Set to drop on the 9th September, SAFIA’s debut album Internal is one of the most anticipated Australian LP’s of 2016. Today, the outfit share the cinematic new video for most recent single, ‘Over You’ which reached the coveted position as most played track on Triple J and currently sits at over one million Spotify streams. SAFIA today also announce breakout producer, Running Touch and house duo, Set Mo as supports for the band’s biggest Australia and New Zealand tour to date, kicking off 23 September in their hometown of Canberra.
Directed by New Zealand-based concept specialist Marcus Hofko of The Bow and shot in the United Kingdom, the cinematic clip is a surrealist visualisation of the haunting effect a broken relationship can leave behind. Littered with rotting apples and still life imagery, the offering is a visual shift from the darker tones of their previous acclaimed videos – the post-apocalyptic You Are The One and Make Them Wheels Roll, which reached #2 in the Hype Machine charts.
SAFIA will be joined by Sydney’s favourite duo Set Mo, whose breakout single White Dress (ft. Deutsche Duke) clocked over 4.5 million Spotify streams and spurred an impressive circuit of festival appearances including Splendour In The Grass, Field Day and Beyond The Valley. Named by inthemix as “one to watch’ in 2016 and fast growing into one of the most valued new acts to hit the Australian dance music scene, Running Touch will also join the all star line-up. His breakout single Courtesy Of earned him the title as ‘The Best Kept Secret in Australian Music’ by BuzzFeed, and recently saw him perform a much-talked-about set at Splendour In The Grass.
Having played capacity venues around the world, SAFIA have supported Lorde and Disclosure, performed at Groovin the Moo, Field Day, Splendour In The Grass, Falls Festival, The Great Escape (UK), Primavera Festival (SPAIN), SXSW and more, and now have This That, Southbound and Beyond the Valley to look forward to.
SAFIA ‘INTERNAL’ TOUR’ DATES
Supported by triple j
Tickets on sale now via www.safia-music.com
Fri 23 Sept / UC Refectory, Canberra – All Ages
Sun 2 Oct / Enmore Theatre, Sydney – All Ages (LONG WEEKEND)
Fri 7 Oct / The Tivoli, Brisbane – 18+
Sat 8 Oct / The Nightquarter, Gold Coast – 18+
(Children under 18 years are allowed into the venue, if accompanied by a legal guardian)
Fri 14 Oct / Odeon Theatre, Hobart – All Ages
Sat 15 Oct / Festival Hall, Melbourne – All Ages
Fri 21 Oct / Metro City, Perth – 18+
Sat 22 Oct / Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide – All Ages
Fri 11 Nov / The Powerstation, Auckland – All Ages