Laura Imbruglia released a heavy-hitting single Give Boys Pink Toys and announced headline tour with The Smallgoods and BIGSOUND. Laura and The Smallgoods have been friends for long, and will be teaming up this September for two magical shows.
Laura and her band, The Bin Chickens, have been hot on the tour trail this year, promoting her latest album Scared Of You and landing supports with The Saboteurs and Teenage Fanclub, along with a coveted slot at Boogie Festival back in April. Laura and band will be playing at BIGSOUND and then zooming back down to Victoria and into Melbourne and to the Rat to officially launch her new single Give Boys Pink Toys.
Give Boys Pink Toys pushes Laura’s songwriting into a politically charged, powerful territory. The song is a feminist call to arms for the men of the world, and the people who raise them. Laura calmly implores the listener to do better, to think about how the perception of women can be changed at a young age, and as such, the behaviour from men towards women later in life. In the height of Australia’s current social climate of violence against women, Laura Imbruglia has joined the ranks of great company, Courtney Barnett (Nameless, Faceless) and Stella Donnelley (Boys Will Be Boys), in weaponising her voice to highlight this important issue.
The Smallgoods are back from the dead after a seven-year hiatus, which ended with the release of new single Satellite back in April. Since then they have hit their stride with a number of harmony-laden shows, including Boogie Festival, and released a second single Hurry Up & Slow Down in July. These September shows will be the precursor to the release of their long-awaited fourth album Lost In The Woods.
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