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CUSTARD Dessert rock

have announced a long-awaited run of shows in support of their 2020 album Respect All Lifeforms. The Brisbane indie rockers will play Badlands Bar on Friday, July 30, headlining a massive celebration of the venue’s 5th birthday. Custard be joined by Perth pop veterans Turnstyle along with Tanaya Harper and Lonesome Dove.

“Sure, I admit we have pretty much missed the boat on this one and it feels like we are pushing our old shit up a rather steep incline,” said lead singer Dave McCormack. “But we hope there are enough old bastards out there who will be willing to spend their hard earned cash to see us play a bunch of songs that are about 30 years old.”

Respect All Lifeforms had its genesis in Perth, where Custard was booked to play a festival in March 2019. Not due on stage until the evening, Glenn Thompson booked the band into Fremantle’s Poons Head Studios. By day’s end, the band had eight songs, six of which ended up on the record. Despite being a productive session, the day also included an unforgettable encounter with an enigmatic character named “Cowboy John,” who wandered into the studio, provided the album title and ended up on the cover.

After forming in Brisbane in 1990, Custard released classic songs such as Apartment, Music Is Crap, Alone and Girls Like That (Don’t Go For Guys Like Us) across multiple albums. After splitting in 1999, the band reformed in 2015 with the album Come Back All Is Forgiven, before following up with 2017’s The Common Touch.

Custard hit Badlands Bar on Friday, July 30 for the venue’s 5th birthday celebrations. For more info and to buy tickets, head to

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