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The Bohicas (UK)


Thu 19 Jun 2014, 8:00pm

Where: Ding Dong Lounge - Permanently Closed, Level 1/18 Market Lane, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: 18+

Listed by: Ding Dong Lounge

Snakey stage presence and menacing rock & roll: East London/Essex four-piece The Bohicas will make their debut visit to Australia in June 2014 for a special headline show at Ding Dong Lounge with special guests Drunk Mums.

Signed to the influential Domino label at the end of 2013 and led by frontman Dominic McGuinness, The Bohicas burn with an explosive, energetic live show and snarling tracks you’ll not easily forget. One listen to first single ‘XXX’ and it’s clear: The Bohicas are destined for big things. That’s what Scottish indie kings Franz Ferdinand thought too, and so asked The Bohicas to support them at various shows in Ibiza and the UK. Since their arrival on the scene these young upstarts have hit the road and slayed fans, playing almighty gigs filled with limitless intensity – which they’ll take to European festivals over the upcoming months, with slots booked on Pukkelpop, Latitude, Field Day, Down The Rabbit Hole, and more.

Call ‘em a force of nature – off the back of the release of 2013’s ‘XXX’, The Bohicas were all over triple j, most played on the station in January and touting them as their “Pick of the Week” in industry bible The Music Network. The equally powerful flip-side of the double A-sided ‘Swarm’ was yet another winner, both songs scoring hundreds of thousands of views online thanks to a raunchy, double-song film clip introducing the band… Check it out below.

Joining The Bohicas onstage will be the ever awesome Drunk Mums, who recently dropped their latest killer single, ‘Plastic’. With a big 2013 behind them and a live show full of fun, the band’s amassed a huge amount of fans nationwide – this five-piece is going places fast. Expect hi-jinks and ’70s jangle pop!

The Bohicas will release their self-titled debut EP on Friday 13 June – days prior to these Australian shows – and it’ll feature ‘XXX’ and ‘Swarm’, as well as the band’s forthcoming third single ‘Crush Me’ and a previously un-heard new song – ‘Bloodhound’. The four-track recording captures the thrilling momentum of the London based quartet, whose sound ranges from straight up rock & roll to sharp post-punk. ‘Crush Me’ has another cinematic clip, this time filmed by Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern, who’ve shot music videos for the likes of the Arctic Monkeys and films for LCD Soundsystem (Shut Up And Play The Hits) and Blur (No Distance Left To Run).

Gigs alongside bands like Drenge, Frightened Rabbit, the Wytches and more, sell-out club shows across the UK and beyond, big word-of-mouth build and serious heat: The Bohicas first trip down under is going to be big. This might be your last chance to catch the band in venues this size – get in quick!