Brisbane shoegaze band Deafcult will commence the launch tour for their recently released debut album ‘Auras‘ this weekend. The album is out now via Hobbledehoy Record Co..

You can purchase the album now on Vinyl / CD / Digital formats direct from Hobbledehoy online [Here].

Adelaide is up first at Crown & Anchor this Saturday and Melbourne on Sunday at The Curtin. Following that they have shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Newcastle with a host of guests along the way that include TV Haze, Horror My Friend, Jen Buxton & The Slaughterhouse Five and more. If you haven’t already circled the calendar when they come near you, scroll down for a reminder of the details.

Auras‘ is a record about dreams: the ghosts of people, the places and situations from the past that haunt your dreams (or stop you from having them all together). It reflects on romanticised memories as a disaffected teenager in the suburbs, tales of love, drugs, death, and the overwhelming feeling of finding yourself but still feeling completely lost. The 12 songs that make up the album are wrapped in noisy guitars, blunted drums, fuzzed-out synth and soaring vocals. While on paper it might sound initially abrasive, there is an overwhelming sense of gentleness to Deafcult’s music that you find calm in, even when they push past the boundaries of abstraction – even when you find yourself deep in ‘Auras‘ most distorted moments.

Formed in in 2015, the members of Deafcult came together after playing in Brisbane bands The Gifthorse, Nuclear Summer and Roku Music. Following the release of their self-titled debut EP in 2015, they have moved through personnel changes, the sextet have now solidified their line-up, consisting of Innez Tulloch (Vocals, guitars), Stevie Scott (Vocals, guitars, synth), Kelly Hanlon (Guitars), Matt Bach (Guitars), Allan McGregor (Bass) and Nathan Crust (Drums).

Give it a listen below.

LISTEN

Earlier, the band released a video clip for the single, ‘Summertime‘. One of the more upbeat tracks on ‘Auras‘, with steady rhythms and layered guitar work wrapped in pop sensibilities, and is the follow up to first single ‘Rubix‘, which was released online last month.

On ‘Summertime‘, co-vocalist Stevie Scott says;

Summertime is about July 1999. It’s about various encounters I found myself in with people of previous generations trying to tell me how life should be and their obvious disdain at my disagreement. It looks at the complex nature of human emotions. Love vs hate from the point of view of a catastrophic thinker. To me anyway… Or maybe it’s just a pop song?” The video has its own scuzzy feel, showing the band perform under a distorted overlay.

Watch the video for ‘Summertime‘ below if you missed it the first time around.

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Tickets available at the door for all shows.

TOUR DATES

DEAFCULT
JULY
15th – Crown & Anchor, Adelaide [18+] w/ Horror My Friend, Blush Response and Pony Tail Kink
16th – The Curtin, Carlton [18+] w/ White Walls, Lowtide and TV Haze
21st – The Brightside, Brisbane [18+] w/ Pleasure Symbols, Ultra Material, Spirit Bunny, and Tall Pines DJs
AUGUST
4th – The Red Rattler, Marrickville [18+] w/ Sounds Like Sunset, Skullsquadron and Egoism
5th – Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle [18+] w/ Safe Hands, Jen Buxton & The Slaughterhouse Five, Obat Batuk, and Post Truth
—> Tickets available at the door.
—> For more information, visit [Here].

TOUR POSTER
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COVER ART
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TRACK LISTING

1. Lemonade Beauty
2. Secret Wisdom
3. Summertime
4. Sparkle
5. Auras
6. Indigo Children
7. Stars Collide
8. Rubix
9. Echoes
10. Judy
11. Urusai
12. Here Be Death

PHOTO CREDIT

Deafcult photo by Nico Ford.

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