Sensible. It's seems kinda strange to assign Brisbane party saviours, Velociraptor, with such an attribute. But then, how else would you label their flexible business structure? Here's a group, featuring anywhere between 10 and 15 members, with interchangeable responsibilities, and established in a manner where members are consistently rotated so that they're able to cover gigs when their comrades are otherwise pre-occupied (read: drunk). It's a modern, forward-thinking framework, where chaos is cuddled and any form of musical equilibrium is evaporated in favour of a constantly shifting style. A methodology neatly presented on their self-titled debut, available to stream below right now, and officially out Friday, August 22 via Dot Dash / Remote Control.
Some of the Raptors (and who can really say which ones it'll be?) will be heading out on the road later this month for a run of dates with Sydney punks, Bloods.
Thursday, August 21: Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Friday, August 22: Newtown Social Club, Sydney
Friday, August 29: The Brightside, Brisbane
Saturday, August 30: The Cooly Hotel, Coolangatta
Saturday, September 6: The Causeway, Perth *
Sunday, September 7: The Newport Hotel, Fremantle *
Saturday, September 20: Pirie Street Social Club, Adelaide
* Bloods not appearing.