This Way North are in a ‘Hell of a Mess’ with new single from their debut album ‘Punching Underwater’

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This Way North are in a ‘Hell of a Mess’ with new single from their debut album ‘Punching Underwater’

Words by Staff Writer

The Yackandandah duo accompany the single release of 'Hell of a Mess' with national tour dates, playing nine shows across the country

Two-piece indie pop-rock band This Way North find themselves in one hell of a mess navigating the disarray of life and the even more shambolic scenario of love. They unpack it in their latest single ‘Hell of a Mess‘ from their forthcoming debut record Punching Underwater.

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Built for dance floors, golden hour drives and longingly lounging on the bedroom floor, ‘Hell of a Mess’ hits listeners right in the feels but gives you the chance to dance your way through it. Nodding to Haim, LCD Soundsystem and The Beaches, ‘Hell of a Mess’ builds grooves through crunchy 80’s guitar lines from Cat and mesmerising bass heartbeats from Leisha.

The single announcement is paired with the announcement of a tour across the East Coast of Australia.

This Way North Tour Dates

  • 28 APR – The Star – Yackandandah supporting Ash Grunwald
  • 3-5 MAY – Wintermoon Festival – Mount Charlton, QLD
  • 15 JUN – Stay Gold – Brunswick, VIC w/ Eastbound Buzz + Liv Cartledge
  • 21 JUN – The Cave Inn – Brisbane, QLD w/ Andrea Kirwin
  • 22 JUN – Full Moon Dance – Verriedale, QLD
  • 3 AUG – Stone Pony – Willunga, SA with Parvyn
  • 4 AUG – Trinity Sessions – Adelaide, SA w/ Parvyn
  • 24 AUG – Great Club – Marrickville, NSW w/ Juanita Tippins + Monstress
  • 25 AUG – The Fun Haus – Gosford, NSW w/ Bek Jensen

The dates in Australia will be followed by trips to New Zealand, Canada, Europe and UK across 2024, which sees the Yackandandah duo celebrate Punching Underwater.

The last couple of years has seen This Way North long-jump across stages throughout Australia, New Zealand and Canada, joining festivals such as Queenscliff Music Festival, Mullumbimby, Woodford Folk Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Blues on Broadbeach and Wanderer. They’re winning over audiences quickly and it’s evident why.

To get into the groove this hump day, give ‘Hell of a Mess’ a listen and simmer into This Way North’s nectar. Stream here. Don’t miss seeing them live. Ticket information can be found at