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The Medics – Monster Tour for Foundations

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After releasing their debut LP ‘Foundations’ this May featuring the heavily played radio tracks ‘Joseph’, ‘Griffin’ and ‘Beggars’, Cairns band The Medics have announced a monster national tour to celebrate.

It is truly a national tour and will see the Medics play every state and territory in the country. The band is also playing festivals along the way including the coveted Splendour in the Grass, Brisbane’s Four Walls Festival and a special appearance at the National Indigenous Music Awards held in Darwin. The other news is that there are still more regional shows to be announced, as well as announcements for the support acts. So take note of when the Medics are in your neck of the woods, and we will keep you posted on future shows and supports as they are announced.

Friday 6th July – The Annandale Hotel, SYDNEY (With Sticky Fingers + Underlights + Rapids + Beef Jerk)

Sunday 29th July – Splendour in the Grass, NSW (SOLD OUT)

Saturday 4th August – Four Walls Festival (All Ages), BRISBANE

Saturday 11th August – National Indigenous Music Awards, DARWIN

Friday 17th August – Brothers League’s Club w/ SILVER THE MOON, CAIRNS

Saturday 18th August – The Uni Club w/ SILVER THE MOON, TOWNSVILLE

Friday 31st August – Hotel New York, LAUNCESTON

Saturday 1st September – Waratah Hotel, HOBART

Thursday 6th September – The Loft, WARRNAMBOOL

 Friday 7th September – Jive, ADELAIDE

Saturday 8th September – Amplifier, PERTH

Wednesday 12th September – Spectrum, SYDNEY

Friday 14th September – The National, GEELONG

Saturday 15th September – The Toff In Town, MELBOURNE

Thursday 27th September – Transit Bar, CANBERRA

Friday 28th September – The Patch, WOLLONGONG

Saturday 29th September – Cambridge Hotel, NEWCASTLE

Friday 5th October – Hotel Great Northern, BYRON BAY

 


The Medics – Foundations Album Review

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Queensland band The Medics are finally releasing their much hyped debut full length album, ‘Foundations’ this Friday.

Their three killer singles off the album, ‘Griffin’, ‘Joseph’ and ‘Beggars’ have already received airplay on Triple J, so we had an inkling as to what to expect from the Cairns boys. Luckily the rest of the album did not disappoint.

The thing that stands out in ‘Foundations’ is the way The Medics don’t just entertain you, but drive you emotionally. Each song tells a story, and the vocals by Kahl Wallace are haunting in every sense of the word. The album is also really well mastered in that they have managed to capture the intensity of a live performance, without actually making a live album. Its pretty incredible.

Of the songs that haven’t been released as singles, ‘Deadman’ is one track that really stands out. Firstly because it opens up a little lighter than the other tracks but also because its lyrically pretty frightening. Its a dark track, and the way the initial slow plucks of the guitars and woody percussion gradually increase into a climactic ending really hit the spot for me. Its a fantastic song.

I really liked the inclusion of the acoustic tribute ’50 Years’. It just gave the album that little something different and showed that despite their increased popularity, nothing has gone to their heads, its a real down to earth touch. ’50 Years’ is also probably my favourite of the tracks not already released as a single. I just like the way the acoustic guitar, bass drum and husky vocals mix at the lower tempo.

The Medics have released a fantastic album in ‘Foundations’. Its unique, varied in sound, and such a great listen. The band has really come in leaps and bounds since ‘A Boat Called Love’, and I can’t wait to catch them as they tour the country in support of their ‘Foundations’ release.