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.
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]
W H O K I L L is out now through 4AD/Remote Control