Hot Mulligan + Free Throw

Thu
7 Mar
Factory Theatre
Sydney

Event Description

Hot Mulligan & Free Throw

Michigan Midwesterners Hot Mulligan announce they will make their long-awaited trip to Australian shores in March 2024 for their first ever string of Australian shows. Joining them will be Nashville special guests and fellow first time visitors Free Throw.  Hot Mulligan have a way of manifesting things into existence, whether it's name dropping Michelle Branch and Mark Hoppus in song titles and netting responses from both (only one got the joke) or, true to their word, becoming synonymous with the newest wave of pop-punk and emo. Since forming in Lansing, Michigan in 2014, the college friends have ascended from basements to buzz band on the back of two beloved albums out via No Sleep Records, 2018's Pilot and 2020's you'll be fine. Now, bolstered by 140 million Spotify streams, a sold-out nationwide headlining tour, support slots for the likes of The Wonder Years and New Found Glory and headlines in Alternative Press and Rock Sound, the band's third LP out via Wax Bodega, Why Would I Watch, cements their evolution as one of the most versatile and profoundly moving bands in the underground. Produced by longtime collaborator Brett Romney, Why Would I Watch is Hot Mulligan at their loudest, their poppiest, and, ultimately, their most poignant: twinkly Midwestern emo guitars and mathy, synthy-heavy rhythms, Sanville's sandpaper vocals and indelible melodies, the lighting-in-a-bottle kinetic energy of Long Island ca. 2001 updated for newer generations.  Free Throw join the festivities equipped with four albums under their wing. Their fourth and latest full length, Piecing It Together soundtracked a reality where the quintet grapple with hard truths. After three prior albums and a decade of hard work, including countless performances worldwide, the members have a fresh perspective on life. The band is through obsessing over what comes next and romanticising the moments that have already passed. Instead, Free Throw is making music about the present and how seeking balance in our lives is far more meaningful work than the endless pursuit of whatever is deem to be 'enough.' The latest album finds the men of Free Throw abandoning childhood notions of success and happiness through a thorough exploration of personal fulfillment. Piecing It Together is an exploration of self-acceptance, and Free Throw invites everyone to join.

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