Melbourne odd-punks Dr Sure’s Unusual Practice announce Australian and New Zealand tour dates

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Melbourne odd-punks Dr Sure’s Unusual Practice announce Australian and New Zealand tour dates

Credit: James Morris
Words by Staff Writer

Dr Sure’s Unusual Practice have dropped a new single 'Celebration' alongside the announcement of upcoming album and tour

Prepare for an eccentric musical journey as Melbourne’s odd-punks, Dr Sure’s Unusual Practice (DSUP), continue their whirlwind trajectory with the release of their latest single ‘Celebration’ and the exciting revelation of their third LP ‘Total Reality,’ along with a string of tour dates across New Zealand and Australia.

The ‘Celebration Tour’ will travel across New Zealand and Australia throughout February and March, promising electrifying performances and unforgettable experiences for fans.

Dr Sure’s Unusual Practice ‘Celebration Tour’ Dates

  • Feb 18: Wainuiomata, Camp A Low Hum (NZ)
  • Feb 21: Te Whanganui-a-tara/Wellington, Valhalla w/ The Pink Frosts, Relay Tapes (Bris) (NZ)
  • Feb 22: Papa-i-Oea/Palmerston Nth, The Stomach w/ Persimmon (NZ)
  • Feb 23-24: Wainuiomata, Camp A Low Hum (NZ)
  • Mar 7: Meanjin/Brisbane, Black Bear Lodge w/ Radium Dolls, Guppy (OZ)
  • Mar 9: Gubbi Gubbi/Sunshine Coast, TBA (OZ)
  • Mar 16: Naarm/Melbourne, The Tote w/ Screensaver, It Thing, O.M.R., Silicone Prairie DJ (USA) (OZ)
  • Mar 22: Eora/Sydney, Bootleggers w/ Fungas, O.M.R. (OZ)
  • Mar 23: Dharawal/Gong, Diceys w/ Our Carlson, Twine, Saunter (OZ)

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In the two years since their emergence, DSUP has been on an unstoppable roll – churning out two records, snagging nominations at the ARIA and AIR Awards, and embarking on headline tours across Australia, the UK, and Europe. Their unique blend of tongue-in-cheek political commentary has garnered them a devoted following and earned them spots alongside renowned acts like Tropical Fuck Storm and Bad//Dreems.

DSUP’s latest single ‘Celebration,’ offers a fresh perspective on the world’s current turmoil. With its odd-measured groove, wire-y guitars, and mesmerising saxophone-synth blend, the track serves as a rallying cry for anyone feeling the weight of the modern dystopia.

Frontperson Dougal Shaw sheds light on the inspiration behind ‘Celebration,’ stating, “It’s a celebration of getting out of bed in the morning. It’s a celebration of the communities we build to support and lift each other up.”

Their upcoming album, ‘Total Reality,’ delves deeper into the individual’s struggles within late-capitalist society, exploring a range of themes with a hopeful outlook. Drawing influences from post-punk, synth-punk, krautrock, and avant-garde music, the album promises to be an expansive and immersive experience for listeners.

Shaw describes ‘Total Reality’ as a ‘collage album,’ featuring pandemic-era demos, a mix of drum machines and live-tracked rhythm sections, fresh collaborations, and an array of instruments and samples. The album, set to release on April 19, 2024, will be available for pre-order on limited 12” Vinyl through Marthouse Records in Australia and Erste Theke Tontraeger in Europe.

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