FourPlay String Quartet announce east coast shows to launch ‘Wish’:
a powerful, haunting ballad about living in a climate-changed world
Listen (and buy) the tunes and purchase tickets to the shows here:
FourPlay put the ‘eclectic’ back into ‘electric string quartet’ with their second new single, ‘Wish’, a powerful, haunting ballad about living in a climate-changed world. As with June’s rocking new single, Bound, the digital-only release also includes archival remixes of FourPlay songs, and the band will play 5 east coast shows in September to promote it.
FourPlay, who have been wowing audiences around the world for over 20 years with both their radical reinventions of pop songs and their wildly eclectic original material, have often had environmental and political themes in their music.
‘Wish’ takes this to the next step: a haunting ballad with tones of Not Drowning Waving and ‘70s folk protest songs, with powerful lyrics … Read More »
Tuareg guitarist and singer Omara “Bombino” Moctar first came to international prominence via his second full length album Nomad back in 2013. The album was recorded with Grammy Award-winning Producer Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Music album chart, earning rave reviews from top media outlets all around the world…
His new album, Deran (2018, Partisan Records), recorded at the King of Morocco’s studio in Casablanca, is Bombino’s strongest and most well-rounded album to date. It earned him a prominent feature in the New York Times and yet another #1 on iTunes and Amazon World Music Charts (his fourth consecutive album to do so).
Bringing people together seems to be one of Bombino’s natural gifts. In Europe, North America, Japan, China, Australia, even most recently, Argentina and Chile, the grainy hypnosis of his horizontal grooves, the virtuosity … Read More »
Award winning Icelandic musician, composer and producer Ólafur Arnalds today announces a run of Australian tour dates. With a live show set to break all the rules, Arnalds will play songs from his and his extensive back catalogue and upcoming ‘fourth official album’ RE:MEMBER, out worldwide on 24th August via Mercury KX.
Kicking off at Brisbane’s QPAC on 27th November, Arnalds will then play the iconic Sydney Opera House and Canberra Theatre, before travelling to Melbourne and Adelaide to play Melbourne Recital Centre and Adelaide Festival Centre.
Arnalds is renowned for his markedly unique sound which he produces by mixing strings and piano with loops and edgy beats and fusing electronica, ambient and pop. His highly anticipated record RE:MEMBER features his new ground-breaking software Stratus, which transforms the humble piano into a unique new instrument. The custom built software is born … Read More »
For the first time, Ryan West – otherwise known as Rival Consoles – will be showcasing his eclectic and expressive stylings in his very own Australian headline shows. Promising an invigorating display of spellbinding sonic and visual production, intertwining to tell the story of his latest emotive album, Persona has been labelled by The Australian as “An incredibly rewarding listen, due in no small part to how essentially unknowable and timeless it is“. West will bring his captivating show to Australia for three very special shows in November.
Recorded at his studio in south-east London, Persona benefits from Ryan’s exploration of a dynamic production process that combines analogue-heavy synthesizers, acoustic and electric instruments with a shoegaze-level obsession with effect pedals. Inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s film of the same name, the project represents an exploration of the persona, the difference between how we see ourselves and how others see us, the … Read More »
Berlin composer and pianist Nils Frahm has today announced additional Australian shows on top of his appearance at Melbourne Festival. The tour will kick off on Sunday 7th October at Brisbane’s Tivoli Theatre before heading to Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney’s iconic Opera House. This will be his first time in the country since his sell-out shows around the country in 2014.
The tour follows the release of his latest album ALL MELODY in January this year, which received widespread critical acclaim. With his unconventional approach to music, Frahm captures the imagination of music fans across many genres, winning many fans globally. Exploring alternative ways to incorporate his instruments to his music the album sees pipes turned into drum machines, while his drums would sound like an orchestra of breathy flutes. He also turned his piano into his own voice and any voice into a ringing string.
