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Wollongong's Chimers - whose self-released and self-titled album of 2021 has found fans in Henry Rollins, Fugazi's Guy Picciotto, and members of The Mark Of Cain and Mudhoney - have released a new single "Generator" ahead of extensive live dates.

The single will be launched in Sydney on January 20 at Vic On The Park with support from Private Wives, and in Wollongong on January 27 at La La La's with Uncle Pit.

Irish born Padraic Skehan and life partner Binx formed the band in their Wollongong backyard during the initial lockdown of 2020. Veterans and drummers both of the ‘Gong’s vibrant garage-scene - The Pink Fits, Drop Offs, Evol and more. Chimers is an altogether different beast, Padraic taking a giant leap forward by removing himself from the back seat and assuming the roles of singing, playing guitar song-writing.

It’s a sound and album that draws heavily on Skehan’s time as a youth in Ireland and the post-hardcore sounds of Dischord Records, Husker Du and The Wipers.

“Chimers” is now in its fourth vinyl pressing as the duo continue to find friends and influence others as the live shows keep on mounting.

"Generator" is out now on Evil Tone Records and available here.

20 - Sydney, Vic On The Park
w/ Private Wives (single launch)
27 - Wollongong, La La La's
w/ Uncle Pit (single launch)
3 - Wollongong Uni Bar
w/ Me First & The Gimmie Gimmies
8 - Gold Coast, Miami Marketta
w/ Me First & The Gimmie Gimmies
10 - Brisbane, Tivoli
w/ Me First & The Gimmie Gimmies
23 - Sydney, Oxford Arts
w/ Scientists
24 - Wollongong, Uni Bar
w/ Scientists
17 - Beechworth, Tanswells
18 - Melbourne,
The Gem (arvo)
The Espy (eve)
w/ Mudhoney
14 - Coolangatta Hotel
15 - Byron Bay, The Northern
16 - Brisbane, The Zoo
20 - Sydney, The Factory
22 - Wollongong, UOW
23 - Canberra, Kambri