Today we are thrilled to announce that Australia’s favourite psych rock sisters Stonefield are hitting the road on a massive national headline tour in support of their acclaimed sophomore LP As Above, So Below which was release in July 2016. The Melbourne band will take in 17 dates across metro and regional centres this Spring in their biggest Australian tour to date.
In addition to the tour we’re pleased to reveal the group’s latest single ‘Love’. In contrast to most of the record, where the writing process began with the vocal as the guiding light, ‘Love’ was written with quite a different approach, taking shape from a stripped back jam between lead guitarist Hannah, Sarah (keys) and Holly (bass). The sisters were rocking out in their lounge room in country Victoria, and brought to life an intricate and intoxicating musical bed, to which vocalist Amy then added a jangly, day dream inducing top line. The instrumental focus is evident in the finished track, and shows yet more diversity from an already dynamic young band.
The follow-up to 2013’s self-titled debut, As Above, So Below, reaffirms the position of the four-piece in the upper echelons of Australian psych-rock royalty. The record is a musical coming-of-age of sorts, the sprawling soundscapes and lyrical depth of As Above, So Below showcases the group’s progressing musical maturity. The 10-track juggernaut delicately and boldly displays the Findlays’ signature penchants for kaleidoscopic guitar riffs, swirling melodies and hallucinogenic vocals.
Stonefield are renowned for their mind blowing, energetic, engaging live shows, and have spent the last six months traversing the globe and performing on some of the world’s biggest stages, wowing fans on a string of headline US shows, including a jaunt at Austin’s SXSW festival.
Joining them on the road are all-girl powerhouse RACKETT, whose debut single BATS was released in July. Making loud and experimental pop rock, the fourpiece provide fans with an adventurous live show. Their high energy set travels between punk-pop hooks and unpredictable live jams, keeping both the girls and the audience on their toes.
Rounding off this epic line-up are White Bleaches, the four-piece garage psych band formed in 2015 in the coastal surf town of Torquay. Since relocating and recording in Melbourne the guys have played with the likes of Twin Peaks, Green Buzzard, and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, to name a few.
“It’s been way too long since we have been on the road for a big tour, so we’re really excited to get back out there to share our new music with Australia. Rackett and White Bleaches are both rad bands, so it’s going to be a really fun tour!” – Amy Findlay
If their track record for smashing their sold out live sets is anything to go by, these shows are not to be missed!
Stonefield As Above, So Below Aus Tour
Friday 16 September – The Beach Hotel, Byron Bay NSW
Thursday 6 October – Small Ballroom, Newcastle NSW
Friday 7 October – Academy, Canberra ACT
Saturday 8 October – The Imperial, Sydney NSW
Friday 14 October – Fat Controller, Adelaide SA
Sunday 16 October – Sookie Lounge, Belgrave VIC
Thursday 20 October – Kay St, Traralgon VIC
Friday 21 October – Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC
Saturday 22 October – The Wool Exchange, Geelong VIC
Thursday 27 October – The Grand Hotel, Mornington VIC
Friday 28 October – The Westernport Hotel, Phillip Island VIC
Saturday 29 October – Howler, Melbourne VIC
Friday 4 November – Sol Bar, Sunshine Coast QLD
Saturday 5 November – The Foundry, Brisbane QLD
Sunday 6 November – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast QLD
Friday 11 November – The Rosemount, Perth WA
Sunday 13 November – Mojo’s, Fremantle WA