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On the day they begin the WA leg of their ‘I’m Sorry Sir, That Riff’s Been Taken’ tour, The Hard-Ons have released a new single and video from the album.

The Needles And Pins 7″ single will be released on coloured vinyl as a strictly limited edition of 300 – 100 in hot pink, 100 in clear teal and 100 in black. It features the exclusive non-album B-side Spider Tree (an out-take from the album) and will be available from the band at the shows as well as on the Cheersquad Records & Tapes Bandcamp page and from select retailers.

Of the new single and video, Hard-Ons co-founder and bass player Ray Ahn has said “The Hard-Ons are in love with the music and beauty of pop. We wanted Mike Foxall, the director to capture the sentiment and tenderness of the melody – all the while showing some light-hearted humour… “ 

Guitarist and fellow co-founder Blackie adds, “People usually scoff (politely Emoji) when I insist we’re a pop band .. SEE!!”

The Hard-Ons kicked off their ‘I’m Sorry Sir, That Riff’s Been Taken’ tour – their first tour with new singer Tim Rogers – in March, only to hit a COVID hurdle after the first three shows. After the seemingly inevitable stop and start, the band is set to complete the tour with four shows in Western Australia starting tonight!

Local support acts for the WA dates have just been announced and include appearances from power grungers Seawitch (featuring old mates Fiona Horne from Waterfront label mates The Mothers – and Def FX -  and Dave Hopkins from The Hellmen); short-fast-loud-chaotic punkers Leeches, and Leeches guitarist Benny Ward‘s great power pop band the Rinehearts; old-school-skateboarders-playing skate-punk Ocean Drive; high energy rock’n’rollers The Secret Buttons, and all-female punks The Shakeys.

Thurs Aug 4 – The Prince, Bunbury w/ Leeches + Ocean Drive – TIX
Fri Aug 5 – Amplifier, Perth w/ Seawitch + Leeches - TIX
Sat Aug 6 – Indian Ocean Hotel, Scarborough w/ Seawitch + The Secret Buttons - TIX
Sun Aug 7 – Mojo’s, Fremantle w/ Rinehearts + The ShakeysTIX

The WA dates follow the band’s recent AIR Awards ‘Best Independent Rock Album Award’ nomination for ‘I’m Sorry Sir, That Riff’s Been Taken’, and the group’s much-viewed surprise APRA Awards performance of Know Your Product in tribute to The Saints’ Chris Bailey.  

Pick yourself up a copy of the Limited Edition Needles And Pins 7″ HERE
‘I’m Sorry Sir, That Riff’s Been Taken’ IS OUT NOW

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With thanks to Dave Laing Publicity

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