Fiery four-piece Rackett have announced they’ll be off on their largest tour to date with a mammoth 18 dates across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia through February, March and April.
New South Wales dates in the tour were organized with the support of AHA NSW as part of their Rockin’ The Puburbs competition.
To celebrate the huge step forward Rackett have released their new single Alive; a bouncing, existential banger undercut by buzzing synth and running bass Alive is a truly existential track tackling themes of material mortality and the infinitely evolving attention of popular culture; all wrapped in the infection, hard hitting pop-rock Rackett has refined to a point!
– STREAM ALIVE BELOW –
“Alive is about the material reincarnation of oneself. Alive celebrates the life and death cycle of an adopted trend and empowers you to re-decide your identity and to let go of the past,” said vocalist and guitarist Rebecca Callander.
Alive was truly an independent effort for the band, the track written, recorded and produced by Rackett at Forces & Fury Studios owned by drummer Astrid Holz and vocalist, guitarist Kat Ayala.
“When deciding what recording process would best serve this song and the band’s overall sound, we realized that we had all the skills and resources to record and produce this entirely ourselves. Of course, we had our doubts in the beginning but we pushed forward and created what we feel is our best record so far,” said Ayala.
Alive is the fifth single from Rackett following on from the rocking success from singles Prey, Ready or Not, BATS and Your Son.
The NSW stretch of the national tour is put together in partnership with AHA NSW as part of their Rockin’ The Puburbs competition, which the four-piece dominated late last year.
“Working with AHA NSW through Rockin’ The Puburbs is giving us the opportunity to play in venues and reach audiences that we couldn’t have on our own. Pubs like the Captain Cook Hotel, Dicey Riley’s and O’Donoughues are where so many Aussie’s first experience live music and we’re so excited for them to experience us,” said Rackett.
“Callander puts down her guitar after a few songs and jumps down into the crowd to dance with us, reaching out to hold hands and scratch heads and go a little wild, and it’s honestly the great thing ever.”
— Carly Packer, The Music
“Noise is their number one trade and they’re very, very good at it.”
— Greg Moskovitch, Tone Deaf
RACKETT make loud and experimental punk-pop. In one year, the band have moved from virtual anonymity to playing in major theaters and festivals throughout Australia, receiving regular airplay on community and commercial radio, features in Rolling Stone Magazine, become the featured talent in national campaign for General Pants and earned a reputation for “Thrilling live shows, a technically proficient and powerful sound, and a DIY hyper-femme aesthetic.
Saturday, January 27
Oz Fest, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday, February 3
Hotter Than Hell, Adelaide, SA
Friday, February 9
The Foundry, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday, February 10
Hotter Than Hell, Ipswich, QLD
Saturday, February 10
Northern Byron Bar, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday, February 16
Selina’s, Coogee Bay, NSW
Saturday, February 17
New Victoria Hotel, Wetherill Park, NSW
Sunday, February 18
North Gong Hotel, Wollongong, NSW
Friday, February 23
Cherry Bar, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday, February 24
Pier Street Party, Frankston, VIC
Thursday, March 1
Moonshine, Manly, NSW
Friday, March 2
Waywards, Sydney, NSW
Friday, March 9
O’Donoughues, Emu Plains, NSW
Saturday, March 10
Daisy Went Crazy, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday, March 24
Dicey Rileys, Wollongong, NSW
Thursday, March 29
Gateway Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday, March 31
Captain Cook Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Saturday, April 7
Frankie’s Pizza, Sydney, NSW