Montag, 22. Oktober 2012

THH008/009 - DIGGER AND THE PUSSYCATS: 2012-Tour-Singles 1 + 2 7"

Format: 7inch (2 songs on each 7", 45 rpm)
Availability: AVAILABLE!!! (THH Records versions)
Release-date: September 2012
  • THH008 - 250 copies blue vinyl for THH Records (plus 250 copies on yellow vinyl, available thru P.Trash Records)
  • THH009 - 250 copies green vinyl for THH Records (plus 250 copies on red vinyl, available thru P.Trash Records)
Price: 4,- Euro
Sounds: see Bandcamp-link below


This year marks the 9th Birthday of Melbourne’s favourite two-piece garage-trash band DIGGER & THE PUSSYCATS. That’s right, they’ve almost hit the double digits. Geez…who would have thought that what started off as a bit of a joke by two mates looking for a reason to drink free beer and try to meet girls in their hometown, would take Sam and Andy to all corners of the globe across four continents. The DIGGER & THE PUSSYCATS of 2012 is vastly different to that of 2003. Although their live set still features songs from their very first songwriting session, the boys themselves have changed. Whilst age has not wearied them, it hasn't been kind to them either. Yes, they are no longer Young, Tight and Alright. But they aren't the slightest bit perturbed to be carrying a few grey hairs and a bit of extra weight, they still have a thirst for the stage, a love for each other and a desire to keep on writing and performing music the world over. With a back catalogue brimming with five albums, eight 7”s, a 10” and an EP, DIGGER & THE PUSSYCATS return with two new 7” singles to be released through German labels P. Trash and Timmeheiehumme. To celebrate the band are putting their adult contemporary lives on hold and getting in the van for an 18 shows in 18 days tour of Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Expect suicidal rock moves, bad jokes and immature songs, not to mention the smell of gig clothes that live in a plastic bag in the back of the van that don’t get washed until the final show. Not bad for a couple of thirty something fellas from Australia. So you better be ready - DIGGER & THE PUSSYCATS are taking the Wrong Way To The Top and they need you to buy them a beer and help them on their merry way. Surely, you at least feel just a little bit sorry for them. Go check out one of their shows and buy their new records.And just so that you know, the girl on the motorbike holding up the dead snake is Andys daughter's granny back in the 1970's.... no joke, you see the "desert-garage-punk" in her gene!!!

Postscript: The tour is over and was a blast! Here's a video I did at the first show in Münster!


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