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Rad Music, Philter & Select Music presents

dust – ‘et cetera, etc’ Tour

7:00pm, Fri 9 June, 2023
OAF Gallery, NSW

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Awabakal Land / Newcastle post-punk quintet dust is fast cementing their status as one of the country’s most singular and essential bands. Urgent, mesmeric, and arresting both on and off the stage, the collective has wasted no time in ensuring that their music and message reaches as far as it possibly can.

In the time since, the group have gathered at every chance available to sharpen their intricate sound, delivering a furiously intoxicating live show to fans across NSW’s east coast most recently at Mountain Goat Valley Crawl with previous appearances at BIGSOUND, This That, support slots with Bad//Dreems, Eliza & The Delusionals, RAAVE TAPES, Towns, Pist Idiots, Party Dozen, CLAMM, VOIID and currently on a continental tour of the UK and Europe this April supporting Hockey Dad.

Now, dust are set to officially make their indelible mark upon the worldwide music scene by way of their debut EP et cetera, etc.

Already praised across triple j Unearthed, NME, RAGE, Music Feeds, FBi Radio, 2SER, PBS and more. Embraced across triple j including praise from Richard Kingsmill on 2023 ("Their latest single 'Joy ( Guilt )' is fantastic"), Ash McGregor on Home & Hosed ("These guys are making some really powerful music with a lot of drive and energy to it") and Josh Redbeard on (“another song added to the list with saxophones that make me feel joy”), while lauded on triple j Unearthed as “cool to hear this style of post-punk spun through an Australian lens.” Featured in NME’s anticipated releases of March, dubbed a “wildly promising” and “thrilling first release,” needless to say dust’s sights are firm on delivering a release that considers their position in the local scene as vital as it is exciting.

Just as artistically motivated by the fragmented, free-genre steps of Yung Lean and Burial, merging experimental jazz and electronica into a sound as immediate as Inhaler and Violent Soho, this idiosyncratic joining of the fringes comes together much like their roots in the steel city, Newcastle, and the band’s careful balance of in-betweens. Born in the middle of periods of normalcy and uncertainty; not quite close enough to the major city scenes nor far enough isolated away; equally inspired by the groups making waves on both sides of the Pacific, dust take these keen observations to offer an invigorating new take on Australian post-punk: progressive, catchy, and irresistible. In time, no doubt a contemporary answer to their hometown's historic origins. 

Tour support comes from Twine the noise rock/post punk band from Kaurna Land / Adelaide influenced by the experimentation of 90's bands such as Unwound, Slint and The Dirty Three. Combining shimmering violins with outbursts of guitar feedback from an amp being pushed to it's limits.

Catch dust on their et cetera, etc tour throughout May / June 

Offering a contemporary take on Australian post-punk, along with elements of experimental jazz and electronic music, dust have curated a sound that is as dark, introspective, and angular as it is powerful and progressive. 

Together, they’re set to provide Australian music with the sort of powerful jolt that will reverberate for years to come.