Spitting in the face of extinction The Dodos are soon to arrive on our shores to roost. Following on from their stellar performances at last year’s Falls Festival, as well as headline shows in Melbourne and Brisbane and a standout spot supporting Fleet Foxes in Sydney, San Francisco’s raucous, free-wheeling, power-percussion, folk-pop sensations return to Australia in February.
Centred around the key elements of fiery drumming and Fahey-infused finger-picking, the creative core of The Dodos has now been blessed with vibraphone both on record and in the live setting, further enhancing the band’s dalliance into the world of being a bit more rock’n’roll – hell, frontman Meric Long even plays standing up these days…
Their brilliant new album, Time To Die, the follow-up to 2008’s critically acclaimed Visiter, was produced by Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, The Shins, Built To Spill) and is out now.
All dates/details for the shows are below. Tickets on sale now.
Friday 12th February
Melbourne – East Brunswick Club
Tickets from the venue (www.eastbrunswickclub.com, the East Box Office or phone 03 9388 9794)
Presented by 3RRR and Beat
Saturday 13th February
Sydney – Oxford Art Factory
Tickets from Moshtix (www.moshtix.com.au or 1300 GET TIX (438 849))
Presented by Drum Media
Sunday 14th February
Brisbane – The Zoo
Tickets from Oztix phone sales 1300 762 545, www.thezoo.com.au, Rockinghorse Records (City), Kill The Music (City), Butterbeats (City & Valley), Bombay Rock (Townsville), Cooly Hotel (Coolangatta), Disasterpiece (Southport), Gooble Warming (West End), Great Western (Rockhampton), Moshpit Music (Maroochydore), Rockaway Records (Springwood), Sands Tavern (Maroochydore) & Sunflower Music (Broadbeach)
Presented by Time Off
The Dodos A Time To Die is out now on Witchita/Shock.