Your New Favourite Band, Drug Church, Is Touring Australia In August

6 June 2023 | 5:28 pm | Ellie Robinson
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The 'Hygiene' hellions will play intimate shows in just two cities.

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The post-hardcore heavyweights in Drug Church are finally – finally – making their way Down Under.

Touring in support of their recent fourth album, Hygiene, the Albany, New York-native band will make their Australian debut in August, performing intimate club shows in Eora/Sydney and Naarm/Melbourne. The former will go down first on Thursday August 17 at the Crowbar, with the latter slated for the following night (August 18) at Stay Gold. Tickets for both shows are on sale now – see below for the links.

Fans can expect to hear songs from all four of Drug Church’s studio albums: 2013’s Paul Walker (which celebrates its tenth anniversary next month), 2015’s Hit Your Head, 2018’s Cheer, and of course Hygiene (which arrived last March via Pure Noise Records). The band recently followed Hygiene up with a standalone single called Myopic, delivering just under three minutes of tight and eruptive punk energy.

On the song’s belting chorus, frontman Patrick Kindlon yells: “Goodwill then, hard stops / Slow learner, gets taught / My teachers tried, my teachers lost. / Mishandled, and robbed / They rubbed my feelings raw / But now I've put my glasses on.”

In a press release, Kindlon (who also fronts Self Defense Family) said of the story behind Myopic: “In varying degrees, you can just let things go. You don't gotta stay angry forever. Being bitter isn't a virtue and people selling it as one aren't very happy.”

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Thursday August 17 • Crowbar, Eora/Sydney

Friday August 18 • Stay Gold, Naarm/Melbourne