Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Psych R&B outfit Unknown Mortal Orchestra, will return to Australia this September for a run of national dates. Hailing from Portland, USA, the Ruban Nielson fronted band will take in Melbourne’s Forum on Wednesday September 12th, Adelaide’s Fat Controller on Friday September 14th, the Brisbane Festival on Saturday September 15th, Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Sunday 16th September, rounding off at Perth’s Badlands Bar on Tuesday September 18th.
The band’s latest single, ‘Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays’, was unveiled last week and is the third single to be taken from the forthcoming album, Sex & Food, out Friday April 6th on Jagjaguwar through Inertia. The hard-hitting first single, ‘American Guilt’, was described by triple j as, “Prince doing stoner rock”, and was followed by the brooding, ‘Not In Love We’re Just High’, which premiered on Beats 1 World Record. Sex & Food follows the critically acclaimed album Multi-Love (2015), which was described by NPR as “The sweetest, catchiest, most impeccably crafted music Unknown Mortal Orchestra has made.”
Last in Australia for a string of sold-out headline shows in 2015, Unknown Mortal Orchestra are a force to be reckoned with on stage. Fronted by visionary Ruban Nielson, the Sex & Food live show will no doubt deliver something otherworldly, with the band’s live performances often descending into hypnotic psychedelic jams. “I wanted to embrace this abandoned genre of rock music”, says Nielson of their unique sound.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra return to Australia this September to debut songs from Sex & Food in Australia for the very first time.
“Frequently tremendous…” — Mojo
“Funk has sashayed its way back into the forefront of music, and almost no one is incorporating it better than Unknown Mortal Orchestra.” — Stereogum
“A whirlwind and entirely strange adventure that leaves you breathless and exhilarated” — Tone Deaf
“A sublime mash of psychedelia and R&B” – The Fader