The Angels documentary ‘Kickin’ Down The Door’ is hitting cinemas in December 

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The Angels documentary ‘Kickin’ Down The Door’ is hitting cinemas in December 

The new behind-the-scenes documentary 'The Angels: Kickin’ Down the Door' explores the Australian '70s band who transformed the national music scene but fell short of global success.

No pub jukebox worth its salt would be complete without an A to Z collection of The Angels’ legendary hits.

In fact, I’ll wager that no Saturday night in the pubs around Australia would be complete without a unified chorus of ‘Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again?’ sang arm in arm, with glasses raised high.

Stay up to date with what’s happening in and around the region here.

For fans of this quintessential Australian band that came hurtling out of Adelaide in the 1970s with the searing guitar sound of the Brewster brothers and Doc Neeson, Kickin’ Down The Door is the new feature documentary about their career.

Since their beginning, they worked their way up, developing an unmistakably unique musical style. By 1978 they were a behemoth of the local rock scene and on the path to international success… until they just missed their chance. Yet they still revolutionised the Aussie music scene transforming it from pretty pop to gritty guitar rock featuring ferocious and theatrical live shows.

In Kickin’ Down The Door, Adelaide director Maddie Parry (Hannah Gadsby: Nanette) has made a surprisingly intimate documentary, with band members’ home videos and never-before-seen photos, exploring the internal tensions that strained relationships to breaking point, even while producing incandescent rock’n’roll.

In it, John and Rick Brewster both give lengthy interviews during the documentary alongside chats with other key figures that were a part of the band’s journey including former drummers Graham ‘Buzz’ Bidstrup and Brent Eccles.

Now the documentary is coming to cinemas in December. The movie will hit the big screen around the country on Thursday, December 1 off the back of its recent premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival.

Ahead of the cinema release, regional music lovers will also be able to see it at LongPlay Music Film Festival in Ballarat with a screening and acoustic performance from founding guitarists Rick and John Brewster on November 21.

Stay tuned for more.