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The Drums / Cults Australian Tour 2012 – Laneway Sideshows

Written by Brayden Darke on November 15, 2011

Two of the most talked about bands of the past 12 months, The Drums and Cults will join forces for Australian Tour dates in Early 2012. Both bands will co-headline their own shows on the back of their appearance and the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2012 line up.

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Combustible Brooklyn-via-Florida outfit The Drums have packed a lot into their last two years: two excellent, mostly self-recorded albums and an EP, line-up changes, internal strife, a couple of world tours. Now a five-piece, The Drums deftly sidestepped the sophomore slump this year with Portamento, an intimate and largely autobiographical LP full of the band’s trademark mix of gorgeous melodies, spry instrumentation and singer Jonathon Pierce’s musings on heartbreak, redemption, loss and love.

NYC-by-way-of-San Diego pop duo Cults, have burst onto the scene early last year with the irresistible Go Outside, a short, sharp burst of hazy bedroom pop steeped in classic girl-group harmonies and Spector-esque production. Little was known about the twosome of Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin, whose almost ungoogleable name and refusal to give interviews befitted their creepy moniker. A couple of months ago, the band decisively stepped out of the shadows, silencing the doubters with their great self-titled LP , a winsome and succinct half-hour set shot through with darker undercurrents that amply delivers on the band’s early promise.

Tickets on sale Wednesday 23 November

The Drums / Cults Australian Tour 2012 – Laneway Sideshows

Friday 3rd February 2012
Palace Theatre, Melbourne (18+)
Tickets through Ticketek.com.au / 132 849

Wednesday 8th February 2012
Enmore Theatre, Sydney (All Ages)
Tickets through Ticketek.com.au / 132 849

The Drums and Cults will also be Playing the 2012 St. Jeromes Laneway Festival.

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