WA group BOAT SHOW will be bringing some of that raucous West Coast heat through to our 9th Birthday party in Sydney come August 30th, but if you aren’t quite schooled up on the band, their new single “The Big Smoke” is the perfect place to start.
The tune channels Ali Flintoff‘s frustration with mates ditching the west for the east, making the move out to Melbourne. “All my friends are moving to Melbourne because they want to fucking die,” she sings. It’s upfront and ridiculously catchy.
“It’s like trying to run away from a ghost that you think is haunting your house but it’s actually haunting you, so it follows. Do you like my metaphor? I’m pretty witty, hey.” she says of the tune.
It’s a rollicking number, crushing with each guitar shred and crack of the drums. For 2:53 minutes of relentless punk fun, tune in below.
Follow BOAT SHOW on Facebook here and be sure to catch them at their official single launch in WA at The Bird on August 19th. RSVP here to catch them at the AU Review’s 9th Birthday here! Tour dates below.
BOAT SHOW TOUR DATES
August 12th | RTRFM Radiothon Party, PERTH
August 19th | The Bird, PERTH
August 27th | Against the Grain Festival, BRISBANE
August 30th | AU Review Birthday Party, SYDNEY
September 1st | Post Office, MELBOURNE
September 1st | Sunifest, MELBOURNE
September 6th – 9th | BIGSOUND, BRISBANE
September 23rd | Capitol, PERTH (Supporting The Preatures)