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Tue 18 Aug, 2015 Shebeen, Melbourne - 18+
Thu 20 Aug, 2015 Goodgod Small Club, Sydney - 18+

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Alta

Alta

APPEARING AT MELB SHOW
One of Melbourne’s projects to watch, Alta are a duo with the perfect blend of soul and lightness. They’ve supported the likes of Bonobo and Miles Bonny and have been picked as one of the favourites at their Strawberry Fields, Paradise Music Festival and Inca Roads sets. 


Tear Council

Tear Council

PERFORMING A DJ SET AT SYDNEY SHOW
Tear Council is a project headed by Matt Van Schie. In 2010 Matt teamed up with Michael Di Francesco to write 'Journey', a single from his 'Balmy Nights' EP. This was the beginning of Tear Council, an outlet for Matt's more emotional outpourings. Now the journey continues with 'Anywhere' and 'My Car', also co written by Michael.

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MELBOURNE
7.30pm | Doors Open
8.30pm | Alta
9.00pm | Baio


SYDNEY
8.00pm | Doors Open
8.15pm | Tear Council (DJ set)
9.45pm | Baio


* Please note times are a guide only and subject to change without notice

VAMPIRE WEEKEND'S BAIO ANNOUNCES TWO SPECIAL CLUB DATES IN MELBOURNE & SYDNEY THIS AUGUST

DEBUT SOLO ALBUM THE NAMES OUT FRIDAY 18 SEPTEMBER

He’s conquered stages worldwide as the bassist for Grammy winners Vampire Weekend, remixed big guns like Broken Bells and Cults and DJ’d dancefloors from Barcelona to Byron Bay. Now, with his highly anticipated upcoming debut album The Names due for release this September and new single ‘Sister of Pearl’ out now, Frontier Touring can confirm that Baio will treat Melbourne and Sydney to two very special club shows next month.

‘Ridiculously catchy. A buoyant indie-pop experiment … hydraulic hooks that propel the song into a part of your brain that won’t let you forget it anytime soon.’ – Stereogum

‘Adopting almost David Bowie-esque vocals, the summery song makes you want to frolic in a field – or at least dance around the room – with its pounding drums, racing guitar and synth lines and infectious hook.’ – Purple Sneakers

The Names (out 18 September via Liberator Music/Glassnote Records) is Baio’s (aka Chris Baio) highly anticipated debut album: nine self-produced tracks written around ideas of space and of belonging, identity and finding a place in the world.

Back in May, Baio revealed the very first taste of the record in ‘Brainwash yyrr Face’ and now the first official single has arrived: ‘Sister of Pearl’. “I wanted to write a Bowie & Ferry-referencing throwback pop song,” says Baio of the new track, “with a simple, straight-forward lyrical message: be who you want to be.”

As Vampire Weekend’s bassist and backing vocalist, Baio has earned millions of fans across the globe with the release of three multi-platinum albums including most recently the Billboard #1 charting Modern Vampires Of The City in 2013.

With a string of acclaimed solo EPs already up his sleeve – 2012’s Sunburn, 2013’s Mira and 2014’s On&On&On&On/Missive – Baio’s solo adventures now come to the fore with his official debut.

The Names is a record that has reverberated through my mind for much of the last five years,” says its creator. “Its themes began to take shape when I moved from New York to London in 2013.” In London, Baio was struck with the city’s sky, green space and global-ness, elements that have all made it onto the record.

Off the back of a performance at Japan’s Summer Sonic, Melbourne and Sydney fans are in for a special treat as they get a sneak preview of The Names before its official release. With European dates set for September, this will be the first ever club shows for Baio’s brand new LP. Tickets will be snapped up fast, don’t be slow to grab yours!


TOUR DATES

Tuesday 18 August - Shebeen, Melbourne  (18+)
Thursday 20 August - Goodgod Small Club, Sydney  (18+)

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