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The Jezabels - Synthia National Tour


Wed 19 Oct 2016, 7:30pm

Where: The Gov, 59 Port Road, Hindmarsh, South Australia

Restrictions: 18+

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Following on from the success of the February release of their stunning third album Synthia which is hailed as their finest effort yet, The Jezabels, one of Australia’s finest bands, will be embarking on their long-awaited national album tour. The four-piece will return to stages across the country this October.

"Armed with a new arsenal of synthesisers, the Sydney quartet funnelled their new found sense of momentum into 11 swirling tracks – each boldly cinematic and pulsating, anchored by Hayley’s commanding delivery." – triple j

"Synthia is easily the band’s best record" – The Guardian

"Their latest masterpiece is an explosion of synth indie pop that explores ideas of sex, gender and identity" – Music Feeds

The October dates are a welcome return for the ‘My Love Is My Disease’, ‘Pleasure Drive’ and ‘Come Alive’ four-piece, who were forced to cancel a tour six months ago for keyboardist Heather Shannon to continue her treatment for ovarian cancer. Frontier is thrilled that Heather’s health is back in check, while the band are truly psyched and ready to hit the road once again, performing favourites from earlier albums Prisoner (2011) and The Brink (2014) and now Synthia!

Say the band: "We are so thrilled to be announcing this new tour after the heartbreak of cancelling our tour earlier this year. Heather is feeling strong again after her treatment and we are all impassioned and eager to finally give Synthia the tour she deserves. We were so touched by the outpouring of support toward us over the course of this year, we cannot think of any better way to show our gratitude than bringing Synthia out on the road. We cannot wait to introduce her to you all, to see your beautiful faces and to celebrate the end of this unique and challenging year. It’s going to be smashing!’

Written and recorded with long-time producer Lachlan Mitchell, Synthia landed at number four on the ARIA Album charts in February 2016. Australia first fell in love with the band in 2009, when their debut EPs – The Man Is Dead, She’s So Hard and Dark Storm – began their slow burn. Prisoner went on to scoop the Australian Music Prize and set stages ablaze from Splendour in the Grass to Lollapalooza; The Brink and the global onslaught that followed included talked-about live performance slots at Montreal Jazz Festival, Glastonbury, T in The Park, Deichbrand and more.

Joining The Jezabels on the road will be Melbourne’s Ali Barter, who’s been all over triple j airwaves with tracks like ‘Far Away’ and ‘Hypercolour’. The classically trained singer/songwriter has played shows with everyone from The Rubens, The War On Drugs, Cloud Control and Phosphorescent, as well as a slot on 2016’s St Jerome’s Laneway Festival. With a brand new label deal inked with Inertia Music, Ali is currently recording her debut album.

The Jezabels are:
Sam Lockwood guitar
Nik Kaloper drums
Hayley Mary vocals
Heather Shannon keys

Synthia is in stores now.

Presented by Frontier Touring and triple j.