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Children Collide announce new album ‘Monument’ & ‘Sword to a Gunfight’ single + tour

Posted 16th Jan 2012

Children Collide are back in full force with a brand new single ‘SWORD TO A GUNFIGHT’ unleashed on radio, internet and TV today, Monday 16 January. In true Collide fashion, the band will embark on a tour across the country in March/April giving audiences their first taste of the new album.

Frontman Johnny Mackay expounds on the new single: “I was paddling down the river somewhere between Primal Scream & Boney M and ended up falling out of the boat into a time-travelling disco space-punk song which I still think is hilarious.”

Late 2011, the band locked themselves away in Melbourne’s Red Door Sounds with Woody Annison (Red Riders, Cabins, Young Revelry and who also co-produced their sophomore album) to record their third album ‘MONUMENT’.

‘MONUMENT’ is the follow up album to the ARIA nominated Top 5 album ‘Theory Of Everything’ which spawned the singles JELLYLEGS (reached #22 in The Triple J Hottest 100) and LOVELESS, which was accompanied by world class music video directed by the multi-award winning director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) and also Nominated for an ARIA Award.

Johnny reveals of the sounds to come; “There’s post-punk still, there’s sort of Krauty-psych influence in a lot of it. It gets a bit dancey…”

“We tried to build our own aural theme-park out of twelve different kinds of song. There’s one or two ghost trains, a few rollercoasters and even a couple of tea-cup rides. It’s always hard to describe these things from the inside but the sound and production feels very here and now to me”

Single ‘SWORD TO A GUNFIGHT’ is the first taste of the theme-park. The band enlisted Natalie Van Den Dungen to direct and produce the video. Her previous works include ‘Persecution Blues: The Battle For The Tote’ documentary and music videos for Seeker Lover Keeper, Wagons and Dan Deacon.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO HERE

Relish in the unmistakable Children Collide sound punched with a swagger and rhythm unlike before and get ready for the ride in 2012. Full tour details below.

CHILDREN COLLIDE
NEW SINGLE – SWORD TO A GUNFIGHT – AT MEDIA AND AVAILABLE TO BUY NOW
ALBUM – MONUMENT – OUT APRIL

CHILDREN COLLIDE
SWORD TO A GUNFIGHT TOUR – MARCH 2011

TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 2nd FEBRUARY

Channel [V], Fasterlouder, New World Artists & Crucial Music Present

 Friday, 9 March 2012
Ferntree Gully Hotel, Ferntree Gully, VIC

Tickets Available @ http://childrencollide.oztix.com.au  & www.ticketmaster.com.au

 Saturday, 10 March 2012
Pelly Bar, Frankston, VIC

Tickets Available @ http://childrencollide.oztix.com.au & www.ticketmaster.com.au

Sunday, 11 March 2012
Breath of Life, Launceston, TAS

Tickets Available @ http://www.breathoflifefestival.com

 Thursday, 15 March 2012
Hotel Great Northern, Byron Bay, NSW

Tickets Available @ http://childrencollide.oztix.com.au

 Friday, 16 March 2012
Elsewhere Bar, Gold Coast, QLD

Tickets Available @ http://childrencollide.oztix.com.au

 Saturday, 17 March 2012
The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD

Tickets Available @ http://childrencollide.oztix.com.au

 Wednesday, 21 March 2012
The Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour, NSW

Tickets Available @ http://childrencollide.oztix.com.au

 Thursday, 22 March 2012
The Cambridge, Newcastle, NSW

Tickets Available @ http://childrencollide.oztix.com.au & www.moshtix.com.au

 Friday, 23 March 2012
The Patch, Wollongong, NSW

Tickets Available @ http://childrencollide.oztix.com.au

 Saturday, 24 March 2012
The Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Tickets Available @ http://childrencollide.oztix.com.au & www.ticketek.com.au

 Thursday, 29 March 2012
The Gov, Adelaide, SA

Tickets Available @ http://childrencollide.oztix.com.au & www.moshtix.com.au & www.venuetix.com.au

 Friday, 30 March 2012
Capitol, Perth, WA

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 Saturday, 31 March 2012
Players Bar, Mandurah, WA

Tickets Available @ http://childrencollide.oztix.com.au

 Sunday, 1 April 2012
Mojos, Fremantle, WA

Tickets Available @ http://childrencollide.oztix.com.au

 Thursday, 12 April 2012
Karova Lounge, Ballarat, VIC

Tickets Available @ http://childrencollide.oztix.com.au

 Friday, 13 April 2012
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Tickets Available @ http://childrencollide.oztix.com.au

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