Today their Facebook page changed from West Thebarton Brothel Party, to simply West Thebarton. It’s a decision that the band hasn’t taken lightly, and is a natural progression on embracing change and growing from the band they were to the band they can be.
“We’ve grown up, changed shape and moved on,” says frontman Ray Dalfsen, of their new direction.
In Adelaide we get very personal about things changing; things like Farmers Union Iced Coffee talking about changing their label just doesn’t sit right with South Australians. But, a name change doesn’t mean the end – the party is still raging on – harder and louder than ever for the seven-headed garage-rock hydra.
"When you grow up, you grow up. It feels strange to see so many new, scary, weird things all happen at once, but we're all super excited to see where this band is going to take us."
Just like Christmas morning, that’s not the only surprise from West Thebarton – they’ve also announced a one-off Sydney show at the Lansdowne Hotel this July 14, which the band is looking forward to.
"Sydney is our home away from home. Best friends have moved there and crowds have always taken to the band with open arms. On the Moving Out tour, we had the best fucking time, so naturally, when the Lansdowne show came up, we wanted to get back there. Trying to sort more shows in other cities too. Can't fucking wait."
Look out for our in-depth interview with West Thebarton in issue 009 of Yewth, out this Friday.