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28 Days To Reunite & Play Their Self-titled LP At Sydney's Crowbar

23 May 2023 | 11:51 am | Mary Varvaris
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The Frankston punk rockers will be joined by Sydney outfit Irrelevant and old-school melodic hardcore band Latest God.

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On Saturday, 12 August, Sydney’s Crowbar will host the reformed 28 Days who are set to perform their 1998 self-titled LP.

“Had to bring our self-titled album show to Sydney. We probably did the Melbourne to Sydney drive over 50 times back in the day,” the band wrote on social media.

Crowbar Sydney made the announcement yesterday: “After almost 20-something years the original 28 Days lineup returns to Sydney to knock out the S/T album in its entirety and a few other hits”.

The Frankston punk rockers will be joined by Sydney outfit Irrelevant and old-school melodic hardcore band Latest God. Tickets are on sale now via Oztix.

Rap punkers 28 Days carved out a loyal fanbase in the early 2000s with hit records Stealing Chairs and Upstyledown, as well as huge singles Rip It Up, What’s The Deal?, and Say What? 28 Days’ most recent single, Unmarked Graves, was released in 2015.

28 Days reformed in 2009 with the line-up of Jay Dunne, Damien Gardiner, Simon Hepburn and Adrian Griffin.

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It was back in ’97 when 28 Days injected their punk-meets-hip hop sound into the Aussie scene, establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with upon the release of their second studio album, Upstyledown, which debuted at #1 in Australia and shortly after went Platinum.

Stealing Chairs, the 2002 follow-up to Upstyledown, continued 28 Days’ love of shouty punk rock and hip hop, combining their banging rock assault with the samples and turntables of Jedi Master Jay.

Those 13 songs showed a defiant, confident band, from the re-recorded version of Say What? (a harder, rock-based charge than the Apollo 440 collaboration), to the near-reggae lilt of What’s The Deal? to the angsty melodic crunch of Photos.

“We just play the old stuff now,” Gardiner said in a The Music interview. “We're not one of those bands that will play four or five new songs that will maybe make the [new] album; we'd probably get bashed if we didn't play Rip It Up or Sucker.”

28 Days

with Irrelevant and Latest God

Saturday 12 August – Crowbar, Sydney