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They call themselves “Australia’s foremost proponents of Post Adult Complaint Rock” and they’re touring their new album with an extensive run of national dates.

Sydney’s Front End Loader have been a constant on the Australian music scene since 1991 and “Neutral Evil” is their seventh album. It’s described by by the band as “terrible music by terrible people about terrible things” and if it’s half as entertaining as the blurb promoting their tour, it’ll be a winner:

Front End Loader has never had a change of line-up, has never announced an “indefinite hiatus” and, unbeknownst to almost the entire population of the world, has continued to write, record and tour original rock music. The years have been downright mean to Front End Loader and, not content with merely catching up, time has lapped them while laughing maniacally.

Too young to be part of the glory days of the celebrated ‘Aussie pub rock scene’, too old to ever truly understand, let alone capitalise on, the various emergent platforms and channels of the modern music-delivery environment, Front End Loader wanders, like your drunk uncle at Christmas, in the family dining room that is the current Australian live music scene, occasionally and briefly entertaining your middle-aged cousin, sometimes catching your interest but most of the time just really embarrassing Nanna.

Tour dates:

23  - Cherry Bar, Melbourne, VIC 
24 - Edinburgh Castle, Adelaide, SA
13 -Stones Corner, Brisbane, QLD
20 - Tattersalls, Penrith, NSW
21 - Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW
27 - Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS\
28 - Saloon Bar, Launceston, TAS
11 - Bassendean Hotel, Perth, WA
12 - The Boston, Perth, WA