Handsome Tours presents
Anna Of The North Tickets
7:30pm, Wed 23 August, 2017
Hudson Ballroom, NSW
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Handsome Tours is excited to announce the first ever Australian headline shows for electro-pop act Anna Of The North, this August in Sydney and Melbourne, ahead of a performance at Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival.
The tour takes place before the September release of their debut LP 'Lovers'. An album deeply rooted in heartbreak, it's a subject that courses through the veins of all 10 tracks - through the turmoil, the guilt and the tentative joy of finally letting yourself move on. Its clean, springy beats and shimmering synths are underpinned by the rich, emotive clarity of Anna's voice.
The story of Anna Of The North formed on Australian shores when the Norwegian-Kiwi duo of Anna Lotterud and Brady Daniell-Smith met in our very own Melbourne just a few years ago. Brady, who's from New Zealand and grew up partly in Australia, injects elements of the countries' bright, vibrant electronic scene to their music; Anna brings the glacial minimalism of her Scandinavian roots. Together they make Anna Of The North's sparse, brooding electro-pop so potent.
First single and album title-track "Lovers" has just been revealed, carrying a vast, gospel-inflected chorus and impassioned performance. Set during a break-up, Brady describes the song as "speaking of the emptiness of the unrealistic promises we make to each other at the start of relationships. Those promises that we can't possibly keep like, 'I'll always be there for you' and 'I'll never leave'.'"
"The song describes that point when you feel alone and you're reaching out but they're not reaching back," says Anna. "Maybe you could get through to them if they just let you in, but the promises they made are broken."