Collective Artists & Liberation present
8:00pm, Sat 12 August, 2017
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
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CHANGE OF AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES:
Due to illness, the Castlemaine, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney & Newcastle shows on Husky's tour have been rescheduled.
Ticket holders for the rescheduled shows will receive an email shortly - your tickets will automatically be transferred to the rescheduled dates or you will have the option of a refund. Please pass this around to make sure everyone gets the message. All other shows remain unchanged. We apologise for the inconvenience! Here's a message from Husky:
"Dear friends, I've come down with Glandular Fever (also called Infectious Mononucleosis or the Kissing Disease). I've been in bed for two weeks and the doc's orders are bed for another couple of weeks. I've got my guitar, a pile of books and a plethora of herbs to beat this thing and to help pass the time. I'm really sorry about the change of dates but I'm gonna make sure I get back to full strength pronto so I can see you guys really soon. I hope you excellent ticket holders can all make the rescheduled dates. I can't wait to see you all at the shows! Lots of love, HG."
With the release of their new album Punchbuzz little over a month away, Husky today bring news of a national tour to fans and share the visionary video for their current single 'Ghost'.
Following on from popular first single 'Late Night Store', 'Ghost' has enjoyed a warm welcome into the world. It was premiered via triple j's Veronica and Lewis along with Clash Music in the UK, and has since received airplay at triple j and double j, amongst a host of additions to Apple Music and Spotify playlists. The rhythmic, driving song sets the scene for Husky's third album Punchbuzz, out June 2.
The impressive, cleverly animated video was produced by Melbourne production house Dropbear, and sees Husky and Gideon entering a dreamlike and surreal Day of the Dead inspired realm. Director Jonathan Chong was inspired by the song's evocative lyrics.
The idea came from my interpretation of the song. I wanted to do something relating to ghosts and spirits and thought that a Day of the Dead theme would tie in nicely. The icons and imagery associated with the Day of the Dead festival are really colourful and bold, which gives the animation the vibrancy I was aiming for, whilst also having some dark undertones. It's a celebration of the departed in a way that is joyous, rather than a morbid celebration. The clip is animated as though each frame has been made from cross-stitch or a Mexican textile. - Jonathan Chong, Dropbear
Shaped by the duo's recent experiences, Punchbuzz sees the band swapping their signature folk sound for streamlined indie rock that lopes ahead with widescreen atmosphere, dark lyrics, and newly muscled melodies. Sharp, lean, and driving, the album more than lives up to the dynamic imperative of its title.
The Punchbuzz tour will see Husky perform in full band mode, taking the album's multi-layered sounds to audiences in metro and regional locations nation-wide. The band's smaller, east-coast run of shows at the tail end of 2017 all sold-out. Supporting Husky on the run will be Mackay based singer/ songwriter and triple J Unearthed alumni Tia Gostelow, and up-and-coming Sydney based band Hot Spoke. Tickets are on-sale now.
Punchbuzz is out June 2 and available for pre-order via www.huskysongs.com. It will be released via Embassy of Music (Bjork, Robyn, Asgeir) in the UK and Europe and through fellow indie Nevado Music in the US.