Australian indie-rockers The John Steel Singers are making their way over to the US for a string of New York tour dates, which will take place in accodance with CMJ and the recent North American release of their album Tangalooma (Universal Music).
As much as they thrive in the studio, the signature John Steel Singers live show is one to witness. Over the past few years they have toured with many great acts, including The Polyphonic Spree, Built To Spill, Morning Benders, The Dodos, Man Man, and Tame Impala. The band is also no stranger to the festival circuit, having joined the lineup of festivals such as Splendour In The Grass, The Big Day Out, Falls Festival, Sunset Sounds, Come Together Festival and The Great Escape.
But what is it about their live show that really draws people in? First and foremost, their musicianship is fascinating – often switching between instruments and being resourceful with percussion utensils, they keep the show spontaneous, yet tight. They are constantly bringing new elements to their songs in a live setting. Each show is something different as no song is ever played identically to its recording. One point that’s hard to miss is their charismatic, hilarious personalities that shine through with every performance: often sporting flamboyant costumes or props, they’re frequently inviting people up on stage for a dance, drum and sing – when they get you involved, you never forget it.
10.13 New York, NY @ Cake Shop
10.14 New York, NY @ Lit Lounge
10.15 New York, NY @ Piano’s
10.16 New York, NY @ Delancey
10.20 New York, NY @ Rosenthal Pavillion, NYU Kimmel Center
10.21 New York, NY @ Pianos – Planetary Group CMJ Party
10.22 New York, NY @ Aussie BBQ at Delancey
10.22 New York, NY @ Local 269
10.23 New York, NY @ Bowery Electric
10.24 Brooklyn, NY @ Spike Hill
10.27 Brooklyn, NY @ Bruar Falls