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DAPPLED CITIES - ‘That Sound’ Launch Show
One of Australia’s most endearing and celebrated indie-rock outfits, Dappled Cities, are excited to announce tour dates and brand new single ‘That Sound’ - The first taste of new music from their forthcoming and fifth studio album (due October 2016).
Taking cues from the likes of David Bowie, Spoon, and Todd Rundgren, the quintets new cut 'That Sound' melds 70's-inspired pop with modern day indie-rock and sees the band move away from the strictly produced material of previous records.
Vocalist / Guitarist Tim Derricourt describes the writing and recording process -
"We found ourselves in Byron Bay making a fittingly relaxed and positive record, taking all that we love about weirdo indie rock and adding some of that sweet 70s good time vibes to it - mellow beats, plenty of cowbell, layers of harmonies - true splendour."
Since their first single 'Be Engine' hit rotation on triple j in 2002, Dappled Cities have continuously put out critically-praised and fan-adored records, toured USA, UK and Australia and pushed the boundaries of their music with every release.
Their studio albums A Smile (2004), Granddance (2007), Zounds (2009), and Lake Air (2012), as well as Many Roads: B-sides & Rarities (2014), have placed the band firmly in the spotlight of the Australian music scene. They have received high rotation on triple j and community radio, triple j feature album (three times), and picked up two ARIA nominations over this time.
To coincide with the new release, Dappled Cities announce two shows: Northcote Social Club, Melbourne on Friday July 15 and Oxford Art Factory, Sydney on Saturday July 16.
Tickets to the upcoming launch shows are on-sale now and available from www.dappledcities.com
"Dappled Cities are a mature band with a highly evolved sense of songcraft and arrangement. Aside from merely writing them, they know how to inhabit songs and make them breathe." PITCHFORK (USA)
"While they're essentially making pop music, they're doing it in their own unique style -- and I cannot get enough of it." INDIE SHUFFLE (USA)
"Dappled Cities have a sense of craft, sonic treats and well honed live chops... they're well worth checking out." STEREOGUM (USA)