Suburban Haze On The Road: Great Kebabs, Van Tetris & The Safe Hands Spider

11 November 2016 | 2:35 pm | Suburban Haze

"We basically spent HOURS making spider-related puns."


Tour kicked off today at the Lass O'Gowrie in Newcastle. Dyl stood at the door staunching anyone trying to come in. He kept saying "come inside for an ass kicking". Despite this, the show was rad. Rachel Maria and the Cox were awesome as always, William John Jr. was his usual shred-lord self and Audie brought his acoustic Manchester Orchestra-esque game.


So our shows with Safe Hands kicked off today. We proved we are the Tetris kings of Newcastle, had a bunch of practice with digital Tetris in the van too. Also, got this great kebab (blurry photo attached).

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Taree was a bit stressful, we had to rush setting up the PA and only just managed to get it up in time (by in time, I mean half an hour after the show was meant to start).


Rad Bar is exactly as its name implies. Was an absolutely awesome show. It was our boy Jago (guitarist in the rock band Jacob)'s birthday and Mowgli again proved why they are one of the best bands kicking around Aus.

Despite being stuck in Sydney traffic for over an hour Alex still managed to fit in some time to slide into some DMs.

The extra time in Sydney meant we had to get creative with the toilet situation on the way to Wollongong. Despite advice circulated by Ghost Busters in the '80s, Joe and Alex proved that you can cross streams.

During the trip back, with a bit of cabin fever setting in we decided Gibbo (Safe Hands drummer) was a spider. We basically spent HOURS making spider-related puns. Gibbo's resolve was really damn strong to not flip out. He just scurried under his seat and occupied himself weaving a web.


Blackwire is without a doubt the best venue in Sydney. We chilled out the back eating pizza before we played. This One's For Mum was a great success and managed to raise over $1500 for charity! We were stoked to be a part of it. Also got to catch the band MSV BCP who were the absolute heaviest thing I have ever heard in my life. Listening to them made us all shotgun cans of beers and yell "woo!" at the top of our lungs.

We duck off down to Melbourne this Thursday to play The Catfish, and I'm going to smash one of their veggie hoagies.