Indie­ Punk Rock mainstay The Hard Aches are releasing a new single, ‘Brain Drain‘.

The track will form side A of a split 7″ that will be released with UK friends, Muncie Girls, who will make their Australian debut supporting The Hard Aches around the country this June as they launch the split.

Brain Drain‘ picks up from where the 2016 EP ‘I Freak Out‘ left off. Lyricisms delving into mental health, identity, as well as singer Ben David questioning his own ambitions, this is a song that is borne from insecurities, through an musical outlet that exists to give him some catharism.

You’ll be able to hear the single next week. For now, you get the tour dates.

The run also features Melbourne up-and-comers The Football Club.

Muncie Girls released one of the finest indie punk albums of 2016 in ‘From Caplan To Belsize‘, and were invited to play Great Escape Festival, SXSW, and tour with bands as diverse as Los Campesinos, Taking Back Sunday, & Beach Slang. Their single ‘Respect‘ is the b­-side to the split 7″, and is a real anthem of gender equality, erasing passive tolerance for misogyny.

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The Football Club are quickly being regarded as one of the most promising bands in the country. With their single ‘IVY‘ resonating so heavily with an array of new fans, Triple J Unearthed have earmarked them as one to watch in 2017.

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Brain Drain‘ will be released by Anchorhead. The Adelaide punk label conceived 6 years ago by The Hard Aches drummer Alex Upton which has seen releases by Foley!, The Flying So High­Os, Bec Stevens & more.

Tickets for the tour are on sale now. Grab one before someone else does. Details below.

TOUR DATES

THE HARD ACHES
With guests MUNCIE GIRLS and THE FOOTBALL CLUB
JUNE
8th – Crowbar, Brisbane [18+]
9th – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle [18+]
10th – The Lair, Sydney [18+]
11th – Transit Bar, Canberra [18+]
15th – Howler, Melbourne [18+]
16th – Uni Bar, Adelaide [18+]
17th – Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth [18+]
—> Tickets available now.
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