Monday, August 7th, 2017

Kia ora folks, good news:


Here are the dates, and here is a link to the Facebook tour page. Invite your friends if you have any!

Tue Aug 22 – The Labour In Vain, Melbourne
Wed Aug 23 – The Old Bar, Melbourne
Thu Aug 24 – The Front Gallery, Canberra
Fri Aug 25 – Frank’s Wild Years, Thirroul
Sat Aug 26 – The Union, Sydney
Tue Aug 29 – The Tramway, Melbourne
Wed Aug 30 – The Tote, Melbourne
Thu Aug 31 – The Eastern, Ballarat

Fri Sept 1 – The Brisbane, Hobart
Sat Sept 2 – House show, Hobart
Sun Sept 3 – House show, Melbourne
Mon Sept 4 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne

This’ll be the second time Salad Boys have toured Australia and we’re f***en excited about it. We hope to catch some of you there!

Cheers! SB.


Thursday, February 16th, 2017


Hey folks, our wee tour of NZ begins next weekend and here are the details:

Friday February 24th – Lyttelton Coffee Co, Lyttelton
w/ Best Bets and Brian Tamaki and the Kool-aid Kids
Friday March 3rd – Refuel, Otago University, Dunedin
w/ Dictaphone Blues
Saturday March 4th – Ferrymead Heritage Park, Christchurch
-Nostalgia Festival
Sunday March 5th – x Street Performers Stage, Wellington
-Newtown Festival
Friday March 10th – Radio Control *Live-To-Air*, Palmerston North
Friday March 10th – Snails, Palmerston North
w/ Fruit Juice Parade, Bearskin and Carson Taare
Saturday March 11th – Lucky Base, Whanganui
w/ Pussywhippers

This is our first proper tour of anywhere in 18 months so we’re quite excited to be getting  out and playing some shows. For this tour we’ll be releasing a super super limited edition cassette which will be available at shows only, details and pics to come!




Friday, January 13th, 2017

Kia ora folks, happy new year from your mates Salad Boys, once again we have arrived at the beginning of a new calendar which is fast filling up with lomticks of real exciting plans and ideas… 2016 was an unorthodox year for Salad Boys, not a lot on the gig and tour front but a hell of a lot in the recording and plotting side of things. Our other projects had more than a wee bit on the go, two New Zealand tours and a vinyl release for The Dance Asthmatics, a tour and cassette release for T54 and Ben’s group Rickshaw released this dope EP. Work on the new Salad Boys album has been near constant lately and I’m very excited to say that it’s shaping up real nice, more on that soon.

One thing that we did last year that was particularly lovely was a gig at the Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch. The whole gig was filmed and recorded by the generous Christchurch and you can viddy one of the songs below, which coincidently is a song we’ve tracked for the new album:

You may have viddied that there is a different person behind the drums than usual, this happens to be the wonderful Olly Crawford-Ellis (from the Transistors and Best Bets fame) who was filling in for us at the time. Our new new fill in is going to be the equally superb Matt Scobie from The Hatemen and Richard James fame, together with whom we will be playing the following engagements:

Darkspace 2 – Saturday Feb 4th, Darkroom, Christchurch
Nostalgia Festival – Saturday March 4th, Ferrymead Heritage Park.
Newtown Festival – Sunday March 5th, Newtown, Wellington.

And we also have t-shirts again! For those who missed out on the first run of Salad Boys t-shirts we have some new ones, which you can viddy and buy here, and here is a like picture of Your Humble Narrator wearing one below:


What else? Well, we are planning a Salad Boys tour of New Zealand for late Feb/early March, which will include the above engagements and some other spots in the North, and a bit further down the line another tour of the US, but more on those things later… In the meantime, until I write again, please enjoy this fantastic audio reading of the wonderful A Clockwork Orange, ciao!

