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Grimes: SOLD OUT


Sat 8 Dec 2012, 8:00pm

Where: The Zoo, 711 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland

Restrictions: 18+

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Following her Australian debut at Meredith’s Supernatural Ampitheatre, Canadian maverick Grimes will embark on an East Coast tour this December.

The Montreal-based artist - real name Claire Boucher - will headline Melbourne’s Corner Hotel, Brisbane’s Zoo and Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory in support of her 2012 record Visions.

Grimes was developed amongst the DIY scene in Vancouver in 2006; a scene where both punk ethos and pop music collide, resulting in a distinct sense of community, religiosity and psychedelic revelry.

Via bubblegum and K-Pop, hook-heavy electronica and wild Eastern melody, the one-woman force has crafted a sound all her own across three self-produced albums – Geidi Primes, Halfaxa and her most recent, the critically acclaimed Visions – recorded entirely from her Montreal bedroom.

Visions, she says, was “conceived in a period of self-imposed cloistering during which time I did not see daylight”. This nine-day isolation allowed her to reach deep into her subconscious to develop an anthology of tracks that navigates the tricky space between meaningful and danceable perfectly.

Released in March this year via 4AD/ Remote Control, Visions set the course for sold-out tours of America and Europe and appearances on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon & Later With Jools Holland. Looping and layering her stratospheric falsetto, Boucher’s hypnotic live shows mix contagious electronica and ethereal melody, with the The Guardian naming a recent London performance “an explosion of youthful creativity, without rules.”

As she perpetually evolves and surprises, Grimes’ long-awaited Australian debut comes not a moment too soon. Tickets to all shows are on sale now.

Praise for Grimes / Visions:

#1 Most Exciting Band to Watch in 2012 - NME

Feature Album – Triple R

“Boucher, a true musical explorer, is voyaging into – and envisioning – a future without boundaries. 5 stars” – The Age, EG

“An inviting and immersive listen” – Time Off