Sydney psych-prog trio CAPTAIN KICKARSE AND THE AWESOMES have been hand-picked as tour support for the legendary Japanese musician TATSUYA YOSHIDA, who is performing for the first time in Australia as RUINS-ALONE in June.
The band are seizing the opportunity to release a new single, the live favourite ‘Doubletank’, taken from their latest EP ‘Falsimiles from the Facts Machine.’
The track is a dramatic showcase of the band’s abilities, combining their psychedelic prowess and mastery of odd time signatures whilst maintaining an infectious amount of groove. Perhaps chosen in homage to their touring partner, the track also features a blisteringly impressive drum solo from sticksman Alex O’Toole.
CKATA command a strong underground following and have enjoyed increased exposure since the launch of their EP ‘Falsimiles from the Facts Machine’ to a sold out Excelsior Hotel in Sydney – they have featured on FBi and Triple J digital radio, toured the east coast regularly and performed stunning main stage sets at festivals including High and Dry, Menagerie and Progfest. Their support resume includes artists as diverse as Akaname (NZ), Teratova (Japan), Closure in Moscow, The Crooked Fiddle Band, The Barons of Tang, The Kidney Thieves and NeObliviscaris – and now, Ruins and Zeni Geva drummer Tatsuya Yoshida.
They will follow the Ruins-alone tour with a solo show in Sydney, launching the single at the notoriously cosy Midian warehouse in Marrickville. Fans are encouraged to arrive early, as the show promises to pack out.
“The punch in the skinny jeans I’d been yearning for…Sydney progfreaks, choc full of chops, time signature changeups and drumming intensity. They’re clearly not here to pose. They’re shirtless, dreadlocked music nerds.” – Justin Zelzer, FBi Radio
“Effortlessly cool and a treat to listen to – and that excitable feeling doesn’t drop for a second.” – Fasterlouder
Captain Kickarse and the Awesomes play the following dates in June on the ‘Doubletank’ tour:
Thursday June 9th @ FBi Social, King’s Cross NSW
Saturday June 11th @ TONE, Sydney NSW w/RUINS-alone + Umlaut + Darth Vegas + Slimey Things
Thursday June 16th @ Ed Castle, Adelaide SA w/RUINS-alone + Bronze Chariot + DOE
Friday June 17th @ Old Bar, Melbourne w/RUINS-alone + Spider Goat Canyon
Saturday June 18th @ Midian, Sydney NSW w/Rockethead + super FLORENCE jam
‘DOUBLETANK’ is available as a free download from
‘Falsimiles from the Fact Machine’ EP available now on iTunes.