Thursday 22 May 2014 at 8:00pm
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After her first cardboard guitar, teen years on tour, three incredible albums and the celebrated recent Love This Giant collaboration with David Byrne; guitar player, singer and songwriter Annie Clark aka St Vincent returns with her fourth album, the self-titled “St Vincent”, at her most assured and gripping as she meshes distorted, aggressive electric guitars and bold vocal and synthesizer arrangements on top of a relentless rhythm section. Yielding choir-song harmonies and orchestral flourishes with high-wire solos and stage dives, St. Vincent's whimsical journey took an addictive new turn with her chart-breakthrough, Strange Mercy (2008). Now guiding hip-hop inspired rhythms through a fierce array of live electronics and choreographed heroics, the 31-year-old has made 'a party record you could play at a funeral' – liberated by Ambien-induced dreams, snake-evading desert walks, and the rhythmic muscle of the Dap-Kings and Midlake.
With the excellent new album out now it is never too soon to find out that Annie Clark is on tour and we are most excited to announce that St Vincent will play shows in Sydney and Melbourne in May. She will appear with her full band as part of the Vivid LIVE 2014 programme at Sydney Opera House and at the exhilaratingly fresh Howler art-warehouse in Melbourne for this very special visit.
These shows – like the new album – will be as daring, dangerous and delightful as only St Vincent can be.
**** 'A bona fide star' – the Guardian
Hailing from somewhere in the vast wilderness outside of Melbourne, Australia, D.D Dumbo (aka Oliver Hugh Perry) is making waves via early press attention from the likes of The Guardian, KCRW, NME, Pigeons & Planes and airplay on Australia’s triple j, RRR FM and FBi radio.
With his debut self-titled EP out now, he was one of the standouts at the 2014 SXSW Conference and was invited to do sessions for NPR, Radio 1's Huw Stephens and Daytrotter off the back of those performances.