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.
The Hard Aches at Unite Common House
The Hard Aches at I Love Life Tour
The Hard Aches Supporting Trophy Eyes
What I recommend
I Feel Like I’m Dying
One of my favourite songs is called I Feel Like I’m Dying, off The Hard Aches album, ‘Mess’. Check out the official music video for their new single (at least at the time of writing this) over on YouTube. If you don’t watch it now, just make sure you watch later.
Glad That You’re Gone
This track has one of my favourite bridges. The official video for Glad That You’re Gone is pretty sweet, too, with a reverse vomit kicking off the video with style.
The Hard Aches vinyl
You can get all of The Hard Aches vinyl at Anchorhead Records.
The Hard Aches merch
My favourite Hard Aches merch is the ‘Home’ t-shirt. I first saw this at the Frank Turner shows, but I’m not sure how long the shirt has been around for. I also love my Hard Aches water bottle, which has the pizza pentagram on it.