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Did you realise that Melbourne’s Drunk Mums are releasing a new album Gone Troppo? Did you realise that the name of their record label is PissfartRecords? You do now. See the band when the launch said album at Karova Lounge on October 9 or Howler on October 24. Both gigs are guaranteed to be sloppy.
 
Dead Letter Circus are touring this October in support of their fancy new album Aesthesis. They’re touring pretty comprehensively, hitting The Forum on October 10, as well as shows at Karova in Ballarat (October 7), Black Swan in Bendigo (October 8) and Barwon Club in Geelong (October 9). Tickets are available from Thursday August 20 and mates 10 Years will be special guests on all dates.
 
Mew are making dreams come true this year by finally embarking on their first ever trip to Australia. The acclaimed experimental rock group are coming over for some headline shows, playing Max Watt’s in Melbourne on December 3. Incredible news for fans that have been waiting more than 20 years. Don’t give up hope, kids.
 
Epitaph’s Sleeping With Sirens will tour Australia next month, doing a headlining run on the back of their fourth album Madness. See them at 170 Russell for an underage afternoon show followed by an overage evening show on September 22. Tickets are available this Thursday.
 
Scuzzy British punk band Pulled Apart By Horses are bringing their eccentric brand of rock to Australia again for a headlining a tour in October. The band have booked not one but two shows at the Ding Dong Lounge on October 30 and 31. Tickets are up for grabs now.
 
The Darkness are slipping on their pleather onesies and returning to our shores. Having released their fourth album Last Of Our Kind in June, the quartet are limbering up with new drummer Rufus Taylor (son of Queen’s Roger Taylor) and landing at The Forum on November 11. You can get your tickets now.
 
Iron Chic are coming out as part of Poison City Records’ Weekender Fest this September. To celebrate they’re going to release a new 7”, which includes two new tracks and a cover of Dead Kennedys Dog Bite. The 7” is up for pre-order now and will officially be released on September 7 in time for the band’s show with Modern Baseball and Sidekicks at Northcote Social Club (tickets still available for that one).
 
Sydney’s Relentless are jumping onto the Story So Far and Man Overboard tour, which kicks off on September 2. They’ll take the spot of Apart From This who had to pull out from the event earlier this month. They’re at Max Watt’s on Friday September 11 and Thursday September 10 hosts the Arrow On Swanston underage gig.