The Bennies Have A New Full-Length (And National Tour!) On The Way
After a year packed with sold out shows, chart-smashing singles, and more than their fair share of festival takeovers, The Bennies have pretty much become a household name. The cone crushing Melbournites made a particularly massive splash towards the end of last year, their sweat-brewing banger “Party Machine” giving us the first explosive taste of their then-unannounced third LP. Today, the four-piece finally lifted the veil on Wisdom Machine, an 11-track journey into the mind of The Bennies, studded with politically and personally-charged punk tunes amidst an expected firestorm of party anthems.
Following on from 2013’s genre-bending Rainbows In Space, album #3 will see The Bennies tackle new ground with a seven-minute epic in “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”, and a Sabbath-esque governmental grinder in “Corruption”. The record will also feature a handful of collaborations, with Frenzal Rhomb vocalist Jason Whalley lending his pipes to “Maybe We Could Get High”, and Morning Glory mic-slinger Ezra Kike throwing down on “Turning Around”. Wisdom Machine was recorded at Holes And Corners in South Melbourne with producer Sam Johnson, and will be released on March 25th through Poison City.
Not ones to drop a bombshell without also throwing some grenades, The Bennies have announced a full-scale national tour to coincide with the LP’s release. Hitting everywhere from Launceston to Maroochydore, the boys will leave their mark (and a considerable amount of blunt ash) on 11-cities in March and April, alongside Californian “genius-core” quartet Off With Their Heads and Adelaide ska-punks Hightime.
Tickets on sale now via the links below!
Wisdom Machine is out March 25 through Poison City
Pre-orders will be available from Jan 28 via poisoncityestore.com
The Bennies / Off With Their Heads / Hightime
Sunday March 27th – Club 54, Launceston (18+)
Monday March 28th – Brisbane Hotel, Hobart (18+)
Thursday March 31st – Uni Bar, Adelaide (AA)
Friday April 1st – Corner Hotel, Melbourne (18+)
Saturday April 2nd – Amplifier, Perth (18+)
Sunday April 3rd – Prince of Wales, Bunbury (18+)
Wedday April 6th – Transit Bar, Canberra (18+)
Thursday April 7th – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle (18+)
Friday April 8th – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (18+)
Saturday April 9th – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane (18+)
Sunday April 10th – Sol Bar, Maroochydore (18+)