Premiere: Glitoris continue to strive with a new rager, Licks & Politics
The Canberra-based political punk rock weapons follow up their debut album with another ripper single full of their signature charm.
Over the last twelve months, we've had the utmost pleasure of championing a Canberra-based band called Glitoris, who introduce themselves pretty damn perfectly with "we’re fast, furious and fearless individuals holding a mirror up to inequality" - as they told us when we got to know them in the middle of last year. At the time, we were talking about their political punk rock zinger Spit Hood, a "fearless scream for justice in the face of widespread political apathy" that stood out on their debut album The Policy, which we also had the pleasure of premiering back in November. "It's pretty safe to say they've backed up their reputation as a real force in the live arena with a searing debut album that melds elements of political punk-rock, grandstanding rock'n'roll and devil horns-demanding metal for a ripper first LP," we said on the record. "The Policy is a no-holds-barred attack on the state of politics today and gender equality that demands some serious headbanging."
Today, we're stoked to once again premiere something new from the group, who follow up their debut album with their first release since and their first for a big year ahead, Licks & Politics. In true Glitoris fashion, Licks & Politics is a searing punk classic that roars with their stadium-ready sound, taking on the Government ahead of the federal election planned for this year: "We've taken on Trump. We've taken on the patriarchy. Now, we're taking on the government." It's a critically important piece of music - something that continually stands out when it comes to Glitoris' approach to songwriting and lyrics - and with its fun, flavourful energy, it's a great track too. Listen to it below, and catch them at dates across the next few months, including the Canberra leg of Groovin the Moo.
April 28th - Canberra, Groovin The Moo
May 17th - Newcastle, The Cambridge Hotel
May 18th - Sydney, Marrickville Bowling club
May 19th - Wollongong, North Gong Hotel
May 25th - Melbourne, The Tote (Lola Festival)
June 1st - Canberra, The Transit Bar
June 8th - Geelong, Barwon Club
June 9th - Melbourne, The Bendigo Hotel (Blaze Festival)
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