American rockers mewithoutYou are headed our way for the first time in nearly seven years. The boys from Philadelphia will make up for lost time in 2015 with a 8-date run beginning in January, and helping the band find their way between venues will be Central Coast indie rock outfit Elliot The Bull.
The last time the Philly quintet were in Australia was for Soundwave 2008, bravely performing acoustic sets in front of a frothing rock audience. You gotta give them props for that. Since then the quintet have released two studio albums, 2009’s It’s All Crazy! It’s All False! It’s All a Dream! It’s Alright, and Ten Stories in 2012.
The latter LP saw the band reconnect with their earlier, more untamed and unorthodox efforts. Speaking on Ten Stories, singer Aaron Weiss says the character-driven record tells of some fantastical tales involving circus trains, fortune tellers, and, of course, plenty of critters.
“They’re not quite children’s songs,” sums up Weiss. “With not quite coherent storylines, but there is an overarching and kind of child-like narrative.”
Tickets for mewithoutYou’s 2015 Australian tour go on sale from 9am this Friday, 31st October. Full tour details below.