Drifting back to the sound of the early ’90s, while reflecting a fun-in-the-sun West Coast mentality, The Courtneys sound draws comparisons to Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, [early] B-52s, The Clean and Le Tigre. Their nostalgia filled and light-hearted lyrics at times poke fun at greasy-haired ’90s heartthrob, Keanu Reeves or relive teen drama, ‘90210’ and more recently in 1996 sci-fi comedy ‘Mars Attacks’. The band points out “the nostalgia is real. It’s a real appreciation of stuff. It’s not because it’s a joke. It’s because it’s really awesome”.

The Courtneys have just dropped the video clip to their ‘Lost Boys/Mars Attacks’ 7-inch alt A-side banger, ‘Mars Attacks’. Drawing on 1996 sci fi-comedy of the same name – Mars Attacks proceeds in typically Courtneys fashion. Built around Courtney Loove’s addictively breezy guitar riffs and layered with near-choral backup vocals. Mars Attacks takes a real left turn, when Vancouver bizarro and friend, MC Young Braised steps up to the mic, adding an unexpected, but strangely wonderful, rap bridge. Is it weird? Absolutely. But does it work? Undoubtedly.

Bone Soup and Future Popes will release 150 limited edition Australia/New Zealand Tour copies of The Courtneys ‘Lost Boys / Mars Attacks’ 7-inch. Don’t miss your chance to grab a copy at their shows or make sure you really don’t miss out

THE COURTNEYS (CAN) OZ / NZ TOUR
Presented by Bone Soup & Future Popes

Thursday 19th Feb | Blackbear Lodge, Brisbane QLD
w/ Hinds (formally DEERS)

Friday 20th Feb | The Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay NSW
w/ Tempura Nights

Monday 23rd Feb | [DJ SET] The Workers Club, Melbourne VIC

Thursday 26th Feb | The Curtin Bandroom, Melbourne VIC
w/ Mangelwurzel + Good Morning

Friday 27th Feb – 1st March | Camp Casual Festival, Victoria

Wednesday 4th March | Rad, Wollongong NSW
w/ Special Guests

Thursday 5th March | Frankies Pizza by the Slice, Sydney NSW
w/ Flowertruck + Special Guests

Friday 6th March | Whammy Bar, Auckland NZ

Saturday 7th March | Eyegum Party Wellington NZ

Sunday 8th March | Newtown Festival, Wellington NZ

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