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Ian Moss: Matchbook 30th Anniversary Tour

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When: Friday 1st November
Where:
Enmore Theatre

1989. Bob Hawke is still Prime Minister, Canberra and Hawthorn are NRL and VFL Premiers, the Berlin Wall came down and Bart Simpson became a TV superstar. Tim Burton's Batman was released, the 14th Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace, and it was the final months of the 1980s… It was also the year acclaimed Cold Chisel co-founder and guitarist Ian Moss stepped out front and centre, to release what would become a milestone Australian album – Matchbook. Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of his iconic debut, Mossy and his four-piece band will hit the road in November and December 2019 for a national six-week run which will see the globally respected songwriter and legendary guitarist performing iconic tracks from Matchbook plus more fan favourites. "Like my loyal fan base,Matchbook has been very good to me and it has allowed me to travel and play music that has been embraced by fans all over Australia and abroad. And for that, I am very grateful." – Ian Moss. Recorded at Rhinoceros Studios in Sydney and Oceanways Studios in Los Angeles with Chris Lord-Age and Ian Moss at the helm, Matchbook was the perfect bookend to a decade that saw music change and the era of MTV begin. Matchbook provided four iconic singles that would further establish Moss as one of the best songwriters of his generation: 'Tucker's Daughter' (#2 on the ARIA Singles Chart & $6 in New Zealand), 'Telephone Booth', 'Out Of The Fire' and 'Mr. Rain'. The album was released on August 1, 1989 and peaked at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. it remained in the Top 10 for an amazing 14 weeks, shipping more than 200,000 copies in the first 12 months alone. Six of the album's 10 songs – including 'Tucker's Daughter' – were written by Cold Chisel bandmate Don Walker; two were co-written by Moss and Walker; and one co-written by Moss, Walker and Cold Chisel drummer, Steve Prestwich. At the ARIA Music Awards in 1990, Matchbook won Album of the Year, Best Male Artist and Breakthrough Artist – Album. At the same ceremony Moss won Breakthrough Artist – Single and Song of the Year (shared with Don Walker) for 'Tucker's Daughter', as well as being nominated for Single of the Year. Any album that can pierce the barriers that lay between people from the city to the bush, from corporate office towers to shearing sheds in searing 40 degree heat is unique. Matchbook is one such album. Joining Mossy on this tour is Sydney's Mark Wilkinson, performing solo nationally. Mark's latest album, Blue Eyed Girls, has seen the former busker sell over 70,000 discs to date, landing at #1 on Australia's Independent Albums Chart. He's already supported the likes of Brian Wilson to Peter Frampton to Seal – now it's Mossy's turn. Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle audiences will enjoy special guest Lachlan Edwards. This young indie singer/songwriter from Newcastle can count Kasey Chambers as one of his fans, thanks to early singles which have been embraced by triple j, including 'These Days' and 'Little Things' (the latter earning the #1 spot on triple j Unearthed's Roots chart). Join Ian Moss and his band this summer as they travel the country bringing one of Australia's best-loved albums back to life. Don't miss out!

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

Grinspoon: Chemical Hearts Tour

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When: Saturday 2nd November
Where:
Hordern Pavilion

Legendary Aussie rockers Grinspoon have announced their epic Chemical Hearts national tour, set to make its way around the country this October and November, supported by The Hard Aches, Gooch Palms and Bugs. The Chemical Hearts tour will be packed with hits and audience faves from the era when Grinspoon absolutely dominated the festival lineups of the day including Big Day Out, Homebake, Livid and Peaches & Cream. If the SOLD OUT 2017 20th Anniversary Guide To Better Living tour is anything to go by, tickets will disappear fast.

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Article by Hordern Pavilion.

The Greatest Showman

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When: Sunday 3rd November
Where:
EVAN Theatre, Panthers

ECD Presents a tribute to the Greatest Showman. An energetic, colourful mix of song and dance presented by our incredible performers. Our 2019 musical highlights the many talents and skills of our students so don’t miss this must see event!

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Article by Ticketek.

Gomez

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When: Tuesday 5th November
Where:
Metro Theatre

GOMEZ return to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of their classic album, LIQUID SKIN. The band had huge success with this album locally with tunes all over Triple J and sell out shows back in the day which started them on the way to building a legion of diehard fans here. Last year’s Bring It On tour was the start of the celebrations, this is the big one!

