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Liam from Crooked Colours tells Jen his favourite Aussie artists at the moment. PLUS tour info.

CROOKED COLOURS ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE HOLD ON OUT TODAY

+ NEW ALBUM LANGATA OUT MAY 17 – PRE-ORDER NOW

+ NEW SHOWS ADDED TO NATIONAL TOUR – TICKETS SELLING FAST

Ahead of their highly anticipated second album Langata, electronic dance trio Crooked Colours have released another cut from the record, Hold On, out now.  The simmering track follows previous hit singles I’ll Be There and Do It Like You, and is another piece of the enigmatic puzzle that is Langata.  The trio, consisting of members Philip Slabber, Leon De Baughn and Liam Merrett-Park, have revealed that the album will be out on May 17, with preorders available now.  The group have also announced the tracklist for the record, available below.  Tickets to the upcoming Langata national tour are moving quickly, with a second Melbourne show being announced for May 26 after the first sold out within days, and shows added for Canberra, Wollongong and Newcastle.  Joining Crooked Colours on the headline dates will be fellow triple j faves Nyxen and Kayex.

Hold On opens with a dreamy, swirling synthesiser, then blossoms into a hook-laden electronic dance pop jam, buoyed by percolating rhythms and sharp synthesisers.  It feels like a love song, but there’s a darkness there; as Philip Slabber’s gentle vocal dives smartly in and out of the layers of the track, it’s impossible not to feel moved.  Speaking about the track, Leon De Baughn says “I remember the idea for this track first came to me while I was driving home from the beach.  We had just got back from touring in the US and getting back to our summer inspired this track.  It started with the chords and the floating vocal line that ended up building into a club beat with the bouncing bass line.”

Jen asks Liam from Crooked Colours his favourite Aussie artists at the moment.

Running Touch

We have played countless shows with Running Touch and his live set keeps getting better! He has a solid solo live show incorporating dope covers, quirky interludes and throws himself around the stage to keep your attention for the whole set. Lately he has been playing with a band for his larger audiences and it is now a much bigger spectacle. His last two singles ‘My Hands’ and ‘When I’m Around You’ are bangers and he is only going to get bigger and better.

Mickey Kojak

What an inspiration this guy is. We have always kept touch with him in one way or another over the years and it’s one of those friendships you are always appreciative of. He is such a top bloke! Anyway, now you know we love him personally, his music. He is such a talented multi-instrumentalist, one of those guys you are like annoyed at for being so talented. But credit to him because he works hard! He just released an EP and it is so sick. It isn’t following the trend of a lot of other electronic music these days. It’s old school with a twist. It’s a massively positive listening experience!

Ninajirachi

Nina is the happiest performer we know. She is always so keen to play and get on the decks in front of a crowd. Honestly, she plays one of the funnest party sets and we’ve seen her get a stale crowd grooving. She just released an EP which is all these dope euphoric beatsey tracks. So sick! She also has this incredible connection with the people that follow her on social media which we have always admired! She does little Q and A’s and has this open and honest vibe with her fans. Everyone should check her out.

Rufus du Sol/Flume

I don’t know if this counts? Kinda cheating because they are so universally loved, but I’m going to loop these guys in together. We have been in and around these guys from the start and still after a bunch of EP’s and LP’s they are producing some of their best music yet. These guys are so professional and such hard workers and their music is a testament to that. They are both such behemoths of Australian Electronic music and at the top of their games and we can’t be happier for them!

LANGATA OFFICIAL TRACKLIST

  1. I’ll Be There
  2. Do It Like You
  3. Heart String
  4. Just Breathe
  5. I C Light
  6. Hold On
  7. Langata
  8. Mirror Ball
  9. Never Dance Alone (featuring Ladyhawke)
  10. Lose Someone

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On Langata, Crooked Colours have created a new world; atmospheric beats, soft vocals, synths and guitars that move harmoniously throughout – it’s addictive bliss.  Singles I’ll Be There, Do It Like You and Hold On are highlights, but there is so much more to this record – Never Dance Alone featuring the fabulous Ladyhawke is meditative, tender, and soft, while I C Light is deep and heavy.  Written, recorded, and produced entirely by Crooked Colours, and mixed by Tim Watts and David Wrench (Frank Ocean, The XX, Caribou, FKA twigs), Langata contains multitudes and is a masterclass in the ecstatic simplicity of electronic dance music. Speaking about the album Philip Slabber says “Langata carries forward what we created with Vera while including what we learnt connects with fans while touring around the world.  We’re incredibly excited to release this record and even more excited to perform it live.”

