Dr. Sure’s Unusual Practice & Low Temperature Civics @ Tanswells

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Dr. Sure’s Unusual Practice & Low Temperature Civics @ Tanswells

Dr Sure’s Unusual Practice is the moniker of Dougal Shaw, one of Australia’s more industrious creative heads (see also: founder of Marthouse Records, guitarist for Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, proprietor of Dr Sure Tattoo, new dad, et al). Declared a ‘mixtape’, Dr Sure’s new release BUBBLE consists of seven tracks recorded over the course of a 2-week period in 2020 before being unearthed and completed in late 2022.

Those familiar with Dr Sure’s will remember the 2020 twin EPs Scomo Goes To Hawaii and While Aus Burns. Musically BUBBLE exists in a similar solo/experimental space – led by synths and drum machines – as opposed to the band-driven post-punk of LPs The West (2019) and Remember The Future? Vol. 2 & 1 (2021).

The relative success of the latter saw the band touring broadly and selling out shows throughout so-called Australia in 2022; gained rotation and Album of The Week honours across community radio; prompted a nomination for Music Victoria’s Best Rock/Punk work; scored supports for the likes of Tropical Fuck Storm; and culminated in a 22-date tour throughout the UK and Europe.

BUBBLE will be released on cassette and DSPs on April 14 via Marthouse Records. To complement the release, the band are heading up the East Coast throughout April. Catch them in Beechworth with sterling support from Low Temperature Civics.

Tickets are $15 at the door or in advance: https://events.humanitix.com/dr-sures-low-temperature-civics-tanswells