The Superjesus sign to Social Family Records and reveal new material is on the way

The Superjesus 2015

Aussie rockers The Superjesus have signed a deal with Australian indie label Social Family Records, reports The Music Network.

Along with the announcement comes the news that the band will release a new single, “The Setting Sun”, available digitally from the 19th of June. The single will be followed by an all new EP later in 2015, The Superjesus’ first collection of new material in 12 years.

Say the group in a statement: “The band’s amped to be back in the game with new material, it’s been a long time coming. The Social Family Records crew are sharp and creative and we are all very excited to see what possibilities unfold from here on.”

The Superjesus’ last release was their 2003 album Rock Music, which followed 2000’s Jet Age and 1998’s Sumo, all of which were released by Warner Music. The band split from the label in 2004.

The Superjesus’ current lineup – Sarah McLeod, Stuart Rudd, Tim Henwood and Paul Berryman – are out on tour now with new label mates Baby Animals for the sold-out She Who Rocks tour. The She Who Rocks project, dedicated to women who have shaped rock ‘n’ roll, released a compilation album in March. $1 from every album sold will be given to the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation.

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Baby Animals and The Superjesus announce Aussie tour


Australian rock royalty Baby Animals have announced a co-headline tour with fellow countrymen The Superjesus.

The two female-fronted bands will kick off the She Who Rocks Tour in May, beginning in Baby Animals’ frontwoman Suze DeMarchi’s hometown of Perth. Six additional shows then follow, including The Superjesus’ frontwoman Sarah McLeod’s hometown of Adelaide, finishing up at Sandy Bay, Tasmania on the 26th of June.

Suze DeMarchi said of the news: “The Superjesus blew me away with their Sumo record. I’ve been a fan since. Let’s see if they/we can keep it up!”

Sarah McLeod commented: “It’s been a long time coming, bubbling in my system since I first saw the BA’s at The Bridgeway Hotel in Adelaide in the early 90’s. I’m a fan, have always been. And now we get to share the stage together on a legit tour. Bring it on baby!”

The Baby Animals returned in 2013 with their third album (their first in 20 years), This Is Not The End. The album debuted at No.19 on the ARIA album charts and took them across Australia, playing a slew of sold out shows.

2013 also saw the reformation of The Superjesus after an overwhelming reaction to a one-off reunion show in their hometown of Adelaide. They also went on the road for the first time in a decade, playing sold out shows across the country.

Tickets for the She Who Rocks Tour, presented by Social Family Records, The Harbour Agency and Tone Deaf, go on sale today.

Confirmed tour dates are as follows:

Fri 22 May: Perth WA – Charles Hotel
Fri 29 May: Melbourne, VIC – The Hi-Fi
Fri 05 Jun: Wollongong, NSW – Waves
Sat 06 Jun: Sydney, NSW – Metro Theatre
Sat 13 Jun: Brisbane, QLD – The Tivoli
Fri 19 Jun: Adelaide, SA – The Gov
Fri 26 Jun: Hobart, TAS – Wrest Point Ent Cent.

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