Retrotech Tour 2012 – Regurgitator Play Unit and Tu Plang Announce More Shows
As well as the initial Melbourne and Sydney shows selling out and adding second nights now Sydney has sold out as well. Given it is just short of two months away and being a public holiday The HiFi have proposed a second Sydney show for Monday 1 October and so without ado announced and on sale today.
Also along with the Indonesian band SENYAWA we are excited to announce a further guest… from China HEDGEHOG*.
China’s dynamic indie powerpop spirit is burning red in the Beijing music scene leading HEDGEHOG. Atom, Zo and Fun choose whatever they want all the time. Emerging during the miracle years in 2004/5 they release their sixth album Sun Fun Gun out here through MGM in September. Having dominated most of China’s music festivals, toured the US, they now tour Australia with Regurgitator in 2012. (*not appearing in Hobart)
Plus to round out the night we are bringing along Brisbane DJ TOOTHY THE SWEDE… all except for Adelaide and Perth where we will have the BOTTLEROCKETS DJ.
In an era beset by an abcess of competition, an influenza of celebrity, a continental flux of technology… and the gasping breath of Regurgitator’s nineteenth year as the twilight of its teen years bears down on the double decades. Without looking back for the sake of cutting back… they take a knife to the face of nostalgia and sculpt it a new nose with the highly unexpected – playing TU PLANG and UNIT back to back.
The thought has wafted around about this concept for a few smelly years now after outside forces prompted the idea with Quan. Discussed but never decided upon like all things regurgitated… just as it looked like a decision was ripe the Falls Festival off the still sweaty back of Public Enemy playing Fear of a Black Planet proposed that the guys do a similar thing with Unit at the end of 2011. After debating the merits of this a decision kind of made itself to tackle the idea in that format. The response was much better than anticipated and in the process the album found itself lodged in the upper branches of the Triple J Top 100 album thing. The third performance at Southbound in Busselton was particularly good, with Hugh delivering, as one overly excited punter described it, an incredible “feels like my head is trapped inside the stereo” live mix… whatever his craze it left everyone with a positive frame of mind about doing an eventual tour albeit when another decision could be reached that is. So after further speculative discussion… and with Tu Plang twisted in arm the time for a retrotech makeover of these seminal albums is now upon us.
Along for the glide will also be Indonesian two-piece phenomenon SENYAWA… having performed at Melbourne Jazz festival, MoNA FoMA and Adelaide Festivals, Rully and Wukir return with their homemade bamboo instrument and perform “their traditional Javanese heritage filtered through a framework of contemporary experimental music practices” as special invited guests of Regurgitator.
Continually unaware of guidebooks or the like… its just funtimes traffic as usual.
Tickets on sale for all shows NOW…
REGURGITATOR play UNIT & TU PLANG
RETROTECH 2012 tour
plus special guests from Indonesia SENYAWA
and from China HEDGEHOG (not appearing in Hobart)
along with DJ Toothy the Swede
(except BottleRockets DJ Adel & Perth)
WED 26 SEPT – Byron Bay GREAT NORTHERN
Oztix ph 1300 763 545 oztix outlets and regurgitator.oztix.com.au
THUR 27 SEPT – Brisbane THE HIFI - second show onsale now!!!
FRI 28 SEPT – Brisbane THE HIFI - SOLD OUT!!
Tickets from www.thehifi.com.au or 1300THEHIFI, Butterbeats, Uni Co-op Bookshop Sunshine Coast
SAT 29 SEPT – Sydney THE HIFI - SOLD OUT!!
MON 1 OCT – Sydney THE HIFI - onsale now!
Tickets from www.thehifi.com.au or 1300THEHIFI, Red Eye Records, Utopia Records, Mall Music – Brookvale, Coogee Bay Hotel, The Recordstore – Darlinghurst, Sandy’s Music – Dee Why, Westsyde Connection – Dullwich Hill, Resist Records – Newtown
SUN 30 SEPT – Newcastle CAMBRIDGE HOTEL
THUR 4 OCT – Canberra UNI OF CANBERRA ZIERHOLZ
FRI 5 OCT – Wollongong UNIBAR
SAT 6 OCT – Adelaide THE GOV - selling fast!!!
SUN 7 OCT – Perth THE ASTOR - selling fast!!!
THUR 11 OCT – Melbourne THE HIFI - second show onsale now!!!
FRI 12 OCT – Melbourne THE HIFI - SOLD OUT!!
Tickets from www.thehifi.com.au or 1300THEHIFI, Polyester Records – CBD & Fitzroy, Sight n Sound – Northcote & Boronia
SAT 13 OCT – Hobart BRISBANE HOTEL - selling fast!!!
SUN 14 OCT - Hobart BRISBANE HOTEL
Regurgitator also performing:
SAT 18 AUG – THE NORTH WEST FESTIVAL, Port Headland, WA
SAT 1 SEPT – RED DEER FESTIVAL, Mt Samson, Qld - SOLD OUT!!
For more info go to: www.regurgitator.net