTINY, conjuring horror/glam crime tales in a storm of blonde rock.
2016 Australian Tour
Tickets on sale now via handsometours.com
Sat 3 Dec - Fairgrounds, Berry (NSW)
Sat 3 Dec - Rad Bar, Wollongong
Sun 4 Dec - Disconnect Festival (WA)
Thurs 8 Dec - Brightside, Brisbane
Fri 9 Dec - Spotted Cow, Toowoomba
Sat 10 Dec - Meredith Music Festival, Meredith (VIC)
Sun 11 Dec - The Tote, Melbourne