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Tortoise Announce Supports For Australian Tour

Written by Mike Solo on July 23, 2012

Chicago instrumentalists TORTOISE have announced an Australian tour for October, playing Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and concluding their tour in Perth at the newly-announced ‘This Is Nowhere’ Festival, alongside Grails, Xiu Xiu and more.

Since their self-titled debut release in 1994, the band have taken their influential blend of rock, dub, dance, jazz, techno and post-rock across the world. Combining a multitude of synths with double-drumming, polished guitar melodies and controlled improvisation, Tortoise’s innovative sound lies somewhere between Can, Minutemen and Miles Davis.

Supports have now been announced for their tour dates, including much-hyped psych-rockers The Laurels, whose album Plains has just been released; post-rockers sleepmakeswaves who have had a jam-packed international touring schedule this year; indie-math-rock outfit Mr Maps, post-punk band Margins; and New War. Fellow Americans Grails will support in Melbourne.

TORTOISE Australian tour 2012

Thursday October 11
Hi Fi Bar, Sydney w/The Laurels and sleepmakeswaves

Friday October 12
The Zoo, Brisbane w/Margins and Mr Maps

Saturday October 13
The Corner, Melbourne w/ Grails (USA), New War and sleepmakeswaves

Sunday October 14
This Is Nowhere, UWA, Perth

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