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Galactic Empire

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When: Thursday 7th November
Where:
Factory Theatre

Forget Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes, Forget The Max Rebo Band, the best band from a Galaxy Far, Far Away are making their way to Australian shores in November 2019 - Galactic Empire! Co-Presented by Destroy All Lines and premier pop culture convention Supanova, Galactic Empire are bringing their Star Wars Metal extravaganza to both Supanova events in Adelaide and Brisbane and to rock venues throughout Australia in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Gold Coast. From a foreboding rendition of 'The Imperial March' to the sweeping guitars of 'Duel of the Fates' or soaring melody of 'Rey's Theme', the band's faithful translations of John Williams' classic scores has created a new "force" where fandom and music overlap. The second phase of the New Order has begun. The most infamous villains in the galaxy have joined forces to perform pieces from the iconic soundtrack of the Star Wars Films, written by Supreme Composer John Williams. With the resistance weakened, Galactic Empire must shred the remaining rebel forces and rock the very foundation of the galaxy. They are some of the most infamous and feared villains in the galaxy - Boba Sett on drums, Bass Commander on bass, Dark Vader on lead guitar, Kyle Ren on guitar and Red Guard on guitar. This year's Supanova events are already bursting at the seams with their biggest events and drawcards on the lineup to see and meet, with icons such as John Travolta (Pulp Fiction, Grease, Face/Off, The Punisher), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter, Star Trek: Discovery, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance), Billy Zane (The Phantom), and Julie Benz (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dexter), amongst so many more.

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Article by Factory Theatre.

Horrorshow

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When: Friday 15th November
Where:
Enmore Theatre

Horrorshow return to the stage with a huge tour announcement. A duo revered for their live show, the Sydney duo have held off on playing any National headline shows in the past 12 months to bring you the fresh and vibrant new experience. Celebrating the release of their 5th studio album NEW NORMAL (dropping this Spring) these shows will be a chance for Solo and A.Diddy to show off some of the new songs as well as classics from the entire catalogue. This tour features the most hectic live production Horrorshow have ever created as they bring NEW NORMAL to the stage. Don’t Sleep! Snap them tickets up! Stay tuned for some very exciting special guest announcements.

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

G Flip: 'About Us' Australian Tour

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When: Friday 22nd November
Where:
Metro Theatre

Melbourne singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist G FLIP has announced her biggest headline shows to date, continuing her incredible upwards trajectory following three sold out Australian tours. After May this year saw G Flip sell out headline shows across Australia and Europe, the dynamic artist again brings her punchy, euphoric live set to cities around the country in support of her debut album 'ABOUT US', out August 30, and with her animated drum kit Je Ro Mo and full band in tow. Rising from bedroom producer to headline highlight in a few short years, G Flip – aka Georgia Flipo – brings her expanding catalogue of hit electro-pop gems, featuring gold selling hits 'About You' 'Killing My Time', 'Bring Me Home', and 'Drink Too Much, along with brand new single 'Stupid'. Since launching breakout single 'About You' on triple j Unearthed in March 2018, G Flip has toured the world multiple times, sold out three headline Australian tours, and dominated festival stages at Splendour, Laneway and Groovin the Moo. "Big, bold, and in almighty technicolour, Flipo's expressive sound is a battle cry against giving up... The best debut we've heard in months." – The Line of Best Fit. "G Flip pulls it off effortlessly, like she's already done this a hundred times." – Pitchfork. This August, G Flip heads to the US for a tour that includes Lollapalooza before returning home for the next step of the explosive performer's whirlwind success story; triple j's One Night Stand, the 'About Us' Australian headline tour and Spilt Milk Festival.

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Hermitude

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When: Friday 22nd November
Where:
Enmore Theatre

HERMITUDE are back with a daring new single 'Northern Lights' featuring Soaky Siren and Vory. The Australian duo (AKA Luke Dubs and El Gusto) have also just announced a whopping big world tour with Australian dates scheduled for this November. The tour kicks off in Hong Kong and will see the duo travel throughout Asia, North America and New Zealand before hitting Australian shores. Sounding completely fresh and new, and yet irresistibly familiar all at the same time, Hermitude's new single 'Northern Lights' will lure you in with its light beginnings, before pulling you under with its earth-shattering drops. Sonically reminiscent of their mammoth single, 'The Buzz', which saw the Blue Mountains duo rise to International success, 'Northern Lights' signifies their most bright and brash release thus far. Flexing new sounds on previous singles 'Stupid World' and 'Every Day' allowed them to introduce more intimate and chillaxified aesthetics in their work, paving the way for this glorious, calamitous, momentous release… "We have arrived and tbqh the track bangs hard!" Joining Hermitude on this track is co-writer Soaky Sirens (US) and rapper Vory (US), courting each other in an old-school lovers' duet. Reaching new heights with each release, the duo have found inspiration from working with a myriad of vocalists on their new music. "Northern lights' is part homage to early dance and rave music, which we love, but also mixed with a signature Hermi drop that's likely to blow a few wigs back! Having Soaky Siren and Vory on the track is the icing on the cake that makes it shine." Accompanying this big song drop, Hermitude today announce their world tour which takes in Australia this November.

