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WAVVES Play King of the Beach in full


Californian indie punks Wavves are set to open their Oz tour in Perth playing landmark third album King Of The Beach. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of what is arguably their finest (half) hour, mark down Sunday, March 29 at Amplifier Bar.

Released in August 2010, King Of The Beach may be a pop-punk triumph, but its psychedelic stylings owe as much to the post-freak folk and Beach-Boys-on-smack sounds of that time, from the likes of Panda Bear and Animal Collective (check out Baseball Cards below).

Easily Wavves most experimental and ambitious record, with its saccharine melodies and infectious riffs for days, King Of The Beach is one of last decade’s great records, and well worth revisiting if you haven’t in a while.

The band, led by enigmatic Nathan Williams will play the album in full, as well as some fan favourites to ensure the show is one giant singalong party.

The album’s 12 tracks clock in at just 37 minutes, with most of the songs coming in at under three minutes. It’s all killer, no filler, with faves like Super SoakerIdiot and lead single, Post Acid getting straight to the point, doing their damage and leaving a trail of teenage destruction. Which you will do with a West Coast sized smile, begging for more – it’s got to be why they’re opening the tour in Perth, right?

Wavves celebrate the 10th anniversary of King Of The Beach playing it in full on Sunday, March 29 at Amplifier Bar. Tickets on sale Friday, January 17 from www.destroyalllines.com.

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