Mick Thomas travelled to Coldwater, Mississippi to make this album, his first in seven years.

The record also takes a trips to Ballarat, Learmonth, Perth, South East Asia and the Fitzroy Pool. A highlight is Anything You Recognise, a powerful piece about the passing of time, the end of Weddings Parties Anything, and the changing face of Melbourne. “There was talk of renovation, rejuvenation, reinvention,” a doubting Thomas says, “but we weren’t buyin’ it.” As for the intriguing title, DFU stands for ‘Don’t F-ck Up’. Thomas hasn’t. In fact, he’s delivered one of the finest albums of his career.

Coldwater DFU is out March 8 via Bloodlines.

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