Grinspoon Show @ The Tivoli | Friday March 15
It took a musical adventure spanning four continents for Grinspoon to find the key to shaking up the Australian rock scene.
Firstly, bassist Joe Hansen made his way to Canada and set himself on a path to brutal speed metal utopia. Guitarist Pat Davern ventured to Amsterdam and Spain in search of some elusive monstrous riffs. Frontman Phil Jamieson found his calling in Singapore, collaborating with a friend on glorious dream pop tunes. Meanwhile, drummer Kristian Hopes, found a world of inspiration at home in Brisbane with his new baby son.
Their epic quest to find rock’s holy grail eventually led them home to make the best album of their 14-year career, cementing their position at the helm of the local rock scene.
“Their epic quest to find rock’s holy grail eventually led them home to make the best album of their 14-year career”
Their sixth album, Six To Midnight, only reinforces their status as the premier rock act in the country.
Drawing from around 45 songs penned individually and in sessions at Port Macquarie and Myocum on the NSW North Coast, Grinspoon convened to Studios 301 in Byron Bay with acclaimed US producer Rick Will (Incubus, No Doubt, Gillian Welch, Skindred).
Conscious of not slipping into old habits, the band recorded together, live, for the first time in a decade. The result is a tight, frenetic and tense rock album, brimming with energy and buoyant enthusiasm.
Consider their upcoming tour as a culmination of professional development. It’s not that they have been M.I.A for no reason. For many artists, time away and time to reflect are as essential to their craft as a calculator to an accountant. So don’t miss out on this epic and long-awaited show. Fans should heed these words carefully and show their full support for the wonder years of Aussie rock!