Ahead of their upcoming Australian headline tour The Growlers release their gloriously twisted new single Social Man. The band return to our golden coast once again this Summer for what will be their biggest ever run of Australian and New Zealand shows. The fourteen-date tour which celebrates the release of the bands 6th studio album Natural Affair (Out Now via the bands very own Beach Goth Records and Tapes) is destined to be a travelling circus of mayhem and madness all the way down the East Coast stopping in most big centres and surf breaks across QLD, NSW and VIC including what will be an unmissable night at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney.
Social Man critiques the artifice of social media ("Social man / you must remember / how to disconnect") with a slinky beat and a synthetic, G-funk soundscape. "I've avoided social media all my life," says Nielsen, who – despite his massive popularity on Instagram – doesn't have any personal social media accounts. "It doesn't look attractive, it doesn't make people happy, but they're in some weird purgatory where they're just stuck in their phones all the time."
Together, singer Brooks Nielsen, music director/guitarist Matt Taylor and team infuse the new material with a sense of history – arguably delivering The Growlers' most mature, thoughtful, and truly human release yet – making their latest LP Natural Affair an album for our time, and one for the ages.
Between records the band have toured the globe constantly, raising their status as icons of the Los Angeles underground with their epic and riotous live performances capable of drawing arena-sized crowds for their hometown shows. They have just wrapped another very successful year of their annual festival Beach Goth (now in its eighth year) which sold out three nights and over 12,000 tickets at LA's iconic The Hollywood Palladium. The event was superbly captured via Monster Children who declared "The Growlers' annual insanity did not disappoint." The band has just announced another lap of the globe for 2020 with some 43 dates across the UK, EU and US with more still yet to be announced. First stop on the Natural Affair tour is Australia this January where it is clear that we can't get enough of The Growlers.
THE GROWLERS 'NATURAL AFFAIR'
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND TOUR
w/ special guests to be announced
Tickets on sale now via www./lovepolice.com.au/the-growlers-2020/
Saturday 4 January - Kingscliff Beach Hotel, Kingscliff NSW
Sunday 5 January - CBD Live Southport, Gold Coast QLD
Monday 6 January - The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD
Wednesday 8 January - Sawtell RSL, Sawtell NSW
Thursday 9 January - 48 Watt St, Newcastle NSW
Friday 10 January - Wollongong Uni, Wollongong NSW
Saturday 11 January - Park House, Mona Vale NSW
Sunday 12 January - Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW
Tuesday 14 January - Westernport Hotel, San Remo VIC
Wednesday 15 January - Pier Bandroom, Frankston VIC
Thursday 16 January - The Croxton, Melbourne VIC
Friday 17 January - Torquay Hotel, Torquay VIC
Sunday 19 January - Powerstation - Auckland, NZ
Monday 20 January - Powerstation (AA) - Auckland, NZ