I OH YOU & Frontier Touring present
MAJICAL CLOUDZ (Canada) with special guests SUI ZHEN (Solo) Tickets
7:00pm, Fri 12 February, 2016
THE TOFF IN TOWN, MELBOURNE, VIC
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SUI ZHEN: 8.00pm - 8.40pm
MAJICAL CLOUDZ: 9.15pm - 10.15pm
I OH YOU and Frontier Touring are thrilled to confirm the special guests for Majical Cloudz's highly anticipated headline shows this month, these headline shows coincide with the Canadian duo's performances at the much-loved St Jerome's Laneway Festival.
Sydney Conservatorium graduate Anatole will join Majical Cloudz at their Newtown Social Club show in Sydney on Monday 8 February while Melbourne's own Sui Zhen (solo) will kick off proceedings at Melbourne's The Toff in Town on Friday 12 February.
Pitchfork favourites Majical Cloudz will perform their brooding ballads lifted from Are You Alone? (out now via Matador/Remote Control) just next week and are absolutely not-to-be-missed. Devon Welsh's lyrical intensity accompanied by Matthew Otto's haunting electronic sounds on lead singles 'Silver Car Crash' and 'Downtown' bring a timeless quality unlike anything happening in contemporary music right now, both in a recorded and live context.
'Are You Alone?, as its title suggests, is an incredibly personal experience, one that benefits from conversing with Welsh as much as he is with you.' - Consequence of Sound
'Majical Cloudz have created a series of crystalline pop songs, which are emotionally direct and powerful; and will surely create a whole new set of subjective responses.' - The Line of Best Fit
Australia's new wunderkind of electronic music Anatole (Jonathan Baker) will join Majical Cloudz for their Sydney show next Monday. His acclaimed second EP Surrounds (out now via TEEF Records) features contributions from former Sydney Conservatorium classmates on strings, piano and clarinet and vocals from Melbourne songstresses Rosebud Leach and Tash Parker alongside his own trumpet and laptop creations. The final result is a collection of sophisticated and lush sounds that are unlike anything else - listen to 'Colours' here.
Joining Majical Cloudz at The Toff is Melbourne local Sui Zhen (solo). Best known for her pop-electronic jam 'Take It All Back', Sui will provide the perfect accompaniment to Majical Cloudz sound.
Citing Japanese lover rock, 80s electro-bossanova and dubby-lounge pop as the genre's that influence her the most, her distinctive approach to making music sets her apart from other pop electronic acts releasing music at the moment. Sui Zhen also provides vocals and percussion to widely known Melbourne 8-piece band NO ZU.
'...full of surreal but soft soundscapes that will have you flung to some far off, extraterrestrial paradise.' - Howl & Echoes
'The entire album is drenched in gentle summer breeze, clear blue-sky imagery and at its whimsical best simply floats and flutters from note to note.' - The AU Review
Final tickets are now on sale at both Sydney and Melbourne shows. Fans are urged to secure their tickets and ensure that they don't miss out!