The Bennies’ Tour Soon to Kick Off

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The Bennies’ Tour Soon to Kick Off

The Bennies’ ‘Wisdom Machine’ tour rolls on. Following a handful of dates earlier in the year, the band packed their bags and headed abroad for a bunch of dates in Germany and the UK in order to show off their lovely album, the aforementioned Wisdom Machine. And what a lovely time the band has been having.

The album debuted at #40 on the ARIA Album Chart and #10 on the Australian Chart, drawing the attention of Less Than Jake’s Vinnie Fiorello, who released the album in the UK and US. Their tour abroad, meanwhile, included a spot at Belgium’s Groezrock festival on a bill featuring Rancid, Sum 41 and Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls, as well as fellow Aussies Northlane, Clowns and Hellions.

Then there are the reviews, with Rolling Stone Australia writing: “The Bennies genuflect at the shrine of partying more than John Belushi and Andrew WK combined. Wisdom Machine is belligerently raucous, relentlessly delivering good times and accentuating their usual horn­ flecked party­ punk with electronic flourishes…”

All in all, I can’t fathom why you wouldn’t check them out. The Karova, Ballarat – June 26 & Music Man, Bendigo – July 3.

Image: Ian Laidlaw