As Covid lockdowns continue to wreak more havoc than Wally Meanie at a wine tasting, The Meanies have to rejig a whole bunch more dates of their ‘BETTER LATE THAN NEVER DESPERATE MEASURES TOUR’ – which was meant to start last month!
As per the last announcement, the tour now kicks off in regional Vic in a couple of weeks, and then breaks until October, when it picks up in Adelaide, and continues through November. What hasn’t changed is that DickLord are the main support on all shows bar one. DickLord, who will be going out on the back of their now-new single PMA and recent album It’s Soooo Boring (both out now on Consume/Valve) have been spoken of by Monster Children thusly: “With songs about periods, shitty landlords and being fingered weird, there’s something in DickLord’s lyrics we can all relate to. Mix that in with splashes of Bad Brains and Black Flag references and you’ve got yourself a seriously good band.”
Tickets for rescheduled shows will remain valid, while refunds can be arranged at the point of purchase for those who are now unable to attend.
The Meanies’ ‘BETTER LATE THAN NEVER DESPERATE MEASURES TOUR’ is a belated celebration of their ‘new’ album. Desperate Measures is a hard, fast and catchy onslaught of hard-hitting Meanies mayhem. It evokes the classic sound that made the band a household name in all the worst houses back in the ’90s, and which has influenced generation after generation of young punks ever since. Desperate Measures, out now on Cheersquad Records and Tapes.
Accompanying the tour announcement, and because it is their album tour after all, The Meanies have picked another radio single from Desperate Measures. Sousa, the album’s closing track, is bittersweet power pop punk with a couple of killer hooks, fat guitar and some perhaps deliberately obtuse lyrics from Linky that speak of a difficult time:
“When your waking world makes less sense than your dreams and the realities of the failed experiment slap you in the face like a cold fish you write a song like ‘Sousa’; not really in the hope of making any sense of it all but more as a futile salve for what ails ya.”
Tickets and more info at http://www.themeanies.net/