We’re going to be supporting Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds at The Foundry on Saturday, May 19.

Having seen the band in full flight last time they were in Brisbane, we can testify – this will be a great gig. Ourselves and the mighty Gentle Ben and His Shimmering Hands will be in support.

Kid Congo Powers, is an American rock guitarist and singer, best known as a member of The Gun Club, the Cramps and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Alongside the Pink Monkey Birds, he continues a great legacy.

We’ll be trying a few new songs out in our set. One is a cover of a well-known song by R.E.M. which I think we’ve re-made appropriately for us.

Come check it out.

Jane Elliott, bass player in The Stress of Leisure and expert in perfumery, was commissioned to come up with a fragrance match range for the members of Custard in celebration of our pending tour with them to the deep north of Queensland – Friday May 4 (Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville) and Saturday May 5 (Edge Hill Tavern, Cairns). Things will get tropical, but the scent of success will be in the air. Notes included below. Stocking soon…

David McCormack
Masculinity: eccentric, playful, creative
Favoured animal: a handsome, colourful cockatoo
Tropical hideaway: a luxurious turret packed with nautical memorabilia, overlooking a quiet Palm Cove vista
Fragrance notes: sophisticated, cooling citrus, for nights in white linen

Paul Medew
Masculinity: practical, adventurous, youthful
Favoured animal: a baby saltwater crocodile
Tropical activity: a solo kayak voyage down a lonely, mangrove-lined creek
Fragrance notes: lavender and hints of savannah spice float alluringly in the hot, muddy air

Matthew Strong
Masculinity: daring, rough ‘n tumble, devil may care
Favoured animal: a small pack of friendly dingoes
Tropical kickback tunes: Astrud Gilberto, Jimmy Buffett, Slayer
Fragrance notes: disturbing musk, inspired by said dingoes, is a louche evening hit

Glenn Thompson
Masculinity: urbane, minimal, artistic
Favoured animal: a rare fruit bat
Tropical cocktail: a blend of lychee and rum, with some kind of unusual nut giving a welcome trace of bitterness
Fragrance notes: austere church incense adds a meditative note to a stroll down the backpacker strip