GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR
Australian Tour February 2013
Seminal Canadian post-rock collective Godspeed You! Black Emperor will bring their heartrending live show to Australia for the first time this February. Already announced to perform at ATP’s ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’, the band will also headline shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
This is the first ever Australian tour for the band. Tickets are on sale now.
GY!BE was created in 1994 as a solo musical outlet for Efrim Menuck, with the name borrowed from a little known 1976 Japanese black and white documentary. Three years on, Menuck was invited to perform at a show in Montreal, and asked bassist Mauro Pezzente and guitarist Mike Moya to accompany him. The band quickly grew to a core group of nine members and in 1997 they released their debut album F#A#∞. They’ve since gone on to release 3 studio albums and an EP, each generally consisting of an entire piece which is then divided into sections ranging from 15 to 25 minutes.
Joining the band in Sydney will be Pimmon, recognised internationally as one of a handful of artists pushing the boundaries of music and digital composition. The combination of pop, minimal composition, exotic drones and found sounds creates a dense, emotive, compelling and challenging listening experience.
Supporting GY!BE in Melbourne will be Chris Smith, combining volume and feedback with minimalist blues. His beautifully crumbling compositions evoke Loren Connors, Ennio Morricone and Neil Young in equal measure.
Opening at the Tivoli will be Brisbane locals Primitive Motion, conjuring repetitive waves of dream-float pop using an array of cheap keyboards and machine-made beats woven with echo-drenched vocals, brass and wind instruments.
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