Who are they?
Hailing from the mean streets of Perth, Western Australia, Sin City have a pop take on hard rock that's ripe for the air waves and a dynamite live show set for the stadium.
Turning heads wherever they play, the band has been dubbed "The new blood we need" (The Age Newspaper) and a "Sight to see" (Beat Magazine).
Formed in August 2001 under the moniker "Local Pricks", the band made an immediate impact and have never looked back. They quickly clocked up three independent releases, four Australian tours, national radio airplay, rave reviews and over 200 shows. After only two years it became bleedingly obvious the band was destined for more than three-chord punk and their hometown-hero status.
In September 2003 the name change was official and Sin City hit the stage running. In a whirlwind six months the band undertook two more national tours, scored a swag of supports, played The Big Day Out and relocated to Australia's home of rock... Melbourne.
With a booming fan-base Sin City show no signs of slowing down. The band has performed at nearly 200 shows since the move including supports for The Misfits, Guitar Wolf, Anti-Nowhere League, The Queers, Jet, Strung Out, Chixdiggit, Rocket Science, The Casanovas, The Meanies, Cosmic Psychos, The Hard-Ons, Bored and more. Sin City have also head-lined their own shows at top venues through-out Australia from The Corner (VIC) to Capitol (WA) and The Rev (QLD) to The Excelsior (NSW) and Enigma Bar (SA) as part of their many successful national tours. Add to that the release of the radio favourites Rest In Pieces, Sweet Lies and Summer Love Song and its no wonder Sin City are a band to watch out for.
Now, after a six month hiatus from the live scene, Sin City are back with their new single Love Bite and set to unleash the punknroll fury as only they can.
So dont just sit there get it on your stereo, get to a show and live it up in Sin City.
What we Thought
I had been hearing rave reviews about Sin City for over year, since my partner saw them perform live at the Crown and Anchor in Adelaide. When he told me they were touring again we just had to go and check them out.
The whole group is extremely talented, and the sound is a mixture of punk and rock. I think the fact that they have a female vocalist makes them stand out even more. Molotov Barbie, as she is known to fans, is the whole package, and one gorgeous, sultry lady!
The entertainment value was huge, and when they played Summer Love Song, the crowd went crazy for it, and at the end of the segment, they were cheering for an encore. I am a bit of a girly girl, so it came as a bit of a surprise to me, that I loved every minute of it!
A down to earth band, who enjoyed a beer (or ten) with pub goers, total champions!
What’s more, the concert was free…what more could you possibly ask for!
Put them on the radio, put them on Rage…these guys are awesome and need to be heard!
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