After taking Australia by storm with their ambitious and impressive new live show, Crooked Colours will be heading overseas to perform at some of the hottest festivals in the world, including Bonnaroo and Firefly festivals, plus more.  Thilled to be hitting the road, Liam Merrett-Park enthuses, “The response to the tour so far has been crazy. We never thought we would be able to headline the Forum Theatre and now we’re doing two.  Also, we’re very excited to be heading to New Zealand for our first ever headline tour there.” 

Crooked Colours have established themselves as one of the hottest rising acts with the debut Vera.  Now they are on track to become one of our biggest electronic exports with this superb sophomore release.

            Crooked Colours tour art Mar 2019

CROOKED COLOURS LANGATA NATIONAL TOUR

Presented by Falcona, Select Music, Sweat It Out and triple jFRI 26 APR  | GROOVIN THE MOO, WAYVILLE SA | 16+

Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

SAT 27 APR  | GROOVIN THE MOO, MAITLAND NSW | 16+ *SOLD OUT

Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

SUN 28 APR  | GROOVIN THE MOO, CANBERRA VIC | 16+ *SOLD OUT

Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

FRI 03 MAY  | UNI BAR, HOBART TAS | 18+ | *WITH SPECIAL GUEST KAYEX

Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

SAT 04 MAY  | GROOVIN THE MOO, BENDIGO VIC | 16+ *SOLD OUT

Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

SUN 05 MAY  | GROOVIN THE MOO, TOWNSVILLE QLD | 16+

Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

FRI 17 MAY | METROPOLIS, FREMANTLE WA | 18+ | *WITH SPECIAL GUESTS NYXEN AND KAYEX

Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

SAT 18 MAY | THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE QLD | 18+ | *WITH SPECIAL GUEST KAYEX

Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au

SUN 19 MAY | COOLANGATTA HOTEL, COOLANGATTA QLD | 18+ | *WITH SPECIAL GUESTS NYXEN AND KAYEX

Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

FRI 24 MAY| ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY NSW | LIC/AA | *WITH SPECIAL GUESTS NYXEN AND KAYEX

Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au | 132 849 | All Ticketek Outlets

SAT 25 MAY | THE FORUM THEATRE, MELBOURNE VIC | 18+ | *WITH SPECIAL GUESTS NYXEN AND KAYEX *SOLD OUT

Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au 

SUN 26 MAY | THE FORUM THEATRE, MELBOURNE VIC | 18+ | *WITH SPECIAL GUESTS NYXEN AND KAYEX

Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au 

FRI 31 MAY | MEOW, WELLINGTON NZ | 18+ | *WITH SPECIAL GUESTS CLAYE AND JOISE MOON

Tickets available from https://www.eventbrite.com.au

SAT 1 JUNE | GALATOS, AUCKLAND NZ | 18+ | *WITH SPECIAL GUESTS CLAYE AND IMUGI

Tickets available from https://www.eventbrite.com.au

FRI 7 JUNE | UC REFECTORY, CANBERRA ACT | 18+ | *WITH SPECIAL GUESTS NYXEN AND KAYEX

Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

SAT 8 JUNE | UNI BAR, WOLLONGONG NSW | 18+ | *WITH SPECIAL GUESTS NYXEN AND KAYEX

Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

SUN 9 JUNE | CAMBRIDGE HOTEL, NEWCASTLE NSW | 18+ | *WITH SPECIAL GUESTS NYXEN AND KAYEX

Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

CROOKED COLOURS LANGATA INTERNATIONAL DATES

Friday June 14 Bonaroo Festival Manchester TE
Friday June 21 Firefly Festival Dover DE
Saturday June 22 Bonanza Campout Herber City UT
Friday June 28 Electric Forest Festival Rothbury MI
Saturday June 29 Westword Music Showcase Denver CO
Friday July 19 Capitol Hill Bloc Party Seattle WA
Saturday July 20 Northern Nights Festival CA

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