Totally Unicorn will tour Australia March-April 2022.
Sydney hardcore punks Totally Unicorn will release their third studio album (titled 'High Spirits//Low Life') at the end of summer; and they're throwing on their Santa hats to reveal a massive tour next autumn.
The first taste of 'High Spirits//Low Life' is the intense rock & roll mania of 'Fri(ends)', a track featuring Frenzal Rhomb heartthrob Jay Whalley.
"It's a simple premise – growing up and losing touch with close friends," vocalist Drew Gardiner says. "People that were once staples in your everyday life, now strangers you pass in the street.
"It's something that most people experience in life and it's even more relatable now, with so many of us relying on screens to stay in touch, which, let's face it, isn't enough to sustain some relationships.
"Thankfully, our friendship with Jason Whalley of Frenzal Rhomb fame has endured and we were lucky enough to have him feature on this song – keep an eye out for his handsome head in the video."
With 'High Spirits//Low Life' slated for release 18 February (pre-order it), the band will take the new material on the road for a number of weeks from mid March visiting Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Adelaide, Newcastle, Sydney and Wollongong.
For the 'Fri(ends)' music video, the band collaborated wth Sean McDermott. "We had wanted to work with Sean for a while," guitarist Aaron Streatfeild says.
"He has been a part of the crew behind some great music videos for artists like Genesis Owusu, Gordi, and Party Dozen. We were fortunate enough to rope him into working with us.
"Like 'Yeah Coach', it was filmed in Marrickville but rather than running around the streets like desmonds, we opted for the Sydney Props Warehouse.
"That place is crammed full of every kind of prop you can think of, so it was lots of fun to walk the warehouse isles and check out all the cool stuff.
"You might even catch a couple of them in the clip, our favourite being a dreadlocked punk veteran, who after a bit of a spit-polish and on-screen magic looked like the real deal."
Fri 18 Mar - The Curtain (Melbourne) Fri 25 Mar - The Zoo (Brisbane) Sat 26 Mar - Vinnies Dive Bar (Gold Coast) Sun 27 Mar - Eleven Dive Bar (Sunshine Coast) Fri 1 Apr - Crown & Anchor (Adelaide) Thu 7 Apr - Cambridge Hotel (Newcastle) Fri 8 Apr - The Great Club (Sydney) Sat 9 Apr - Dicey's (Wollongong)
'High Spirits//Low Life' Tracklisting
1. Yeah, Coach 2. Tip Your Tinfoil Hat 3. Old Mate 4. Weekday Warrior 5. High Spirits//Low Life 6. The Catch 7. Fri(ends) 8. Trust Fund Glee 9. Not Winning