Select Music & FBi Radio present
8:00pm, Sat 5th November, 2016
JIVE, ADELAIDE, SA
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O L Y M P I A
Different Cities Tour and New Single Release
Following on from a string of sold out shows, mesmerising performances and rave reviews. Melbourne art rock icon Olympia hits the road throughout October and November.
September 12th sees the release of Olympia's fifth single release from the album Self Talk.
Self Talk - the title track from Olympia's critically acclaimed debut album is accompanied by a video from Director Alex Smith (Peaches, Iggy Pop). Having collaborated on previous releases - <Smoke Signals> and <Honey>, Alex has once again produced a mesmerising visual masterpiece.
The song itself explores the idea of empty achievement, touching on the true story of Larry Walters (Lawnchair Larry), who flew into international airspace on a chair attached to weather balloons. Whether the Bob Ross-esque scene in which the artist paints another version of herself, or the TV presenter reporting from the beginning or end of her career, all speak to self-illusion, shot on the nostalgic narrator of 80s Fairlight technology.
The Different Cities tour and Self Talk single release cap off an incredible year for Olympia. Self Talk was Triple J Feature Album and went on to gain critical acclaim. In the few short months since its release, the debut album has cemented its place as undoubtedly one of the most important album releases of 2016.
'Olivia Bartley is a rare bird. A commanding performer, singer, multi-instrumentalist - you name it - her debut album as Olympia is a rich realisation of a leftfield vision'
Rolling Stone (4.5 stars)
'Smoke Signals is the Oz single of the year, This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things is like a dolphin doing a 360 while jumping over a rainbow.
Herald Sun (4.5 stars)
In addition to her sold out headline shows Olympia and band have honed an incomparable live show, described recently as 'utterly magnetic'. Recent supports for Paul Dempsey, Alpine, Lamb (UK), Natalie Prass (USA) has cemented Olympia's reputation as one of Australia's purest performers. Continually receiving glowing reviews.
Presented by Select Music and FBi Radio, the Different Cities tour takes in five east coast shows and will be Olympia's last headlines shows for the year before the band heads off for summer festivals slots and a recently announced support for Garbage (UK/USA).