credit: Party Dozen
Party Dozen are a 2-piece noise band from Sydney made up of Kirsty Tickle (sax) and Jonathan Boulet (drums and sampler). Forming in 2017, they have become renowned in Australia for their wild live shows, playing with acts such as LIARS, Spiritualized and Viagra Boys. Exactly what Party Dozen are is completely up to the listener. Doom. Jazz. Hardcore. Psychedelic. No-wave. Industrial. Although mainly instrumental, their sets are punctuated by Kirsty’s unique “singing” style, screaming into the bell of her saxophone which itself goes through a bevy of effects pedals. Intensely independent, the duo released two acclaimed albums on their own label, GRUPO; The Living Man (2017) and Pray For Party Dozen (2020), before joining Temporary Residence (Mogwai, EITS, BEAK>, MONO) for third album The Real Work (2022). 2022 also saw the release of their Fat Hans Gone Mad 7" for the Sub Pop Singles Club.
The Real Work features "Macca The Mutt ft. Nick Cave", where the duo persuaded their countryman to make a guest appearance which thrilled fans of his Grinderman era, and "Fruits Of Labour" which was KCRW's Tune Of The Day. The album was Stereogum Album Of The Week & Bandcamp Album Of The Day.
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