Fiery four-piece Rackett have announced they’ll be off on their largest tour to date with a mammoth 18 dates across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia through February, March and April. New South Wales dates in the tour were organized with the support of AHA NSW as part of their Rockin’ The Puburbs competition.
To celebrate the huge step forward Rackett have released their new single ‘Alive’; a bouncing, existential banger undercut by buzzing synth and running bass.
‘Alive’ is a truly existential track tackling themes of material mortality and the infinitely evolving attention of popular culture; all wrapped in the infection, hard hitting pop-rock Rackett has refined to a point! “‘Alive’ is about the material reincarnation of oneself. Alive celebrates the life and death cycle of an adopted trend and empowers you to re-decide your identity and to let go of the past,” said vocalist and guitarist Rebecca Callander.
‘Alive’ was truly an independent effort for the band, the track written, recorded and produced by Rackett at Forces & Fury Studios owned by drummer Astrid Holz and vocalist, guitarist Kat Ayala. “When deciding what recording process would best serve this song and the band’s overall sound, we realized that we had all the skills and resources to record and produce this entirely ourselves. Of course, we had our doubts in the beginning but we pushed forward and created what we feel is our best record so far,” said Ayala.
‘Alive’ is the fifth single from Rackett following on from the rocking success from singles ‘Prey’, ‘Ready or Not’, ‘BATS’ and ‘Your Son’.
The NSW stretch of the national tour is put together in partnership with AHA NSW as part of their Rockin’ The Puburbs competition, which the four-piece dominated late last year.
“Working with AHA NSW through Rockin’ The Puburbs is giving us the opportunity to play in venues and reach audiences that we couldn’t have on our own. Pubs like the Captain Cook Hotel, Dicey Riley’s and O’Donoughues are where so many Aussie’s first experience live music and we’re so excited for them to experience us,” said Rackett.
RACKETT ALIVE NATIONAL TOUR
Saturday, January 27 – Oz Fest, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday, February 3 – Hotter Than Hell, Adelaide, SA
Friday, February 9 – The Foundry, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday, February 10 – Hotter Than Hell, Ipswich, QLD
Saturday, February 10 – Northern Byron Bar, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday, February 16 – Selina’s, Coogee Bay, NSW
Saturday, February 17 – New Victoria Hotel, Wetherill Park, NSW
Sunday, February 18 – North Gong Hotel, Wollongong, NSW
Friday, February 23 – Cherry Bar, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday, February 24 – Pier Street Party, Frankston, VIC
Thursday, March 1 – Moonshine, Manly, NSW
Friday, March 2 – Waywards, Sydney, NSW
Friday, March 9 – O’Donoughues, Emu Plains, NSW
Saturday, March 10 – Daisy Went Crazy, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday, March 24 – Dicey Rileys, Wollongong, NSW
Thursday, March 29 – Gateway Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday, March 31 – Captain Cook Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Saturday, April 7 – Frankie’s Pizza, Sydney, NSW