After last year’s release of the standalone single ‘Brain Drain‘ and a sold-out tour, Adelaide’s indie-punk duo, The Hard Aches announce details of their second album, ‘Mess‘ out April 13th via Anchorhead.

The duo teamed up with Melbourne producer Sam Johnson at this studio Holes & Corners, having admired his work over the last few years. After 3 long weeks and many late nights, the team had crafted 12 new tracks. Following some deliberation, the reigns were handed to Grammy award winning engineer William Bowden, who imparted his mastering expertise on the record.

Mess‘ features guest vocal parts from Camp Cope’s Georgia Maq, The BenniesCraig Selak, and Long Island’s Jeff Rosenstock, who happened to be in the country for Melbourne’s yearly punk rock festival, the Poison City Weekender.

Ben David talks about the album,

Our brand-new album Mess is a collection of songs inspired by the people around us and the experiences we’ve all shared together or apart. Written with a focus on mental health in a hopeful and positive light. This album is sonically (and creatively) the best representation of us as a band, the album we’ve been working towards creating through years of touring and making music.

The first single, also titled, ‘Mess‘ can be streamed below.

The first single from our forthcoming album comes from a place of hope, a feeling of knowing that everything is going to be ok regardless of how hard it might be sometimes. We’re not burning out. It’s always way too easy to feel like you’ve burned out whether it be physically, mentally or emotionally, this is a constant reminder to recharge.

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In April, The Hard Aches will be back on road to support ‘Mess‘ on a national album tour playing their biggest venues to date. They’ll be supported on all dates by the Antonia and the Lazy Susans and Sincerely, Grizzly.

TOUR DATES

THE HARD ACHES
With guests ANTONIA AND THE LAZY SUSANS and SINCERELY, GRIZZLY
APRIL
13th – The Corner, Richmond [18+]
14th – The Gov, Adelaide [18+]
18th – Transit Bar, Canberra [18+]
19th – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle [18+]
20th – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney [18+]
21st – The Zoo, Brisbane [18+]
24th – Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth [18+]
—> Tickets available Monday 5th February.
—> For more information, visit [Here].

TOUR POSTER
The Hard Aches
COVER ART
The Hard Aches - Mess
TRACK LISTING

01. Mess
02. Get Outta My House
03. Happy
04. Friendship
05. Warm Blooded
06. Terrible Things
07. Outline
08. Grinding My Teeth
09. I Feel Like I’m Dying
10. On The Mend
11. Kat’s Song III
12. Family

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PHOTO CREDIT

The Hard Aches photo by Jay Wennington

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