High Highs Tickets
8:00pm, Thu 11 February, 2016
Hudson Ballroom, NSW
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"Brooklyn based Aussies High Highs bring an indie-pop sound to their album 'Cascades', named after the mountain range and also referring to their swooping falsettos, layered synths and lacey guitar work." KCRW (Todays Top Tune)
"An immediately endearing slice of indie pop, it lends itself to fuzzy late 90's nostalgia while recalling Elliott Smith in its cooed high register verses and rhythmic acoustic backbone." NPR
"Patient, pillowy pop." FADER
"Music this ethereal doesn't seem bound to any particular time or place. Let it cascade over you." STEREOGUM
"Airy, harmony laden indie pop." PITCHFORK
"This is like lying on a beach not a scorching beach, but rather one of those late September beach days as the waves are washing around you. Lovely." THE GUARDIAN
With the album release of 'Cascades' only a few weeks away, the High Highs have announced a full Australian tour for February. The band will visit all major cities, with the tour commencing in at PLAN B Small Club in Sydney on
The title track "Cascades" was featured as Single Of The Week in the UK's Guardian last week, saying "This is like lying on a beach not a scorching beach, but rather one of those late September beach days as
the waves are washing around you and a boy in $500 sunglasses is there, making you listen to him play the synth. Lovely." The single was also recently KCRW's 'Today's Top Tune' , where they described it
as "swooping falsettos, layered synths and lacey guitar work."
It will be the bands first shows in Australia since 2014, and the bands second ever full Australian tour. The bands core members Jack Milas and Oli Chang w ill be joined by American band members Bobby Sinclair on drums and Grant Zubritsky on bass. It will be the first time this collective has performed together in Australia.
Prior to the shows, Jack and Oli will settle back into life in Australia before they depart once again for life in North America and Europe following this tour. The album 'Cascades', due for release on February 5, drew inspiration from the music of their youth like the Australian synth pop band Icehouse and John Farnham' s booming arena pop anthem "You're the Voice." " We were connecting with a lot of '80s Australian bands while we were making the record," Chang explains. " Some of the songs come from that connection." They refracted those influences to create something uniquely their own. Working with a drummer for the first time, Sean Hutchinson, the songs became sweeping and cinematic. "We would work with Sean to get the basic rhythmic idea," says Milas, "then Oli would take it and make it weird."