All For Jesse
Sorry Not Sorry
There it sits. June 17, 2017. The bottom of my Facebook Events list. Blink-182 'Dude Ranch' 20th Anniversary. We all scoffed at it's initial existence, but as the gap between now and then is inevitably suffocated, it's becoming a completely realistic option. We're more than likely set to remain slaves to the social services of Facebook. And continue to find more refuge and comfort in the company of that bastard called nostalgia.
Something not lost on those decades younger than ourselves either. Like these guys. Who recently performed as part of a similarly retrospective homage. A completely natural merging, as - whilst there was (probably) a time when the commercial success of Blink-182 meant any association was void of credibility - there's an obvious embracement of that supercharged pop here.
Sorry Not Sorry is just the band's second public offering. Yes, we treat Bandcamp as a complete discography in the same manner as we treat Facebook Events as a complete life-planner. Here's their previous one, an equally powerful burst of youthful exuberance and shamelessly cleansed punk.
The band will be supporting local legends, Hard-Ons, at the two Sydney shows on their 30th Anniversary(!) tour this weekend — in Penrith on Friday and at Manning Bar on the Saturday, which will also feature Cosmic Psychos(!) and Chinese Burns Unit.
The Hard-Ons 30th Anniversary Tour...
Thursday, June 5: Small Ballroom, Newcastle NSW
Friday, June 6: Tattersalls Hotel, Penrith
Saturday, June 7: Manning Bar, Sydney
Thursday, June 12: Karova Lounge, Ballarat
Friday, June 13: The Wool Exchange, Geelong
Saturday, June 14: Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Sunday, June 15: Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine
Thursday, June 19: The Northern, Byron Bay
Friday, June 20: Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta
Saturday, June 21: Prince of Wales, Brisbane