Neo-psych rockers and veterans of the Aus live music scene The Laurels are making their long-awaited return after their delicious 2012 debut album Plains, with a new single Zodiac K, and the news of a co-headline tour with Pond frontman and former Tame Impala bassist Nicholas Allbrook.
Having spent the years since Plains in proper Laurels fashion (read: playing a fuckload of live shows) with overseas tours alongside the likes of Deerhunter & Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, the Sydney-based foursome are ready to release new music in the form of a second LP alongside new addition, drummer Jasper Fenton Lee formerly of Decoder Ring.
Ahead of the release of the, as yet unnamed new album, The Laurels will be hitting the east coast this August with Allbrook, who they first met back in 2009, when Nick was apart of the then fledgling outfit Tame Impala, kicking off an ongoing string of gig-sharing which culminates in this overdue co-headline tour. Allbrook himself released his first solo album last year to rave reviews and the dual headline tour is simply one not to miss.
Listen to the sprawling, warm new tune Zodiac K now and check below for deets and tickets for the August tour!
Listen: The Laurels – Zodiac K
The Laurels & Nicholas Allbrook East Coast Tour
Saturday, August 1
John Curtin Bandroom, Melbourne
Tix: John Curtin Bandroom
Thursday, August 6
The Brightside, Brisbane
Tix: The Brightside
Friday, August 7
The Great Northern, Byron Bay
Saturday, August 8
Uni Bar, Wollongong
Saturday, August 29
Volumes, Sydney *The Laurels only