Tours In Brief: Dead Can Dance, Step-Panther, Rites Wild, Caitlin Park
News posted Tuesday, September 25 2012 at 10:00 AM.
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– Early next year the visionary duo of Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry will bring Dead Can Dance to Australia for the act’s first performances here in decades. Only Sydney and Melbourne dates have been announced so far for the influential, world-music-incorporating DCD, who are touring behind this year’s majestic eighth album Anastasis, their first since 1996. Formed in Melbourne in 1981 before relocating to London the following year, Dead Can Dance were part of 4AD’s defining roster during that decade and later gave way to solo work.
Sun Feb 3 – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Mon Feb 4 – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Wed Feb 6 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
– Following last month’s cracking UK single on Too Pure, Sydney “shred-rock” trio Step-Panther are back with ‘Maybe Later’, produced by Simon Berkfinger in Berlin. They’re launching the bratty two-minute single with a national tour next month, accompanied by Adelaide’s Bad Dreems on all dates and Bored Nothing in Melbourne, Sydney and Wollongong. 'Maybe Later' is out digitally now.
Fri Oct 12 – Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Sat Oct 13 – Plus One @ Ed Castle, Adelaide, SA
Thurs Oct 18 – Oh Hello, Brisbane, QLD
Fri Oct 19 – Elsewhere, Surfers Paradise, QLD
Fri Oct 26 – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW
Sat Oct 27 – Yours & Owls, Wollongong, NSW
– Ahead of next month’s Ways of Being collection on US label Not Not Fun, Stacey Wilson’s Adelaide project Rites Wild will play support on tour dates for both France’s High Wolf and America’s Xiu Xiu, not to mention appear at the launch of new label Heavy Lows on Oct. 4. Also involved in Terrible Truths, Regional Curse and Comfort Zones, Wilson recently shared the 23-minute original soundtrack piece ‘The Past Will Become New Again’, composed for the FBi radio show Ears Have Ears: Unexplored Territories in Sound. Hear it below.
Thurs Sept 27 – First Draft Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Fri Sept 28 – Sound Summit, Newcastle, NSW (w/High Wolf)
Sat Sept 29 – Format Festival, Adelaide, SA (w/High Wolf)
Thurs Oct 4 – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC
Sun Oct 7 – Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC (w/High Wolf)
Wed Oct 17 – Good God, Sydney, NSW (w/Xiu Xiu)
Thurs Oct 18 – Powerhouse, Brisbane, QLD (w/Xiu Xiu)
Fri Oct 19 – Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC (w/Xiu Xiu)
– Sydney tinkerer-songwriter Caitlin Park is doing a trio of Melbourne dates within the next week, just a month after picking up the Qantas Spirit of Youth Award (SOYA) in the music category, for which she’ll receive $5000 and be flown to New York for the CMJ festival. M+N described Park’s 2011 album Milk Annual as “a pastoral, clacking path accented by field sounds, breakout choruses and ensemble chants,” while Park herself supplied a Track By Track on it. She’s at work now on a follow-up, and the album track ‘Baby Teeth’ has just been remixed by Tim Shiel under his Faux Pas guise.
Thurs Sept 27 – Espy, Melbourne, VIC (free)
Fri Sept 28 – Pure Pop Records, Melbourne, VIC (free)
Sun Sept 30 – Toff, Melbourne, VIC