Dead Already – On A Hook LP – exclusive stream & EU tour announcement

Dead Already play 80s hardcore influenced anxious punk rock. They are from Melbourne, Australia. If you are on the ball, you’ll have picked up on these guys when I reviewed their previous EP, Gilded Age of Piss.

Obviously, I’m pleased as punch to be able to bring you this exclusive stream of the debut album from Dead Already: On A Hook.

On A Hook releases on 25th May 2019, and is available to pre-order on black vinyl from the Dead Already bandcamp page. This is exactly the kind of thing that fans of OFF!, Minor Threat, Incisions, Night Birds and Poison Idea will find very pleasing to the ear indeed. I’ll drop in an anonymous quote from the Dead Already Facebook page here as it feels like an entirely appropriate summary of the record:

‘The debut full length from Melbourne’s Dead Already is an unrelenting anxious spray of pre-apocalyptic tensions, observing the cascading environmental cataclysms, disintegrating political landscape, runaway greed and informational overload of an increasingly bleak and uncertain future.

Expanding on the heavy early 80s US West Coast hardcore influence of their ‘Gilded Age of Piss’ 7in, ‘On a Hook’ sees Dead Already sharpen their sonic focus, up the intensity and pull on some of their earlier melodic threads to shape 14 tracks for a punk rock psychic breakdown.’

You can find out more about the band on the Dead Already Facebook page. People in the EU should also note that Dead Already are heading out on their first tour of Europe soon (although they won’t be hitting the UK this time out, sadly). Dates can be found below…

14/6 Stroomhuis, Eindhoven, Netherlands

15/6 OJC Canix, Lottum, Netherlands

17/6 Music City, Antwerp, Belguim

18/6 OCII, Amsterdam, Netherlands

21/6 AK47, Dusseldorf, Germany

22/6 Kopi, Berlin, Germany

23/6 Gerber3, Weimar, Germany

26/6 D.K Luksus, Wroclaw, Poland

27/6 Koniec Swiata, Torun, Poland

28/6 Zoro, Leipzig, Germany

29/6 Stumpf, Hannover, Germany

30/06 Cafe Bluff, Heerlen, Netherlands

Tony of Nurgle is a true child of the North, recently returned to Yorkshire and residing in Leeds (after close to a decade living in exile in Croydon and South East London). He used to co-run a specialist record store in Manchester (Roadkill Records), and also several years as a promoter, and put on shows for the likes of Leatherface, the Loved Ones, Lucero, Minus The Bear, These Arms Are Snakes, Spy vs Spy, Latterman etc. He also spent several years DJing at shady rock clubs in Manchester, and started the infamous Thursday night "punk room" at Jilly's Rockworld. Also responsible for Middle Finger Response, and collaborated with a couple of friends on a monthly night called Refuse to Lose, which will still occasionally reunite the original DJ line-up - next event at Retro in Manchester on 07/09/2019. Apart from that, it's all bitterness and a jaundiced view of human nature, occasionally skateboarding, always exhausted, often reading books with maps in the front.

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