A second “final” tour for Horsell Common

Horsell Common are getting back together for three more gigs.

The Melbourne rock trio went on hiatus in 2008, although they did re-form briefly in 2010 both to announce that they were breaking up for good and also to play a brief farewell tour. Now they’ve announced that they’re repeating the trick, playing another “final” tour. This time, they’ll be doing a run of intimate club dates spread over September, October and November.

Horsell Common – named after the landing site of the aliens from The War of the Worlds – played their first gig in 2002. They went on to release several EPs, including a split with Trial Kennedy, and put out their only album on Boomtown Records in 2007. That album, The Rescue, made it to number six on the Australian Independent Record charts.

After their drummer, Leigh Pengelly, left the band in 2008 they struggled to find a replacement. Shane Wakker of Melbourne punk band Bodyjar filled in temporarily, but they were never able to secure a permanent sticksman.

Barring the possibility of the band pulling a John Farnham and keeping this going indefinitely, these three performances might be your last last chance to see Horsell Common perform live. Until the next “final” tour, that is.

Horsell Common tour:

Sunday 30 September – We Come Out at Night, Sydney

Friday 19 October – Black Market, Adelaide

Monday 5 November – Plastic, Melbourne