According to Double J, “If reports from overseas shows are to be believed, they remain one of the great live propositions 15 years after breaking up. No matter what, you won’t want to miss these electric performances.”
Featuring Future of the Left members Andrew “Falco” Falkous and Jack Egglestone, with the addition of Damien Sayell from the St Pierre Snake Invasion, the Cardiff outfit will be playing venues in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane in January.
mclusky* were a band between 1999 and 2005, in which time they made a few friends and three albums. Slow-forward 14 years and, thanks to the uncanny pull of nostalgia and gravity, they have made more friends but no more albums. originally persuaded to reform – like ham – to help save a local music venue and for other vaguely charitable reasons, mclusky* is the band but with Damien Sayell of The St Pierre Snake Invasion (who incidentally have an album out this year) playing bass and singing and is loads better (technical term) than it used to be, nostalgia be twatted directly in the eye.
Tickets in all cities are going quickly, so be sure to catch mclusky* this January as they head around Australia.
with guests Foam and Last Quokka
Friday 10th January 2020 – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide – Tickets
with guests Horror My Friend and Dilettantes
Saturday 11th January 2020 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
with guests Bench Press and Tankerville
Sunday 12th January 2020 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney – Tickets
with guests Totally Unicorn and Lion Island
Tuesday 14th January 2020 – The Zoo, Brisbane – Tickets
with guests Total Place and Tape/Off
Wednesday 15th January 2020 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne – Tickets
with guests Bench Press and Sheparton Airplane
PRAISE FOR MCLUSKY*
“The post-hardcore group may have split in 2005, but their reputation has grown in their absence. Witty, acerbic and brutal, it’s often hard to comprehend why they weren’t bigger” The Guardian
“An unadulterated joy… no one could possibly be leaving disappointed from this.” Get Into This
“mclusky* blow away any doubts within the first few bars, with every satire-barbed lyric and Malcom Tucker-grade profanity screamed back at them from a tangle of flailing limb in the front rows.“ Joyzine