The New York no-wave group will play shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth in January.
Forming in the late '70s around a central core of three sisters—Renee, Valerie and Marie Scroggins—the group's pioneering disco-punk sound went on to influence generations of electronic and hip-hop artists around the world. With their most notable releases landing on labels like Factory and 99 Records, the South Bronx band has since broken up and reformed a number of times, although the three Scroggins sisters have always remained the driving force of the act. Their current global tour has, however, been categorically stated to be their last, and will for the first time include four Australian dates. Their visit kicks off at Hi-Fi Bar in Melbourne on January 17th, followed by a show at Sydney's Oxford Art Factory on the 18th, both supported by NO ZU and Terrible Truths. They head back to Melbourne on Saturday the 19th to appear at The Forum Theatre for Sugar Mountain Festival, where they will share the bill with Peanut Butter Wolf, HTRK and Jonti, before playing their final gig at The Bakery Artrage Complex in Perth on January 20th.