L7 Release New Single and Video ‘Cooler Then Mars’ ahead of upcoming Australian and New Zealand Tour
L7 have released their brand new single ‘Cooler Than Mars’ alongside an official video ahead of their upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand. The track, available both digitally and as a limited edition 1000-run flexi disc, features the legendary rockers’ singular brand of socio-political commentary and humour. It tackles the seemingly never-ending disastrous weather events throughout the world and calls for leadership, focus and action.
Donita Sparks shares, “The song was inspired by the ongoing catastrophic news of climate change, and the strange passions of billionaire space cowboys to explore and exploit the outer limits of our stratosphere. Seems to me such obsessions and resources should be totally focused on healing The Big Blue Marble. I feel like there is nothing “out there” that is as mind-blowing as the biodiversity of what we have here on Earth. Because we’re cooler than Mars, damnit.”
Watch ‘Cooler Than Mars’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNj5UIvDc1A
L7 Hit Australia and New Zealand in December performing Bricks Are Heavy in full and more!
Tickets from: https://metropolistouring.com/l7-2023/
LA-founded hard-rock hellraisers, L7 perform their landmark album ‘Bricks are Heavy’ in Full (Pretend We’re Dead, Sh*tlist, Wargasm, Everglade, Slide etc)
L7 debut album came through Epitaph, run by Bad Religion’s Brett Gurewitz. Their second album Smell the Magic came through Sub Pop. For their third album, Bricks Are Heavy, L7 signed with Slash, knowing that the label had international distribution beyond the US and Europe and could introduce the band to Asia and Australia.
Bricks are Heavy was produced by Nevermind producer Butch Vig and catapulted the band into the mainstream with the timeless ‘Pretend We’re Dead’ – originally written by Donita Sparks as a break-up song but becoming an anthem for the grunge generation.
L7, made up of Donita Sparks (guitar/vox), Suzi Gardner (guitar/vox), Jennifer Finch (bass) and Demetra Plakas (drums) were a formidable force in the 1990s, courting controversy wherever they played, due to their ‘take no shit’ attitude. Tampongate saw a throwing incident at Reading Festival 1992 which remains one of their most outrageous antics as well as their UK TV appearance on The Word (1992) where Sparks appeared naked from the waist down.
This tour down under will see the original line-up of L7 bring their pure shock rock energy and perform Bricks are Heavy for the first time ever in Full!
Bricks are heavy – and so are L7
Critical Acclaim For L7
"L7 return as a bloodthirsty gang … and live up to their legacy." - Rolling Stone
“It proves that a few years haven’t dampened this band’s ferocity and attitude." - LA Weekly
“the seasoned rockers at their most confident, fun, and pissed off as ever." - Revolver Magazine
"The members of L7 clearly haven’t lost any of their snarling grunge spirit" - Paste
“Expect the unexpected from L7” - Las Vegas Weekly
“Both [Punk Rock Bowling] sets solidified "Shit List" as one of the best punk anthems of all time.” - Grammy.com
“They sound as vibrant as ever with a potent blend of grunge, metal and garage-rock, combining scuzzy guitars, pounding rhythms, deadpan vocals and catchy song hooks.” - KEXP