Let's hope the Island sinks in the next four weeks. Philadelphia's most loved sons and daughter, Clockcleaner, have annouced their Clockcleaner Are American Skinheads Australian Tour this week and the people of Oz are already concerned. The name of their tour has elicited strange reactions from both fan and foe which seems to be an on-going problem throughout the bands entire existence. When asked why the band decided to name the tour this their front man and Vice staff writer, John Sharkey III, had one simple reply: "Who cares, really? People lie enough about us. Might as well see how dumb people can be in Australia." Tour promoter and Stained Circles Records label executive, Daniel Stewart, stated to us that he has received a lot of flack for the tour name and has had to assure every venue that Clockcleaner are, in fact, not actual skinheads and that the likelihood of skinhead violence is extremely slim. "Promoters are actually affraid that skinheads will show up and destroy the venue. It's been an arduous exercise in willpower." With fellow Aussie noise merchants, Naked On The Vague, joining them for most of the tour this should turn out to be quite an interesting experience.
Nov 26 - Melbourne @ The Birmingham Hotel w/ Collapsed Toilet Vietnam and Straight Jacket Nation
Nov 27 - Brisbane @ Tabu w/ Slug Guts
Nov 28 - Sydney @ Louies w/ Naked On The Vague and Circle Pit
Nov 29 - Perth @ The Castle
Nov 30 - Perth @ Secret Location
Dec 4 - Hobart @ The Brisbane Hotel w/ Naked On THe Vague and Music Men
Dec 5 - Adelaide @ Big Star w/ Naked On The Vague
Dec 6 - Melbourne @ The East Brunswick Club w/ Naked On The Vague, Grey Daturas, Stabs and Pathetic Human
Here's an embarrassing video from the when the band played in front of a Sailor Jerry's store front during an arts festival in the "gayborhood" of Philadelphia.