Brooklyn, USA-based rock quartet Crumb have just announced further Australian and New Zealand tour dates through Handsome Tours to accompany their already announced debut Australian festival appearances in March 2023.
The tour will see them play headline shows at Miami Marketta in Yugambeh/Gold Coast, Factory Theatre in Eora/Sydney, UOW UniBar in Tharawal/Wollongong and The Hollywood Avondale in Auckland, as well as previously announced festivals Nine Lives in Meanjin/Brisbane, Brunswick Music Festival in Naarm/Melbourne and a festival called PANAMA in Stoney Creek/Launceston.
Crumb’s career spans two EPs and two albums, both receiving extensive critical praise; the latest in 2021’s ‘Ice Melt‘, saw recognition from worldwide tastemakers Pitchfork, CLASH, Consequence and NME, and a performance on revered radio station KEXP. The record saw them work with acclaimed producer Jonathan Rado (Father John Misty, The Killers, Alex Cameron) to create experimental compositions that are at turns head-nodding and surrealist, energetic and euphoric. Lead singer Lila Ramani characterises the album as a “return back down to earth”, a deeply felt examination of “real substances and beings that live on this planet”.
The quartet met at university in Boston and started releasing independently, building a passionate and dedicated fanbase that has seen them streamed hundreds of millions of times and their music video for single ‘Locket‘ racking up over 41 million views on YouTube.
From the start, the group knew that cohesion was best achieved through plumbing their individual strengths – front woman Lila Ramani’s earliest songwriting, which catalysed the group’s first two EPs; Bri Aronow‘s knack for building (dis)affecting soundscapes; the hypnotic grounding of Jonathan Gilad‘s drums, a Crumb mainstay; and Jesse Brotter‘s distinctive bass playing, which subtly traces Ramani’s vocal melodies while providing an unrelenting pulse. These collective skills make Crumb a project of independent self-discovery, four creative minds converging around an idea that is always shifting and reforming.
Tickets on sale – Friday, January 13 – 10am (local)
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
FRI 3 MAR | MIAMI MARKETTA, YUGAMBEH/GOLD COAST QLD
SAT 4 MAR | NINE LIVES, MEANJIN/BRISBANE QLD
WED 8 MAR | BRUNSWICK MUSIC FESTIVAL, NAARM/MELBOURNE VIC
THU 9 MAR | FACTORY THEATRE, EORA/SYDNEY NSW
FRI 10 MAR | UOW UNIBAR, THARAWAL/WOLLONGONG NSW
SUN 12 MAR | A FESTIVAL CALLED PANAMA, STONEY CREEK/LAUNCESTON TAS
TUE 14 MAR | THE HOLLYWOOD AVONDALE, AUCKLAND NZ