The Maggie Pills announce national ‘Hope is a Risk’ album tour 

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The Maggie Pills announce national ‘Hope is a Risk’ album tour 

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Locally you can catch the punk rockers at the Barwon Club Hotel on Saturday 15 July.

Argentine x Australian punk rock outfit The Maggie Pills have just dropped their powerful debut album, Hope is a Risk in its full-length glory, while also offering up the mighty third album track ‘Bright the Brightest Light’ and sharing a run of national tour dates to celebrate.

The album tour will kick off in Melbourne on 24 June before heading to Frankston, Geelong, Beechworth, Sydney, Wollongong and Adelaide.

The Maggie Pills National Tour 2023 Victorian Dates

Sat 24 June – The Bergy Bandroom, Melbourne
W/ The Hot Blood & Hearts and Rockets

Sat July 8 – Singing Bird Studios, Frankston
W/ Hearts and Rockets & Nicoteenagers

Sat 15 July – The Barwon Club, Geelong
W/ Stripp, Green Blanket and Vicious Blonde

Sat 19 August – Tanswells, Beechworth
W/ Biff

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

Hope is a Risk is the mighty debut release from The Maggie Pills, an outfit whose founding members, Argentinian frontwoman Delfi Sorondo and Venezuelan drummer Mario Perez, formed shortly after migrating to Australia.

Mastered by legendary sound engineer Joe Carra (Amyl & The Sniffers, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Courtney Barnett), and filled with compelling Latin percussions, razor-sharp guitars, fuzzy bass lines, unhinged synths, and gestural vocals, Hope is a Risk masters the intersections between intuitive and mathematical, grunge and pop, gothic and colorful.

“The band was born out of necessity for myself and Delfi to unleash all the feelings we went through when we migrated to Australia but suddenly found ourselves alone in the middle of a global pandemic and the world was falling apart” reflects Perez.

These intimate experiences give profound authenticity to Hope is a Risk as the personal becomes political throughout the album’s themes on global politics. Yet there’s a constant sense of finding resolution amidst the turmoil, with each track providing a carefully curated amount of unhinged catharsis, tension and release as well as a sense of being at peace with itself.

Its own anger constantly seeks light through pop tones, guitar-hero landscapes, and imaginatively built universes inspired by the otherworldly, western films, sci-fi, and William Blake levels of poetic ponderings. After all, The Maggie Pills migrated to Melbourne to take a leap of faith across the pacific ocean and chase their artistic dreams.

“I think this is why the songs we play carry a lot of wrath but also beautiful feelings, because we had to force ourselves to feel hope for our dreams” says Perez.

Get your tickets to the local show at the Barwon Club Hotel here