The Growlers 2020

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“… a hazy wash of sound that showcases the group’s gentler side, while still having a black, black heart.”- CLASH

“A tour filled with sweaty, sold-out shows and pop-up stores, it’s clear that Australia can’t get enough of The Growlers.” – LIFE WITHOUT ANDY

“Some bands just ooze cool. The proudly independent L.A. band The Growlers serves up an infectious combo of new wave, disco and indie rock in “Natural Affair.”” – NPR

Icons of the Los Angeles underground The Growlers announce their return to our golden coast this Summer for their biggest run of Australian shows to date. The twelve-date tour which celebrates the release of the bands 6th studio album Natural Affair (Out October 25 via the bands very own Beach Goth Records and Tapes) is destined to be a travelling circus of colour, movement and sound all the way down the East Coast stopping in most big centres and surf breaks across QLD, NSW and VIC including a night at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney. Special guests to be announced and general tickets on sale 10am AEDT Friday, October 18.

The Growlers have gained legions of passionate fans around the globe, amassing 200+ million Spotify streams, 1.5+ million monthly listeners, and 80+ million YouTube streams. The band’s success has been years in the making, fuelled by a non-stop flow of new material and their epic live shows with audiences singing along to every gloriously twisted lyric.

Over the last two months the band have already (not so quietly) released four cuts off the album including the lead single and title track ‘Natural Affair’ as well as ‘Try Hard Fool,’ ‘Foghorn Town’ and the most recent single ‘Pulp of Youth’.

On Natural Affair, The Growlers (led by singer Brooks Nielsen and music director/guitarist Matt Taylor) advance their swampy DIY aesthetic into a sturdier, synthier, dancier sound, bolstered by Nielsen’s finest lyrics to date: social commentary, rhymes, and ruminations on the pleasures (and perils) of modern love. Self-producing the album, they worked with Topanga Canyon friend Kyle Mullarky (Allah-Las, Little Wings) to craft early versions of the songs, then with engineer Ivan Wayman (Father John Misty, The War on Drugs) and mixer Dave Cerminara (HEALTH, Weyes Blood) to bring a new level of polish and continuity.

The Growlers current world tour is now up to a mammoth 81-date run which includes their iconic annual Beach Goth festival (their very own annual happening, now entering its 8th year, with over 11,000 tickets sold to this year’s 3-nighter at LA’s Hollywood Palladium), which in previous years has featured performances from Bon Iver, TLC, Julian Casablancas and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

The band were in Australia earlier in 2019 for their Summer east coast headline tour which included sold-out shows at The Forum and The Metro and were joined onstage by long-time friend, collaborator and honorary Growler, Kirin J Callinan for the full run of dates.


The Growlers  

Date City Venue
04/01/20 Kingscliff, NSW Kingscliff Beach Hotel
With Starcrawler
Tickets from Kingscliff Beach Hotel

05/01/20 Gold Coast, QLD CBD Live Southport
With Starcrawler
Tickets from CBD Live Southport

06/01/20 Brisbane, QLD The Tivoli
With Starcrawler
Tickets from The Tivoli

08/01/20 Sawtell, NSW Sawtell RSL
With Starcrawler
Tickets from Sawtell RSL

09/01/20 Newcastle, NSW 48 Watt Street
With Starcrawler
Tickets from 48 Watt Street

10/01/20 Wollongong, NSW Wollongong Uni
With Starcrawler
Tickets from Wollongong Uni

11/01/20 Mona Vale, NSW Park House
With Starcrawler
Tickets from Park House

12/01/20 Sydney, NSW Enmore Theatre
With Starcrawler
Tickets from Enmore Theatre

14/01/20 San Remo, VIC Westernport Hotel
With Starcrawler
Tickets from Westernport Hotel

15/01/20 Frankston, VIC Pier Bandroom
With Starcrawler
Tickets from Pier Bandroom

16/01/20 Melbourne, VIC The Croxton
With Starcrawler
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17/01/20 Torquay, VIC Torquay Hotel
With Starcrawler
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