Single of the Day: RAAVE TAPES “2 U xoxo” (2017)

Newcastle’s indie punk trio RAAVE TAPES deliver more of their unbridled energy in new single “2 U xoxo”, two minutes and 45 seconds of danceable punk.

The unmistakeable influences of Crystal Castles and Death From Above 1979 are heard, as the boys deliver their ode to modern dating, criticising how good-looking people don’t have to be able to dance.

Front man and guitarist, Joab Eastley explains the frustrations: “These damned pretty people just stand on the wall & people fall all over them. Get in the trenches & get your hands dirty like the rest of us plebs. Open a beer with a lighter. Consume a beverage at a faster than average speed. At least do the damned sprinkler for fuck’s sake!



Accompanying the release of this single, RAAVE TAPES have also announced a national tour, catch them at the dates below – these guys guarantee a messy, fun time. Show them you’re not too good to dance.

February 18th | Mountain Sounds Festival, CENTRAL COAST
February 25th | Lowbrow Gallery Bar, CANBERRA
February 26th | North Wollongong Hotel, WOLLONGONG
March 10th | Brewcastle #3 @ Black Bear Lodge, BRISBANE
March 11th | Incest Fest @ Miami Shark Bar, GOLD COAST
March 16th | Oxford Art Factory, SYDNEY
March 19th | Ding Dong Lounge, MELBOURNE
March 24th | The Crown & Anchor, ADELAIDE
March 30th | Snakepit @ Proud Mary’s, CENTRAL COAST
March 31st | Secret Show, NSW




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