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Jul
05
The Tenants @ The Waterloo Hotel

Brisbane/ The Valley, Queensland, Australia

Brisbane/ The Valley, Queensland, Australia

Jul
03
The Tenants @ The Lansdown

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

May
18
The Tenants @ The Cornish Arms - Brunswick

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Press


Mark Fraser /Drum Media-
“ The Tenants have developed into a slickly tight, pop-rock package that still has enough rough edges to slum it with the rest of us. Guitars, perfect pop sensibilities, and much more. They play tunes that manage to peel off so easily, yet sound so damned good. The lease has been renewed.”

Tim Desousa- Revolver magazine
“ In the space of about ten minutes, the room went from comfortably filled to lung-crushing standing room only. The Tenants pulled out all stops, and aside from being incredibly entertaining, proved that they are bloody decent musicians too.”

Juice magazine (7 out of 10)
“ The ‘You Shit Me To Tears’ guys return with a new EP. Featuring punk-type power and smartarse humour, Caucasian Overbite delivers all the best elements of Australian ironic cock-rock without sacrificing quality.”

- Revolver/Drum Media/Juice


• Australian Guitar -”The Tenants are pub rock-meets-punk at its finest”
• Blunt Magazine - “ It’s a mixed bag, a bit like getting a feed from the RSL buffet. There’s a big selection and you’d love to scoff it.
• Faster Louder.com.au - “The album is cohesive, catchy and worthy of your attention and hard-earned catch. Sure, it’ll never receive the same media saturation that the likes of Wolfmother or The Living End do, but those prepared to seek out the album will be amply rewarded”

• Sinister Online - “With their humble origins, The Tenants look to bring something fresh into a stale atmosphere. I firmly believe that in years to come, The Tenants will be ranked as one of the classics of the Australian rock scene”.

• Naked Dwarf - “With lots of catchy, chunky riffs and clearly discernable, sing –along lyrics the pop-rockers have produced a good old roll and rock record”.-
- Aus Guitar/Blunt/FasterLouder/NakedDwarf


Discography

YOU SHIT ME TO TEARS – EP
• Debut at No 56 in the Aria charts,
• Debut at No 5 on the Independent charts
• Voted No 3 on the Triple J Hottest 100
• Sold 17,000 copies (Sadly they forgot to give us the money)

CAUCASIAN OVERBITE- EP
• Triple J lifted 2 singles from this Ep.
• First single “Pub Girl” voted most annoying song ever.
• “Boredom”; A long time live fave, received a hefty amount of airplay from JJJ on rotation and Super request.

READY TO RUMBLE - (Limited release single)
• Has been taken on as the theme for the 2003 NRL Footy Show
• Won The Tenants best Indy band at “Australian Music Week” 2003. This sent them off to play at the legendary “South By South West” music festival in Austin Texas.

EVERYTHING YOU KNOW IS WRONG - Album
• Debut Album for The Tenants, out now thbrough Modern Music/Sony-BMG!!!!
Reviews so far.
”The Tenants are pub rock-meets-punk at its finest” – Australian Guitar

“ It’s a mixed bag, a bit like getting a feed from the RSL buffet. There’s a big selection and you’d love to scoff it. - Blunt Magazine.

“The album is cohesive, catchy and worthy of your attention and hard-earned catch. Sure, it’ll never receive the same media saturation that the likes of Wolfmother or The Living End do, but those prepared to seek out the album will be amply rewarded”- Faster Louder.com.au

“With their humble origins, The Tenants look to bring something fresh into a stale atmosphere. I firmly believe that in years to come, The Tenants will be ranked as one of the classics of the Australian rock scene”. - Sinister Online

“With lots of catchy, chunky riffs and clearly discernable, sing –along lyrics the pop-rockers have produced a good old roll and rock record”.
- Naked Dwarf

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Bio

It seems only yesterday that a bunch of spotty faced yokels known collectively as THE TENANTS were plunged from obscurity to superstardom via a little number called “You Shit Me To Tears”. The title track from their debut EP went on to sell 15,000 copies, reaching number 3 in the JJJ Hottest 100 competition and become an instant anthem for punters all over the country.

In the time since, the boys have resisted the offer to take up honorary positions on the Bathurst city council and have continued to do what they do best … rock hard and rock often. Their 2001 follow up EP “Caucasian Overbite” included two more radio hits “Pub Girl” and “Boredom” and further strengthened the bands wildly exaggerated claims of being the hottest young Aussie talent since Alex Papps.

Despite the major setback of operating the band without the support of a record label, The Tenants are happy to soldier on in the face of adversity.
“We find strength in the rough and tumble stories we hear about pioneering pub rock acts such as Bardot and Scandalus” Tenants front man Jace the Ace told no one in particular recently. “Everyone does it tough – but if we have to streamline our hair and makeup department to a skeleton crew of 9 to ensure a tour goes ahead – we are prepared to make that sacrifice”

With such commitment to the cause it’s little wonder The Tenants are considered one of this country’s most exciting rock bands and punters are eager to hear what they will come up with next.
There is no need to wait as the guys have just finished their debut full-length album ”Everything You Know Is Wrong”.
The first track lifted from the album is “Disco Ace”, a stirring anthem for anyone who can’t dance till they have had a boot full!!

On The Road….
Since their inception in 1999, The Tenants have consistently brought their music & infantile humour to the punters across the nation. Sharing bills with the likes of Shihad, Powderfinger, Spiderbait, The Living End, Frenzal Rhomb, Killing Heidi, The Titanics, Machine Gun Felatio, Dallas Crane, Diana Ah Naid, Primary, Area 7, The Porkers, Nitocris, The Screaming Jets and just about anyone else from the local RSL karaoke club.