Bench Press Not The Past, Can't Be The Future Album Tour

Bench Press Not The Past, Can't Be The Future Album Tour

Melbourne post-punks Bench Press will release their new album Not The Past, Can't Be The Future on June 28 via Poison City Records. Soon after, the band will take the album out on tour around Australia and New Zealand in July / August.

On their second full-length, Bench Press have refined their sound by maintaining some the frantic aggression of their self-titled debut, but have also brought a tighter approach to both melodicism and structure. Almost every song clocks in at under three minutes as a testament to their 'don't bore us, get to the chorus' philosophy. Bench Press project the wirey minimalism of early Talking Heads and Devo through a lens of heavier late-80s contemporary post-punk in a distinct shade of Melbourne garage. What was once easily categorised as post-punk can just as accurately be described as 'really, really loud pop music' and it's really, really good.

The second taste of Not The Past, Can't Be The Future comes via "Old. Self. Doubt", which perfectly exemplifies the Bench Press ethos - it's short, sharp, clean and loud.

Thursday July 11th
Transit Bar, Canberra

Friday July 12th
The Chippo, Sydney

Saturday July 13th
Dicey Riley's, Wollongong

Sunday July 14th
Tanswells, Beechworth

Friday July 19th
The Metro, Adelaide

Saturday July 20th
The Dart and Marlin, Warrnambool

Friday July 26th
The Bearded Lady, Brisbane

Saturday July 27th
Vinnie's Dive Bar, Gold Coast

Friday August 2nd
San Francisco Boathouse, Wellington (NZ)

Saturday August 3rd
Whammy Bar, Auckland (NZ)

Friday August 9th
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne