In 2005 a little known band from Melbourne VIC released what was to become one of the most critically acclaimed, celebrated and talked about Australian albums of modern times. Wait Long By The River And The Bodies Of Your Enemies Float By catapulted The Drones into the consciousness of mainstream music critics here and overseas, and cemented what fans of the band already knew….
In May this year, to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of it’s release, the band played a special one off show at the Sydney Opera House, for Vivid Live, showcasing tracks from Wait Long, as well as a few new tunes thrown in for good measure. The show was met with a vigorous response, two standing ovations, and a feeling that more people might want to experience it, so the band are taking it to fans around Australia this August and September. Tickets go on sale on Friday 26th of June.
Wait Long By The River And The Bodies Of Your Enemies Float By will be released on deluxe double 180g vinyl LP with a digital download and it’s own unreleased live album. This is the first time the album has ever been released on vinyl.
“Let the record show that there is only one band that can open their set with a song that was voted by a group of their peers as the greatest Australian song of all time…That band, ladies and gentlemen, is The Drones.” Music Feeds
“The Drones as one of the very best live bands this country has produced.” Fasterlouder
“The crowd were absolutely transfixed throughout the entire performance, which is a testament to the power and synergy of The Drones and their music, particularly in a live setting.” Monster Children
“Performed live by The Drones at the Opera House with no less vigour than when it was first released a decade ago, the song still has the power to elevate the hairs on the back of the neck and simultaneously send a shiver down the spine, in the best possible way…..The combined effect, like a visceral true-crime soundtrack, was hypnotic…. bringing the audience out of their stunned reverie and to their feet as Liddiard twiddled the knobs on his amp and slunk away.” Sydney Morning Herald
Joining The Drones will be Melbourne doom punk Batpiss, whose recent film clip for ‘The Store’ will give you nightmares for days and the Steve Miller Band (in Castlemaine and Melbourne only), who will just give you nightmares.
Throughout 2015, as well as releasing their brand new seventh studio album, The Drones will be reissuing their entire back catalog through their own label, TFS Records.
Wait Long By The River And The Bodies Of Your Enemies Float By vinyl will be released Independently through Tropical Fuck Storm Records and MGM Distribution.
Wait Long By The River And The Bodies Of Your Enemies Float By
With Special Guests Batpiss & **Steve Miller Band
Tix on Sale Friday 26th June
Thursday 20th August Darwin Festival DARWIN NT
Saturday 22nd August Rosemount Hotel PERTH WA
Friday 28th August Small Ballroom NEWCASTLE NSW
Saturday 29th August Triffid BRISBANE QLD
Friday 4th September The Gov ADELAIDE SA
Saturday 5th September The Forum Theatre MELBOURNE VIC
Sunday 6th September Theatre Royal CASTLEMAINE VIC