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

Hooligan Hefs

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When: Thursday 5th December
Where: Factory Theatre

The charismatic Hooligan Hefs, from Doonside in Western Sydney has announced his first ever run of headline shows. The Samoan/Chinese/Australian rapper, who boasts more than 100,000 followers on Instagram and 350,000 monthly listeners on Spotify - will bring his mix of UK grime, drill and hardstyle to fans Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. His hi-NRG singles, 'The Party', 'No Effect' and 'IYKYK (They Know Who)' have racked up more than 7.8M streams on Spotify alone after being released independently across the past few months. Not only that, but his video for 'Off Guard (Freestyle)' #1 on YouTube shortly after its release and now holds more than 1M views. In an interview with Filterzine he shared, “I'm trying to do rap and techno, EDM, dubstep - all of that. Hopefully, this is the new Australian sound.” Don't miss one of the fastest rising talents in Australia's rap scene as Hooligan Hefs takes on his first ever headline shows this November.

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Article by Factory Theatre.

Gary Og

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When: Saturday 7th December
Where: UNSW Roundhouse

Gary Óg is bringing his folk rebel anthems back to Australia in December! Currently celebrating 25 years of touring, and after numerous Australian tours and sold out shows through the years, Gary is coming back for his biggest shows yet. Hailing from the Gorbals area in Glasgow, Scotland; Óg developed his craft growing up amongst an Irish community, which in past generations have immigrated to the area in the hope of a better life. “Many people, who were just off the boat from Ireland, settled in the Gorbals,” he said. It was from these working class streets in Glasgow that he developed his penchant for Bob Dylan, Christy Moore and ballads of Irish freedom.

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Article by Ticketek.

Idioteque (Radiohead Tribute)

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When: Friday 13th December
Where: Factory Theatre

The Worlds Finest Radiohead Tribute, Canada’s IDIOTEQUE tour Australia for the First Time Ever! Performing Radiohead’s OK Computer (Karma Police, Paranoid Android, No Surprises, Exit Music) note-for-note, track-for-track plus a special encore of Radiohead favourites (Creep, High & Dry, Fake Plastic Trees, 15 Step, Everything in its Right Place). OK Computer was a landmark masterpiece that set a new standard for rock musicians that has yet to be challenged. IDIOTEQUE bravely and accurately recreate true-to-recorded versions of the music that established Radiohead as one of the most inventive and rewarding guitar rock bands of all time. Idioteque’s high-energy live performance is delivered with a genuine passion for the music and the meticulous attention to detail that only a Radiohead aficionado can possess. “OK Computer ... took guitar rock (and make no mistake—despite its amalgam of analog and digital technologies, that's what the album is) to places it had never gone before” (Slant Magazine). Don’t miss Idioteque tour Australia for the First Time ever!

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Article by Factory Theatre.

Hobo Johnson & the Lovemakers

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When: Friday 3rd January
Where: Metro Theatre

The Sacramento-based rapper/poet Hobo Johnson has announced new album “The Fall Of Hobo Johnson” released on Friday 13th September via Records/Warner Records. Along with headline shows for January 2020, which includes Sydney at Metro Theatre on Friday 3rd, Melbourne at 170 Russell on Sunday 5th and Adelaide at The Gov on Monday 6th. Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers will make a number of summer festival appearances including Wildlands, Beyond The Valley, Lost Paradise and Origin Fields.

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Article by Metro Theatre.

The Growlers

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When: Sunday 12th January
Where: Enmore Theatre

Icons of the Los Angeles underground The Growlers announce their return to our golden coast this Summer for their biggest run of Australian shows to date. The twelve-date tour which celebrates the release of the bands sixth studio album Natural Affair (Out October 25) is destined to be a travelling circus of colour, movement and sound all the way down the East Coast stopping in most big centres and surf breaks across QLD, NSW and VIC.

