|This week we celebrate Party Dozen, who are sharing their third full-length album
The Real Work with the world. On The Real Work, Kirsty Tickle and Jonathan Boulet have created “an amazing concept album about loving and laughing at the idea of ‘work'”.
Heralded by Stereogum as Album of the Week, their partnership is described as “dredging up some kind of elemental power that can only be contained for so long. After being hemmed in by forces outside the band’s control last album cycle, Party Dozen sound all the more ready to explode.”
Party Dozen are a 2-piece noise band from Sydney made up of Kirsty Tickle (saxophone) and Jonathan Boulet (percussion and sampler). Since forming in 2017, they have become renowned in Australia for their incendiary live shows, touring and playing with acts such as LIARS, Tropical Fuck Storm and Spiritualized.
Exactly what Party Dozen are is completely up to the listener. Doom. Jazz. Hardcore. Psychedelic. No-wave. Industrial. Although largely instrumental, their sets are punctuated by Kirsty’s unique “singing” style, screaming into the bell of her saxophone which itself goes through a bevy of effects pedals. Intensely independent in everything they do, the duo write, perform and record everything themselves and have released two acclaimed albums on their own label, GRUPO: The Living Man (2017) and Pray For Party Dozen (2020).
Last month, Party Dozen released ‘Fat Hans Gone Mad’ via Sub Pop’s Singles Club.
Release: July 8, 2022, GRUPO/Temporary Residence