In a cramped studio deep in Bushwick, New York City, You Am I hunkered down to make a start on their tenth studio album
In over two decades this band has gone from a (sometimes misspelled) name at the bottom of the bill at rock ‘n’ roll haunts in Sydney and Melbourne to being internationally renowned and locally influential standard bearers for rock ‘n’ roll as, to quote Lester Bangs, “a raw wail from the bottom of the guts”.
Transcending the Australian music scene’s trend-driven nature, You Am I have remained a steadfast component of the live scene and their ability to conjure excitement on-stage, whether playing in front of five or five thousand, is the stuff of legend.
Of course You Am I’s early albums are much revered and regarded as important pieces of Australian rock ‘n’ roll culture, something their triumphant and spectacular two album show on the massive ‘Hi Fi Daily Double’ tour paid testament to.
But You Am I have never been one to rest on their laurels or give up when the going gets tough. They’ve continually made fantastic records ever since, regularly hitting the upper reaches of the charts just through the devotion of their fans.
The forthcoming cheekily titled ‘Porridge & Hotsauce’ is the tenth You Am I studio album, and is a head-rush of rocking tunes tempered by songs that stretch beyond mere rock ‘n’ roll tomfoolery, showing off every element of Tim Roger’s genius songsmithery.
The first taste from the album is “Good Advices”, a song Tim says was inspired “A few years ago when we were given the opportunity to look back at some records we had done a while back. Whilst it was a blast, havin’ a peak behind us only compelled us to leap foolishly into the future. ‘Good Advices’ is about throwing away the script and clinging to your imagination as the only guide. We’ve trusted our wits so far, and if it got us here, this hopped up and rarin’ to go, our wits done good.”
You can listen to “Good Advices” HERE
As You Am I fans know, the band’s most natural setting is on the stage and no album release would be complete without a tour to accompany it. During October, November and December 2015, You Am I will play shows across the country in support of their new album ‘Porridge & Hotsauce’, hitting all states, and performing in both Capital cities and regional areas. A YOU AM I Fav, THE DELTA RIGGS bring their genre bending disco rock to Sydney and Melbourne opening for YOU AM I in both those cities, with supports for all other shows to be announced soon.
So after twenty five years, 10 studio albums, 10 Aria awards, two live albums (one a 3LP boxset), two “best of” albums, hundreds of sold out shows and playing with heroes like The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Replacements and The Kaisers it would seem You Am I have earned the right to continue as they bloody well please, and long may they do so!!
YOU AM I – National Tour Dates below:
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Thursday, October 29 – Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC – Tickets available HERE
Friday, October 30 – Hallam Hotel, Hallam, VIC – Tickets available HERE
Saturday, October 31 – Village Green, Mulgrave, VIC – Tickets available HERE
Sunday, November 1 – Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, VIC – Tickets available HERE
Friday, November 6 – The Gov, Adelaide, SA – Tickets available HERE
Saturday, November 7 – Rosemount Hotel, Perth, WA – Tickets available HERE
Thursday, November 12 – Waves Wollongong, NSW – Tickets available HERE
Friday, November 13 – BeachComber Hotel, Toukley, NSW – Tickets available HERE
Saturday, November 14 – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW – Tickets available HERE
Thursday, November 19 -Villa Noosa Hotel, Noosaville, QLD – Tickets available HERE
Friday, November 20 – Triffid, Brisbane, QLD – Tickets available HERE
Saturday, November 21 – Parkwood tavern, Gold Coast, QLD – Tickets available HERE
Sunday, November 22 – Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD – Tickets available HERE
Wednesday, November 25 – Magnums Airlie Beach, QLD – Tickets available HERE
Thursday, November 26 – Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville, QLD – Tickets available HERE
Friday, November 27 – Discovery, Darwin, NT – Tickets available HERE
Saturday, November 28 – Gapview Hotel, Alice Springs, NT – Tickets available HERE
Wednesday, December 2 – Metro Sydney, NSW – Tickets available HERE
Friday, December 4 – 170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC – Tickets available HERE