The Drones Announce Tour And Vinyl – Across The Ocean

The Drones Announce Tour And Vinyl

In 2005 a little known band from Melbourne VIC released what was to become one of the most critically acclaimed, celebrated and talked about Australian albums of modern times.


Wait Long By The River And The Bodies Of Your Enemies Float By catapulted The Drones into the consciousness of mainstream music critics here and overseas, and cemented what fans of the band already knew….

In May this year, to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of it’s release, the band played a special one off show at the Sydney Opera House, for Vivid Live, showcasing tracks from Wait Long, as well as a few new tunes thrown in for good measure. The show was met with a vigorous response, two standing ovations, and a feeling that more people might want to experience it, so the band are taking it to fans around Australia this August and September.

Wait Long By The River And The Bodies Of Your Enemies Float By will be released on deluxe double 180g vinyl LP with a digital download and it’s own unreleased live album (you can pre order your copy now from This is the first time the album has ever been released on vinyl.

“Let the record show that there is only one band that can open their set with a song that was voted by a group of their peers as the greatest Australian song of all time…That band, ladies and gentlemen, is The Drones.” Music Feeds

The Drones as one of the very best live bands this country has produced.” Fasterlouder

“The crowd were absolutely transfixed throughout the entire performance, which is a testament to the power and synergy of The Drones and their music, particularly in a live setting.” Monster Children

“Performed live by The Drones at the Opera House with no less vigour than when it was first released a decade ago, the song still has the power to elevate the hairs on the back of the neck and simultaneously send a shiver down the spine, in the best possible way…..The combined effect, like a visceral true-crime soundtrack, was hypnotic…. bringing the audience out of their stunned reverie and to their feet as Liddiard twiddled the knobs on his amp and slunk away.” Sydney Morning Herald

Joining The Drones will be Melbourne doom punk Batpiss, whose recent film clip for ‘The Store’ will give you nightmares for days and the Steve Miller Band (in Castlemaine and Melbourne only), who will just give you nightmares.

Throughout 2015, as well as releasing their brand new seventh studio album, The Drones will be reissuing their entire back catalog through their own label, TFS Records. The new shop at will also make available a bunch of new and old school limited edition T-Shirts, posters and other crap that has to date only been available at shows. Sign up to the mailing list at to ensure you don’t miss out on anything as reissues etc will be staggered throughout the year.

Wait Long By The River And The Bodies Of Your Enemies Float By
National Tour
With Special Guests Batpiss & **Steve Miller Band
Tix on Sale Friday 26th June

Thursday 20th August Darwin Festival DARWIN NT
The Lighthouse, Festival Park, Harry Chan Ave, DARWIN
For all ticketing info and line up go to

Saturday 22nd August Rosemount Hotel PERTH WA
With special guests Batpiss
459 Fitzgerald St, NORTH PERTH Tickets $40 + bf from
Doors 8pm

Friday 28th August Small Ballroom NEWCASTLE NSW
With special guests Batpiss
139 Maitland Rd, Islington, NEWCASTLE Tickets $30 + bf from
Doors open 8pm

Saturday 29th August Triffid BRISBANE QLD
With special guests Batpiss
9 Stratton Street, Newstead, BRISBANE Tickets $35 + bf from
Doors open 8.30pm

Friday 4th September The Gov ADELAIDE SA
With special guests Batpiss
59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh ADELAIDE Tickets $35 +bf from
Doors 7.30pm

Saturday 5th September The Forum Theatre MELBOURNE VIC
With special guests Batpiss & Steve Miller Band
154 Flinders St, MELBOURNE Tickets $48.20 inc bf’s available from
Doors open 8pm

Sunday 6th September Theatre Royal CASTLEMAINE VIC
With special guests Steve Miller Band
30 Hargraves Street, Castlemaine Tickets $30 + bf from
Doors open 7pm