PURITY RING ANNOUNCE EAST COAST TOUR!

From Halifax/Montreal, Canada, Purity Ring are one of the most intriguing new acts in left field pop.

Just announced for Golden Plains Festival in March, the duo will bring their otherworldly rapture to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Corin Roddick and Megan James, both in their early twenties, formed Purity Ring in late 2010. Midway through 2012, they released their assured debut record Shrines on 4AD/Remote Control, introducing the world to their eerie, inviting universe.

They recently enlisted rapper Danny Brown for a sequel to Shrines Belispeak entitled “Belispeak II”. The duo make lullabies for the club, drawing equally from airy 90s R&B, lush dream pop, and the powerful, bone-rattling immediacy of modern hip hop. Megan’s remarkable voice is at once ecstatic and ethereal, soaring joyfully through Corin’s carefully chopped beats, trembling synths, and skewed vocal samples.

The first song their collaboration produced was ‘Ungirthed’, which became the launching pad for what is now being heralded as future pop.

“It makes an LP that feels ancient and futurist.” – The Age, 5 stars

Purity Ring enthralls their audience with a carefully considered live show formed around a dynamic tree shaped lighting rig. Built by Corin himself, it literally brings the music to life, as a web of futuristic coloured orbs light up and dim according to his improvisational live production techniques. Guaranteed to inspire non-stop head bobbing, prepare to be hypnotized by this aural and visual wonder.

Purity Ring East Coast Tour
Presented by Penny Drop, Pedestrian, Triple R and FBi

Wednesday 6 March 2013 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Presented by Pedestrian and FBi. Tickets on sale via Moshtix.

Friday 8 March 2013 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Presented by Pedestrian and RRR. Tickets on sale now via Corner Box Office.

Sunday 10 March 2013 – The Zoo, Brisbane
Presented by Pedestrian. Tickets on sale via Oztix.

Purity Ring are also performing at the Golden Plains Festival.

SUGAR MOUNTAIN SECOND LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT

Sugar Mountain, Melbourne’s boutique music and arts festival, is pleased to share its second line-up announcement.

Sugar Mountain will be held over multiple days in January 2013, with the main event taking place at The Forum Theatre on Saturday 19 January. The Festival will also utilise ACMI, Rooftop Bar and Polyester Records to showcase an impressive array of local and international creative talent.

Conveniently placed in the heart of Melbourne’s city centre, Sugar Mountain celebrates creativity across multiple platforms, presenting engaging performances in intriguing spaces.

Joining ESG, Action Bronson, HTRK, Kirin K Callinan x Kris Moyes, Laurel Halo, Peanut Butter Wolf and Woods on the music program will be:

DIRTY PROJECTORS
HUNX AND HIS PUNX
BOOMGATES
BROTHERS HAND MIRROR
COLLARBONES
FORCES X ANTONY HAMILTON
LOWER PLENTY
NAYSAYER AND GILSUN

The Sugar Mountain music line-up will be complimented by a visual arts program. Curated by artist and festival creative director Pete Keen, Sugar Mountain’s visual arts line-up will feature an array of truly talented local art makers across platforms including installation art, new media, digital sculptures, cinemateques and audience interactive events. Stay tuned for the visual arts program announcement in late October 2012.

Tickets for the 2013 Sugar Mountain Festival are on sale now via The Forum Box Office, Ticketmaster and Polyester Records.

Sugar Mountain Festival
Presented by Triple R and The Thousands
Saturday 19 January 2013
The Forum Theatre, Melbourne

DIRTY PROJECTORS
ESG
PEANUT BUTTER WOLF
ACTION BRONSON
BOOMGATES
BROTHERS HAND MIRROR
COLLARBONES
FORCES X ANTONY HAMILTON
HTRK
HUNX AND HIS PUNX
JONTI
KIRIN J CALLINAN X KRIS MOYES
LAUREL HALO
LOWER PLENTY
NAYSAYER AND GILSUN
WOODS

With the visual arts and satellite programs still to be announced!

www.sugarmountainfestival.com

Tickets on sale now via:
Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100)
The Forum Box Office (www.forummelbourne.com.au or 03 9299 970)
and Polyester Records (www.polyesterrecords.com)

SBTRKT ANNOUNCES MELBOURNE SIDESHOW

Following two sold out Australian tours over the last eighteen months, South London producer SBTRKT will return to Australian shores this summer.

Australia just can’t get enough of SBTRKT. Catch him live, performing his only Australian headline show, at Billboard in Melbourne on Wednesday 2 January 2013. Tickets are on sale now. SBTRKT will also be performing at Falls Festival, Southbound and Field Day.

Don’t miss your chance to catch SBTRKT live in Melbourne.

