Windang's biggest musical export is offering up a new gimmick to accompany their new album.
Hockey Dad have just released Live At The Drive In , a straight recording from their infamous drive-in style concert at Bulli Showgrounds in October 2020, with a bottle of red available as an add-on.
He said it would add to the "experience" of listening to the no frills album - with "bumps and stuff-ups" plus car horns and crowd noise.
"We thought it was a nice idea to setup an experience for people where you can sit down, put the record on, have a bottle of wine and enjoy the show like you're there at the real gig because you're getting all the crowd noises, all the horns," Stephenson said.
"It helps for sure to get people more excited about a release ... and it also gives us an opportunity to get to do cool things we'd never really do as a band like have a wine made for us."
For their previous album Brain Candy, Stephenson and bandmate Billy Fleming hand-delivered a breakfast cereal of the same name to select fans around the state to celebrate its release.
A fun gimmick could also accompany their next album, expected to be released in 2022, with a few ideas being tossed about like golf-related merchandise as the musicians have been hitting the green lately when not writing and recording new music.
Stephenson, Fleming and their bassist Steve Bourke have managed to record around half an album's worth of songs on the Central Coast during recent downtime.
The trio will start touring again in December with dates around the country continuing through January, February, March and May.
For all tour dates, visit: www.hockeydadband.com/tour
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