Hatred and Green Vinyl

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Hey folks, a couple of wee updates…

Firstly, our little EP Scarce Tracks has had its honourable second pressing, this time in a wonderful emerald green sort of a colour. For those in Australia and New Zealand wanting to get one, please go to our bandcamp. For those who live elsewhere, please go to Chunklet Industries’ bandcamp for a one.

Scarce Tracks green 2.jpg

Another thing that’s happening is the Metalmania/Scarce Tracks cassette release will be available in July through Melted Ice Cream in NZ. Here’s a picture of some of its parts:

Scarce Tracks tapes.jpg

Finally, it should be announced that there is a new Salad Boys album being made. Details are almost non-existent but I can tell you that 19 songs have been recorded and that the tentative title is Hatred. Here’s a video of us performing one of the new songs (titled “Storage”) live at the Canterbury Museum last month:

More updates as we have them 🙂

Many thanks, Joseph.


Scarce Tracks

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Our new 7″ Scarce Tracks in now available in New Zealand through our bandcamp. The EP includes three of the songs from our 2013 demo cassette (remixed and remastered) along with a previously unreleased tune “Devotion” recorded around the same time. A very special thanks to Henry Owings of Chunklet Industries for making this happen.

Listen / purchase:

Here’s how they look:

ST edit



Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Here’s us playing at Beerland in Texas, USA. A kind thanks to Ángel Delgado-Reyes for filming and editing :).


First Eight video

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Here is the video for First Eight. A special thanks to Ben Dodd once again for doing such a wonderful job of filming and editing. Watch it below:

First Eight is the closing track on our album Metalmania, if you haven’t yet listened it you can do so right here:

We are currently on a wild five week tour of the United States, photos, videos and recordings will be posted soon.


Handy E-flyer

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Here’s an E-flyer for our US album release tour – square shaped for all you ‘grammers!

US Tour E-Flyer

No Taste Bomber + more dates

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Another track from our album Metalmania has been leaked/premiered via SPIN and Stereogum today. The song’s called No Taste Bomber and can be heard just below, also do read FLOOD’s great article on the song.

Also, here’s an updated and now complete list of shows for our US tour (which begins next month):

9/23/15 – Chicago, IL @ The Owl (w/ Clearance)
9/24/15 – Nashville, TN @ Third Man Records (w/ Ultimate Painting)
9/26/15 – Memphis, TN @ GONERFEST 12 – Murphy’s
9/27/15 – Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Fest
9/28/15 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness (w/ Connections)
9/29/15 – Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
9/30/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ VIA Fest
10/1/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades
10/2/15 – New York, NY @ Elvis’ Guesthouse
10/3/15 – Boston, MA @ Out of The Blue Too Gallery
10/4/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hit
10/6/15 – Asheville, NC @ Tiger Mountain
10/7/15 – Atlanta, GA @ 529
10/8/15 – Jacksonville, FL @ Rain Dogs
10/9/15 – New Orleans, LA @ Saturn Bar
10/10/15 – Austin, TX @ Beerland (w/ Neil Michael Hagerty)
10/12/15 – Tempe, AZ @ Time Out Lounge
10/13/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ All Star Lanes
10/14/15 – San Francisco, CA (w/ Radioactivity) @ Hemlock Tavern
10/16/15 – Seattle, WA @ Highline
10/17/15 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
10/19/15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
10/20/15 – Denver, CO @ GLOB
10/22/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ Hexagon (w/ Real Numbers)
10/23/15 – Milwaukee, WI @ Lucky Cat (w/ Lazy)

Tickets for our show at Third Man Records can be purchased now, do it.


Vinyl Art haus

Dream Date video

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Here’s the video for Dream Date from Metalmania:

Cheers to our mate Ben Dodd for filming and editing and co-directing with Joe.

If you’d like to know more about the video, do read Stereogum’s great article here.

Also, download this incredible compilation of NZ underground music that’s just been put up. It spans 5 years of music in New Zealand and features no less than two Salad Boys tracks, along with 86 other gems. Brilliant!

More tour dates announced shortly.