PERFUME GENIUS (USA)

PERFUME GENIUS (USA)

FRI 2 MAR @ 8PM

Price
$55.70
Bookings
(02) 9550 3666
Mode
Concert Mode - General Admission Standing
Tickets
On sale now @ The Factory Theatre & Ticketek
Buy tickets online

Mistletone and FBi Radio very proudly summons Perfume Genius back to illuminate Sydney with a headline show at The Factory.

“If you listen to the four Perfume Genius albums in chronological order, you can hear Hadreas healing himself in real time, moving toward an emancipation that seems, suddenly, to have come to pass. The center of his music has always been a defiant delicacy—a ragged, affirmative understanding of despair. No Shape finds him unexpectedly victorious” – NEW YORKER

“The stunning No Shape unfurls as if it were a stage show, at once incredibly grand and intimate” THE QUIETUS

“Considering Perfume Genius’s first two albums catalogue a lifestyle of excess, abuse and its repercussion with tremulous intimacy, Hadreas now finds himself the missing link between Rufus Wainwright and Arca. He is a fearless and literate storyteller at home on a piano stool (like Wainwright), and a sensual artist striving to transcend the body, to be fluid and unanchored… When he is in full-frontal mode, Hadreas postures like a rock star, having what looks like a blast”THE GUARDIAN

Known early as a poster-wraith for notorious, joyous, tortured and free boys, girls and their fellow travelers, the first two albums by Perfume Genius consisted largely of exquisite and cruelly abbreviated songs seemingly sung in the dark at a piano with all the silences left in. 2014’s Too Bright stepped out saucily onto a bigger stage, expressing, with the production help of Adrian Utley, emotions arranged all along the slippery continuum from rage to irony to love. Now with No Shape we have seized the vocabulary of the full expression of all music.

Here in 13 ferocious and sophisticated tracks, Mike Hadreas and his collaborators blow through church music, makeout music, an array of the gothier radio popular formats, rhythm and blues, art pop, krautrock, queer soul, the RCA Studio B sound, and then also collect some of the sounds that only exist inside Freddy Krueger. Tremolo on the electric keys. Nightclubbing. Daywalking. Peter Greenawaying, Springsteening, Syreetaing.