Popfrenzy are delighted to announce the triumphant return of Atlanta’s untouchable indie-rock quintet Deerhunter to Australian shores this summer. The band will be playing headline shows along the east coast in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, plus a headline performance at this year’s Meredith Music Festival.
Riding high on the success of their latest album Monomania released earlier this year, the band has levitated to new heights, given the esteemed honour of curating the last ever All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in the UK.
Since their inception in 2001, the band has undergone a plethora of lineup, stylistic and genre changes. The group describes their sound as ‘ambient punk’, with critics labeling their music everything from shoegaze to neo-glam. Monomania is the latest testament to an undeniably brilliant and ever changing band, not settling for one particular style or identity; always striving for innovation and inimitability.
Renowned for their scintillating live shows, featuring the outlandish, yet endearing stage antics of frontman Bradford Cox, don’t miss Deerhunter on their 2013 Australian tour.
“One of the pillars of British indie rock.” - The Guardian "To say that Edwyn is feted by the UK indie community would be an understatement. The former Orange Juice man can barely walk down the street without a member of Franz or The Cribs bursting out of a café door and laying down their cape in front of him." - NME
Hailed as one of the pillars of British indie rock, the revered work of the iconic Scotsman Edwyn Collins spans generations and genres a like.
The one-time frontman of 80s post-punk band Orange Juice has been behind some of the most distinctive contemporary Indie albums of the last 30 years including Primal Scream, Franz Ferdinand and Belle & Sebastian.
Despite suffering a cerebral hemorrhage in 2005, Collins went on to release 3 full-length albums with ‘Home Again’ in 2007, ‘Losing Sleep’ in 2010 and this year’s ‘Understated’. These works are a true testament to Collins’ determination to write, record and perform; a portrait of a truly untiring and gifted artist.
We are thrilled to announce that Edwyn Collins will be touring the country in early 2014, playing a string of dates across the country. Don’t miss an evening of northern soul-inspired pop played by the legendary artist that is Edwyn Collins.
“Wire always seem to be ahead of their time, no matter what they choose to exist in.” Pitchfork
There aren’t many bands that can boast a discography as influential as UK post-punks Wire can. From their inception in 1976 and their seminal debut LP ‘Pink Flag’ in 1977, Wire have continued to challenge the rubrics and conventions of their genre, always creating, never stagnating.
With 13 albums spanning close to 40 years, Wire are a band that simply cannot settle for one single identity. Their ever-changing aesthetic is set upon the juxtaposition of the familiar and the unversed, the comfortable and unsettling, the melodic and the brutal, the rational and the absurd.
After a hugely successful national jaunt in 2011, we are ecstatic to announce Wire’s return to Australian shores this summer in support of their critically acclaimed 2013 release ‘Change Becomes Us’. The band’s latest album is mostly comprised of original blueprints of songs from 1979 and 1980 and was met with glowing reviews. Whilst the band will be showcasing their new material, much to the joy of their diehard fans, they will undoubtedly revisit songs from their early definitive releases.
Since their last visit to Australia, part-time guitarist Matthew Simms has been sworn in as a permanent member of the band, offering his unique sound-based approach as a mainstay to the Wire fold. He joins the original lineup of Colin Newman, Graham Lewis and Robert Grey.