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Living Proof Australian Tour


“Straight up, no one is having more fun than me when we’re up there!” beams DRAIN frontman Sammy Ciaramitaro, whose face is perpetually glued in a grin. For anyone that’s seen the Santa Cruz hardcore firebrands live, there’s no mistaking that fact. Drain isn’t just a good time as Sammy presides over the chaos of stagediving bodies and mic- grabbing frontline; it’s a party—and everyone is invited. (Dolphin shorts and boogie boards are optional but encouraged.) “The vibe of it is, enthusiastic, hectic,” says the vocalist. “Five people deep singing and stagediving, then kids going berserk behind that. It’s a great vibe and I think people pick up on that.”

That, in a nutshell is DRAIN. The quartet inject a serious dose of relatability—not to mention catchiness—into hardcore’s penchant for toughness and brutality on their Epitaph debut Living Proof. Ciaramitaro’s desperate, snotty howl rides roughshod over thrash-leaning riffage as rhythms bounce in a big way. If you’re picturing the Pacific Ocean waves that rise and fall along the coastal town, occasionally violently so, you’re not far off.

Joining DRAIN in Australia this December, formed in 2016, 
ANXIOUS’ DIY roots and dedication to craft were equally as essential to their rising profile—early releases were accompanied with band- dubbed cassettes, made-to-order zines, and even self-dyed shirts— each part of Anxious was laid out in meticulous detail from day one. Having almost immediately surpassed Allen’s modest ambitions of “playing a couple of shows,” Anxious quickly found a home on Triple B Records, gaining the attention and adulation of both the hardcore and emo scenes on the back of two seven-inch EPs and a pair of

Perth 18+

+ 𝐍𝐨 𝐁𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐫 & 𝐂𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐝𝐎𝐟𝐟

Adelaide Lic AA

+ 𝐍𝐨 𝐏𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐞 & 𝐓𝐮𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐥 𝐕𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧

Melbourne 18+

+ 𝐖𝐈𝐍𝐍𝐄𝐑𝐙 𝐂𝐈𝐑𝐂𝐋𝐄, 𝐅𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐑 𝐒𝐇𝐀𝐂𝐊 & 𝐍𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐃𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡 𝐄𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞

Wollongong 18+

+ 𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐭 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝

Sydney 18+

+ 𝐉.𝐎.𝐘 & 𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐭 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝

Newcastle 18+

+ 𝐌𝐚𝐮𝐥𝐞𝐫 & 𝐒𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫

Gold Coast 18+

+ 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐎𝐟 𝐉𝐨𝐲 & 𝐇𝐚𝐥𝐟 𝐌𝐚𝐧

Brisbane 18+

+ 𝐌𝐮𝐝 + 𝐁𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞

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