If you've got nothing on tomorrow night and are itching for some great live music, Expatriate will be kicking off an east coast run of dates in Melbourne! The Sydney-siders have recently had their song "Do You Remember" remixed by Tales In Space, with the national competition winners putting their 'elecro-dynamo-pomo-disco rock' twists on Expatriate's synth-driven rock ballad.
A huge list of releases this week with some much anticipated albums and popular artists in the mix including UK band The Vaccines, The XX, Periphery, Dntel and a live DVD from Danko Jones. Local releases include Sophie Koh, Wooshie and Expatriate.
In This Issue: Falls Music & Arts Festival gets new sponsor, Sures sign to Ivy League Records, Ampfest, Expatriate let you mix, ARIA Charts, Django Django feature artists on Channel V's Buzz Artist, ABC imprint label signs Boy in a Box, Kimbra debuts at #14 on US Billboard Charts, Channel V Presenter search, Australian songwriters pen score for Bollywood film "Despite the Gods" screening at Sydney Film Festival, win a signed Eastwood Tenor guitar from Warren Ellis,Gatwich Records launches in Canada, APRA Awards 2012 winners announced and more..
After they performed two great homecoming shows in Sydney last December, Expatriate are now set to play their first run of tour dates in the lead up to the release of their second album Hyper/Hearts. The East Coast will be playing host to the band through May as they perform material off the record for the first time; tickets are only available on the door to these shows, so if you want to get out and support the band, be mindful of this!
Many, many years ago I randomly brought an FBI 94.5 FM mix CD called Kill Your Idols and became smitten with a relatively new act at the time called Expatriate. The Sydney based four piece later released a fantastic record and then promptly pissed off to Berlin for three years and completely dropped off the radar.
Expatriate have lived up to their name over the last few years, absconding to live in chilly Berlin whilst their career trajectory in Europe took off. Following their ARIA nominated 2007 release “In The Midst of This” in Australia, the four-piece relocated to Germany and signed to [PIAS] International.
Expatriate return to Australia with "Miracle Mile" the first single from the forthcoming album due out in early 2012. Expatriate will also be treating Australian fans to shows in Sydney and Melbourne previewing their new material and playing some old favourites from ‘Lovers Le Strange EP’ and debut album In The Midst Of This