Having just been announced as finalists in the upcoming QLD Music Awards (Electronic / Dance category), as the support for Van She’s upcoming QLD shows, and with some other BIG news coming very soon as well, you’d think Brisbane five piece live electronic / dance band Pigeon might take even just a small moment to pause and reflect.

But au contraire. The band have just announced an national tour to accompany the release of new single ‘Oh Hebe’, their first new material for 2012 and the first hint of what to expect from their forthcoming EP (due out October).

2011 was a massive year for Pigeon. Following knockout sets at Splendour in the Grass, Parklife, Peats Ridge Festival, Fat As Butter and Festival of the Sun, their first EP ‘Parallels’ debuted at #6 in the Australian iTunes Electronic Album charts upon its release. After witnessing their set at Splendor In The Grass, Triple J’s Alex Dyson stated “I can now be considered a big fan after witnessing this great up and coming Australian band” and The AU Review named them, (alongside Bleeding Knees Club, Matt Corby, Millions and more) as one of 12 Australian bands to look out for in 2012.

And indeed, as far as 2012 is concerned it’s so far so good. In between completing an east coast headline run of their own as well as joining Tijuana Cartel’s ‘Offer Yourself’ national tour, the band have been locked away in their Brisbane studio working on new material, of which ‘Oh Hebe’ is the first taste. A more refined / polished sound, the new tracks see Pigeon further showcasing a meeting point of organic and electronic music, an eclectic treat for a new modern audience that crave diversity within their music. As In The Mix said of the band, “Fuck genres, this is music.”

With such well-regarded festival appearances under their belt only 12 short months into their career, Pigeons diverse, energetic, interactive and fun live show is also already speaking volumes for itself. The upcoming national ‘Oh Hebe’ tour will be the first time audiences in Canberra, Adelaide and Warrnambool get a chance to witness the fitness, check it:

Friday 10th August – Sol Bar – Maroochydore

Saturday 11th August – Alhambra Lounge – Brisbane

Thursday 16th August – Transit Bar – Canberra

Friday 17th August – Great Northern Hotel – Newcastle

Saturday 18th August – Goodgod Small Club – Sydney

Thursday 23rd August – Workers Club – Melbourne

Friday 24th August – The Loft – Warrnambool

Saturday 25th August – Ed’s Castle – Adelaide

Friday 31st August – Great Northern – Byron Bay

Saturday 1st September – Red Deer Festival –Mount Samson


Check out the video for ‘Oh Hebe’ here: