Columbus Drop Double-Featured New Single Ahead Of First International Tour
We’re pretty fucking proud of our mates in Columbus – from the BLUNT Readers’ Choice Awards to the international mainstage, the spotlight-ruling Brisbane emo punks / official representatives of the Dad Rock Revival movement have made it pretty damn far in a short twelve months.
After just having wrapped up a giant eight-date tour of Australia, the trio are set to kick off their first international run tomorrow night, opening for ROAM and Like Pacific in the UK. Ahead of the tour, they’ve dropped a new version of their easycore crusher “Say What You Want”.
The cut originally made its first appearance on Columbus’ debut album, Spring Forever (which dropped back in August on UNFD), but where that version only saw frontman Alex Moses melt our minds and steal our hearts, the new spin features ROAM vocalist Alex Costello and Like Pacific vocalist Jordan Black.
“I can’t wait to get these boys over and playing in the UK,” says Costello. “They are a great band with fantastic songs. We actually just met them for the first time out on the With Confidence tour – they came down to hang out, which was nice. It was a lot of fun singing on their track “Say What You Want”, and we can’t wait for everyone to hear this version.”
“It’s a pretty cool idea,” Black agrees. “I love doing guest spots on songs, it’s always fun. Plus having all of the vocalists on this upcoming tour is great too. I’m excited to try it with the boys live.”
For those of us Down Under desperate for another round of hair-flicks and punk jumps, Columbus were recently announced as the direct support for Trophy Eyes‘ headline tour in February, hitting Newcastle, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide in Melbourne with Sydney pop-punks Our Past Days and Melbourne shredders From Oslo by their sides.
Spin the new version of “Say What You Want” below!
Trophy Eyes / Columbus / Our Past Days / From Oslo
Thursday February 2nd – The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Friday February 3rd – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Saturday February 4th – The Brightside, Brisbane
Friday February 17th – Fowlers Live, Adelaide
Saturday February 18th – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne