Australian Tour January 2009
“One of the most engaging albums of 2008” 4/5 Mojo
”A sensation” 4/5 The Guardian
“Every once in a while an album emerges from the undergrowth of indiedom to blow you away. This is one of them” 4.5/5 The Sun (UK)
“Nothing short of spectacular” 4/5 The Brag
“Renegade folk twosome” 4/5 Q magazine “Pounding drums delivered like bombs dropping” 4/5 The Times (UK) (live)
“Superb…One of the best releases of 2008” Rave
“Not before time, these San Fran folkists give the kiss of life to an ailing genre” 8/10 NME
With superlative after superlative being laid upon their wonderfully freewheeling second album, Visiter, San Francisco’s The Dodos will tour Australia for the first time this December ‘08/January ’09, including a Falls Festival (http://www.fallsfestival.com.au/) appearance.
Whilst lots of late-2000s indie bands boast of archaic &/or exotic influences few use them with the playful energy & brash creativeness that the Dodos do. Country-blues fingerpicking meets African rhythms & metal drumming all tied together by memorable pop hooks might smell like an all-too-wacky description on a band’s Myspace page, but the Dodos turn these far-flung elements into delightfully natural sounding & infectiously melodic music.Initially just a two piece, & now expanded to three for performances, The Dodos exude raucous energy & visceral intensity in the live setting, stretching the folk blueprint to snapping point by playing it like it was good, old fashioned rock’n’roll.
When: Fri 02-01-09
Where: The Zoo
When: Tue 06-01-09
Where: Northcote Social Club
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