CULTS CONFIRM GTM SIDESHOWS

Already confirmed on the lineup for this year’s Groovin’ The Moo, Laneway Presents can now confirm that New York indie duo, Cults, will be hitting stages across the country for their own headline tour dates. Proudly drawn from the colossal pool of Laneway alumni, this will be Cults’ second visit to Australia having wowed audiences across the 2012 run of Laneway dates. The talented twosome of 24 year olds Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion will be touring off the back of their latest studio offering, Static, playing Sydney’s Metro Theatre on Tuesday 29th April, The Corner Hotel in Melbourne on Wednesday 30th April, The Zoo in Brisbane on Tuesday 6th May, and The Bakery in Perth on Friday 9th May. On their 2011 self-titled debut, the pair pondered modern love, seen plaintively through the mood of wistful romance that hovers over the songs with a suggestion that love is an insoluble mystery. Two years on, with their sophomore offering of Static, we see the reflection of love lost, tempered musically with an opulent, more frantic edge alongside melancholic lyrics. At times the lilting vocals and lush instrumentation can almost conceal the dour and sobering lyrics. Through an evolution both personal and artistic, also comes with it a expansion of their live performance, with recent gigs being hailed by Consequence of Sound, saying “they were in a new top form, and doubtlessly more confident.” Their eponymous debut saw the band sky-rocket from a blog sensation to an international success in less than a year. Playing to audiences the world over throughout the campaign, the pair undertook a near 3 year tour taking them across the festival circuit from Lollapalooza and All Tomorrow’s Parties to Pitchfork and Bonnaroo; not to mention headline shows across Europe, UK, North America and Australasia.
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