TOUR ESSENTIALS: Retiree
Spring – the season of blossoming flora, feisty magpies and an increase in tissue box sales at your local supermarket. Yes, hayfever can be an absolute drag, though it does depend on what context you place it in.
Time to wipe your itchy eyes and soldier on with your trusty Vicks inhaler as RETIREE will be serving you an illness antidote so great, you’ll probably even knock back a big bowl of pumpkin soup!
Domesticating their sound on many a Sydney stage, the four piece have since ventured interstate; playing alongside a bunch of Australian gems like World’s End Press, Black Vanilla and Alba. Now almost a year since their eponymous debut EP was released through Sydney independent label Plastic World (available both digitally and on 12″ vinyl), the boys have announced two Australian dates with their pal Harvey Sutherland to break into the crisp and sunny season.
With many a road to drive and banana milk to consume (check the clip for ‘Together’, need I say more?) we thought we’d stick with the Retiree boys by ensuring we’re with them on every step of the way for their Heyfever Tour, kicking off this Friday! Check out their tour essentials accordingly.
“LITTLE MAGNET BALLS”
“I don’t know what these are called, but these little magnet balls are the best for long car trips… Trying to make a perfect sphere out of them could potentially be impossible, but no matter how much you want to give up, you never want to hand them to the next person in fear that they will conquer the challenge.”
“A good knife to cut up cheese or an apple when you’re sick of snag rolls and banana milk.”
“Four boys on the road :S”
“Mixtapes/playlists with backup book/ear plugs for down time.”
“Keeping your eyes peeled for any interstate bargains. Scored this latest edition to our live set up on the way through The Nation’s Capital.”
Before they join the hugely talented fleet of OutsideIn acts this Novemeber, catch Retiree on their Heyfever Tour this week! In the meantime, treat yourself with a digital download of their latest track, ‘Altruisme’.
RETIREE & HARVEY SUTHERLAND HEYFEVER TOUR DATES
Friday, 5th September
Goodgod Small Club, Sydney
w/ World Champion, McInnes, Pelvis
Tickets available via Plastic World
Saturday, 13th September
The Gasometer, Melbourne
w/ Sui Zhen, Edd Fisher, Lizard Promise, Deep Roy (Pelvis)
Tickets available via Oztix
Words by Hannah Galvin.