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March 23rd, 2015

July is the last chance to see #1 Dads headline, before the live show gets put to rest. It’ll certainly be the final time to have the stage conquered by Ainslie Wills, Tom Snowdon & that sax solo from Angus Rigby

MELBOURNE – Wednesday 8th July, The Corner Hotel | SOLD OUT
MELBOURNE – Thursday 9th July, The Corner Hotel | SOLD OUT
MELBOURNE – Friday 10th July, The Corner Hotel | SOLD OUT
PERTH – Saturday 11th July, The Rosemount Hotel | SOLD OUT
PERTH – Sunday 12th July, The Rosemount Hotel | TICKETS
SYDNEY – Tuesday 14th July, Oxford Art Factory | SOLD OUT
SYDNEY – Wednesday 15th July, Oxford Art Factory | SOLD OUT
SYDNEY – Thursday 16th July, Oxford Art Factory | SOLD OUT
SYDNEY – Friday 17th July, Oxford Art Factory | SOLD OUT
SYDNEY – Saturday 18th July, Oxford Art Factory | SOLD OUT
DARWIN – Saturday 15th August, Darwin Festival | TICKETS

June 2nd, 2014

Pre-Order About Face LP – 12″ Vinyl | CD | Digital

There will be a new #1 Dads album out shortly. It’s something I’ve been chipping away at, for the last few years in between Big Scary stuff and other producer work I’ve been doing, and has been a good way for me to stay creative. I decided to make it more fun for myself by involving some others in the writing. The first taster for this album is a song called ‘Return To’ which I wrote with the very talented Tom Snowdon from Melbourne band Lowlakes. The song started out with just the piano riff you hear at start, but strangely once I came up with that I heard Tom’s voice instead of my own (which I guess is a result of all the producing work I’ve been doing for others recently) so I got in touch with him and after a few jams we had a song down. A similar thing happened with Ainslie Wills, with equally great results, which you’ll get to hear down the track also.

February 25th, 2014

Man of Leisure will be released on Limited Edition Pink 12″ Vinyl, for Record Store Day 2014.
You can pre-order a copies now – BUY

July 16th, 2012

check out the awesome remix Jonathan Boulet has done for the opening track ‘Life, oh Life’ off Dads debut album Man of Leisure. It’s available to buy/stream on itunes, bandcamp, spotify, rdio, etc

May 1st, 2012

The Man of Leisure has time on his hands. Drifting through his days, he plucks thoughts from the ether. Perhaps he’ll make himself a sandwich, or leaf through last week’s newspaper.

The man of leisure gazes out the window. He contemplates the world around him. He tracks flight paths and recognises the sound of the postman’s bike. He may notice the wind direction, the chatter of sparrows in his fig tree, or the elegance of the autumn leaf’s spiral to the ground. A neighbour will mow their lawn, and the man of leisure will find three more answers to the Sunday crossword.

The man of leisure sits in an enormous theatre; he is the only audience member. The acts enter and exit the stage. Some delight and some disgust him, some make him laugh and others make him weep. The man of leisure is gazing out his window. Perhaps he should do his washing.