As part of the crowd funding for the BLOKES YOU CAN TRUST FILM, The Psychos offered a $5000 deal to come and play in your backyard. Here's what happened down in the Mornington Peninsula
COSMIC PSYCHOS - BLOKES YOU CAN TRUST
30 years and a million beers with Australia's most unlikely rock and roll heroes
ON THE FARM FOR AN EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE AND CREW SCREENING
“BLOKES YOU CAN TRUST IS ONE OF THE BEST ROCK DOCOS OF THE PAST DECADE ”
– Matt Coyte – Rolling Stone Australia
For 30 years, the Cosmic Psychos have blazed a trail of empty beer cans and busted ear drums around the globe with their quintessential Australian drawl and pounding punk rock songs. Fronted by Ross Knight, 'Blokes You Can Trust' tracks the band’s adventures along the rock and roll highway, from downtown Kyneton in rural Victoria, into some of New York’s finest S & M parlours and the Seattle grunge scene where they were highly influential. Nirvana were Psychos fans…they even played shows with Pearl Jam. But perhaps their biggest reputation was their ability to drink pubs dry, with word quickly spreading as a warning to other touring bands – “Never drink with the Psychos!”
With appearances (and party tricks) by Eddie Vedder, Mudhoney, The Melvins, Butch Vig, Hard-Ons, L7 (to name but a few), this doco is a full frontal assault on the senses. Loud, rugged and entertaining 'Blokes You Can Trust' shows all of the Psychos’ highs and lows; riches and rip offs; line up changes and loss. As well as the colourful journey of a band, 'Blokes You Can Trust' reveals the personal story of founding member and frontman Ross Knight – musician, world champion weightlifter, the farmer with a bulldozer fetish and dedicated father. This is an extraordinary tale of Australia’s most unique cultural ambassadors, who sing about dead kangaroos, pubs and schnitzels. It’s a tribute to a country lad, a family man, still rocking and rolling, when most have retired to the couch.
“Here’s 3 ugly lookin’ blokes, tourin’ the world, playing at all these wonderful cities, dining at all these wonderful
restaurants, meeting all these famous people. In the back of ya head I’m thinking to myself ‘I’m a fuckin’ farmer!’”
COSMIC PSYCHOS THREE DAY BEER SOAKED TOTE FESTIVAL
SOLD OUT! COSMIC PSYCHOS + DUKES OF DELICIOUSNESS
THE COSMIC PSYCHOS ARE BACK!
With a year and a half absence from the stage in Australia, The Cosmic Psychos are proud to announce a very special show at The Tote, the bands second home.
After the success of the recent crowd funding campaign for the Psychos documentary, The Tote show will also be an opportunity for fans to be Immortalized as the entire gig will be filmed and released as a bonus disc with the film.
The blokes will be playing a huge set spanning their entire back catalogue, and The Tote have begun installing additional beer fridges to accommodate such a mammoth undertaking.
Support on the night will be from the 'Dukes of Deliciousness', featuring none other than the son of late Cosmic Psychos guitarist Robbie Rocket.
FRIDAY 2nd NOV.
SOLD OUT! COSMIC PSYCHOS + BITS OF SHIT
COSMIC PSYCHOS ANNOUNCE SECOND TOTE SHOW
After selling out their first Tote show in a matter of hours,
Psychos frontman Ross Knight put in a call to Rod Laver Arena
management to see if their 'foyer' was available, as clearly the
Tote wasn't quite big enough for the band. After negotiations
ended due to 'parking restrictions for farm machinery,' the
boys have opted to stay at the Tote for one extra show on
SATURDAY 3rd NOV.
SOLD OUT! COSMIC PSYCHOS ADD A THIRD SHOW
After selling out their first 2 shows faster than David Boon can down a
slab, the COSMIC PSYCHOS have announced a third and final show on SUNDAY NOV 4th at the TOTE in
Collingwood. This will be an early show (6-11pm), with free BBQ from doors and support
by none other than The Spazzys.
SUNDAY 4th NOV.