THERE is something special about performing in front of a home crowd – just ask Perth band The Tommyhawks.
The band’s bass player, Ness Thornton from White Gum Valley, and lead singer Addison Axe from South Fremantle are half of the four-piece femme fatale group finishing up a five-date Australian tour with a home-ground performance at Badlands.
It will be a double party for the band, which will celebrate its homecoming and the release of the EP This is Not a Desert Island.
Axe said they would launch their new EP at home in WA.
“The songs were all written in the past year and so are really true to where we are at right now,” she said.
“There are definitely recurring themes weaving through all the songs.
“Particularly the last year or so I’ve been fighting, and often losing, an ongoing battle with anxiety and panic attacks and that is a theme that pops up quite a lot on this record.
“Being able to explore that stuff through songwriting and being in a band has been cathartic and helped me a great deal.”
The Tommyhawks are performing at Badlands on September 22.
Visit www.badlands.bar/events for tickets.