Handsome Tours and Tone Deaf Present

SBTRKT Live Australian Tour

Wednesday 2 January 2013

Billboard, Melbourne
Tickets on sale now from www.handsometours.com, www.billboardthevenue.com.au, www.ticketek.com.auwww.moshtix.com.au or www.oztix.com.au

Click here to download ’Hold On’ (Burnski Desert Remix)


SBTRKT SBTRKT is out now via Young Turks/Remote Control.

SBTRKT - SBTRKT

WOODS AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2013

Brooklyn’s eerily somber, lo-fi rock heros Woods will drench Australia with an extensive tour this January.

With a strikingly pure falsetto voice, Woods’ Jeremy Earl spills a twist of dark secrets and images within his songs.

After two early releases, Woods gained widespread critical acclaim with the release of ‘Songs of Shame’ in 2009. Since, escaping from their previously haunting acoustic albums, Woods combines deceptively sturdy melodies with off-kilter energy.

All seven albums have been released on Earl’s influential label Woodsist, which has released records from Real Estate, Kurt Vile and Sun Araw just to name a few.
Woods have just released their seventh album ‘Bend Beyond’ where Earl’s beautiful falsetto meets an unknown darkness of stuttered guitar and a collision of instruments.

January 2013 will see Woods bring their live show heavy with kraut-rock blackouts and distorting sound-scape journeys to Australia for the first time ever.

Wing & Gill and Polyester Records presents:
WOODS AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2013

FRIDAY 18TH JANUARY – THE NATIONAL HOTEL – GEELONG

SATURDAY 19TH JANUARY – SUGAR MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL – MELBOURNE*

WEDNESDAY 23RD JANUARY – THE BAKERY – PERTH
Co-presented by Good Company

THURSDAY 24TH JANUARY – FORMAT – ADELAIDE

SATURDAY 26TH JANUARY – GOODGOD SMALL CLUB– SYDNEY
Co-presented by FBi Radio

Tickets on sale Monday 1st October
Tickets on sale through moshtix.com­
* Tickets on sale now through Ticketmaster & Polyester Records

Woods Bend Beyond is out now via Woodsist/Remote Control.

PERFUME GENIUS & CHET FAKER ST. JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2013


Perfume Genius and Chet Faker will be playing St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2013.

Head to www.lanewayfestival.com.au for ticket details.

ST. JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2013
Singapore
Saturday 26th January 2013

Auckland
Monday 28th January 2013 (Auckland Anniversary Day)

Brisbane
Friday 1st February 2013
RNA Showgrounds QLD 4006

Sydney
Saturday 2nd February 2013
Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) – Balmain Road, Rozelle NSW 2039 (Subject to Council approval)

Melbourne
Sunday 3rd February 2013
Footscray Community Arts Centre – 45 Moreland Street, Footscray VIC 3011 (FCAC + Maribyrnong City Council)

Adelaide
Friday 8th February 2013
Fowler’s Live and UniSA West Campus – 68-70 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

Perth
Saturday 9th February 2013
Perth Cultural Centre – Beaufort Street, Perth WA 6000 (Subject to MRA Approval)

KORA ANNOUNCE EAST COAST TOUR

Kora will release their highly anticipated second album Light Years on Friday 26 October 2012 via Remote Control. The five-strong collective of fearless sonic explorers have discovered a whole new constellation of future-shocked funk, soul and r’n’b – dubbing it ‘alien funk.’

Light Years steps into the unknown on a bass odyssey, eschewing guitars in favour of a high-tech arsenal of synthesisers, live and sampled drums plus the otherworldly four-part harmonies of the brothers Laughton, Francis, Stuart and Brad Kora and brother-in-arms Dan McGruer.

KORA + special guests The Nudge

Presented by Niche Productions

Thursday 22nd November – The Arena, Brisbane
Tickets: http://www.oztix.com.au/

Friday 23rd November – The Metro Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: http://www.metrotheatre.com.au

Saturday 24th November – The HiFi, Melbourne
Tickets: http://www.thehifi.com.au

Tickets on sale 9am Tuesday 25th September

Kora Light Years is released Friday 26 October 2012 via Remote Control

 

DAVID BYRNE & ST. VINCENT ANNOUNCE SYDNEY, MELBOURNE & HOBART DATES

David Byrne & St. Vincent have announced Melbourne shows in addition to their Sydney Festival and MONA FOMA appearances in January.

Monday 14 Jan 2013 Hamer Hall – Melbourne Arts Centre, Melbourne
Tuesday 15 Jan 2013 Hamer Hall – Melbourne Arts Centre, Melbourne
Thursday 17 Jan 2013 State Theatre, Sydney Festival, Sydney
Friday 18 Jan 2013 State Theatre, Sydney Festival, Sydney
Sunday 20 Jan 2013 Princes Wharf 1 (PW1), Mona Foma Festival, Hobart Tasmania

 

Watch David Byrne & St. Vincent perform ‘The Forest Awakes’ on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

David Byrne & St. Vincent Love This Giant is out now via 4AD / Remote Control.