Austin-based experimental synth quartet S U R V I V E today announce they will play Sydney and Melbourne headline shows in February next year. Adding to their already-announced Laneway Festival appearances across the country, S U R V I V E will perform at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory on Wednesday 7th February and Melbourne’s Corner Hotel on Friday 9th February.
With two of the band’s four members responsible for scoring the recent soundtrack for hit US television series Stranger Things, S U R V I V E have risen to prominence during the past few years, receiving critical acclaim for both their recorded material and captivating live performances.
The band’s 2016 release, RR7349, was self-recorded via their home studio and is simultaneously ominous and hopeful, tense and relaxed, percussive and melodic. The follow up to their numerous EP’s and debut full-length album, RR7349 had music critics, industry and fans alike abuzz on release.
“If you love what [Dixon & Stein] did for Things, chances are you’re going to really flip over RR7349” – Billboard
“While we’re hesitant to throw the word “epic” around haphazardly, it certainly applies to the group’s thrilling, darkly gleaming, otherworldly synth odysseys, which are truly transportive and majestic” – Gorilla Vs Bear
“S U R V I V E’s style reflects mysterious, almost ghostly motifs, with a spacious era-inspired sound full of depth and darkness” – Mixmag
On their Australian dates, S U R V I V E will treat audiences to an absolutely not-to-be-missed transcendent live show. Relapse has described it as, “towering stacks of hardware synthesizers, drum machines, effects and amps, supported by an amazing custom light show and thick, industrial amounts of fog”.
“… their ability to put on a captivating live show which relies solely on their compositions is a true testament to their musicianship…” – The Skinny UK
“Since seeing the synth four-piece playing their towering stacks of synths live in their hometown of Austin… I’ve been hard pushed to find anything that packs as visceral a punch as these guys.” – Dummy Mag
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S U R V I V E | 2018 TOUR DATES
Brought to you by Laneway Presents, Chugg Entertainment & Triple R
Wednesday 7th February – Oxford Art Factory
Friday 9th February – Corner Hotel