ANNOUNCE NEW EP, AND MASSIVE NATIONAL TOUR
+ ENLIST THE HELP OF SWEATER CURSE, PINK MATTER, GILL BATES, ELIZA AND THE DELUSIONALS, ELKO FIELDS, NEIGHBOUR + MORE IN VIDEO FOR "GLUE"
"Glue" is available digitally now, or via Domestic La La’s 7" vinyl club in April.
‘Social Slump’ EP will be available on April 13.
After opening Falls Festival for triple j unearthed and touring the country off the back of their single "Neighbourhood" - including Mountain Goat Valley Crawl, and Melbourne Music Week - Brisbane’s trio of boyish blokes BUGS have returned with new single "Glue", and the announcement of their second EP "Social Slump" Due on April 13th.
Also announcing a national EP tour for May and June that takes BUGS to almost every corner of the country, new single "Glue" explores the fearful feeling that everything around you is constantly moving forward and changing while you are stuck in the same place, head space or behaviours.
The video enlists the help a bunch of local Brisbane bands – including Sweater Curse, Eliza and The Delusionals, Neighbour, and Gill Bates - to take the mic and rock out.
"Glue" is available digitally now, as well as will be available exclusively on vinyl through Domestic La La’s 7" singles club.
"Flicking through Facebook photos of people you went to school with having kids & buying homes whilst your living pay to pay off a retail wage sipping $7 Sauv Blanc from the bottle is fun, but toxic. Everyone is running their own race at their own pace, just remember that. No need for judgement in comparison to others, and certainly no need for self-deprecation. Commitment isn’t for everyone!" – Connor Brooker
BUGS ‘ SOCIAL SLUMP’ EP TOUR
Sunday 8th April – Bloom Festival – Brisbane, QLD
Friday 11th May - The Lennox Hotel - Lennox Head, NSW
Friday 18th May – Cats @ Rocket Bar - Adelaide, SA
Saturday 19th May - The Gasometer Upstairs - Melbourne, VIC
Friday 25th May - Spotted Cow - Toowoomba, QLD
Sunday 27th May - Miami Shark Bar - Gold Coast, QLD
Thursday 31st May – Strawberry Boogie @ Uni Bar - Wollongong, NSW
Friday 1st June - Waywards – Sydney, NSW
Friday 8th June - Sol Bar, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Saturday 9th June - Black Bear Lodge - Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 14th June - Prince Of Wales Hotel, Bunbury, WA
Friday 15th June - Amplifier, Perth, WA
Saturday 16th June - The Odd Fellow, Fremantle, WA
Friday 29th June - Saloon Bar, Launceston, TAS
Saturday 30th June - Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS
Tickets from bugs.oztix.com.au
Coming to life in 2014, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Connor Brooker founded BUGS as a bedroom recording project. Soon after, a community of fans grew and Connor found himself selling out small local shows and eventually getting offers to support the likes of PUP (Canada), Modern Baseball (US) and Twin Peaks (US); not to mention locals Hockey Dad, Good Boy, Bleeding Knees Club and Spiderbait.
Joined by Brock Weston (Drums) and Jordan Brunoli (Bass) in 2015, the band went from strength to strength gaining industry support along the way with their energetic live show and emotionally raw lyrical content.
BUGS are fun, rambunctious, and charismatic – they’re your friends with a carton and an eski next door – writing relatable tunes that you can sing along to, but with a depth below the surface.