Fresh from the release of their latest album In The Grace Of Your Love through Modular Recordings, The Rapture are back in Australia as part of the huge Future Music Festival tour and plan to perform some intimate side shows for your pleasure. Joining them will be Canadian dance-disco quartet Azari & III. Expect a lot from this show, it’s bound to be snappy.
If it’s 100% pure dance punk that floats your boat, then NYC’s The Rapture have got the goods. Formed way back in 1998, this groundbreaking, pioneering act have kindly given the planet four epic albums (Mirror, Echoes, Pieces Of The People We Love and the latest gem In The Grace Of Your Love), plus a collection of generation-defining tunes that boasts the likes of House Of Jealous Lovers, Get Myself Into It, The Chair That Squeaks and Sister Savior. The Rapture have big plans for the months ahead, as they are set to release a new single Sail Away featuring remixes from Cut Copy, Aeroplane & Cosmic Kids as well as an EP Remix Bundle
Featuring the skills of Luke Jenner, Vito Roccoforte and Gabriel Andruzzi, The Rapture are revered for their innate ability to effortlessly meld their punk roots with electronic and dance elements to create a sound that all their very own. Their shows are renowned for their upbeat and fevered frenzy educing qualities.
Azari & III last came to Australia on a whistle stop tour and performed during the Vivid Festival 2011. They created such an amazing impression Future Music Festival snapped them up to come back again to show their wares off to a bigger audience. Hitting the world between the eyes with singles like Hungry For The Power and Reckless (With Your Love) at the start of their stunning musical adventure, Azari & III have since been a much-loved mainstay of the planet’s finest clubs and biggest festival stages. The quartet have just released a deluxe digital version of their album.
Blessed with a rare ability to transcend genres and scenes, their high profile fans range from Annie Mac and Grizzly Bear to Boys Noize and Broken Social Scene, while their list of remix duties takes in the eclectic likes of Robyn, Cut Copy, Booka Shade, Creep (Romy of the XX) and LA’s noise darlings Health. Tirelessly building a bridge between the worlds of dance and rock, Azari & III features the talents of Alixander, Dinamo Azari, Starving Yet Full and Fritz Hedler. Their live shows need to be seen to be believed, renowned to induce even the most timid dancers out of the corner.
Thanks to Future Entertainment, we have a double pass to their Sydney show on Thursday March 8. To win, tell us what you think will be the first sign of the Rapture.
THE RAPTURE and AZARI & III SOLO SHOW DATES:
MELBOURNE: Tuesday 6th March, The Forum.
Tickets on sale Tuesday 31st January through Ticketmaster
www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100
SYDNEY: Thursday 8th March, The Metro.
Tickets on sale Tuesday 31st January through Ticketek
www.ticketek.com.au or 13 28 49.