65daysofstatic announce first ever Australian tour

One of the world’s most popular instrumental groups 65DAYSOFSTATIC have announced their first ever visit to Australia, performing headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth as well as this year’s Peat’s Ridge Festival.  

 The tour follows the recent announcement of the release of their back catalogue in Australia, beginning with their latest ‘We Were Exploding Anyway / Heavy Sky’ featuring Robert Smith (The Cure), followed by deluxe editions of their first 3 albums.  

Formed in 2001 in Sheffield, 65daysofstatic quickly established themselves as one of the most influential post-rock exponents in the UK. Whilst their early EPs showed a band dabbling in electronica and dance-rock, the band was equally at home playing epic instrumentals and math-rock.

The success of their 2004 debut LP The Fall Of Math and the follow up One Time For All Time earned the band a personal invitation to support The Cure on their 2007/08 arena tour around the world. Flowing into 2009, the band played to hundreds of thousands of people across the US, UK, Europe and Asia.  

 Their most recent records The Destruction of Small Ideas and We Were Exploding Anyway have seen the band shift into an electronic-based sound that has seen them compared to peers such as Battles and Aphex Twin. Straddling both rock and electronica, the band has created a hybrid sound that is truly unique.  

It’s the band’s live show however, that has made them one of the most popular instrumental touring acts in the world. Where their records show their ornate instrumentation and experimental sound manipulations, their live show is a rock and roll rave that has seen them share stages with the likes of Metallica and play huge festivals such as Sonisphere and Summersonic, as well as massive European dance parties.

The tour and releases will be followed by the band’s newest studio album, due in mid-2013. 

“Catch 65DOS live and you will see that every member puts as much perspiration into his playing as a road-worker into his shovel on a hot day.” – Rogue Mag

“We Were Exploding Anyway / Heavy Sky” is out now through Bird’s Robe Records:  

65daysofstatic Australian tour – tickets on sale Monday 20th August

(facebook event here http://www.facebook.com/events/318075441621958/)

Sun Dec 30th @ Peats Ridge Festival, Glenworth Valley NSW www.peatsridgefestival.com.au  

Wed Jan 2nd @ The Hi Fi, Sydney NSW www.thehifi.com.au  

Thurs Jan 3rd @ The Hi Fi, Brisbane QLD www.thehifi.com.au  

Fri Jan 4th @ Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC www.cornerhotel.com  

Sat Jan 5th @ The Bakery, Perth WA www.nowbaking.com.au  / www.tickets.lifeisnoise.com  

www.birdsrobe.bandcamp.com   / www.65daysofstatic.com  

Music

Listen to Come To Me (featuring Robert Smith)

http://birdsrobe.bandcamp.com/track/come-to-me

We Were Exploding Anyway / Heavy Sky (deluxe edition)

http://birdsrobe.bandcamp.com/album/we-were-exploding-anyway-heavy-sky-deluxe-edition

The Destruction of Small Ideas (deluxe edition)

http://birdsrobe.bandcamp.com/album/the-destruction-of-small-ideas-deluxe-edition

Videos

Watch 65daysofstatic live in New York http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cjbA1rGb2k

Watch 65daysofstatic live in Japan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzJAJXAgFzc

Watch 65daysofstatic live at Summersonic Festival http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiZg8NJ1ALA

Pirate release new video for ‘In The Balance’

Sydney-based experimental rock group PIRATE have released a new video for their track ‘In The Balance’, taken from their debut album ‘Left Of Mind.’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDY5jbce6OQ

Directed by Paul Cook of POP Films, it was filmed at Sydney’s Troy Horse studio, with an array of visual effects and lighting.

Reflecting the minimimalist nature of the track, the video is suitably stripped-back.

Pirate have toured their fiercely experimental avante-garde rock since the release of Left Of Mind, including supports for FloatingMe, sleepmakeswaves and Sydonia, as well as featuring on both Sydney and Melbourne Progfest events and headlining their own club shows.

They will cap off the year on the Bird’s Robe label showcase tour, taking in the Annandale Hotel in Sydney on Dec 22nd and Curtin Bandroom in Melbourne on Dec 23rd, alongside sleepmakeswaves, Meniscus and Toehider.

Left of Mind is available now from www.birdsrobe.bandcamp.com (Australia/US) or www.justforkicks.de (Europe)