BRITTLE Announce “THE OWLS” EP & National Tour July/Aug 2010

  There’s nothing more that Melbourne alternative rockers BRITTLE want to do but to capture their dynamic live sound and energy in their recordings and that’s exactly what they’ve achieved with legendary producer Mark Opitz at the helm on the band’s new five-track EP titled “The Owls” which will be unleashed on June 14 as a free digital download.

The EP will be backed by a massive tour of the same name that will see the band visiting all capital cities in June, July and August as well as a host of major regional centres around the country. It will be their largest Australian tour since the release of their debut EP ‘Chinese Whispers’ in 2008.

With his work producing landmark albums for artists including INXS, The Divinyls, The Angels, Cold Chisel, KISS and Ray Charles, Mark Opitz’s impressive history is a good indication as to the quality you can expect from Brittle’s “The Owls”.

“It was a massive learning curve for us as a band,” said Brittle lead vocalist Ben “Tokyo” Whiting. “That guy knows a lot and he taught us so much during our time working with him. He really made sure we got our ‘live’ sound on the EP and most importantly helped us work towards creating our own unique sound for the five tracks”.

Having supported artists including Faker, Kisschasy, Snow Patrol, Grinspoon, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, Something With Numbers, and more recently Katy Perry, Brittle make their dynamic set seem effortless and really know how to put on a show. “We are a band that is driven by playing live,” says Whiting. “If you like our band you MUST see us live!!”

Brittle’s live show isn’t the only thing buzzing, they are also making headway in the international music industry, having been described as “one of the bands to watch” by Music Week UK & Insider Magazine, as well as being listed as a “buzz band” by The Music Network in Australia.

The Owls EP – available free online at from June 14


Friday June 25:   Trash @ Caseys Hotel   Hawthorn, VIC (18+)
Saturday June 26:   Revellers Bar   Melbourne, VIC (18+)
Thursday July 8:   Snitch @ Club 299   Brisbane, QLD (18+)
Friday July 9:   Hard Rock CafĂ©   Gold Coast, QLD (18+)
Saturday July 10:   Bon Amici   Toowoomba, QLD (18+)
Sunday July 11:   The Hive   Brisbane, QLD (All Ages)
Thursday July 15:   Kyogle Memorial Hall   Kyogle, NSW (All Ages)
Friday July 16:   Southern Cross School   Ballina, NSW (All Ages)
Saturday July 17:   Great Northern Hotel   Byron Bay, NSW (18+)
Thursday July 22:   Grand Hotel   Wollongong, NSW (18+)
Friday July 23:   Ivanhoe Hotel   Manly, NSW (18+)
Thursday July 29:   Bended Elbow   Geelong, VIC (18+)
Friday July 30:   POW @ Mynt Lounge   Werribee, VIC (18+)
Saturday July 31:   Cherry Bar   Melbourne, VIC (18+)
Sunday August 1:   Spanish Club   Fitzroy, VIC (All Ages)
Wednesday August 4:   Irish Murphy’s   Launceston, TAS (18+)
Thursday August 5:   The Central   Devonport, TAS (18+)
Friday August 6:   Republic Bar   Hobart, TAS (18+)
Saturday August 7:   Maginty’s   Burnie, TAS (18+)
Thursday August 12:   Karova Lounge   Ballarat, VIC (18+)
Friday August 13:   Louisiana Tavern   Elizabeth, SA (18+)
Saturday August 14:   Edinburgh Castle   Adelaide, SA (18+)