I’ve been waiting to write about this moment for a while. I genuinely have. I even DM’d Beddy Rays on Instagram after the release of ‘Sort It Out’ asking “When’s the album?” to which one of the members replied “Album? Never heard of him.” I can now confirm they were being silly as the Queensland-based larrikins have just announced their debut self-titled album, which is due for release on Friday, July 29.
This is exciting and elating news to Beddy Rays fans across the country who have been anticipating this moment since their memorable string of releases since the ripper that started it all, ‘Sobercoaster’. (see my review here). Now we get to appreciate a full body of work in just under two months’ time, produced by Brock Weston of BUGS and featuring previous releases such as ‘Wait A While’, ‘Milk’ and ‘On My Own’.
The band commented:
When we started a band many years ago as young whipper snappers in Reddy Bay all we wanted to do was play gigs, sink tins and chat to all the legends we’d meet along the way. Now we have our very own album firmly in our grip, and to say we’re excited is a major understatement. We decided to go with a self-titled album for our debut because we believe this album IS Beddy Rays through-and-through. It’s honest, raw and nothing other than what we’re all about… mateship, Reddy Bay, good times and beers, but also the importance of looking after yourself and checking in with ya mates. It’s made up of our recent singles and a bunch of brand newies we’ve been cooking up for you legends. A nice mixed bag of lollies! We hope you love it as much as we do!
Having gained raucous fans at their energetic live shows, the band have paired this good news with the revelation of their largest headline tour to date. Joining them are beloved acts TOWNS and Bakers Eddy. Hitting up capital cities and regional stops, there’s plenty of chances for live-music goers to catch this fantastic band on stage soon!
Beddy Rays’ self-titled debut album will be released worldwide on Friday July 29.
Tour tickets on sale now via here.
Saturday 13 August | Solbar, Maroochydore QLD*
Friday 26 August | Freo Social, Perth WA*
Friday 02 September | Princess Theatre, Brisbane QLD
Saturday 03 September | Beach Hotel, Byron Bay NSW
Saturday 10 September | Altar Bar, Hobart TAS
Thursday 15 September | La La Las, Wollongong NSW
Friday 16 September | Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle NSW
Saturday 17 September | The Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW
Thursday 22 September | 170 Russell, Melbourne VIC
Friday 23 September | Torquay Hotel, Torquay VIC
*Bakers Eddy not appearing
Feature Photograph: Tim Lambert