“Aussie Underground Rock stalwarts”
“Psycho-wave music from down under”
“I was Born out of time... What’s your excuse?”
THEY HAVE LANDED!! Fresh from Radio Birdman’s recent Australia wide Tour with Citadel Records label mates Died Pretty, Rob Younger is once again ready to hit the stage with legendary band of rock stalwarts The New Christs. The band will be drawing on material from the wealth of riches in their 30 year plus back catalogue and performing these with the vicious attitude, swagger and attack they are renowned for.
The New Christs will perform at The Cambridge Hotel Newcastle for a one off show this October 20th 2017. Joining them for this shindig of massive proportions will be East Coast Low, who are currently promoting their debut album Open the Sky.
This will be The New Christ’s first tour which includes Newcastle for quite some time … a real treat for rock music fans.
Rob Younger formed what was to become The New Christs in the early 1980’s after the demise of Radio Birdman, primarily to support Iggy Pop’s ill fated Australian tour of 1983. The band have appeared spasmodically in Australia, and with greater success in Europe ever since. Line-ups of The New Christs have included members of Hoodoo Gurus, Celibate Rifles, Radio Birdman, Barracudas and Lime Spiders to name but a few. LP’s released by The New Christs include the classic ‘Distemper’, which reached number 1 on the Australian alternative charts in 1989, ‘Lower Yourself’, ‘We Got This’ and ‘Gloria’, as well as ‘Incantations’ their last studio effort from 2014. Songs such as ‘Born Out of Time’ ‘Like a Curse’ and ‘Heading South’ are etched firmly into the Australian underground rock music psyche. The unmistakable voice, delivery and presence of Rob Younger and his band remains a consistent draw card for lovers of Australian rock music to this day. The current New Christs line up consists of Jim Dickson (Radio Birdman, Barracudas) – Bass, Paul Larsen (Celibate Rifles, Screaming Tribesman) – Drums, Brent Williams – Guitar and Keyboards, Dave Kettley (Radio Birdman) – Guitar, and Rob Younger. These guys were voted in premiere Spanish Rock magazine ‘Ruta 66’ as “best concert of the year!” and have Toured Europe extensively playing to adoring fans. The New Christs remain one of Australia’s best bands.