Melbourne prog-rock act TOEHIDER have announced the release of their second album What Kind Of Creature Am I?  for July 11, 2014.

 

Led by singer-songwriter Mike Mills, the band will take their Queen-influenced, larger-than-life progressive rock on the road in July & August, sporting a healthy dose of the quirkiness and tongue-in-cheek humour that makes them one of the most entertaining live bands in the country.

 

The album tour will see Toehider join Voyager & Caligula’s Horse at club shows in Brisbane & Melbourne, before returning to Sydney alongside locals Anubis and featuring at Melbourne’s Heavy Fest event at The Tote. They then join The Beards for a 3-date Tasmanian tour in August.

 

The album release follows a successful crowdfunding campaign raising $13,000 (hitting their goal of $4,000 in just 12 hours) and an extensive co-headlining tour in March with Wollongong’s Troldhaugen in support of new single ‘Whoa!’ which premiered on triple j with Richard Kingsmill.

 

In recent times singer/songwriter Michael Mills has featured alongside members of YES, DREAM THEATER and NIGHTWISH, on AYREON’s album “The Theory of Everything”, and gone viral with his cover of KATE BUSH’s Wuthering Heights passing 350k views. Following a busy 2013 spent touring alongside The Protomen (USA) and Devin Townsend (CAN), TOEHIDER are heading out on the road in 2014 with a new album in tow.

 

TOEHIDER ‘WHAT KIND OF CREATURE AM I?’ TOUR

 

Presented by Untitled Touring, The Bird’s Robe Collective, Ozprog.com

 

Fri July 11 @ Brightside, Brisbane QLD w/Voyager & Caligula’s Horse tickets

Sat July 12 @ Worker’s Club, Melbourne VIC w/Voyager & Caligula’s Horse tickets

Fri July 25 @ The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney NSW w/Anubis tickets

Sat Aug 2 @ Heavy Fest, The Tote, Melbourne VIC w/Barbarion & more tickets

Thu Aug 7 @ Brisbane Hotel, Hobart TAS w/The Beards tickets

Fri Aug 8 @ Spurs Saloon Bar, Devonport TAS w/The Beards tickets

Sat Aug 9 @ Royal Oak Hotel, Launceston TAS w/The Beards tickets

 

What Kind Of Creature Am I? is out July 11th through Bird’s Robe Records/MGM

 

Pre-order & listen here www.toehider.bandcamp.com