Pucker up, it’s officially International Kissing Day. Whether it’s a friendly peck on the cheek or something a little more salacious, there’s never been a better day to celebrate the art of the smooch. And it’s not just us mere mortals who love a cheeky pash – artists can’t get enough of them. So much so that they have long been the inspiration for songs across the globe. Check out our compilation of kiss-worthy tracks below, as well as where you can see them performed live across the country.
Panic! At The Disco
Give me peace, oh kiss me…If you didn’t go through an emo phase in the mid naughties, then did you truly live through them? If you did, then we have no doubt that Panic! At The Disco were your support system. Fourteen years since they formed in all their emo glory, the band have dropped their Pray for the Wicked. Dust off that black eyeliner and emotional instability, because PATD are returning to Australia later in the year.
Florence + The Machine
A kiss with a fist is better than none…Florence Welsh catapulted onto the scene with her Machine back in 2009 with single, ‘Kiss with a Fist’, from debut album Lungs. Now, nearly a decade on, Flo has carved a stellar career path as everyone’s favourite ethereal indie-princess. The group just dropped their fourth studio album, High As Hope, and will be taking to stages across Australia in the summer of ’19. Details at the jump.
So kiss me kiss me kiss me and tell me that I’ll see you again… Australia’s favourite boyband export, 5SOS, no doubt have many tween fans who would die for a smooch. It’s hard to believe that this Aussie outfit’s been around since 2011. Releasing their smash hit ‘She Looks So Perfect’ back in 2014, the boys soon became an overnight success thanks to their infectious tunes and unparalleled talent. Their new single, ‘Youngblood’, is currently topping the charts. You can catch them at their upcoming tour dates:
I kissed a girl and I liked it…Katy Perry burst onto the world stage with her breakout track about kissing girls and cherry chapstick. Although in 2018 some may accuse the candy-tinged pop-star of trivialising bi-curiosity…there’s no denying this is an absolutely bop. Katy Cats rejoice – Miss Perry will be taking to stage across the country later this year in support of her Witness Tour. Check out the deets below.
Perth, Perth Arena
24 – 25 July
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Perth
Kiss me with your first, it’s alright…For some reason, The Wombats seem to be more popular in Australia than their home country. They’re touring Australia twice this year – twice! Maybe it’s something to do with marsupials. Either way, the boys are back throughout the year, touring their latest album Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life. First they’ll be hitting up Splendour with a bunch of sideshows July, and then are set to return for Canberra’s Spilt Milk in November. Check all the details below.
Canberra, Spilt Milk
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Styles Canberra