Melbourne’s legendary punks The Meanies are set to play shows in Adelaide and Melbourne in coming weeks around the release of a new 7″ single and ahead of a tour of Spain.
Local indie Fantastic Mess Records will be releasing the new single Old Car To Shangri-La, which is taken from the Meanies’ latest album Desperate Measures. The single is coming in September and is the sixth in the series of singles (which began in 2008!) featuring Meanies A sides and Meanies covers on the B sides. The B side of this one features Chinese Burns Unit and the Hellebores doing The Meanie Twist and Lyin‘ respectively. The single will feature a wild sleeve from Glenno Smith and will be available in three initial colours (black/aqua-marine/translucent red – each in a hand-numbered limited edition of 100 copies) with an insert and sticker.
The single can be pre-ordered directly from Fantastic Mess Records here – www.fantasticmessrecords.com
The band will precede the single with a show on Sat 27 Aug at Enigma Bar, Adelaide with guests Cull The Band + Bitchspawn, one in Melbourne on Thu 22 Sep at the Brunswick Ballroom with guests Rot TV + Money For Rope, and one in Geelong on Fri 23 Sep at the Barwon Club with guests Rot TV + Sacramento Sweaters.
Following that, the Meanies head to Spain for three weeks of shows in late October and November; primarily headliners but also shows with Los Chicos, Daddy Longlegs, Discipulos de Dionisos and a festival called Funtastic.
The tour will cap an eventful year for the Meanies which has seen them finally complete their much delayed Desperate Measures tour and also play with the Foo Fighters in Geelong.
THE MEANIES LIVE
Sat 27 Aug – Enigma Bar, Adelaide
Cull The Band + Bitchspawn
Thu 22 Sep – Brunswick Ballroom
Rot TV + Money For Rope
Fri 23 Sep – Barwon Club, Geelong
Rot TV + Sacramento Sweaters