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

George Thorogood

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When: Wednesday 22nd January & Thursday 23rd January
Where: Enmore Theatre

The Worlds Finest Radiohead Tribute, Canada’s IDIOTEQUE tour Australia for the First Time Ever! Performing Radiohead’s OK Computer (Karma Police, Paranoid Android, No Surprises, Exit Music) note-for-note, track-for-track plus a special encore of Radiohead favourites (Creep, High & Dry, Fake Plastic Trees, 15 Step, Everything in its Right Place). OK Computer was a landmark masterpiece that set a new standard for rock musicians that has yet to be challenged. IDIOTEQUE bravely and accurately recreate true-to-recorded versions of the music that established Radiohead as one of the most inventive and rewarding guitar rock bands of all time. Idioteque’s high-energy live performance is delivered with a genuine passion for the music and the meticulous attention to detail that only a Radiohead aficionado can possess. “OK Computer ... took guitar rock (and make no mistake—despite its amalgam of analog and digital technologies, that's what the album is) to places it had never gone before” (Slant Magazine). Don’t miss Idioteque tour Australia for the First Time ever!

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

Home Free

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When: Saturday 1st February
Where: Metro Theatre

US all-vocal country entertainers HOME FREE have announced their anticipated debut headline Australian dates in January and February 2020, returning on the back of standout appearances at this year’s CMC Rocks QLD, Australia’s premiere country and roots music festival. Over the past six years, Home Free has garnered a loyal fanbase with their unique approach to Nashville standards and country-dipped pop, accruing close to 50 million views on their cover of ‘Ring of Fire’ and ‘How Great Thou Art’ combined. Their new single ‘Leave This Town’, is a taste of the band’s forthcoming fifth studio album, set for release on September 6. Home Free's entertaining live set combines acapella versions of popular songs, seamless medleys, classic country tunes, and original hits. Structured like a traditional Barber’s Quarte the band’s rich Southern harmonies come from members Austin Brown, Rob Lundquist, Adam Chance, Tim Foust and beatboxer, Adam Rupp. The band tours over 200 dates a year, sells out shows globally, and is a highlight of prestigious bills including CMA Festival, Country Fest, and European Country Festival. With a huge list of collaborators, Home Free has performed with the likes of Kenny Rogers on Christmas album ‘Children Go Where I Send Thee’, Oak Ridge Boys on ‘Elvira’, Pentatonix, Charlie Daniels, and more. Home Free will delight with their unique high-energy live show next year, sure to enthrall Australian audiences with unique music and quick-witted humour. See for yourself why this viral band is here to stay.

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Game Of Thrones® Live Concert Experience

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When: Monday 10th February
Where:
First State Super Theatre, ICC Sydney

Following sold out, critically acclaimed performances across North America and Europe, the GAME OF THRONES LIVE CONCERT EXPERIENCE will come to Australia this Summer, bringing the music of Emmy® Award-winning Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi to life. As we say goodbye to one of the biggest shows and scores in television history, fans can relive the greatest musical pieces and footage from all eight seasons in an immersive concert experience, brought to life by an international cast of soloists, orchestra and choir, live on stage. The Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience has amassed close to a hundred shows around the globe and has been praised by audiences and critics alike as a must-see spectacle for fans of the television series. The Guardian described the show as "Westeros brought to dazzling life." Mashable called it "an epic musical journey," while the New York Times praised it as "a symphonic spectacular." Indiewire said "[Ramin] really outdid himself here with the soaring, searching score that gave the episode its own unique flavor while also selling its most emotional beats. It’s a true symphony at times" while Vulture aptly said “When Game of Thrones plays sad piano music, it’s time to freak out.” Having first conceptualized the tour several years ago, Ramin has personally developed the musical and visual elements of the concert to create a live experience that encompasses fan-favorite pieces from the entirety of Game of Thrones. Produced and promoted exclusively by Live Nation in partnership with HBO Licensing & Retail, the concerts use innovative music tour production and video technology to recreate the various realms found throughout Westeros and Essos as well as showcase footage from the series combined with new imagery created exclusively for the immersive show. The tour includes new musical arrangements from Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season such as the “The Night King” theme, Ramin’s epic 9-minute composition that went viral immediately after debuting on the show. Within days, the track garnered millions of streams across the internet, reached the top 4 most downloaded songs on iTunes and the top 18 most watched videos on YouTube, and dropped the jaws of audiences and critics alike. Ramin has won one Emmy Award® and been nominated for many more (including July’s recent 2019 nomination), as well as two GRAMMY® Awards. Versatility has defined his career, from celebrated television scores for Game of Thrones, Westworld, Jack Ryan, and Prison Break to feature films such as A Wrinkle in Time, Mountain Between Us, Slender Man, The Great Wall, Pacific Rim, Iron Man and Clash of the Titans. Ramin has even composed scores for blockbuster video games including Medal of Honor, Gears of War 4 and the upcoming Gears of War 5. In addition to premium concert tickets, there are also multiple VIP Experience packages to choose from, with options including a pre-show Medieval Banquet, photo opportunities with the Iron Throne, dedicated butler service of food and beverage to your seat, collector’s item tickets, priority entry into the venue and more. Be immersed in the thrilling world of Game of Thrones, brought to life as only a live orchestra can.

