Adelaide band the The Hard Aches have returned to the fray with the release of an anthemic single ‘Party Ghost’: a solid pulsating track that features backing vocals from Cahli Blakers of Teenage Joans. ‘Party Ghost’ is built on a solid foundation of thundering guitars and urgent vocals, laced with a delicate poignancy.
Ben David from the band explains:
It’s all about finding yourself in an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar smells and unfamiliar sounds…it’s about reflecting on your own existence, and your own experiences then learning from them, and doing everything you can to do better. Most of all, it’s about trying to understand how it must feel to be an animal, moved away from your safe place, put through big changes, and unable to understand them.
‘Party Ghost’ is unashamedly laced with an antipodean flavour, and the band faced a number of barriers over the last few years along with Australia as a whole, facing bushfires, floods and of course the pandemic. This has clearly had no on the band’s creativity and they have now announced a comprehensive Australian tour to launch the single.
‘Party Ghost’ is available to stream and download today here.
Details of the tour are as follows and tickets available here:
Fri Jul 1 | The Zoo, Brisbane Qld | Turrbal Land | 18+
Sat Jul 2 | Sol Bar, Maroochydoore Qld | Kabi Kabi & Jinibara Land | 18+
Sun Jul 3 | Vinnies Dive Bar, Southport Qld | Yugambeh Land | 18+
Thurs Jul 7 | Cambridge Side Room, Newcastle Nsw | Awabakal And Worimi Land | 18+
Fri Jul 8 | Crowbar, Sydney Nsw | Gadigal Land | 18+
Sat Jul 9 | La La Las, Wollongong Nsw | Dharawal Land | 18+
Sun Jul 10 | Uc Hub, Bruce Act | Ngunnawal Land | 18+
Wed Jul 13 | Beer Deluxe, Albury Nsw | Wiradjuri Land | 18+
Thurs Jul 14 | Tonic Bar, Bendigo Vic | Dja Dja Wurrung And Taungurung Land | 18+
Fri Jul 15 | Barwon Club, Geelong Vic | Wadawurrung Land | 18+
Sat Jul 16 | Volta, Ballarat Vic | Wadawurrung And Dja Dja Wurrung Land | 18+
Fri Jul 22 | The Leadbeater, Richmond Vic | Wurundjeri Land | 18+
Sat Jul 23 | Northcote Social Club, Northcote Vic | Wurundjeri Land | 18+
Thurs Jul 28 | The Royal Oak, Launceston Tas | Lutruwita Land | 18+
Fri Jul 29 | Pub Rock Diner, Devonport Tas | Lutruwita Land | 18+
Sat Jul 30 | Republic Bar, Hobart Tas | Lutruwita Land | 18+
Sat Aug 6 | The Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide Sa | Kaurna Land | Aa