We Have the Cure

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We Have the Cure

In 2010, when Ballarat darlings Epicure announced they would be parting ways, Rhythms Magazine asked frontman Juan Alban about his fourteen-year journey with the band. He replied: “… We’ve been lucky in that we’ve been able to release four albums exactly the way we’ve wanted them to be and we’ve been privileged to tour them around the country many times over. And I’m really proud that the band got better as it went along. So, in that regard, I guess it was long enough for Epicure … most bands get far less.” Well, it looks like there is a wee bit more to come. You have probably heard that the band is set to perform some very special shows in support of The Goodbye Girl, which has been released on vinyl for the first time thanks to local label Heart of the Rat Records. Released in 2003 and produced by Cameron McKenzie, three of the album’s tracks landed in triple j’s Hottest 100 – ‘Armies Against Me’, ‘Life Sentence’ and ‘Self Destruct in Five’. The band remains one of Ballarat’s most successful imports with sales in excess of 30,000 albums. It’s safe to say tickets won’t be hanging around for too long. The Karova, Ballarat – May 16.