As A Rival Announce Ballarat Show

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As A Rival Announce Ballarat Show

“I just want it to be different, as a rival to everything that’s out there.” The origins of Melbourne’s As a Rival can be traced back to this line – one which, although originally intended as a throwaway line, has become a mission statement.

Two years in the making (one year writing the album, the next recording), By Design is the band’s debut album. Bodyjar’s Tom Read recorded and co­produced the album, while bandmates Shane Wakker and Grant Relf were only a phone call away from laying down drums and bass. The live line­up is different, with Kylie Groth taking on bass duties and Nathan Wheatley sitting pretty behind the kit.

The Eastern, Ballarat – March 19.