Down the 'Fire Highway' with BugGiRL

If you, like me, are a fan of Australian rock ‘n’ roll, you’ll remember me writing a while ago about Sydney duo BugGiRL.

That being the case, I was pleased to recently get a note announcing the release of a new BugGiRL EP, Blood, Sweat, and Beers. For this five-track disk, singer/guitarist BugGiRL and drummer Mallets of Mayhem teamed with producer and engineer Mark Opitz, the man behind AC/DC’s great Powerage and Let There Be Rock albums. “Mark has captured the BugBeast in the studio in its rawest, wildest form,” the band says.

With Blood, Sweat, and Beers, BugGiRL take on the familiar topics of “guitars, cars, brawls, long hauls, bras, and bars” branding the subjects with their own Motorhead meets The White Stripes style of heavy rock.

BugGiRL just came off a series of Australian shows with Peter Pan Speedrock, the legendary motor-rockers from The Netherlands. Blood, Sweat, and Beers is due out sometime in late July or early August, then the duo will return to Europe for a series of early fall shows. Still no scheduled U.S. dates, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

To pre-order Blood, Sweat, and Beers, and for your other BugGiRL needs, click over to the band’s Website. In the meantime, here’s the title track.

Blood, Sweat, and Beers.mp3

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