“All Melody was imagined to be so many things over time and it has been a whole lot, … Read More »
Following latest single ‘Lake George‘, recently dubbed “a world teeming with quiet musical contemplation” by Pitchfork with support via BBC6, Triple R, RTRFM, Apple Music Jazz and more, Sydney-based “post-everything” quintet Tangents today announce the of launch their forthcoming album ‘New Bodies‘ via national tour this July and August, including dates at Bellingen Winter Music Festival. ‘New Bodies‘ is out June 15 via Temporary Residence Ltd.
Experimenting with a traditional live format for the first official time, Tangents will unfurl ‘New Bodies‘ before audiences in its recorded form, stitched together by the skittering pulses and curving sighs of improvisation that are quintessential to the band. Across their eleven dates in July, August and September that span six states and territories, Tangents will launch their much-anticipated album, supported by local artists who share their exploratory spirit such as Maria Moles & Adam Halliwell, Assad, Last Days Of Kali, Grievous Bodily Calm, Harmony, Godtet and many … Read More »
Amanda Palmer is returning to the U.K. for an intimate limited engagement run of old blighty’s smaller cities. This is her first U.K. music tour since her last official album release, 2012’s critically acclaimed and Kickstarter-funded “Theatre is Evil.”
“I’m still working on and honing material for a new solo piano record, and it’s an incredibly personal piano mess of birth and death and dark humor. Playing these songs for audiences is giving me the roadmap about how to record them, and I’ve always wanted to explore the deeper U.K. cities. Since Neil (Gaiman, Palmer’s husband) and I are basing ourselves in London this spring while he works on Good Omens for the BBC, this is the time.”
“A fearless one-woman creative typhoon.” The Guardian
Shows and Tickets
Friday 4 May
The Sage, Gateshead UK
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Sunday 6 May
Birmingham Town Hall UK
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Kaki King Tours Landmark Work,
“The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body”,
An Innovative Multimedia Performance
Provocative and moving, surprising and beautiful, “The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body” is Kaki King at her visionary best: deconstructing and redefining the role of solo instrumental artist through virtuoso technique, insatiable imagination, and boundless humanity. This groundbreaking new multi-media performance uses projection mapping to present the guitar as an ontological tabula rasa in a creation myth unlike any other, where luminous visions of genesis and death, textures and skins, are cast onto an Ovation Adamas 1581-KK Kaki King Signature 6-String Acoustic guitar customized specifically for this production.
“More than anything the process of creating this music has proven to me once again that the guitar really does the speaking, and I’m just the interpreter.” –Kaki King
“The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body” was … Read More »
Australia’s favourite electric string quartet, FourPlay, return today with a rocking new single and stack of tour dates to celebrate. Featuring original track ‘Bound’, the digital-only single also includes three archival remixes of FourPlay songs.
With five albums plus a double remix album under their belts, FourPlay started their career wowing audiences at festivals and sell-out headline shows with radical reinventions of popular songs, covering everyone from Radiohead and Rage Against The Machine to Sufjan Stevens and Leonard Cohen. Their last release (2014’s This Machine) was the first to feature 100% original material composed by the four members: brothers Peter and Tim Hollo, Lara Goodridge, and Shenzo Gregorio.
Their single ‘Bound’ is classic FourPlay, a cut that’s got it all: a big dirty riff that pushes and pulls, urgent and soaring vocals, a deeply melodic chorus, and a crazed viola solo to … Read More »
The Garifuna culture has been shaped over centuries by their mixed ethnicity and location, their music an intoxicating mixture of African rhythm and Latin American grooves.
In 2001 UNESCO, officially proclaimed the language, dance and music of the Garifuna people of Central America as a ‘Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity’
The Garifuna Collective are carrying the torch of their unique culture into the future, expanding on the story of this fascinating community, which is struggling to retain its unique language, music, and traditions in the face of globalization.
The band consists of the best musicians in the fertile Garifuna music scene of Belize. They bring together the deep cultural roots of Garifuna music, mixed with modern grooves, arrangements, and instruments. Unique hand drums, turtle shells and jawbones, guitars and bass are all used. The musicians create a powerful energy on … Read More »