SATURDAY 14 JANUARY – SUGAR MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL, FORUM THEATRE, MELBOURNE
SUNDAY 15 JANUARY – CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE
WEDNESDAY 18 JANUARY – SPIEGELTENT, SYDNEY FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 20 JANUARY – FESTIVAL BAR,SYDNEY FESTIVAL
SATURDAY 21 JANUARY – MONA FOMA FESTIVAL, HOBART
SUNDAY 22 JANUARY 2012- TURBINE PLATFORM, BRISBANE
W H O K I L L is out now through 4AD/Remote Control
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
Australia’s newest music and arts festival, SUGAR MOUNTAIN will return to Melbourne on Saturday 14 January 2012! The festival will be held over multiple days, with the main event taking place at The Forum Theatre.
Sugar Mountain will also utilise Federation Square, No Vacancy Gallery and ACMI to showcase a marvellous array of local and international creative talent. Sugar Mountain celebrates creativity across multiple platforms.
The organisers are committed to creating an environment that is convivial and interactive, presenting engaging performances in intriguing spaces.
Here is the first line-up announcement!
Sugar Mountain Festival
Presented by Triple R and Threethousand.com.au
Saturday 14 January 2012
The Forum Theatre, Melbourne
DEERHOOF | SHABAZZ PALACES | TUNE – YARDS | THEE OH SEES | JOHN MAUS | JULIANNA BARWICK | SUN ARAW | PRINCE RAMA | WORLD’S END PRESS |