THE MAVIS’S were darlings of a time when Rage and Recovery were a staple in the TV diet and Triple J was on speed-dial. They rode the radio waves with their singles ‘Naughty Boy’ and ‘Cry’ on high rotation while they frequented the Hey Hey It’s Saturday stage.
From Ballarat babes to national treasures, a tour with Kylie – the Impossible Princess – and headliners of the summer festival circuit, The Mavis’s were a force to be reckoned with. Their sound was like ABBA through a Rock N’ Roll time machine, layered harmonies over menacing guitars. Their look was Make-up and Punk-Rock hair. The forefathers/mothers of cyber fashion that would take today’s youth to task. Their Platinum selling ARIA-nominated album ‘Pink Pills’, a pop masterpiece of the nineties continues to be a glittery jewel loved and praised by their die-hard fans. Now 20 years after its release, The Mavis’s are back!
Celebrating the 20 year anniversary of their award-winning and chart-topping album ‘Pink Pills’, The Mavis’s are hitting the road to play a limited run of shows to celebrate. Featuring songs spanning all three albums of their career, original members Matt, Beki and Nik will be touring together for the first time in over 15 years. Best known for their chart-topping single Cry, The Mavis’s were staples on the radio with songs such as Thunder, Lever, Puberty Song and Naughty Boy. Always hard to pigeon hole, The Mavis’s’ sound walked a tightrope between lush, layered pop, space age dub and electro, and hard edged guitar driven rock…with the duelling male female/brother sister vocals. Their hit album ‘Pink Pills’ effortlessly combined all these sounds to create one of the most eclectic and exciting albums of the nineties.
So much so that it went on to achieve gold record status and was nominated for multiple ARIA Awards. If you were there in the nineties, you won’t want to miss the chance of reliving the experience of seeing The Mavis’s live and remembering why they had a reputation for delivering consistent, exciting, fun live shows. And if you weren’t there, well now is your chance.
The Mavis’s Pink Pills 20 year anniversary tour – coming to a city near you. Joining the band in Sydney and Melbourne will be the recently active CALIGULA fresh off a tour with Pop Will Eat Itself. Also in Melbourne will be the super special reactivation of good-time Mavis’s pals RUBHER featuring Jane Gazzo. Things really do go better with friends!
THE MAVIS’S 20th PINK PILLS TOUR
MAY 4: Mornington GRAND LIVE – Plus guests.
MAY 5: Noosa VILLA NOOSA – With SCREAMFEEDER.
MAY 6: Brisbane STONE CORNER Festival.
MAY 9: Adelaide THE GOV – With GYHTI.
MAY 10: Sydney THE LAIR – With CALIGULA.
MAY 11: Melbourne THE PRINCE – With CALIGULA, RUBHER, THE BAMBI KILLS.
MAY 12: Ballarat KAROVA LOUNGE – With HAP & RYDA.
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