Constant Mongrel performing live on the Cherry stage!
On Sunday February 29th we’ll be hosting the protopunk leanings of Constat Mongrel, live on the Cherry stage! This will be the first Melbourne show for the group since appearing for the White Night program back in last August.
Formed in 2009 Constant Mongrel begun as a two piece (Tom Ridgewell and Hugh Young) creating immediate and at times improvised songs in an old dishevelled laundry in inner city Melbourne. Inspired by the more flamboyant side of protopunk such as Electric Eels and Chrome, over the next few years the band added members Amy Hill (bass) and Andrew Murray (guitar) building upon their intense sound and developing a unique humour. Consisting of members from Terry, Woollen Kits, Nun and Taco Leg, Constant Mongrel has several previous releases on RIP Society Records and Siltbreeze Records. The Anti fade and La Vida Es Un Mus released 2018 Living in Excellence was given the ‘Album of the Week’ nod at Triple R, it was an expression of British post punk harkening back to acts such as Wire, The Fall, Flux of Pink Indians all the while maintaining an Australian edge in its deliver. The lauded release was a perfect springboard for a run of European/UK dates, showcasing their striking riffs, rolling bass lines and oft-unhinged rhythm section with fried saxophone and synths…
Constant Mongrel are a captivating live band and this show is not to be missed!
Cherry is now located at 68 Little Collins Street. A 400 odd metre walk from our ol’ haunt down AC/DC Lane.