Aussies Abroad: Melbourne’s Miss Destiny announce massive Summer USA Tour

Melbourne group Miss Destiny are not one you can pigeon hole into one particular genre. Even their own biography has some troubles, describing the group’s music as “post-hippie, pre-punk era rock ‘n’ roll meets the origins of New Wave of British Heavy Metal, with a glimmer of Sunset Strip feel-good excess”. Say that ten times fast. And then listen to their track “Killers”, which focuses on the horrendous effects of domestic violence.

The song is “Miss Destiny’s reaction to the number of women murdered or harmed by domestic violence in Australia in 2015 – a big ”go fuck yourself” to the perpetrators, and a song for those affected and those who stand up against the perpetrators to draw strength from, and party to.” It’s taken from their self-titled debut album, which will be released by R.I.P. Society Records on July 12th and was recorded across a couple of hot summer days in 2015.

The all-female line-up on the recording was Harriet (Circle Pit, Ratsak, Southern Comfort), Harriet (Sleepless Nights, School of Radiant Living), Annie (Grotto, The Angel & Baby Chain) and Emily (Straightjacket Nation, Bloody Hammer). This record extends on the “muscle and bite” (Evan Minsker, Pitchfork) of their debut 7” on Hozac Records, with powerhouse Emily joining behind the kit for the first time, who recorded both this and the forthcoming Straightjacket Nation record while very pregnant!

To celebrate the release, the headbangers are headed to the United States this July and August with new drummer Kirk (ex-Ratsak/Kromosom) to tear through their toughest, fastest songs to date from their LP and 7”, as well as some brand new, straight up hard rock bangers.

Shows include a string of dates with Oakland’s Lecherous Gaze, potentially one of the last shows at iconic LA venue The Smell, and stacked line-ups across the rest of the country. The full dates are here:

MISS DESTINY (Australia) USA Tour, Summer 2016

Friday 15th July – Cake Shop, NYC
Saturday 16th July – Max Fish, NYC
Monday 18th July – Sit n’ Spin Records, Philadelphia
Tuesday 19th July – Everybody Hits, Philadelphia
Thursday 21st July – House Show*, Pittsburgh
Friday 22nd July – Now That’s Class, Cleveland
Saturday 23rd July – Double Happiness, Columbus
Sunday 24th July – The Empty Bottle, Chicago
Monday 25th July – Instore @ Permanent Records, Chicago
Tuesday 26th July – The Lost Well, Austin
Wednesday 27th July – Hotel Vegas, Austin
Friday 29th July – The Whistle Stop, San Diego
Saturday 30th July – Instore @ Permanent Records, LA
Sunday 31st July – The Smell, LA
Monday 1st August – All Star Lanes, Eagle Rock
Tuesday 2nd August – Gigi’s, Ventura
Wednesday 3rd August – The Metro, Oakland
Thursday 4th August – The Eagle, San Francisco
Friday 5th August – House Show*, Oakland
Sunday 7th August – Blackwater, Portland

*For more details, head to their Facebook Page.



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Larry Heath

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