Photo: John London

Roaring Toronto six-piece F*#ked Up are heading to Australia for the first time since 2015 for three exclusive headline shows in October.

The Polaris prize-winning band (they took out Canada’s top music trophy with 2008’s The Chemistry Of Modern Life) return to our shores in support of their colossal fifth opus, Dose Your Dreams, out now via Merge Records.

A 90 minute, double-length concept album, Dose Your Dreams sees the return of lyrical protagonist David Eliade, first introduced by frontman Damian Abraham on 2011’s critically acclaimed punk opera, David Comes To Life.

Now working 9-to-5, a depressed David’s life begins to change when he meets elderly mystic Joyce.

From that starting point, F*#ked Up throw away any musical pre-conceptions and hit the ground running: this is the band at their anthemic, transcendent best.

Working across a myriad of wildly experimental genres with special guests, F*#ked Up deliver everything from prog rock to indie and psych, doo-wop, krautrock, groove, hardcore and more.

Joining F*#ked Up at all shows is Melbourne trio LOSER (Tim Maxwell, Chris Cowburn, Craig Selak).

Currently working on their debut album, musically LOSER give a sly nod to the likes of Weezer, Foo Fighters and Nirvana.

They were first introduced to fans via their debut single ‘Loser’, released on the indie label owned by Violent Soho’s James Tidwell.

EP Restless Noise followed next, plus slots on Falls, The Hills Are Alive and Beer InCider festivals.

Tickets are on sale August 6 here.