First draft picks in the Hoodoo Gurus invitational, garage-punk pioneers The Sonics will play a one-off Australian headline show Friday 27th April at Oakleigh’s Caravan Music Club in the outers-suburbs of Melbourne. Tickets on-sale Wednesday March 14th from

Revered and covered by the likes of The Cramps and The Black Keys (alongside a list of Australian bands too lengthy to mention), the influence and spirit of The Sonics has never waned and in 2007 they answered the call reforming at the invitation of the New York garage festival Cavestomp and followed that up with an appearance at Barcelona’s giant Primavera Festival, the London Meltdown (curated by The Kinks’ Ray Davies) and now Dig it Up!

Ladies and gentlemen does it get any better than this? The Sonics!

Watch: Psycho, live!