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8:00pm, Fri 10 May, 2013

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Super Wild Horses will launch their new album Crosswords in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane this May.

Catch Super Wild Horses at Goodgod Small Club in Sydney on Friday 10 May, Black Bear Lodge in Brisbane on Friday 17 May, The Bird in Perth on Saturday 25 May, and The Tote in Melbourne on Friday 31 May.

Available from Friday 5 April 2013 via Dot Dash / Remote Control, Crosswords is Super Wild Horses second full length release and the follow up to their critically acclaimed debut Fifteen.

Super Wild Horses are Melbourne duo Amy Franz and Hayley McKee. Formed in 2009, the pair have carved a name for themselves locally and internationally as leaders among the lo-fi garage / DIY scene currently exploding out of Australia. The pair stitch together a patchwork of guitar, drums and keys over dual harmonies and sparse arrangements.

Employing a similar recording process to their critically lauded debut album Fifteen, which was recorded and produced by Mikey Young of Eddy Current Suppression Ring and Total Control, Super Wild Horses bunkered down in the country over 2012 to completeCrosswords. Loading up a van with instruments, recording gear and engineer Jack Farley (Twerps, Beaches, St Helens), they travelled just past Castlemaine, Victoria and created their own temporary studio in an unused butter factory.

22 tracks were initially recorded over three days, but instead of relying on a purely live recording limited to the sound they could make as a two-piece, they decided to flesh out the songs with some extra instrumentation, percussion and vocals at Transient Studios in Northcote with the help of friends Liam Kenny (Bitch Prefect, Peak Twins) and Rick Milovanovic (Boomgates, Twerps).

Crosswords is the follow up to Super Wild Horses assured debut album Fifteen, which was released in mid 2010. Fifteen was named 'Album of the Week' by Australian community radio stations Triple R, FBi and RTR, and was released in the US on respected Chicago label HoZac Records. Following the release of Fifteen, Super Wild Horses toured the USA in September 2010, including a slot at the venerable Goner Fest in Memphis Tennessee. Back home, their on-stage energy has put them on festival stages including Big Day Out, Golden Plains and Sydney Festival, and has earned them invitations to tour with the likes of Best Coast, Foo Fighters, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, The Drones, Thee Oh Sees, Pond, Dum Dum Girls and Ty Segall.