Geelong’s Seal Prince and the Roof Rats are touring their debut album this month
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01.12.2022

Geelong’s Seal Prince and the Roof Rats are touring their debut album this month

The band will be hitting up Geelong, Daylesford, Melbourne and Torquay across six dates.

Geelong five-piece folk/rock outfit, Seal Prince and The Roof Rats have just released their highly-anticipated debut album and to celebrate, have announced a Threads To Follow local tour.

Seal Prince and the Roof Rats, consisting of Lachie Chomley (vocals and guitar), Georgie MacLucas (fiddle, vocals), Josh Docker aka Dr. Docker (banjo, guitar, kazoo, vocals), Martin Cyster (bass) and Tom Allen (drums) will kick off their Threads To Follow tour at The Barwon Club on December 4, and then take to the Daylesford, Geelong again, Northcote, and Coburg before finishing up in Torquay on December 18.

Seal Prince and the Roof Rats 2022 Tour

4/12 Barwon Club, Wadawurrung/Geelong with Stress Walters, Maddy Petch

9/12 Daylesford Hotel, Dja Dja Wurrung / Daylesford with Daisy Kilbourne, Well Into Winter

11/12 The Door Gallery Cafe, Wadawurrung/Geelong

15/12 Wesley Anne Northcote, Wurundjeri/Northcote with Backyard Banjo Club / Vox Populi Choir

17/12 Joe’s Market Garden, Wurundjeri/Coburg

18/12 Cowies Market, Wadawurrung/Torquay

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The band, who have made their stamp within the local music scene over the past year, aim to tell heartwarming, genuine stories with threads of wildness, love, masculinity, place-making through giving voice to ongoing social and environmental struggles in suburban Geelong as well as the beauty and resilience of their place and community on Wadawurrung country. Their debut album, Threads To Follow weaves them together.

Leading in with powerful single ‘Someone Else’s Problem’ with production by Martin Cyster, Seal Prince and the Roof Rats offer Paul Kelly storytelling about socio-economic gaps, set upon waves of soaring fiddle.

“I started writing this song in December 2020 after an experience with some folks in my neighbourhood, and finished it in December last year when similar feelings came up for me after my family Christmas, trying to reconcile my privileges in a world that is so so unjust. I hope it carries some meaning for you,” says front-man Lachie Chomley.

The titular single ‘Threads To Follow’ unpacks toxic masculinity and the path of rediscovery. A stunning music video by Amber Palicka hits home the anthemic bridge ‘Like the child that you once were, you’ve got the right to express yourself’.

These songs will be premiered live across their Victorian tour, hitting up Geelong, Daylesford, Melbourne and Torquay across six dates.

Tickets are via venue websites. Follow the band on socials here