News: Teenage Dads unveil new single ‘Speedracer’ on announcement of expansive Australian and New Zealand tour

Feature Photograph: Hector Clark 

Teenage Dads, currently touring UK, Ireland & Europe,have unveiled a science fiction-inspired new single ‘Speedracer’, and the announcement of a huge 30-stop national headline tour across Australia & New Zealand over August – September of this year, playing to their biggest venues to date.

‘Speedracer’ is a louche, funky track that seems to be imbued with a sunny ambulant disposition, replete with pattering rhythms that recalls Talking Heads and vocals that evoke bleached white sands and waving palm trees. The band says of the track:

In reference to the 1967 anime and 2008 film, “Speedracer” is the person that sends your heart racing at a 1000 miles per hour without a second thought.

It’s a track that glides through the ether with a nonchalant style:

Out through Chugg Music, you can download and stream the single here.

Tour details are as follows:

UK/Ireland dates:
21.06.2023 02 Islington2, London – UK
22.06.2023 The Louisiana, Bristol- UK
23.06.2023 The Lodge, Manchester – UK
24.06.2023 Upstairs Whelans, Dublin – IE

Australian/New Zealand dates:

Pre-sale tickets on sale from Tuesday 6 June 10.00AM AEST here.
General sale from Thursday 8 June 10.00AM AEST here.
*licensed/all ages    ^unlicensed/all ages

Thur 10 Aug – Beer Deluxe, Albury
Fri 11 Aug – Shoalhaven Bowls & Rec Club, Shoalhaven
Sat 12 Aug – Kambri, Canberra
Wed 16 Aug – The Station, Jindabyne
Thur 17 Aug – Main Hall, Uni Of Wollongong
Fri 18 Aug – Liberty Hall, Sydney*
Fri 25 Aug – Royal Oak Hotel, Launceston
Sat 26 Aug – Altar, Hobart
Thu 31 Aug – Tonic Bar, Bendigo
Fri 1 Sept – 170 Russell, Melbourne
Sat 2 Sept – 170 Russell, Melbourne^ (Early Show)
Sat 2 Sept – Torquay Hotel, Torquay
Thur 7 Sept – Froth Craft Brewery, Bunbury
Fri 8 Sept – The River, Margaret River
Sat 9 Sept – Freo Social, Fremantle – Early U18
Sat 9 Sept – Freo Social, Fremantle – Late 18+
Thur 14 Sept – Seabreeze Hotel, Mackay
Fri 15 Sept – Otherwise, Townsville
Sat 16 Sept – Edge Hill Tavern, Cairns
Thur 21 Sept – Sol Bar, Maroochydore
Fri 22 Sept – Burleigh Bazaar, Burleigh
Sat 23 Sept – The Triffid, Brisbane*
Thur 28 Sept – Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour
Fri 29 Sept – Finnians, Port Macquarie
Fri 6 Oct – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide*
Sat 7 Oct – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine
Fri 13 Oct – Drifters Wharf, Gosford
Sat 14 Oct – King St Bandroom, Newcastle
Fri 20 Oct – Volta, Ballarat

Thur 26 Oct – Tuning Fork, Auckland
Fri 27 Oct – San Fran, Wellington
Sat 28 Oct – The Loons, Lyttelton

Feature Photograph: Hector Clark 

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