The Soft Pack
Australian Tour June 2010
Civil Society are proud to announce the debut Australian tour of The Soft Pack. On the back of the release of their self-titled debut album in March (Pod/Inertia), having conquered CMJ and SXSW festivals and after touring with the likes of Phoenix, The Breeders, Wavves, Franz Ferdinand, California’s The Soft Pack are finally set to bring their signature no-frills blitz-kreig punk-infused pop to Australia.
The Soft Pack – formerly known as The Muslims – began as a collaboration of two friends, Matt Lamkin and Matty McLoughlin. “We wanted to start a band that played simple, catchy, smart rock songs,” says Matt. “There weren’t many bands in San Diego doing that at the time. So we did.”
Early on in the group’s development, Matt and Matty honed their sound into a sparse yet fiery mix of guitars, drums, base and Matt’s pokerfaced singing style. Just in time for CMJ 2008, the pair recruited Dave Lantzman (bass) and Brian Hill (drums), and the new incarnation played a raucous 11 shows as part of the festival.
Shedding their somewhat-controversial “Muslims” moniker, that had unintentionally become a distraction, the group changed their name to The Soft Pack in December 2008. Despite the name change, the group continued their prolific rise with releases of mp3s, sell-out vinyl singles and EPs, viral videos, and scoring appearances on Letterman in the process.
Already garnering comparisons to the likes of The Strokes, The Velvet Underground and Eddy Current Suppression Ring, The Soft Pack are rock and roll distilled to its very essence. Civil Society is thrilled to welcome The Soft Pack to Australia for their debut tour. Don’t miss your chance to see rock and roll at its most raw, unrefined and exciting.
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