WHAT: The Exploders
WHEN: Friday, September 21 at 8.30pm
WHERE: Karova Lounge, corner of Camp and Field Streets
PSYCHEDELIC sounds, electronic beats, rock and roll The Exploders' latest album has it all.
After three years, this five-piece garage alt-rock band will be hitting the road to promote its latest album Orche.Stratos.Pheric.
"We're excited and a little bit nervous because we haven't played for a while so it'll be interesting to see how we go," the band's guitarist and vocalist TJ Allender said.
"We've been spending a lot of time practising by ourselves.
"Everyone has been doing their own thing and learning their own parts.
"We haven't played as a band but we have a rehearsal coming up the week before our tour."
As its name implies, Orche.Stratos.Pheric takes every sound imaginable from around the stratosphere and combines it into one head-bopping, foot-stomping, feel-good creation.
The LP is described as being a bizarre mash of myth, modern life, wives' tales, proverb and perversion with electric country and psychephallic rock or roll music as glue.
"It just so happens that we have thousands of different raw ideas and they combine to turn into one new thing," Allender said.
"Everyone in the band has all their tastes fairly locked in the same era of music so there is definitely a '70s vibe about it."
Following up from the record's debut single, the new single Soul Kid is another highlight from the 14-track long player, swinging with all the charm of a fatalistic love tale.
"It's a song about a boy who grew up with a childhood friend who was a tomboy," TJ said.
"As he grew up he realises she's no longer a tomboy or a little girl and suddenly he has competition."
Featuring major Australian talents TJ Allender, Paul Doery, Louis Macklin (Jet, 67 Special), Malcolm Clark (The Sleepy Jackson) and J Cortez (The Sleepy Jackson), The Exploders will leave fans hoping they won't have to wait another three years for more.