Hand-numbered (limited to 250 copies worldwide) on three different colours of vinyl with a bonus poster!
Brisbane punks Square Tugs have come a long way in their short life span. They started playing live in late 2020 for a bit of fun as a Circle Jerks cover band. They have played extensively since and generated a solid live following as a fun live band and now release their debut album, cheekily titled Monster Hits.
At the start of 2022 the band started writing for their debut album and soon had sixteen songs ready to record. The album was recorded at Recordworks in Coorparoo with producer Jason Millhouse and completed in May 2022. Each band member contributed songs to the album with the end result being a collaborative effort. There have been five singles released off the album with all songs receiving extensive airplay on community radio stations.
The album reflects the band’s extensive love of punk rock and features various styles of the genre including US west-coast, pop-punk and 80’s hardcore. As well as numerous punk sub-genres, the lyrical subject matter is also quite varied from light-hearted, quirky lyrics to personal and current issues. The album cover was inspired by Hoodoo Gurus, Angry Samoans, and B-grade horror movies and features the band being chased down by Godzilla in Brisbane’s King George Square.
Square Tugs are extremely excited to be one of the first projects off the press at the newly opened Suitcase Records are based in Brisbane. Monster Hits is available on 180-gram vinyl or CD