On a scale of one to ten, how much do you love Ball Park Music? ’Cause you see, the band is hitting the road in September for their Trippin’ the Light Fantastic Tour, which should give them just enough time to fine-tune their new songs. Not that they really need it, being such a well-oiled musical machine. Hey, did you know that ‘Trip the Light Fantastic’ means “To dance, especially in an imaginative or ‘fantastic’ manner.” Apparently it originates from a fella named John Milton, who, according to Wikipedia, was an English poet, polemicist and a man of letters. Others attribute it to ol’ Willie Shakespeare, but you can fistycuff that argument out in your own time. Anyway, enough of dead dudes, this is about Ball Park Music. ‘Trippin’ the Light Fantastic’ is lifted from the band’s latest album, Puddinghead. Recorded in a dilapidated house in South Brisbane, their third full-length album in as many years is showing the band seems to have a bottomless pit of musical ideas. Kill Your Stereo: “BPM are one of the strongest acts in Australian music at the moment, and Puddinghead is by no small measure the strongest thing that they’ve released throughout their entire career so far.” The Karova, Ballarat – October 8; Black Swan, Bendigo – October 9; and The Wool Exchange Entertainment Complex, Geelong – October 11.