|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 www.brittlerock.com from June 14
BRITTLE – THE OWLS TOUR 2010 – JUNE / JULY / AUGUST
|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 Café||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+)|