Melbourne legends The Stiffys have announced shows in Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Sydney, Newcastle and Melbourne, as well as a forthcoming EP titled ART ROCK ONE. The art rock duo have had a massive year having released killer singles such as 'Kissy Kissy' and 'Kick Another Flip' They have also toured extensively with the likes of The Beards.
Their video for 'Kissy Kissy' saw them father immense support from Rage and Channel V. Their upcoming EP will feature the previous singles as well as three brand new tracks, with one expected to drop in August. The EP is set to be unleashed this September.
In a statement, which happens to be in all capitals (The Stiffys love them some capitals if you've ever checked out their socials), guitarist Jason Leigh says:
WE'VE DECIDED TO SPLIT OUR ART ROCK RECORD OVER TWO EP'S BECAUSE HONESTLY WE ARE SO FAR AHEAD OF THE CURVE RIGHT NOW WE JUST NEED TO GIVE EVERYBODY SOME TIME TO CATCH UP ALSO RECORDING TIME IS
PRETTY EXPENSIVE FOR AN INDEPENDENT BAND.
WE CAN'T SAY TOO MUCH ABOUT ART ROCK ONE UNTIL IT COMES OUT BUT WE CAN SAY THAT IT CONTAINS OUR MOST BOLD WORK YET IN THE FORM OF A SONG CALLED SPACE BLOG WHICH IS BASICALLY ABOUT WRITING BLOGS IN SPACE.
Drummer Adam Stagg also talks about their upcoming tour and EP:
WE'RE SO EXCITED TO GO ON TOUR AGAIN BECAUSE WHEN YOU ARE A TOURING ROCK AND ROLL BAND PEOPLE GIVE YOU FREE DRINKS AND INTERSTATE PEOPLE THINK YOU ARE REALLY EXOTIC IT'S SO GREAT BEING IN A BAND GUYS NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS.
WE'D LIKE TO REMIND EVERYBODY THAT THE STIFFYS' SHOWS ARE NOW BYO BOOGIE BOARD BECAUSE SECURITY KEEP TAKING THEM OFF US AND HONESTLY WE ARE HAEMORRHAGING MONEY ON THESE THINGS I MEAN OUR AGENT SAYS WE SHOULD JUST BUY CHEAPER BOARDS BUT NO WAY WE WOULD NEVER SHORT CHANGE OUR FANS LIKE THAT IT'S TOP OF THE LINE OR NOTHING FOR YOUR BOYS THE STIFFYS
To catch these legends on the road, dates and ticket info are below. Tickets are on sale now via the link. Also, watch their video for 'Kissy Kissy'.
Friday September 11: Ric's Cafe - Brisbane
Saturday September 12 : The Bearded Lady - Brisbane
Saturday September 19: The Exter (Beergarden) - Adelaide
Thursday September 24: Phoenix Bar - Canberra
Friday September 25: Brighton Bar - Sydney
Saturday September 26: Lass O'Gowrie - Newcastle
Thursday October 1: The Tote - Melbourne