Tune-Yards is bringing her distinctive sound to Australia for the first time this January, showcasing her acclaimed sophomore album w h o k i l l – a record appearing in many critics end-of-year lists including Rolling Stone, Spin, NME and no doubt more to be announced. The Guardian called w h o k i l l “One of the most distinctive records we’ve heard this year.” The first single “Bizness” has been considered one of the highlights of the year by many, coming in at #13 on the Pitchfork Top 100 Tracks of 2011.

It is off the back of this praise that we welcome Tune-Yards, aka Merrill Garbus, to Australia. Possessing an expansive sound that marries a coarse folk ingenuity with the bold pop sensibility of an R&B siren, her voice will infiltrate your mind, shoot down your legs and convert any ground into a dance floor.

Joining Tune-Yards at her Melbourne show, Fox + Sui will bring their loungy, dreamy pop, along with Wintercoats’ ethereal solo set at the Corner Hotel on Sunday 15 January.

Mitzi’s laidback disco beats and Brisbane’s up and coming Outerwaves will be supporting at Brisbane Powerhouse on Sunday 22 January, with DJ Private Velodrome also appearing.

Sunday 15 January – Corner Hotel – Melbourne
Presented by 3RRR
Tickets from Corner Box Office 9427 9198 or www.cornerhotel.com
With special guests Fox + Sui and Wintercoats

Sunday 22 January – Brisbane Powerhouse – Brisbane
Presented by Rave
Tickets from Brisbane Powerhouse Box Office 3358 8600 or www.brisbanepowerhouse.org
With special guests Mitzi + Outerwaves + DJ Private Velodrome

[info via Penny Drop]

is out now through 4AD/Remote Control

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