David Roy Williams and Yours & Owls Presents
Cloud Nothings (USA) // Boat Show // Pals // Raised As Wolves Tickets
8:00pm, Fri 23 February, 2018
University of Wollongong UniBar, NSW
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DRW Entertainment welcomes kings of cathartic and anthemic alt-punk, Cloud Nothings, back to Australia this coming February.
Fresh from a huge European and US tour with heavyweight rock-revival favourites, Japandroids, in-demand Cloud Nothings are returning for the first time since 2014, bringing their heavily-praised fourth studio album, "Life Without Sound" to Australian shores.
"Indie-rock tunes and a punk as fuck performance, Cloud Nothings tore the Oxford Art Factory apart (2014)" - Blunt Mag
From its beginnings in Dylan Baldi's basement in 2009 to include the trio of drummer Jayson Gerycz and bassist TJ Duke, Cloud Nothings are a band that continue to challenge the genre, while remaining nostalgic and loyal to their loud and brash basement roots.
"Cloud Nothings pair fuzzy power-chord riffs with pop hooks on" - Rollingstone
In the band's most bold and unprecedented phase, a second guitarist, Chris Brown, has bulked up the band's lo-fi sound resulting in a remarkable expansion in the Cloud Nothings story and production.
"The band seems to be hitting their stride ever more intently (each record could perhaps be assessed as the band hitting their stride, which speaks to the group's impressive consistency)" - Pitchfork
If their new album - recorded with producer John Goodmanson (Sleater-Kinney, Blonde Redhead) - has delved into a more cohesive chapter in the band's journey, their live shows still inspire some of the most fanatic praise of the band's raw and driving energy.
Recent international shows have undoubtedly confirmed Cloud Nothings as one of the most invigorating, magnetic, and yet enigmatic live bands, as fans get the sense that the band's metamorphosis is coming to its most important and career-defining stage.
"Cloud Nothings have mastered the art of thrashing catharsis, pummeling out the anxieties of nostalgia and expectation with bloody verve." - Pitchfork
Cloud Nothings - February 2018
Thursday 22nd - Sydney, Oxford Arts Factory
Friday 23rd - Wollongong, Uni Bar
Saturday 24th - Melbourne, Max Watts
Sunday 25th - Perth, Badlands Bar
Tuesday 27th - Brisbane, The Zoo
Tickets from www.davidroywilliams.com
"They're certainly not holding anything back when it comes to the tightness and quality of their performance." - London In Stereo
"Cohesive and loud, the Ohio band tear through the track, yet the music competes against the resistance of the acoustics." - The Music