Kill Devil Hills heading south

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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The Kill Devil Hills' will revisit debut album Heathen at the Navy Club in Fremantle.
Camera IconThe Kill Devil Hills' will revisit debut album Heathen at the Navy Club in Fremantle.

The Kill Devil Hills will bring their post-rock indie punk to Clancy’s Dunsborough on Sunday, October 11, supported by local Steve Joines.

The veteran Freo rockers have released four studio albums Heathen Songs (2004) The Drought (2006), Man, You Should Explode (2009) and In On Under Near Water (2016).

Rolling Stone magazine described You Should Explode as “flawless” and one of 2010’s best records resulting in a large European fan base.

Pre COVID-19, KDH were due to tour Spain, France and the Czech Republic and release a new album, which has been put on hold until next year.

Lead singer and guitarist Brendon Humphries said 2020 had been both frustrating and innovative. “It’s been a frustrating year but we’ve started playing shows again so it’s weird in the beginning but it’s getting there and we’re really excited to head back down south to play an intimate set at Clancy’s,” he said.

“We recently played Milk bar in Perth and I realised people are planning to going to shows well in advance, our pre sales sold out quite quickly. It creates a committent to the experience and a lot of musicians are looking to give more than the usual gig.”

he said COVID-19 had “changed the relationship between the audience and performers”.

“It’s a fragile and difficult time and music is this cool fluid bringing people and positivity together and it’s a heightened exchange.”

The band has been performing for 17 years and has evolved sonically many times with new members and new writing processes but original member Steve Joines, now residing in Busselton will open for KDH.

“Everyone is going out to see WA bands now its really empowering for the WA music community and I think that opens peoples eyes to the wealth of talent and passion that we have here,” Humphries said.

Kill Devil Hills will play at Clancy’s Dunsborough on Sunday October 11 at 4-6pm. Entry is Free.

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