With a tear to their eye, HIGH TENSION waves goodbye to Drummer and founding member Damian Coward as he has moved to the opposite side of the country to focus on getting a real tan, cocktails and maybe even a career in mining. Life doesn’t sound too bad, does it?
His very suitable successor comes in the form of Lauren Hammel (Fear Like Us) and with Damo’s blessing “she’s a bloody shredder!”
The other night, HIGH TENSION knocked out King Parrot and Ne Obliviscaris for the award of ‘Best Heavy Album’ at last night’s The Age Music Victoria Awards.
Welcome Lauren Hammel as she settles in and belts her way through all upcoming shows in New Zealand and Laneway Festival 2016. Lauren Hammel joins Karina Utomo (Young and Restless), Matt Weston (The Nation Blue) and Mike Deslandes (Coerce) and rounds up this sick team of heavy punk overlords ready to conquer the world. Brutal.
NEW ZEALAND TOUR
FRUDAY 27 NOVEMBER – WHAMMY, AUCKLAND
SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER – BODEGA, WELLINGTON
FRIDAY 4 DECEMBER – EVELYN HOTEL, MELBOURNE WITH BATPISS
FRIDAY 18 DECEMBER – PRINCE OF WALES, MELBOURNE WITH BODYJAR AND THE MEANIES
THURSDAY 31 DECEMBER – NEW YEARS EVIE, TALLAROOK, VICTORIA
LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2016
FRIDAY 5 FEBRUARY – ADELAIDE, SA
SATURDAY 6 FEBRUARY – BRISBANE, QLD
SUNDAY 7 FEBRUARY – SYDNEY, NSW
SATURDAY 13 FEBRUARY – MELBOURNE, VIC
SUNDAY 14 FEBRUARY – FREMANTLE, PERTH
** details from official press release
You can check out Wall of Sound’s Bully album review here
or…listen to our own Browny speak to Karina backstage here in our exclusive interview