Location: Perth, Western Australia Label: Pee Records
The Decline have just returned from a busy year touring all across the globe, celebrating their newly released album RESISTER across Europe, UK, USA, Mexico, Japan and Australia. RESISTER is available through Bird Attack Records (United States), Pee Records (Australia), Finetunes (Europe) and Bells On Records (Japan). Their recent tours have featured appearances at Resurrection Fest (Spain), Brakrock Ecofest (Belgium), Punk Rock Holiday (Slovenia), Tells Bells (Germany), the FEST (FL, USA) as well as acclaimed shows with Teenage Bottlerocket (USA), Millions of Dead Cops (USA), Useless ID (Israel), The Flatliners (CAN) and A Wilhelm Scream (USA).
The Decline’s most recent international tour saw them playing shows in the UK and mainland Europe, touring across the UK with Manchester melodic hardcore band ‘Fair Do’s’ for 8 shows, before The Decline headed across to mainland Europe on a 19 date run combination of headline shows, festivals and shows in support of The Flatliners, CJ Ramone, A Wilhelm Scream and PEARS.
The Decline are once again ready to get back on the road, currently preparing for a short Australian tour with Newcastle punks Local Resident Failure, followed by a 25 show run across the U.S.A with Brooklyn band MakeWar while they tour in support of their latest album release. This run of shows includes an appearance at the prominent festival, “the FEST”, in Gainesville, Florida.The tour will kick off in Perth, WA on October 1st at Babushka in Leederville.
Since the release of their debut album “I’m Not Gonna Lie to You” in 2010, Australian Skate-Punk band, The Decline, have grown to be a recognisable name in the international punk community. The release of their sophomore album “Are You Going To Eat That” in 2011, scored the band a headlining tour of Europe, a Japanese tour with Useless ID and So-Cal 90’s super band Implants, and a coveted mid-afternoon spot at Soundwave Festival in Perth. Soon after in early 2014, The Decline released the fully crowd-funded “Can I Borrow a Feeling” EP before jumping straight back into a heavy touring schedule.
In 2015, the Decline released their third album “RESISTER” and soon after, resumed heavy touring – since making their way across America, Mexico, Japan, twice across Europe and the UK, and numerous Australian tours. Throughout this busy time, the Decline have done a number of headline shows and supported critically acclaimed acts such as The Flatliners, Useless ID, A Wilhelm Scream, PEARS, Strung Out, Versus the World, Authority Zero, Such Gold and multiple others.
Since their formation, some highlights of their time as a band include flying to Colorado in 2009 to record their debut album at the Blasting Room with Bill Stevenson (Descendents/Black Flag/ALL) and Jason Livermore, completing numerous Australian tours and hundreds of shows nationally, and two WAMi nomination for “Punk Act Of The Year” and one for “Punk Song Of The Year” as well as being lucky enough to share the stage with many of their favourite bands including Descendents, Unwritten Law, Frenzal Rhomb, Propagandhi, Bodyjar, Bouncing Souls, Anti-Flag, Lagwagon, No Use For A Name, No Fun At All, Guttermouth, Strike Anywhere, Smoke Or Fire, Pour Habit, The Flatliners, and Nicola Sarcevic (Millencolin).
The Decline have impressed many melodic punk fans worldwide with their fast-paced and energetic style, and catchy lyrical hooks.
Members: Ben Elliott (Guitar/Vocals) • Ray Ray (Bass) • Pat Decline (Guitar/Vocals) • Harry (Drums)
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