Channelling sun streaked summers past through their pristine guitar pop, New Jersey’s Real Estate make music sound easy. Already announced on Golden Plains Festival, Real Estate will perform Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane headline dates when making their long-awaited Australian debut in March.

Martin Courtney, Alex Bleeker and Matthew Mondanile were long-time friends, barely home from college when they formed a band in 2008. They’d shared a childhood in the Garden State and wrote songs for their postcode, charting Ridgewood’s suburban dreary with a bemused sense of wonder and appreciation.

Joined by drummer Jackson Pollis and multi-instrumentalist Jonah Maurer, the band’s expansive live show is breezy and nostalgic, making disarmingly simple pop sound unexpectedly profound.

Real Estate’s first Australian tour finds the band at its strongest, following performances on Primavera Sound and Pitchfork Music Festivals, a sold-out American tour, and with a gorgeous suite of songs to their name.

Tickets on sale now.

Friday 9 March – The Standard – Sydney.
Tickets from Moshtix, online, by phone 1300 Get Tix (438 849), on your mobile via and Moshtix outlets. Also available through Penny Drop online:

Monday 12 March – Corner Hotel – Melbourne.
Tickets from the Corner Box Office,, by phone 9427 9198 and 57 Swan St, Richmond 10am-8pm Mon- Sat.

Tuesday 13 March – The Zoo – Brisbane.
Tickets from Penny Drop online: and Oztix by phone 1300 762 545, from the venue, online at and the usual outlets.

Real Estate also play:
Saturday 10 March – Golden Plains – Meredith.
More information and tickets here.