Innovators of the power-violence scene and one of California’s most intimidating bands DESPISE YOU (USA) make their first trek to Australia this May. After creating some of the hardest and most engaging music in the genre, DESPISE YOU’s journey to Australia marks almost three decades of the bands existence albeit after a hiatus in the early 2000’s.
Legendary for their collaborations and split releases over the years with bands such as Suppression, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Stapled Shut, Coke Bust, and others, their West-Side Horizons compilation album features the bands formidable material from the 90’s and is revered by fans and musical contemporaries alike. Beginning their journey as a live band in 2007, DESPISE YOU have been in demand across the globe and live up to their reputation as the angriest band in the world.
Joining DESPISE YOU on their maiden voyage to Australia is Melbourne’s outlaw grind bastards CHOOF. Their debut EP “Dimwitted Amoral Exploitation” is out on 27.04.23 through Dead Set Records; a visceral slab of carnage synonymous with the distinctive Melbourne grindcore sound. Catch DESPISE YOU and CHOOF as they trample the east coast this May!
“Time doesn’t seem to have tamed Despise You’s temperament one iota, and after one of the most intense hardcore shows the capital has seen in some time, it’s incredibly gratifying to report that they’re STILL the angriest band in the world.” – Terrorizer magazine
Tuesday May 23 @ Vinnie’s Dive – Southport
Wednesday May 24 @ King Lear’s Throne – Brisbane
Thursday May 25 @ Transit Bar – Canberra
Friday May 26 @ The Duke – Sydney
Saturday May 27 @ The Tote – Melbourne
Tickets on sale Friday February 24th at 9am via: