– Less Arty More Party
|Explosive Brisbane five-piece The Belligerents are set to take their dance frenzied, disco-pop live show on the road for a national tour in March and April to celebrate the release of their much anticipated debut EP Less Arty More Party.
In 2010, the band infused the hearts and dancing shoes of audiences; supporting acts such as Metronomy (UK), Neon Indian (USA), Breakbot (France), Yacht Club DJs, The Paper Scissors and DZ. They blew the minds of festival revellers holding their own alongside the likes of Little Red, Shout Out Louds (Sweden), Regurgitator, Miami Horror, The Jezabels, Dappled Cities, Urthboy, Parades and the John Steel Singers.
The boys have played countless mind-blowing sets on renowned stages and at house parties – occasionally invoking partial nudity. Also in the midst of this wild year, the band got creatively intimate with Brisbane producer Timeshare at Temple Street studio and recorded a deeply charismatic four track EP. Channelling inspiration from Foals, The Rapture and Talking Heads, The Belligerents have crafted an entrancing musical work of art suitable for any party.
The core focus of the EP was to recreate the energetic live sound which the band is renowned for. “We wanted to concentrate on making a record which mirrors our live show, without the full blown production process of adding in heaps of things which we then couldn’t recreate live. What you get is definitely what you see,” said bass player Konstantin Kersting.
The debut single from the EP, These Hands, was officially released by singles label Major Label in late 2010 and since then has received airplay on Triple J and community radio around Australia. As well as being featured on sites in New York, Seoul and London, the single was also featured online on Hype Machine and the acclaimed US site, Blalock’s Indie Playlist.
Their recently released second single, Such A Crime, “has blissfully delayed guitar and a slightly moody vibe, which make[s] it a real grower” Vijay Khurana (Triple J). It has also gained several Triple J spins and earned themselves a spot on Triple J Unearthed as a spotlight artist.
The Belligerents are turning heads and awakening dance-floors around the country and the next couple of months will see them embark on an impassioned national tour to mark the release of Less Arty More Party.
Such A Crime by The Belligerents
|Sat, March 26 | Woodland, Brisbane – presented by Happy-Endings
With Special Guests: Young Men Dead & Millions
BUY Tickets | moshtix
$10 pre-sale / $12 door sale
Fri, April 1 | Lake Kawana Community Centre, Sunshine Coast
Fri, April 8 | Elsewhere, Gold Coast
Sat, April 9 | Oxford Art Factory Gallery Bar, Sydney
Thurs, April 21 | The Evelyn, Melbourne
Sat, April 23 | Fowlers Live, Adelaide
Fri, April 29 | The Buddha Bar, Byron Bay
Sat, April 30 | Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle