The Bronx sideshows, exclusive album stream

The Bronx have locked in eight club shows while in Australia with the Groovin The Moo festival tour.

The Los Angeles-based crew will be marking their 10th anniversary and the release of their fourth album of hardcore anthems, which is (unsurprisingly) titled The Bronx IV. The new record, which you can stream exclusively below, marks a return to the band’s eviscerating punk style after two albums of tunes released under the Mariachi El Bronx banner.

The eight shows (including three at Sydney’s Annandale and two at the Corner in Melbourne) will feature support from Brisbane’s DZ Deathrays and Violent Soho. Local supports opening up the gigs include Chinese Burns Unit, Blacklevel Embassy and Batpiss.

The Bronx first toured here in 2004 and have been regular visitors to Australia, hitting our shores in 2011 and 2007 with the Soundwave Festival; in 2008 for Meredith; in 2009 for a combined The Bronx/Mariachi El Bronx tour; and in 2010 for the Melbourne Arts Festival. Last year the band returned to play two shows supporting Soundgarden as The Bronx while touring with Big Day Out in Mariachi form.

Reviewing their set opening for Soundgarden in Melbourne, FL reported that the band were “loud, ear bleedingly, brain meltingly loud. All clad in black and spruiking high energy hard rock and hardcore punk the deep fast bass rhythms contrast with singer Matt Caughthran’s high end screams and shouts.”

‘The Bronx IV’ exclusive stream:

The Bronx sideshows:

Wednesday, April 24 – Annandale Hotel, Sydney w/ Violent Soho and Hostile Objects

Thursday, April 25 – Annandale Hotel, Sydney w/ DZ Deathrays

Friday, April 26 – Annandale Hotel, Sydney w/ DZ Deathrays and Chinese Burns Unit

Tuesday, April 30 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne w/ Violent Soho and Blacklevel Embassy

Wednesday, May 1 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne w/ DZ Deathrays and Batpiss

Thursday, May 2 – Fowlers Live, Adelaide w/ DZ Deathrays and Hightime

Tuesday, May 7 – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane w/ DZ Deathrays and Spitfireliar

Friday, May 10 – Capitol, Perth w/ DZ Deathrays

Tickets on sale Wednesday, February 13