Sydney four-piece THE LAURELS will celebrate the release of their debut album Plains (which got the Tone Deaf verdict today) by throwing some fuel into the Tarago and hitting the road this August and September. The Plains Album Tour will see the band embark upon their first headline tour in a year and will take their renowned live show to Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Sydney.
Having recently toured the country with Pond and following on from shows with likes of The Black Angels, Wooden Shjips, Swervedriver, Dead Meadow, Low and Tame Impala, THE LAURELS have developed a solid reputation as one of the country’s best live bands, striking a balance between melody and power in their strong sense of melody and sheer strength of their psychedelic swirl.
But whilst notoriety as a floppy haired sonic assault machine is flattering, there’s a lot more to the band than that, and Plains sees THE LAURELS reveal what has long been shielded behind their wall of white noise.
Producer Liam Judson (Belles Will Ring, Cloud Control), a long-time friend of the band, was the man to dismantle THE LAURELS’ wall of sound brick by brick, the highly-anticipated record is currently slaying the airwaves, featuring the singles ‘Changing The Timeline’ and ‘Tidal Wave’.
Plains will be released on July 13 on Rice Is Nice with a vinyl release set for August.
THE LAURELS will also support UK outfit Band Of Skulls on their upcoming Splendour In The Grass sideshows in Melbourne and Sydney.
THE LAURELS PLAINS ALBUM TOUR // AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2012 DATES
Fri August 10 – Polyester Records, City store, MELBOURNE
Free in store performance, 6pm
Sat August 11 – The Tote, MELBOURNE
w/ Witch Hats + Lowtide
Fri August 17 – Beetle Bar, BRISBANE
w/ Keep On Dancin’s + Cobbwebbs
Sat August 25 – Mojos, PERTH
w/ gum + Shiny Joe Ryan
TICKETS at door, no pre sale.
Sat September 1 – The Annandale, SYDNEY
w/ Witch Hats + East River
THE LAURELS also Supporting BAND OF SKULLS
Sun July 22 – The Corner Hotel, MELBOURNE
Thu July 26 – The Corner Hotel, MELBOURNE *SOLD OUT*
Fri July 27 – The Factory, SYDNEY
The Laurels – Changing The Timeline by Thee Laurels