BBE & triple j present
With his highly anticipated debut album 'U' (released May 6 on his own label Monday Records) earning triple j's feature album, UK electronic producer and Grammy award winner Tourist announces his first ever Australian headline shows this August. Having appeared at Lost Paradise and Beyond The Valley festival in 2014, Tourist's return will see him showcase his engaging live set in Sydney and Melbourne.
'U' takes the listener through the beginnings of a relationship to the parting of ways, the 10-track offering includes To Have You Back and latest single Run which reached #1 on Hype Machine and received a stunning video, directed by rising talent Ozzie Pullin. It follows on from the video for To Have You Back directed by Davy Evans (credits include The XX and Zomby) and Jason Drew (Thom Yorke/Modeselektor) who's manipulated CGI still life and digital colour palettes was the perfect visual accompaniment.
The album was written over the course of several years and sees Tourist take a more stripped back approach following previous singles and EPs that saw features from vocalists including Lianne La Havas, Will Heard and Olly Alexander (Years & Years) and 2015's Holding On (ft. Josef Salvat & Niia) which clocked over 1.6 million SoundCloud streams.
Picking up a Grammy last year for his co-writer role on Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me', the classically trained instrumentalist and producer has released three EP's 'Tonight', 'Patterns' and self-titled 'Tourist'. Tourist has also remixed the likes of Years and Years, HAIM and CHVRCHES. His impressive live set has seen him sell out a headline show in London, as well as play major festivals including Glastonbury, Coachella, Sonar and Reading & Leeds.
"U is a sprawling release filled with experimental, melodic and blissful house music." - triple j
"Electronic music that's packed with heart, soul and emotion." - i-D