|Arriving back to Australia after showcase performances for Musexpo and Music Matters across the UK, USA and Hong Kong, Drawn from Bees are about to jump right back on a plane to Sydney to embark on a national tour in support of their May 21 released album Fear Not The Footsteps Of The Departed.
Fear Not… is the band’s most multi-layered and complex release to date, juxtaposing Drawn from Bees’ most heartbreakingly beautiful songs with their most intellectual rock concepts and experimental soundscapes – sampling choirs and iPhones alike amongst almost spiritual laments of loss and love.
New single ‘Stand Against The Storm’, recently added to triple j rotation, is another excuse for Drawn from Bees to show off their brilliant four-part harmonies, as Dan James adds a captivating dose of front-man theatrics to the mix.
Fear Not… puts to bed a two-year long project for the Brisbane four-piece, who’ve been studiously fulfilling their self-imposed goal of writing, recording and releasing a new body of work every six months during this time. With the album hitting the shelves, their four releases to date are now housed together as a special limited-release box set titled Elementary Tales For Young Girls & Boys, available at shows and through Bonefinger Records.
★★★★ THE AUSTRALIAN
With Powderfinger about to check into the retirement village, the arrival of Drawn from Bee’s impressive debut album could not have been better timed to plug the imminent gap on the Brisbane pop-rock export market.
(Fear Not The Footsteps Of The Departed – LP)
★★★★ ROLLING STONE
Ambitious rock collection favours both quantity and quality…a remarkable body of work.
(Elementary Tales For Young Boys And Girls – Box Set)
STREET PRESS AUSTRALIA, BIG TREE ARTISTS & BONEFINGER RECORDS PRESENT:
Fear Not National Tour
Saturday July 10 – Gaelic Club, Sydney Buy Tickets from Posse/Moshtix – Click Here
Friday July 16 – The Troubadour, Brisbane – supports: Alba Varden, Delamere, Oceanics doors: 8pm/$15 – pre-sale: $13.30+bf www.troubadour.oztix.com.au
Saturday July 17 – Miami Tavern, Gold Coast – supports: Live Fish, Oceanics doors: 8pm/FREE ENTRY
Saturday July 24 – Pure Pop Records, Melbourne
Saturday July 24 – Espy, Melbourne
Saturday July 31 – Fowlers, Adelaide
– Buy: Click here for “Drawn From Bees” at iTunes
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