The Empty Threats ‘Monster Truck Mondays’ Album Tour

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The Empty Threats ‘Monster Truck Mondays’ Album Tour

Fast-rising Kaurna Land/Adelaide queer post-punks The Empty Threat’s are quickly becoming renowned for their wild and eclectic live shows. Catch them at The Retreat Hotel Brunswick alongside fellow punks, Propaine and Bughunt.
Tickets $15 + bf
Set times:
Bughunt – 8pm
Propaine – 9pm
The Empty Threats – 10pm
Please note that online ticket sales will close at 5.30pm on the day of the event, then the remainder of the tickets will be sold on the door.
After the release of two EPS, they are on the precipice of the release of debut album ‘Monster Truck Mondays’ which sees them playing select headline dates alongside appearances at Bigsound 2023 & Yours & Owls Festival 2023. Empties have shared stages with Methel Ethel, Mildlife, Teen Jesus & the Jean Teasers, Jimmy Barns and ICEHOUSE, plus performed at festivals including Mountain Goat Valley Crawl, WOMADelaide and Spin Off alongside Hilltop Hoods, Pnau and Benee, among others.
Launched in 2017, The Empty Threats (lovingly referred to by fans as ‘Empties’), is the project of Stu Patterson, Matt Schultz, Venus, Lenny Regione and Michael Bond. Since the release of their debut single in 2018, the group have drummed up a reputation for their politically-charged anthems adjacent to the post-punk of shame and Tropical F*ck Storm, melded with ‘80s Australiana. Monster Truck Mondays sees the group lean further into social advocacy, exploring themes of anxiety, existential dread, capitalism, LGBTQIA+ rights and colonialism over snarling bass, frenzied guitar work, restless percussion and electric clarinet.
Charged, rambunctious and textured, Monster Truck Mondays includes singles ‘Evil Eye’, ‘ATACB’ and ‘Boys in the Gutter’, which have been met with praise from Rage, MTV, Rolling Stone, Pilerats, Tone Deaf, Purple Sneakers among others, with plays on triple j and Unearthed, ample community radio support from FBi, 2SER, PBS, 4ZZZ, 3RRR and many more, plus adds to coveted Spotify editorial playlists including ‘New Music Friday’, ‘Fresh Finds Rock’ and ‘All New Rock’.
Monster Truck Mondays is out Friday July 28 via P.A.K. Records. Pre-order the album on 12” vinyl at
The Retreat Hotel would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which The Retreat now stands, and pay our respects to all elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded and that our venue operates on stolen land.