Amassing a stack of music since the release of their debut album in 2010, Bag Raiders are solidifying their comeback with the release of their upcoming single Beat Me To The Punch featuring Grammy nominated singer Mayer Hawthorne.
Beat Me To The Punch features a triple dose of infectious and radiant electronic pop that dances across the spectrum. By combining playful melodies with sophisticated pop elements and lyrical introspection, the single perfectly blends their classic house style with a swinging and looping soul inspired vocal to produce something more dynamic and classically song-based, equally adept at rinsing the club as it is jamming out on your car speakers.
Bag Raiders enjoyed a rapturous reception to their self-titled debut album in 2010, a gold-certified, ARIA-nominated affair that included slices of euphoria like mega-hit “Shooting Stars”, “Way Back Home” and “Sunlight”. After three worldwide tours, the band went on to release Waterfalls, Friend Inside, and Checkmate- a 3 EP package which was received to great acclaim with every track landing in the TOP 10 on Hype Machine’s Popular Chart.
Bag Raiders intend to keep the taps running with a string of Australian tour dates culminating in a second full-length record set for early 2017.
Bag Raiders Tour Dates
Tickets available now from bagraiders.com
November 19- Santo Domingo, Corona Sunsets Festival *LIVE
November 26- San Francisco, Audio
December 10- Sydney, Chinese Laundry
December 10- Adelaide, Hot Dub Wine Machine
December 11- Perth, Castaway Festival *LIVE
December 16- Canberra, Mr. Wolf
December 17- Hobart, Warratah Hotel
December 18- Brisbane, Fox Hotel
December 26- Sunshine Coast, Old Soul +Boat Party
December 27- Byron Bay, Beach Hotel
December 29- Melbourne, Beyond The Valley *LIVE
January 1- Manly, Manly Hotel
January 4- Bondi, SoSueMe@ Beach Road
January 6- Bali , Sea Vu Play Seminyak
Praise for the Waterfalls EP….
Stoney Roads – Waterfalls stands tall and an easy fit into their discography.
Purple Sneakers – Nairobi’, ‘Savannah’, ‘Vapour Trails’, ‘Waterfalls’..these are just some of the production gems you most likely have heard by Bag Raiders over the past 12 months.
Tunage – Waterfalls is a really special song. Really special. It’s absolutely perfect for these sultry summer days.
Dancing Astronaut – Standing out from the rest of the EP is “Waterfalls;” the namesake track lays down a samba-esque rhythm while including steel drum touches
Jam Of The Day – You can’t always get you want. But sometimes Bag Raiders releases a new EP and we ALL get what we want.
Off The Radar – excellent indie pop tunes of the kind we are used to hearing from these talented Australians.
Last Gas Station – an uplifting summertime jam that has a serious tropical vibe to it.
Northern Transmissions –inspired by Soukous and African choral music.’
Your EDM – “Waterfalls” is bubbly and rhythmically enticing, urging you to get up and move.
Mr Wolf – elegant, dramatic, and inspiring.