Tijuana Cartel

Tijuana Cartel Announce National Album Tour

Tijuana Cartel bring an amalgamation of world music and club beats to the stage, resulting in highly contagious toe tapping action. It’s a sight to behold – one you can catch on their upcoming national tour, in celebration of the release of their upcoming album.

Psychedelicatessen is due out on September 4th, and is said to be their most ambitious release to date. The record reportedly takes inspiration from a 1978 radio play aired on Double J, titled, “What’s Rangoon to you is Grafton to me,” the story of a colourful, psychedelic road trip from Brisbane to Sydney. The album was not only inspired by the play, but is in tribute to author Russell Guy. Singer/songwriter Paul George has explained that the album takes Tijuana Cartel in a new direction – fans can look forward to an electrified kaleidoscope of laid-back rhythms and luscious vocals.

The hippie author gives his seal of approval to the use of his material in the album with a classic gonzo rant:

“Songs like Kelly’s Existential Dilemma, Leaving London, Lost My Head, Spend Your Money and Black Magic Superstar chart a course to a place we’ve yet to imagine… This new album pings on cruise control as it translates, engages and navigates the worldwide plague of earthquakes, terrorism, crime, corruption, scoffers, mockers, volcanic eruptions and psycho-babble, while segueing into a groove that the Gobble-up Machine can’t follow.”

It really can’t be said any better. Gold Coast duo Paul George and Carey O’Sullivan will bring their acclaimed live show to the far corners of the country, accompanied by Yoav Maschiach on percussion and Joshua Sinclair on trumpet.

You can check out all the details and nab your tickets below.

Friday 21 August: Bar, Maroochydore, QLD
Doors 8 pm. Tix here

Saturday 22 August: The Northern, Byron Bay, NSW
Doors  8 pm. Tix here

Saturday 12 September: Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW
Doors 8pm. Tix here or here 

Thursday 17 September: Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS
Doors 8 pm. Tix here

Friday 18 September: Max Watts, Melbourne, VIC
Doors 8:30 pm. Tix here

Saturday 19 September: Woolly Mammoth Alehouse, Fortitude Valley, QLD
Doors 8:30 pm. Tix here

Friday 25 September: The Jack, Cairns, QLD

Doors 8:30pm. Tix here

Saturday 26 September: Wallaby Creek Festival, QLD
Check here for more details. 

Monday 5 October: Caloundra Music Festival, QLD
Check here for more details. 

Friday 9 October: Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Doors 8 pm. Tix here

Saturday 10 October: Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Doors 8 pm. Tix here or here

Thursday 22 October: Mojos, Nth Fremantle, WA
Doors 8pm. Tix here

Friday 23 OctoberClancy’s Fish Pub, Dunsborough, WA
Doors 8pm. Tix here or here

Saturday 24 October: Rosemount Hotel, Nth Perth, WA
Doors 8pm. Tix here