Illawarra group The Pinheads are touring to coincide with the release of their new album Is This Real (out on May 24), but without Chris Zanko.
The musician and visual artist previously performed on percussion and the theremin but will only pop up at the occasional gig. The absence is due to other commitments such as a new baby on the way and a rising art career - Zanko was recently names a finalist in the prestigious Wynne Prize.
Meantime, The Pinheads' star has also slowly been rising with a run of shows at the South by South West festival (SXSW) in Texas, and a European tour schedule set for June.
The group will play at Rad Bar Wollongong on May 27 for an all ages show, and again on May 28 for an 18+ show.
Tickets via www.moshtix.com.au