|Sep 20, 2018||Powerstation, Auckland - 18+||Details|
|Sep 22, 2018||The Tivoli, Brisbane - 18+||Details|
|Sep 23, 2018||Metro Theatre, Sydney - 18+||Details|
|Sep 25, 2018||Corner Hotel, Melbourne - 18+||Details|
|Sep 26, 2018||Corner Hotel, Melbourne - 18+||Details|
ANNOUNCE HOTLY-ANTICIPATED RETURN TO AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND THIS SEPTEMBER!
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS WAAX (AU ONLY) & MISS JUNE (NZ ONLY)
‘Wolf Alice are not just another indie band’. NME’s statement about the North London quartet is a simple one, but it captures the powerful waves they’re making both in studio and live. Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce that they will return to Australia and New Zealand this September to perform headline shows with plenty of bite!
The band’s roots go back to 2010, when vocalist Ellie Roswell and guitarist Joff Oddie came together to make tunes inflected with a mix of rock, folk, grunge and shoegaze. Joel Amey (drums) and Theo Ellis (bassist) completed the group a few years later, culminating in the release of their debut EP Blush.
That momentum continued with the group’s debut album My Love is Cool (2015), a critical and commercial success. The gold-certified release hit #2 on the UK charts, garnered multiple nominations from the likes of the Mercury Prize and the Grammys, and led to the band claiming the NME Award for Best Live Band.
Last year’s second record Visions of a Life, recorded in Los Angeles, took things to new heights on stellar tracks like the slow-burning ‘Don’t Delete The Kisses’, and ‘Beautifully Unconventional’ with its beast of a groove. Fittingly describing the album but also apt for the band’s power onstage, Rolling Stone asserted ‘The stakes are high, and the payoffs are real.’
Live is where Wolf Alice’s combination of bite and beauty is most strongly felt. The powerhouse quartet have dominated their own headline shows, supported Queens Of The Stone Age in the US, and will support both Liam Gallagher in the UK and the Foo Fighters in Europe in the coming months, before embarking on a string of northern summer festivals.
They’ve found something of another home down here, smashing Falls Festival in 2014, Splendour the following year – including a pair of rip-roaring Sydney and Melbourne sideshows – and 2018’s Laneway.
‘With a reputation for a ferocious live performance, Wolf Alice stuck an exclamation mark on a tour that has seen them scoring universally positive reviews. Ellie Rowsell is clearly the jewel in the band's crown, her stellar voice and magnetic presence reason enough to watch.’ – The Music
‘Yes, the quartet can certainly howl and roar, as they do on the chaotic ‘Yuk Foo’ and the deadest punk of ‘Space & Time’, but amongst the shredding and noise they can’t disguise their inclination for sweet melody and atmosphere that makes some of their most cohesive songs, like ‘You’re A Germ’ and ‘Bros.’, stand out for their blend of ferocity and finesse.’ – triple j
In amongst all this, Wolf Alice have contributed to iconic soundtracks like 2016’s Ghostbusters and T2 Trainspotting. If there’s a soundtrack though that’s simple yet dynamic, brash yet beautiful, it’s the one that the band have been carving out for themselves. You won’t want to miss out on these guys when they hit our shores again for this latest headline run!
Thursday 20 September – Powerstation, Auckland
Saturday 22 September – The Tivoli, Brisbane
Sunday 23 September – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Tuesday 25 September – Corner Hotel, Melbourne SOLD OUT!
Wednesday 26 September – Corner Hotel, Melbourne NEW SHOW!
All shows – 18+
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AU SHOWS ONLY
Australia’s most electrifying punk band Waax emerged in the mid-teens, Waax’s early singles, ‘I For An Eye’ and ‘Wisdom Teeth,’ were tinged with the DIY tape hiss and violent, jagged edges you’d expect from a fresh, fierce band. They roared with an intensity and controlled chaos that had been distinctly missing from Australian music for years. The music was brutal, the energy frenetic, and above it all wailed De Vita, barking and biting with both unbridled passion and a subtle, melodic flow to her voice that made you want to scream along one second and sing along the next. Then came 2017’s Wild & Weak EP – a new line-up, a more mature sound, and this time a new songwriting lens. The focus of the lyrics was set inward, and for the first time lead singer Maz De Vita took to task her internal struggles as an exercise in catharsis.
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Miss June is a high-energy 4 piece monster which burst onto the NZ music scene in 2014 with the release of their intensely unapologetic punk EP ‘Matriarchy’. They've toured fervently off the back of this 10-minute-long ear punch, sharing the stage with artists such as Foo Fighters, Shellac, Shonen Knife, The D4, Die! Die! Die! The group, led by Annabel Liddell, has been described as “some unholy union between Sonic Youth and Le Tigre”. Combining elements of punk, no-wave and rock they create a sound with melodic hooks and fast driven riffs that are immediately recognisable and entirely their own. In anticipation of the release of their debut album, Bad Luck Party (scheduled for worldwide release in Novemeber 2018) they have been nurturing a more mature sound with the help of local legend Tom Healy in The Lab Studios. While still holding onto their DIY punk attitude, they have been channelling a more post punk/noise-punk sound unafraid and excitingly venturing into new and unexplored musical territories whilst evermore evolving.
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