The Hard-Ons are back with their rampaging 12th studio album “So I Could Have Them Destroyed” which is released on Friday 11th October via Music Farmers. Today, they deliver the next taster from the album by dropping new single “Oh, You’re Crushed?”, the accompanying video clip which you can watch here and announce the support acts for their upcoming national tour of Australia (see below for details).
Clocking in at a concise 30 minutes through 12 tracks, “So I Could Have Them Destroyed” is a wild but focused memorandum of the current incarnation of the Hard-Ons. Original founding member Keish is welcomed back into the fold, joining drummer Murray and co-founders Ray and Blackie.
“So I Could Have Them Destroyed” sees the Hard-Ons distilling their best musical traits. Brutal velocity. Rampaging guitars. Throbbing rhythms. Beautiful harmonised vocals. Here are 12 electrifying reasons why some artists get better with age. Good to see Hard-Ons sticking to their tried-and-true dogma: NO FAT – JUST MUSCLE.
Remarkably “So I Could Have Them Destroyed” does not sound like any other Hard-Ons release. It straddles the sweet spot between their treacherous and chaos-laden free-for-all approach and the diamond-hard solidity their beautiful melodies crave and deserve.
Producer and long-time friend of the band Lachlan Mitchell has thankfully managed to clear any unnecessary musical clutter and has harnessed sheer power and melody resulting in a crystal clear documentation. Brilliantly highlighted is the band’s incredible song-craft and musicianship, that has been cultivated and developed over a ridiculously energised career that started back in 1982.
The pulsating, super-charged bare-chested glory that is the Hard-Ons has now been given an extra dimension with the return of Keish. Here comes the pigeon-hole busting punk-metal-powerpop release of the year.
01 Made To Love You II
02 Bad Bad Temper To Match
03 Better By The Hour
05 Oh, You’re Crushed?
06 Not Just For A Day
07 A Whole Lotta Tooth
09 This Is How We Roll
10 Do The Bunk
11 Harder And Harder
12 It Seems That I’ve Spent Every Penny That I’ve Earnt Today
National Headline Australian Tour 2019
Friday 8th November 2019
with guests Arse
Saturday 9th November 2019
River Rocks, Geelong VIC – SOLD OUT
Friday 15th November 2019
with guests Leeches & Mascara Snakes
Saturday 16th November 2019
with guests Leeches & Hussy
Friday 22nd November 2019
Vinnie’s Dive Bar, Gold Coast QLD – Tickets
Saturday 23rd November 2019
with guests Fat, The Cutaways, Copius
Friday 29th November 2019
with guests It
Saturday 30th November 2019
with guests Without Fall
with guests Meatbeaters, Cull The Band, Get Some
Saturday 7th December 2019
with guests Numbskulls, Meatbeaters
Friday 13th December 2019
with guests Arse & The Mis-Made
Saturday 14th December 2019