Hailing from Portland, Oregon, instrumental outfit Grails has today announced plans to make their maiden voyage to Australia, for a run of shows thoughout October.
This comes as massive news to Aussie fans of the band, who up until now have had to be content with whispers and amateur footage of what is described as a transcendental experience of a live performance. Descriptions of Grails are hard to find. The band’s ability to mix and match genres within releases has made them almost impossible to pigeonhole, further adding to the band’s desire to leap and bound across soundscapes and styles.
Deep Politics (2011), the band’s most recent release, is testament to this ability. Described as spaghetti post-rock, Grails show how much they have mastered capturing atmospheric energy and sonic heaviness, combining them in a way few have previously. Further adding to the performance is the band’s unrelenting need to progress, be it through their music, or through swapping instruments mid set; it’s certainly a cognitive, and aural delight, something growing rarer and rarer each day.
The chaos, beauty and unparalleled talent can be witnessed live on the below dates.
Saturday October 13
Melbourne (supporting Tortoise [USA])
Tickets from http://tickets.lifeisnoise.com/, The Corner and Oztix.
Sunday October 14 –
This Is Nowhere
UWA, Perth w/ Tortoise, Beach Fossils, Xiu Xiu, HTRK, Puro Instict…
Tickets from http://tickets.lifeisnoise.com/, This Is Nowhere, Heatseeker and Oztix.
Wednesday October 17
Brisbane w/ Special Guests
Tickets from http://tickets.lifeisnoise.com/, The Zoo and Oztix. Presale $35+BF
Thursday October 18
Northcote Social Club
Melbourne w/ Special Guests
Tickets from http://tickets.lifeisnoise.com/, The Corner and Oztix. Presale $35+BF
Friday October 19
Oxford Art Factory
Sydney w/ Special Guests
Tickets from http://tickets.lifeisnoise.com/, Moshtix and Oztix. Presale $35+BF