The Toot Toot Toots are preparing to unleash their quirky “spaghetti western rock opera” Outlaws on the masses. I can’t recall an album described as such ever crossing my path, but when you listen to these tracks it all starts to make sense.
The record tells the story of the immigrant Eli Rayne and the bloodshed and vengeance that shadows his arrival in the gold rush town of Gomorrah Fields. It also offers a range of musical genres, from gospel to country to mariarchi band to classic doo-wop pop. It’s all very ambitious, especially for a debut album!
Outlaws hits stores today. To celebrate its release, the Toot Toot Toots will visit some of their favourite venues around Australia. If the album tracks I’ve heard are any indication, audiences are in for one hell of a ride!
19 April 2012 – The Junkyard, Maitland
20 April 2012 – The Vanguard, Sydney
21 April 2012 – The Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle
22 April 2012 – The Phoenix, Canberra
27 April 2012 – The Joynt, Brisbane
28 April 2012 – Queen St Mall, Brisbane
28 April 2012 – X&Y Bar, Brisbane
4 May 2012 – Hi Fi Bar, Melbourne
12 May 2012 – The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart
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