With a career spanning two studio albums and an EP, Windang’s favourite sons Billy Fleming and Zach Stephenson aka Hockey Dad have today released their much-anticipated 3rd studio album ‘Brain Candy’, a none-too-explicit reference to chemical intake to sooth one’s mind.Having been recorded in the same studio with the same producer as their previous record ‘Blend Inn’, that being Robert Lang Studios and the veteran John Goodmanson – ‘Brain Candy’ is far from any sort of retread. It’s a textured, contemplative and thoughtful record –a reflection on life written by a band that has ostensibly grown up in public.
Hockey Dad have today also released an official clip for another anthemic track off ‘Brain Candy’. Writing the album in 2019 who would have thought a song titled ‘Germaphobe’ would have such resonance in 2020! The clip features Totty’s powerful frontwoman Kelly Jansch and explores where the brain can go for a house bound germaphobe (cue floating Hockey Dad virus heads).
Hockey Dad’s Billy Flemming explains “We had the idea of setting the video in a post-Itch-music-video world. After sitting down to watch the TV breaking news segment revealing “two local idiots cause worldwide zombie outbreak”, this unfortunate Germaphobe realises that her whole life’s work of being germ-free is coming to an end. We were all having heaps of fun filming the video which made it all such a breeze. Our good friend Kel (Totty) did such an amazing job as the Germaphobe! At one point we were having so much fun that we almost forgot about storyline I had planned and just started to figure out different scenes as we went along. The peak of fun was the final scene where we started throwing homemade slime at each other, which quickly turned into a ‘how are we going to clean all this’ moment. “
Whether you’ve followed Hockey Dad’s trajectory from grommets to garage-rock royalty, or you’re making your Hockey Dad debut out of pure curiosity, Brain Candy will prove to be one of 2020’s must-hear albums.
‘ALIVE AT THE DRIVE-IN’ RE-SCHEDULED SHOWS
Tickets Available HERE
FRIDAY 9 OCTOBER – BULLI SHOWGROUND, WOLLONGONG
SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER – BULLI SHOWGROUND, WOLLONGONG
BRAIN CANDY TOUR (NEW DATES)
Presented by triple j
For full tickets see www.hockeydadband.com
FRIDAY 9 APRIL 2021 – BIG TOP LUNA PARK, SYDNEY SOLD OUT
SATURDAY 10 APRIL 2021 – FORTITUDE MUSIC HALL, BRISBANE
FRIDAY 16 APRIL 2021 – METROPOLIS, FREMANTLE
THURSDAY 22 APRIL 2021 – THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE
SATURDAY 24 APRIL 2021 – THE FORUM, MELBOURNE SOLD OUT