Dippers Foray Into ‘Clastic Rock’ And A US Tour

The Australian indie-rock outfit Dippers (FKA Thigh Master) has shared new track “Tightening The Tangles,” from their forthcoming album Clastic Rock. Clastic Rock will be released on June 23, 2023 via Goner Records. Dippers have also recently announced a run of US tour dates starting March 9th, 2023 in Phoenix, with stops in Austin, Denver, Portland, Los Angeles, and more.

For the first album under this new moniker, (Thigh Master) founder and leader Matthew Ford (vocals, guitar, drums, bass, synth, percussion) is again joined by Innez Tulloch (vocals, guitar, keys, synth, bass, melodica), who is now Ford’s principle songwriting partner. Longtime Thigh Master collaborator Dusty Anastassiou (Dag, Permits) also provides some guitar on a handful of tracks.

Dippers’ 2023 full-length, Clastic Rock for Goner Records, doubles down “immediacy.” The album was recorded and conceived of during the pandemic lockdowns, though in their previous life, the band also used home recording sessions.

Tour Dates:

03/09 – Phoenix, AZ @ Linger Longer Lounge w/ Lenguas Largas, Vid Nelson

03/10 – Bisbee, AZ @ Hitching Post

03/11 – El Paso, TX @ Love Buzz

03/14 – Fri 3/17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW

03/19 – Memphis, TN @ Bar DKDC w/Aquarian Blood, Melinda

03/21 – Lawrence KS @ Replay Lounge w/ Blanky, Sister Slate

03/22 – Omaha, NB @ Pageturners Lounge w/ Those Far Out Arrows

03/23 – Denver, CO @ TBA

03/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Quarters Arcade Bar

03/25 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest, Lost Grove Brewing (all-ages)

03/26 – Seattle, WA @ Lucky Liquor

03/28 – Portland, OR @ Turn! Turn! Turn! w/ Collate

03/30 – San Francisco, CA @ Make Out Room w/Telephone Numbers, Now

03/31 – San Pedro, CA @ The Sardine

04/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Permanent Roadhouse w/ Narrow Adventure

9/28-10/01 – Memphis, TN @ Gonerfest 20

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