With their new album Hi Viz looming large, The Presets have dropped a new single – and a bunch of tour dates.
Where do we start? OK, the new single. Entitled Downtown Shutdown, the funky chantathon was inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protests, and is the latest taste of Hi Viz.
The promo guff reckons that it’s in some ways “the long lost flipside to the Sydney duo’s protest classic, My People.” That’s a lofty claim, but we can’t deny that it’s a catchy little thing. Here’s proof…
Next? The tour.
Kicking off on June 13, The Presets will hit the road with special guest Roland Tings. These are the dates, and you can grab ticket info here.
Wednesday, June 13 – Metropolis, Perth WA (GA/18+)
Friday, June 15 – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide SA (GA/All ages)
Saturday, June 16 – Forum Theatre, Melbourne VIC (GA/18+)
Thursday, June 21 – UC Refectory, Canberra ACT (GA/18+)
Friday, June 22 – Waves, Wollongong NSW (GA/18+)
Saturday, June 23 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW (GA/All ages)
Wednesday, June 27 – The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD (GA/18+)
Friday, June 29 – Nightquarter, Gold Coast QLD (GA/18+)
Saturday, June 30 – River Sessions Festival, Mackay QLD
Finally, the much-anticipated Hi Viz album is dropping on June 1. Pre-orders are now open, and if you get in quick at JB Hi-Fi you’ll score a signed CD slick with CD pre-orders, plus a chance to win a Pro-Ject Essential III turntable and a signed vinyl test pressing of Hi Viz.