I’ve been following The Hard Aches while they toured their EP, ‘I Freak Out’, onwards. The Hard Aches are signed to Anchorhead Records.
The Hard Aches are a punk rock band from Melbourne, Australia. I met Hard Aches when I was on a tour with Camp Cope, and also once when they were on the second (and final) Smith Street-run festival, I Love Life.
As a two-piece, you would be forgiven for expecting their sound to be a little more indie-rock than it is. But The Hard Aches are a bit like DZ Deathrays in the way that a two-piece sounds so full. The Hard Aches are a bit like Camp Cope in their songwriting style but appeal to fans who like the sound of a little closer to rock, thank punk rock. A bit like Luca Brasi. Even when I post live streams of The Hard Aches when they play, people reply and ask who it is and often compare it to Luca Brasi, so that’s where I get that from.
The Hard Aches Mess Tour
Mess is the title of the band’s second album, and in my opinion, is one of my favourites. The shows were much bigger than the band has played before, so check out the photos of The Hard Aches celebrating their Mess.