Sunday, March 12, 2017
Track Of The Day :: RAAVE TAPES - 2 U xoxo
Words: Sam Geary
Indie punk-rock trio from Newcastle - that's the Oz one, by the way, not the Brit North East version - RAAVE TAPES put out this latest single, ‘2 U xoxo’, last month via No-Fi Records and while we were a bit slow to get to it, we like the catchy, yet gritty, garage rawness of this party thrasher.
Frontman and guitarist, Joab Eastley describes the meaning behind ‘2 U xoxo’:
“These damned pretty people just stand on the wall & people fall all over them. Get in the trenches & get your hands dirty like the rest of us plebs. Open a beer with a lighter. Consume a beverage at a faster than average speed. At least do the damned sprinkler for fuck's sake! WORK FOR IT!”
Grab a tinny and tune in below.
On tour now in Australia, remaining dates:
16 OXFORD ART FACTORY, SYDNEY NSW
w/ White Blanks
19 DING DONG LOUNGE, MELBOURNE VIC
24 THE CROWN & ANCHOR, ADELAIDE SA w/ FOAM
30 SNAKEPIT @ PROUD MARY’S, CENTRAL COAST NSW w/ Luca Brasi
31 SECRET SHOW, NSW