In a cramped studio deep in Bushwick, New York City, You Am I hunkered down to make a start on their tenth studio album.

In over two decades this band has gone from a (sometimes misspelled) name at the bottom of the bill at rock ‘n’ roll haunts in Sydney and Melbourne to being internationally renowned and locally influential standard bearers for rock ‘n’ roll as, to quote Lester Bangs, “a raw wail from the bottom of the guts”.

Transcending the Australian music scene’s trend-driven nature, You Am I have remained a steadfast component of the live scene and their ability to conjure excitement on-stage, whether playing in front of five or five thousand, is the stuff of legend.

The forthcoming cheekily titled ‘Porridge & Hotsauce’ is the tenth You Am I studio album, and is a head-rush of rocking tunes tempered by songs that stretch beyond mere rock ‘n’ roll tomfoolery, showing off every element of Tim Roger’s genius songsmithery. 

As You Am I fans know, the band’s most natural setting is on the stage and no album release would be complete without a tour to accompany it. During October, November and December 2015, You Am I will play shows across the country in support of their new album ‘Porridge & Hotsauce’, hitting all states, and performing in both Capital cities and regional areas. A YOU AM I Fav, THE DELTA RIGGS bring their genre bending disco rock to Sydney and Melbourne opening for YOU AM I in both those cities, with supports for all other shows to be announced soon.