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Lovers Electric Announce First Australian Tour Since 2008

Australian pop band Lovers Electric, husband and wife duo David Turley and Eden Boucher, return with their second album, Impossible Dreams, on sale in record stores and through iTunes. The record is their sophomore release following the success of their 2008 debut album Whatever You Want and was recently released in Germany where it entered the iTunes Top 10 within 24 hours.

The new release is being supported with an Australian tour that will begin at the end of October.

Bearing a more organic sound than their electro-infused debut, Impossible Dreams is a reflection of their life’s experiences since their first release, a period that has seen them continue their ever travelling lifestyle, currently in Berlin. The result of eighteen months of writing straight after their first Australian tour, the record was produced in the 400-year old Ridge Farm Studio in the English countryside - the very studio where iconic groups like Oasis, White Snake and Queen laid down tracks – where they worked with producer David Tickle (U2, Split Endz, Prince).

The duo describe the album as being something of a transition from electro-pop to pop, though fans of the 80’s inspired tracks on the first album will enjoy the synth-infused In Your Hands and the catchy Without You that challenges the listener to sit still.

Taking inspiration from events in their own lives and those around them, the album covers themes of hope and optimism in the face of adversity. The upbeat opening track - and lead single from the album - Beating Like a Drum and the melancholic Be Who We Are, were both inspired by their childhoods in the suburbs of Adelaide, feeling the pressures of conformity and limitation. In contrast are darker themes of coming to terms with loss in Say Goodbye and feeling jaded by events in the world around us in Hearts Are Jaded.

With the hallmarks of epic film soundtracks, though completely contrasting in feel, the powerful Keep the Fire Burning is a reflection on the widespread and long-lasting impact of war, while the impossible catchy Whenever was inspired by the beats and sounds of an old 80s Casio keyboard that David once purchased on a whim.

The album includes the first recorded duet from the pair, Love Can Save Us, and an infectious track penned the day after Michael Jackson’s death in response to the media frenzy that ensued, One in a Million. A critique of the media’s change of stance from critics to admirers upon his death, the artists note the message is equally applicable to the turn of events in the wake of Amy Winehouse’s recent death.

An unforced and hip blend of music with fashionable appeal (Eden is also the designer behind fashion label Eden Honeydew), Lovers Electric are a blend of their Australian roots and European surroundings, visually and musically, influenced by the artists they grew up with as children of the 80s from Cyndi Lauper to New Order.

Both offspring of parents heavily involved in the arts scene in Adelaide, the couple met on a summer holiday at 17 and married two years later in the UK where Eden had been based for several years. After consciously deciding to pursue music as a couple and founding Lovers Electric – an ode to their chemistry on and off stage - they were offered the chance to tour Europe with reformed supergroup O.M.D (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) before heading home to Australia in 2008 to release their first album. Whatever You Want rapidly ascended the charts, hitting the iTunes Top 10 while their debut single, Honey hit number 1 on the club charts. The album also caught the attention of MTV who featured several tracks on reality TV juggernaut, The Hills.

The first single from the album, Beating Like a Drum is also available for purchase now from iTunes and record stores nationally. Watch the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGwvlGVzAmA

Impossible Dreams is available in record stores nationally and on iTunes now!

“The laid-back pair has captured an infectious sound that certainly radiates with universal appeal.”

- Rolling Stone

“Impressive in acoustic mode, but there’s a more bombastic dynamic to them on record.”

- The Australian

Lovers Electric 2011 Australian Tour Dates:

Thursday 27 October: Newtown Workers Club, Melbourne

Saturday 29 October: The Promethean, Adelaide

Tuesday 1 November: The Vanguard, Sydney

Thursday 3 November: The Dowse Bar, Brisbane

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