Sydney noise duo Party Dozen, saxophonist Kirsty Tickle and percussionist Jonathan Boulet, today reveal details of their second album "Pray For Party Dozen", as well as dropping new single "The Great Ape" and announcing a June East Coast tour.
"Pray For Party Dozen" is a typically DIY affair, produced by Jonathan and released May 22nd on their own label, Grupo. The album is the follow-up to their 2017 debut "The Living Man", which established Party Dozen amongst Australia's foremost sonic adventurers. Since then they have played incessantly, performing at festivals as varied as WOMAD, Dark Mofo, Falls, MONA FOMA and Farmer & The Owl, and playing shows with the likes of Liars, Viagra Boys and Tropical Fuck Storm.
The second taste of "Pray For Party Dozen", following 2019's eponymous "Party Dozen" single, comes in the form of "The Great Ape". Something of a slow-jam by their usual standards, "The Great Ape" sidesteps the frenetic pace of much of the group's earlier work, preferring a sludgey, stonerish groove, albeit one adorned with Party Dozen's usual sax drones and insistent percussion. The song comes with an accompanying video which features clips from their phenomenal live show, shot at a variety of gigs in 2019. Watch it here... https://youtu.be/4V5IKPQrr9M
Party Dozen will celebrate the release of the album with three East Coast Australian shows:
June 12th - MELBOURNE The Grace Darling - TICKETS
June 13th - BRISBANE The Bearded Lady - TICKETS
June 19th - SYDNEY The Lansdowne - TICKETS