LOCAL BOYS KISSCHASY FINAL TOUR PEARL HQ August 10, 2015 Music Features, News Feed KISSCHASY stand tall as one of the most successful and beloved Australian rock acts of the 00’s, and it is with equal parts great excitement and heavy hearts that the band announce their final tour, scheduled for this October. Giving some extra punch to this farewell excursion, the band are thrilled to announce they’ll be celebrating the ten year anniversary of their hit debut LP ‘United Paper People’ by playing the record in full, alongside other crowd faves. Joining Kisschasy on all dates is an act that generates all the same good-time, glowing feelings that they do: much loved Tassie punk rock guys LUCA BRASI. United Paper People thrust Kisschasy into the kind of blinding spotlight they had never imagined themselves stepping into. Recorded over three weeks in Sydney in February 2005 on what the band call a ‘moderate budget’, the recording process saw them sleeping on the floor of their booking agents office. With a notion towards writing quality songs with a capability for longevity and not concerning themselves with appealing to a particular scene, the band drew on the lessons learned on their previous EP’s and national touring experience to craft an album that is still a cult classic. Produced by Phil McKellar (Silverchair, Grinspoon), mixed in Seattle by Barrett Jones (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) and released by John Waton’s Eleven imprint, the record yielded great success and cult favourites like ‘Do Do and Whoa-Oh’s’, ‘This Bed’, ‘The Shake’ and ‘Black Dress’, Kisschasy have dominated on the Big Day Out tour, sold out landmark venues like Melbourne’s Palace Theatre and Sydney’s Enmore Theatre. They’ve scooped up two gold singles, two gold albums and been nominated for multiple ARIA Awards. They’ve stormed into both the Hottest 100 and the Top 20 on the ARIA Charts. All in their distinctly self-possessed ways. Kisschasy have released three albums that vocalist Darren Cordeaux says “I believe will stand the test of time and will always represent an incredible time in our lives”. Now, it is time to farewell that time, with band members occupied with various other projects, both personal and professional. Kisschasy are truly one of Australian pop-punk’s landmark acts; insatiable on-stage, adaptable and always emotive in the studio. Do not miss this final tour. There will be sing-alongs. Loud and clear. With band members Sean, Karl and Joel growing up at Balnarring, and Darren hailing from Cranbourne, I’m sure we can expect a few family and friends along for the ride when Kisschasy embark on their final tour with a local show at The Pelly Bar, Pier Hotel Frankston on Saturday October 24 from 9pm. Tickets from venue or Moshtix.