Forging unpredictable grooves, jagged riffs and tasty hooks, Northern Rivers rockers Hammers are Australia’s answer to the lovechild of Every Time I Die, He Is Legend and Alice In Chains. Comprising vocalist Leigh ‘Fish’ Dowling, guitarist and vocalist Lucas Stone, bassist Ricky T and drummer Ryan ‘Ruckus’ Lucas, the trademark Hammers brand gifts a rock’n’roll explosion for the ages, bringing together passion, technicality and an affable tongue-in-cheek swagger.
A grower and a shower, a lover and a fighter, Hammers are unapologetically flying the flag for true blue Australian rock’n’roll in a modern industry where fortune rarely seems to favour the bold. But, in true Hammers fashion, the quartet’s uncompromising wares have continually transcended any roadblocks in their way, striking an unforgettable balance between flippant fun and searing substance without sacrificing genuine craftsmanship. Equally in-demand onstage as they are for their diverse sonic smorgasbord, the brawny might of Hammers is only amplified further by the band’s boisterous musical flavours, Aussie spirit and authentic camaraderie.
2023 saw the band putting the dreaded pandemic well and truly in the rearview mirror, and grab the musical bull by the horns with a national tour with U.S. rockers He Is Legend. The six date tour saw the band play Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, to rave reviews. Hammers will spend the remainder of 2023 writing material for a new record, and making plans for some international touring in 2024.
Beats Cartel Presents
He Is Legend Australian Tour 2023
Wed 17 May - Mo's Desert Clubhouse GOLD COAST
Thurs 18 May - The Zoo BRISBANE
Friday 19 May - Crowbar SYDNEY
Sat 20 May - Stay Gold MELBOURNE
Sun 21 May - Lion Arts Factory ADELAIDE
Wed 24 May - Badlands PERTH
Sat 17 June - The Backroom BRISBANE
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FESTIVAL + SUPPORTS
Mojo Burning | Halloween Hysteria | Beyond Thunderdome | Rock for Rain
Dead of Winter | Blacken Open Air | AFTERMATH | Blacken Open Air | Riff Mountain
He Is Legend (USA) | Cog | The Butterfly Effect | Nashville Pussy (USA) |
Dead Letter Circus | Thy Art Is Murder | The Screaming Jets | Captives | Black Rheno | Smoking Martha | The Black Swamp
REVIEW + ACCLAIM
“If there is one thing that has not changed, it’s Fish’s relationship with the crowd. He’s one of the best frontmen you’ll find in Australia. Non stop energy out the wazoo. The rest of the band are no less energetic, keeping the stage lit with an all out rock show while Fish smashes through the crowd entertaining at ground level." - BlankGC
"The only thing understated about Hammers is their entrance. They start like it’s a soundcheck until you realise front man Fish is actually reciting lyrics in his broad Aussie drawl. Then bang! The riffs – heavy, slow and grooving – arrive and have heads bobbing around the packed venue. Fish plays to every corner in the room, while band pick up the pace rattling the concrete building with the fun stoner rock vibe. This is a party dude and Hammers is the perfect stoner party band." - HIFIWAY
"These guys serve up old school power rock with a side serving of cheeky Aussie ratbag. Their sound has a great Rage Against the Machine energy to it with strong influences of Motley Crue, Iron Maiden and even adding some great vocal harmonies amongst the chaos with a Van Halen feel lingering amongst it all". - GCLIVE
"While there's an undeniable wallop of heaving riffs and bold tales permeating the Hammers brand, perhaps the most intriguing element to the overall picture is the quartet's ability to hark back to some of the greats of true-blue Aussie pub and punk rock without drowning their craft in imitation. Alongside the cheek and the sonic debauchery, Hammers are a group who will rock your socks off, and Kicking Goals is a polished riot that'll delight and surprise (and inadvertently have you reaching for a tinnie or two)." - THE SOUNDCHECK