Scene News: JEBEDIAH TODAY RELEASE FIRST ALBUM IN 13 YEARS, ‘OIKS’ + ANNOUNCE NATIONAL 22 DATE ALBUM TOUR SUPPORTED BY MAGIC DIRT

RELEASE FIRST NEW ALBUM IN 13 YEARS, OIKS OUT TODAY

ANNOUNCE NATIONAL 22 DATE ALBUM TOUR SUPPORTED BY
MAGIC DIRT FOR JULY

MEDIA RELEASE:: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, FRIDAY APRIL 12

Praise for OIKS

“..Swinging between the no-frills, propulsive rock that fans expect and a newer, more experimental sound” Guardian Australia // OIKS

 “Shot through with the hooky guitar-driven energy Jebediah have delivered since the mid-90s, ‘Gum Up The Bearings’ mixes the familiar with the new” Double J // Gum Up The Bearings

“An atmospheric new single of dreamy indie rock” Pile Rats // Rubberman

“It is anthemic and beguiling indie pop with a steel heart accompanied by jangly guitars and scaling choruses” Backseat Mafia // Motivation

Stream: OIKS
With over a decade between album releases, Perth rockers Jebediah have transcended time and space with their brand new album OIKS officially out today, with the quartet firmly cementing their iconic status in the Australian musical landscape via their sixth studio album. Releasing into the world via Cooking Vinyl Australia, OIKS also kickstarts a packed year for Jebediah in 2024, with the band set to embark on a 22 date national album tour starting in July, supported in full by Aussie rock legends Magic Dirt. Tickets for the OIKS national album tour are on sale now at jebediah.net/.

Via OIKS, Jebediah catapult their iconic past and present into a dazzling new era. Remaining consistently active since the release of their previous album, 2011’s Kosciuszko, Jebediahhave triumphantly surged in 2024, with OIKS ultimately showcasing the band’s enduring creativity while never losing sight of their influential indie and alternative rock roots. An instant opus in the illustrious Jebediah catalogue, OIKS rises to the occasion from start to finish, culminating after the many turbulent years that came before its release, as the band shares, “We are so proud to see the release of OIKS today, which is the fruition of many years of work through pretty difficult circumstances. It is a true labour of our love.”

Tracing its origins back to experimenting in the studio with frequent Jebediah collaborator Dave Parkin (Red Jezebel, Spacey Jane), the end result of OIKS is an album that finds Jebediah completely at home with their sonic identity in 2024; as iconic as their breakthrough debut Slightly Odway in 1997 – and yet somehow with more vigour than ever before.

Opening with the dulcet Bad For You, OIKS journeys between poppin’ rock (Gum Up The Bearings), driving yet jangly dexterity (Motivation), chant-ready moments of stomping euphoria (Don’t Stop!), moody alt rock gems (Rubberman) and plenty of sunny sonic vibes (April Slumber). And whether oscillating between more palpitating fare (The Slip) or magnetic rock simplicity (Okay, You Win), OIKS also exudes a familiar dreamy coating across the board, culminating in the album’s closing delight; the sharp swoon of Aqua – Lung.

Storming into 2024 with brand new music, Jebediah closed out 2023 with a headline tour, as well as appearances in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane as part of Good Things Festival alongside Fall Out Boy and Limp Bizkit. Jebediah were also cemented as Western Australian music royalty last year, with the band inducted into the WAM Hall Of Fame as part of the WA Music Awards. From emerging decades ago with infectious hooks and gritty riffs through to soundtracking the late ‘90s, early 2000s and beyond with a deluge of hits and snagging multiple ARIA Award nominations, Jebediah are equally at home wowing crowds in dimly-lit crowded pubs as they are weaving musical magic to thousands on festival stages. Now faced firmly ahead towards a boundless future, armed with their stunning new album OIKS, Jebediah are only getting warmed up for some incredible things yet to come, including their upcoming extensive national album tour starting this July alongside very special guests and long-time Jebediahfriends Magic Dirt, as well as a show in New York City on 15 June, with more info to be announced.

“It’s been 24 years since we toured nationally together so we are beyond excited to be back with our very good mates, Jebediah!” shares Magic Dirt of hitting the road in 2024 alongside the Jebs. “We’ve always had a total blast playing with them, we love their tunes, we love them and hangin’ out is such a treat, so we are keen to hit the road together again for what will be a rockin’ good time! We can’t wait!!”
And Jebediah are in complete agreement with Magic Dirt’s sentiments, concluding, “We are positively giddy to be heading out on the road to celebrate OIKS with our dear friends Magic Dirt, who we last toured the nation with 24 years ago!  Can you believe it?  This will be one for the ages!”

OIKS is out today, Friday April 12, via Cooking Vinyl Australia.
Tickets to the OIKS national tour are on sale now from jebediah.net/.

JEBEDIAH – UPCOMING SHOWS
SUPPORTED BY MAGIC DIRT, PRESENTED BY TRIPLE M, PREMIER ARTISTS AND CATHERINE HARIDY MANAGEMENT

THURS 4 JULY | CLEVELAND SANDS HOTEL | CLEVELAND SANDS
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

FRIDAY 5 JULY | MIAMI MARKETTA | GOLD COAST, QLD
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

SATURDAY 6 JULY | THE TRIFFID | BRISBANE, QLD
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

SUNDAY 7 JULY | KINGS BEACH TAVERN | CALOUNDRA, QLD
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

THURSDAY 11 JULY | THE GOV | ADELAIDE, SA
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

FRIDAY 12 JULY | FREO.SOCIAL | FREMANTLE, WA
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

SATURDAY 13 JULY | THE CARINE | DUNCRAIG, WA
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

THURSDAY 18 JULY | LABEL | BROOKVALE
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

FRIDAY 19 JULY | MANNING BAR | SYDNEY, NSW
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

SATURDAY 20 JULY | KING ST BANDROOM | NEWCASTLE, NSW
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

FRIDAY 2 AUGUST | TORQUAY HOTEL | TORQUAY, VIC
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

SATURDAY 3 AUGUST | CHELSEA HEIGHTS HOTEL | CHELSEA HEIGHTS, VIC
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

SUNDAY 4 AUGUST | HABA | RYE, VIC
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

THURSDAY 22 AUGUST | UOW UNIBAR | WOLLONGONG, NSW
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

FRIDAY 23 AUGUST | DRIFTERS WHARF | GOSFORD, NSW
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

SATURDAY 24 AUGUST | THE BASO | CANBERRA, ACT
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

FRIDAY 30 AUGUST | TANKS ARTS CENTRE | CAIRNS, QLD
Tickets available from www.ticketlink.com.au  | 1300 855 835

SUNDAY 1 SEPTEMBER | MAYBERRY | DARWIN, NT
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

THURSDAY 5 SEPTEMBER | DU CANE | LAUNCESTON, TAS
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

FRIDAY 6 SEPTEMBER | FORTH PUB | FORTH, TAS
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

SUNDAY 7 SEPTEMBER | GOODS SHED | HOBART, TAS
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER | THE CORNER HOTEL | RICHMOND, VIC
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

Jebediah – Motivation (official video)
Jebediah – OIKS (official album artwork)
OIKS TRACK LIST
BAD FOR YOU
GUM UP THE BEARINGS
MOTIVATION
DON’T STOP!
RUBBERMAN
IWANNAGETOUT
APRIL SLUMBER
THE SLIP
OKAY, YOU WIN
START AGAIN
AQUA – LUNG
Photo credit: Taj O’Halloran