Active Galactic, produced by the band and Jason Hollis, will be The Riggs' third studio LP. Recorded in just nine days at The Grove Studios north of Sydney, the LP Features 12 cuts that run the gamut of musical genres from the Rolling Stones inspired "Surgery of Love", the high-powered N*E*R*D infused "Baddest Mother Fucker in the Beehive", and the disco rock of "Never Seen This Before".
The growth from the band’s previous record, Dipz Zebazios, to Active Galactic is evident as this new album shows a band assured in its trajectory in musical life, and takes a strong step forward in an ever-growing career.
On the recording process, Monte explains “It was super peaceful where we recorded; you feel ostracised from anything else in the universe. It’s important for us to really dive into the recording process without distraction. Vibe is key. It’s almost as paramount as the music. After nine days, cocktails at 5pm, suits at 6pm, a few minor disagreements and some intergalactic good times later – we had finished what we believe to be our finest work to date. Then we went to LA, which is a whole other story.”
Active Galactic is available for pre-order now from thedeltariggs.bandtshirts.com.au, and comes with exclusive Pre-Order Packs including the opportunity to have Monte cook you and your friends dinner in Sydney or YOU and Simon (Showbiz) creating a one off piece of art in Melbourne Or YOU and Elliott cruising in LeFonda (his 1963 Chrysler Newport coup..)…or shooting the breeze and a bar tab with Rudy (Alex). Plus the only opportunity to get into the exclusive Active Galactic launch parties set in intimate, secret disco rock locations around the country.
In conjunction with the album announcement, The Delta Riggs are taking the Active Galactic Touraround the country from September. Presented by triple j, the trek will run across three months, over 20 cities and leave no stone unturned.
The Active Galactic Tour
Presented by triple j
Friday September 23 – Prince of Wales, Bunbury
Saturday September 24 – The Rosemount Hotel, Perth
Thursday September 29 – The Whalers Hotel, Warranambool
Friday September 30 – The Gov, Adelaide
Saturday October 1 – Karova Lounge, Ballarat
Sunday October 3 – SSA Club, Albury
Thursday October 6 – Kay St, Traralgon
Friday October 7 – The Grand Hotel, Mornington
Saturday October 8 – Westernport Hotel, Phillip Island
Wednesday October 19 – Academy Night Club, Canberra
Friday October 21 – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Saturday October 22 – Torquay Hotel, Torquay
Thursday October 27 – Wollongong Uni, Wollongong
Friday October 28 – The Metro Theatre, Sydney
Saturday October 29 – Banana Field Music and Arts Festival, Coffs Harbour
Friday November 4 – The Entrance Leagues Club, Bateau Bay
Saturday November 5 – Mona Vale Hotel, Mona Vale
Thursday November 10 – The Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay
Friday November 11 – The Triffid, Brisbane
Saturday November 12 – SOLBAR, Sunshine Coast