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Garage Rock from Sydney Australia. Our new single “Manipulation” is about the inability to change. In the face of contradictory evidence, it takes something truly special to trust one’s own experiences & knowledge above all else.’

“Manipulation” is the newest single by Australian band Los Tones
Band Members
Bodie – Guitar/Vocals
Shaun – Bass/Vocals
Leigh – Drums/Vocals
Rohan – Guitar/Vocals

Released April 1st, 2019
Performed by: Los Tones


Reminds me of one of the first psych bands I loved,  this has a better twist, love these dudes definatly my favorite track is “Buchanan Hammer”It’s no secret that ‘Australian music is booming right now and especially on the garage front. Ramshackle mind-obliterating LP’s have been released recently from the likes of The Frowning Clouds, Straight Arrows and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard seem to pop up with a new album every few months . But there’s a new contendor in the ring, and thats Los Tones, they’re from Sydney, get around ’em quick smart, because these guys are going to be doing a little bit of alright in the next few years, especially if they can maintain the momentum of their debut album.

‘Psychotropic’ is a record with serious brawl, thudding bass lines intermingling with 60’s guitars at a dangerous pace. It’s surf rock placed in a criminal context. It’s slightly deranged, a little bit psychotic, but very, very fun.

Really diggin’ the retro vibes and backed up by real quality songs. Its Heavy, Catchy. Makes you want to move. This is the type of Garage Rock psychedelic I like . Very much in the Alah La’s territory Psychotropic is the debut album by Sydney band the Los Tones, released 01 October 2014

This record thrives on the freak-outs, of which there are plenty.  everyone’s going to have a favourite, and my personal heartbreaker is the melting guitar solos and organ inflections of “Cry”.  Some of you might like the tingling pelvis swaying in “Buchanan Hammer”, others can live off the rapid-fire boogie  of “Waste of Space”, a track that takes Drunk Mums’ depraved excitement and injects it with the soundtrack from a Quentin Tarantino film.

This is a rock ‘n’ roll record, through and through. Every moment is scorched in blazing hot guitar, the entrails of all other genres laid bare in the wake of this destructive album. Some might say that there could be a lack of diversity, but instead of that, I view it as a lack of spreading the energy. The closest thing that Los Tones get to an “average” pace is the charming and snarling “Ordinary Man”, which is still quite the bombast. 


To make some coin while on our 2015 Brazil/Euro tour we will be releasing a limited pressing Tour 7″, with an unreleased track, Witch Hazel. Stay tuned for more details, but will be putting up a small number for pre-sale.

Speedboat is the second single off Los Tones debut album “Psychotropic” released last October 2014 though

Psychotropic  Los Tones debut album, released on Vinyl through Portuguese garage label Groovie Records & CD through Off The Hip Records, Melbourne. Mixed and produced by Owen Penglis of Straight Arrows in only a few days out of Owen’s Kings Cross studio & mastered by Mikey Young of Eddy Current Suppression Ring. The record sees the boys continue their garage rock calamity with some subtle hints of early psychedelia & surf rock. Psychotropic features Los Tones debut single “Buchanan Hammer” and also its follow up “Ordinary Man”. We are now psyched to release the title track off the record “Psychotropic”.

Los Tones formed in early 2013 from the ashes of Sydney bands, Mother & Son, La Mancha Negra & Glitter Canyon. All 4 members have similar influences spanning from early 50’s RNB, 60’s guitar rock, to modern outfits such as The Black Lips & Night Beats.


Psychotropic takes the listener on a short flashback in time, a fast-paced slathering of guitar driven garage gems. Their previous song releases have had plenty of air play in Australia on Triple J & Fbi Radio, as well as overseas, which has resulted in the band opening for acts such as Guitar Wolf (Japan), Los Coronas (Spain), Night Beats (USA), Mark BBQ Sultan(CAN). They will be launching the record with a month-long European tour throughout October, ending with a hometown Sydney Launch on Halloween Eve.



From Sydney Australia comes Los Tones, their debut album release “Psychotropic” came out in October 2014,