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Article by Live Nation.

Hybrid Theory (Linkin Park Tribute)

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When: Friday 14th February
Where: Metro Theatre

Get ready to belt out your favourite LINKIN PARK tracks from the mosh, because HYBRID THEORY are heading to Australian shores. Direct from Portugal, HYBRID THEORY are the definitive LINKIN PARK tribute. Hitting Oz to deliver a show FROM Linkin Park Fans, FOR Linkin Park fans. The set list is stacked! Hear; In The End, Numb, Crawling, Faint, One Step Closer, Somewhere I belong, What I’ve Done, Points of Authority, Breaking the Habit, Lying From You, From the Inside, A Place For My Head, Bleed it Out, Burn it Down + stacks more! Don’t miss their Australian Tour this February!

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Hot Chip

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When: Friday 6th March
Where: Enmore Theatre

Described by The Guardian as “the greatest British pop group of their generation”, audio adventure addicts Hot Chip will make their triumphant return to Australia in 2020, locking in some huge party shows across Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne as they immerse themselves in the warm praise surrounding their latest album A Bath Full Of Ecstasy. Also in the country headlining Victoria's Golden Plains and Wollongong's Farmer and the Owl Festivals, the band will be ably supported on all sideshow dates (excluding Canberra) by Melbourne funk synthesist Harvey Sutherland (LIVE), himself in the midst of a globetrotting odyssey as he spruiks his latest banger 'Something In The Water'and a brand new studio band. Arriving with a reputation for sonic wizardry cultivated through nearly two decades of marvellously consistent output, Hot Chip have always had an ability to charm all who stand before them. A Bath Full of Ecstasy, their seventh studio album, builds on this reputation as it racks up some of the best reviews of their career. Singles such as 'Hungry Child'and 'Melody of Love'crystallise a celebrated sound as the five-piece bridge a sense of euphoria and melancholy with colourful melodies and inspired vocal transmissions. The one-two punch of synth master Joe Goddard and inimitable vocalist Alexis Taylor, so recognizable from the band's untouchable back catalogue of gems ('Over and Over', 'Ready for The Floor', 'One Life Stand', 'Boy from School' etc) is on dazzling display throughout. Kicking things into an extra gear this time around though, was the production nous of Philippe Zdar (the French maestro behind the likes of Cassius and Phoenix) and Rodaidh McDonald (the Scot responsible for the best of The xx, David Byrne and Sampha, among others). Amazingly, this was the first time that Hot Chip have worked with outside producers, with the band generally relying on their own accomplished skill sets when piecing together their technicolour hymns. This new collaborative approach paid dividends with Zdar lending his “French touch” (a sense of space and air) to the title track and McDonald encouraging the band to transform brilliant single 'Melody of Love'from a 12-minute-long gospel influenced instrumental into a devastatingly transcendent mediation on togetherness and life. With a career littered in accolades including Grammy nominations, multiple Mercury Prize nods, several Gold albums and even a feature on The Simpsons, Hot Chip are one of the most decorated and much-loved bands in recent memory. They've transcended musical trends while remaining adoringly aloof at the absolute cutting edge, with albums such as 2006's breakout The Warning, 2008's brilliant Made in the Dark and more recently One Life Stand (2010) all gathering effusive praise and individual cult followings. “If you're looking for a cure, the water is so pure”, Taylor's lilting laid back voice chimes on A Bath Full of Ecstasy's title track. Australian audiences will await the chance to take a deep soak in the inviting sonic waters that surround Hot Chip at their first shows in this country since 2016.

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

 

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