Tex Perkins & Matt Walker

Leicashow Presents

Tex Perkins & Matt Walker

7:00pm, Fri 24 May, 2019

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Event Details

DOORS OPEN 7:00PM // SUPPORTS TBC // MUSIC STARTS 8:30PM

Tex Perkins has played a key role in Australian music

It’s understandably difficult to pull together a coherent picture of a man whose career has taken in everything from the groundbreaking experimental punktonica of Sydney mid-80s noiseniks Thug to the lilting, dark country of his recent material with the Dark Horses.

From the hard edged pub rock of the Beasts Of Bourbon’s, a snarling slice of filthy pub rock to the evocative soundscapes of The Cruel Sea, whose extraordinary 1991 single ‘This Is Not The Way Home’ placed Perkins’ world-weary growl in a new musical context and heralded the emergence of an entirely original yet archetypically Australian sound.

Now is Tex’s exciting new (and long overdue) collaboration with Matt Walker (a great artist in his own right) for duo shows. It’s a blues swamp-groove kinda thing that’s a little reminiscent of some of the things in Tex’s back catalogue. Many new originals inhabit the setlist, but see them now while they still have to flesh out the set with a few Cruel Sea covers!

With special guest Joel Silbersher

Doors 7:00pm

Joel Silbersher 8:45pm

Tex Perkins & Matt Walker 10pm