THE APARTMENTS

THE APARTMENTS

Supported by The Tall Grass + Edward Deer

FRI 18 AUG @ 8PM

Price
$28 + Booking Fees
Bookings
(02) 9550 3666
Mode
Concert Mode - General Admission Standing
Tickets
On sale now @ The Factory Theatre

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The Apartments, acclaimed by critics and fans alike all over the world, began in Brisbane in 1978, with their first EP released by The Go-Betweens on their own Able Label in 1979. Singer/songwriter Peter Milton Walsh left Australia for New York a few years later, relocating to England when he was signed by legendary English record label Rough Trade. During the years of exile and the albums which followed, The Apartments developed an intense, devoted following throughout Europe and the US. In 2015 The Apartments debut album from 1985, the evening visits… and stays for years was reissued by Brooklyn label, Captured Tracks. In the same month, The Apartments new album No Song, No Spell, No Madrigal was released by Paris label, Microcultures.

At year’s end, influential French music magazine Magic named No Song, No Spell, No Madrigal #1 Album of The Year for 2015. In Australia, ABC Radio National’s contemporary music show Inside Sleeve named Twenty One, a track from the album, # 1 Song of 2015.

The Apartments last headlined in Sydney at the Sydney Festival selling out the Speigeltent. Since then they have toured Europe and played select shows in Melbourne and Brisbane. Internationally acclaimed for their melodic and lyrically rich songbook, The Apartments will play a range of tracks from across the band’s career including songs from 2015’s album No Song, No Spell, No Madrigal.

Joining the Apartments are The Tall Grass, a collaboration between singer/songwriters Peter Fenton (Crow) and Jamie Hutchings (Bluebottle Kiss/Infinity Broke), each a legendary figure of Sydney’s indie band scene. The Tall Grass are a potent and beguiling proposition, taking traditional songwriting forms and twisting them into one-off shapes that both spook and move the listener. Their debut album, Down The Unmarked Road (released April 7, 2017), is a wide-open, uniquely Australian take on the romance of loss, landscape and the road.

Opening act is Edward Deer, a Sydney based songwriter whose dark and melodic sound suggests a range of reference points, from classic acoustic folk to pop, rock, Americana and electronic music.