Destroy All Lines and Yeah That Agency are proud to present the Alt. & Rumours Australian Tour in August 2021, covering the East Coast and South Australia in one massive field trip. On top of this, Rumours and Alt. this week announced a 7″ shared split EP, on sale today via www.antivinylvinyl.club at 4PM AEST.
Alt. and Rumours will be bringing Sydney’s Inertia on the road in support of their East Coast tour that will see the bands visit Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and Melbourne. Tickets will be available via Destroy All Lines tomorrow morning. More info below!
Alt. is Dan Richards (vocals), Simon Aistrope (guitar), Daniel Wells-Smith (guitar), and Declan Fry (drums) from Adelaide, Australia. 2021 has already been an interesting year of new milestones from national touring, to successfully selling out the first vinyl pressing of debut EP dysfunctional within 24 hours.
The anticipated EP, dysfunctional, was released independently by Alt. in April 2020; written with the help of Trenton Woodley (Hands Like Houses), Jimmy Alexander and Luke McKenzie (Awaken I Am), Zachary Britt (Young Lions, Dream on Dreamer), and Chris Lalic (Windwaker); produced at Avalanche Studios by Callan Orr (Dream on Dreamer, Young Lions, Bad/Love).
Since the release of dysfunctional, the record has clocked over a million streams with features on numerous Spotify editorial playlists, most notably New Music Friday with the release of Pariah before occupying the cover of Rock Out. for a couple of weeks. After a year off stage due to Covid, December 2020 saw Alt. finally perform their long awaited EP launch to fans in Adelaide on an unanticipated scale. Bands to the likes of Belle Haven and Bad/Love invited the band to perform on their respective national tours in 2021, leaving audiences impressed by Alt.’s unique and energetic performance. With new music on the horizon, there’s no sign of Alt. slowing down.
Rumours is Jackson Bentley (vocals), Harry Coote (guitar), Dustin Bayley (bass) and Benjamin Canham (guitar). The four piece spent the last year solidifying a loyal following and working towards a release to be proud of. Rumours sophomore EP If Only You Could Feel Something Too released earlier this year, promoting individualism and self-expression and sonically explores a plethora of genres and sounds. Speaking with Hysteria Mag, vocalist Jackson Bentley explained: “This EP is just, from start to finish, is one big roller coaster of sounds and genre and emotion. It’s taking all of our favourite genres, putting it into a blender, and turning it on high.”
Rumours has played shows alongside heavyweight Australian acts including Northlane, The Amity Affliction, Ocean Grove, In Hearts Wake, Dream on Dreamer, Polaris and Make Them Suffer as well as playing support to international acts to the likes of The Plot In You. Drawing from the likes of Don Broco, Grimes, Halsey and Muse, Rumours have evolved to showcase a carefully crafted sound that appeals to pop lovers, headbangers and everything in between.
Joined by special guests across the country this tour is not one to be missed. Tickets ($20+bf) go on sale Friday July 2nd at 9AM AEST.
Tickets available via Destroy All Lines