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It’s been a while to be sure. A while for everything. But we have some news. After getting back for the little run of solo shows in the States we got into working on the songs for this next record. Currently the first track is in London being poked and prodded by Mr. Aaron Cupples (The Drones, Snowman, Dan Kelly), the rest will be hot on its heels.

Another handsome Mister, this time Mr. Ross Walker Bannerman, our beloved tonemeister and hider of copious talents, now also calls the northern hemisphere home. We said goodbye to Ross a little while ago and now he’s in Berlin, maybe forever.

Enter Mr.#3, Matt Wicking, he of The General Assembly. Matt has joined us on geet slinging and hollering along with old friend and one-time previous member, (and Mr #4) Boatfriends’ Fenton K on bass and the odd bv. It’s never felt this good. Rehearsals for upcoming shows have been roaring.

We’re currently working a bunch of tracks we’ve never played live before which we’ll debut at two upcoming shows, both of which are benefits for The Morrow in Newcastle which sadly burnt down a month ago.

Our first record Dark Continent, Cold Century was made at The Morrow. A number of special instruments that feature on the record (including a 1919 Beale upright piano and an early 20th century Leslie pump organ) went up in the blaze. Many friends had their lives upturned.

So, the shows:

SAT 13th JULYNEWCASTLE, NSWDOZZAS for the MOZZA – BLAZE of GLORY (Morrow Pk. Benefit) @ The Lass O’Gowrie & surrounds. w/Mojo Juju & The Snake Oil Merchants (once-off reformation) + The Hauntingly Beautiful Mousemoon (once-off reformation) + Kira Puru & The Bruise + Boatfriends + Bhenjamin Phraser + many, many more. 7pm. Buy Tix.

SUN 4th AUGUSTMELBOURNEDOZZAS for the MOZZA – BLAZE of GLORY II (Morrow Pk. Benefit) @ The Corner. w/Brothers Grim & The Blue Murders + Mesa Cosa +  Made For Chickens By Robots + Boatfriends (Laptop set) + Kira Puru (DJ set) + iOnic (once-off reformation) + DJ Joan Kirner (Marieke Hardy). 4pm-11pm. Buy Tix.

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