Fiery four-piece Rackett have announced they’ll be off on their largest tour to date with a mammoth 18 dates across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia through February, March and April.

New South Wales dates in the tour were organized with the support of AHA NSW as part of their Rockin’ The Puburbs competition.

To celebrate the huge step forward Rackett have released their new single Alive; a bouncing, existential banger undercut by buzzing synth and running bass.

Alive is a truly existential track tackling themes of material mortality and the infinitely evolving attention of popular culture; all wrapped in the infection, hard hitting pop-rockRackett has refined to a point!

Alive is about the material reincarnation of oneself. Alive celebrates the life and death cycle of an adopted trend and empowers you to re-decide your identity and to let go of the past,” said vocalist and guitarist Rebecca Callander.

Alive was truly an independent effort for the band, the track written, recorded and produced by Rackett at Forces & Fury Studios owned by drummer Astrid Holz and vocalist, guitarist Kat Ayala.

When deciding what recording process would best serve this song and the band’s overall sound, we realized that we had all the skills and resources to record and produce this entirely ourselves. Of course, we had our doubts in the beginning but we pushed forward and created what we feel is our best record so far,” said Ayala.

Listen to ‘Alive’ Here:

Alive is the fifth single from Rackett following on from the rocking success from singlesPreyReady or NotBATS and Your Son.

The NSW stretch of the national tour is put together in partnership with AHA NSW as part of their Rockin’ The Puburbs competition, which the four-piece dominated late last year.

Working with AHA NSW through Rockin’ The Puburbs is giving us the opportunity to play in venues and reach audiences that we couldn’t have on our own. Pubs like theCaptain Cook Hotel, Dicey Riley’s and O’Donoughues are where so many Aussie’s first experience live music and we’re so excited for them to experience us,” said Rackett.

Callander puts down her guitar after a few songs and jumps down into the crowd to dance with us, reaching out to hold hands and scratch heads and go a little wild, and it’s honestly the great thing ever.” – Carly Packer, The Music

Noise is their number one trade and they’re very, very good at it.” – Greg Moskovitch, Tone Deaf


Alive National Tour

Saturday 27th January
Oz Fest – Gold Coast, QLD

Saturday 3rd February
Hotter Than Hell – Adelaide, SA

Friday 9th February
The Foundry – Brisbane, QLD

Saturday 10th February
Hotter Than Hell – Ipswich, QLD

Saturday 10th February
Northern Byron Bar – Byron Bay, NSW

Friday 16th February
Selina’s – Coogee Bay, NSW

Saturday 17th February
New Victoria Hotel – Wetherill Park, NSW

Sunday 18th February
North Gong Hotel – Wollongong, NSW

Friday 23rd February
Cherry Bar – Melbourne, VIC

Saturday 24th February
Pier Street Party, Frankston, VIC

Thursday 1st March
Moonshine – Manly, NSW

Friday 2nd March
Waywards – Sydney, NSW

Friday 9th March
O’Donoughues – Emu Plains, NSW

Saturday 10th March
Daisy Went Crazy, – Gold Coast, QLD

Saturday 24th March
Dicey Rileys – Wollongong, NSW

Thursday 29th March
Gateway Hotel – Newcastle, NSW

Saturday 31st March
Captain Cook Hotel – Sydney, NSW

Saturday 7th April
Frankie’s Pizza – Sydney, NSW