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The Jezabels Return To Live Stage With Their Synthia National Tour

Friday 15 July 2016

The Jezabels Return To Live Stage With Their Synthia National Tour

After cancelling their supposed national tour six months ago, there's no stopping The Jezabels this October as they return to stages across the country, riding high on the success of the February release of their stunning third album, Synthia.

The long-awaited tour will start in Brisbane then will go all the way to Sydney, Melbourne for two consecutive performances, Adelaide, Canberra and Newcastle.

"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 their tour that was supposed to have kicked off last February for keyboardist Heather Shannon to continue her treatment for ovarian cancer. Now, 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!’

Synthia, which is hailed as the band's finest effort yet, was written and recorded with long-time producer Lachlan Mitchell. It snatched up number four spot on the ARIA Album charts last February.

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. Their song 'Prisoner' scooped the Australian Music Prize the band started becoming festivals favourite, performing in Splendour in the Grass, Lollapalooza, 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).

Grab your tickets and see The Jezabels discharge their pent up energy this October!