19 February 15
After a slight postponement, we’re thrilled to announce that Melbourne’s beloved purveyors of verb-drenched psychedelia, Flyying Colours, are hitting the road with the legendary Johnny Marr this July.
Having released their debut self-titled EP (through Universal) in 2013, Melbourne quartet Flyying Colours have quickly made a name for themselves as rising band to watch. The EP saw the band in the top 5 Airit charts for a month of widespread community radio play on FBi, 4ZZZ and RTR Fm as well as triple j. The EP has also been released in the UK, Europe and USA where it scored regular play on BBC, Amazing radio and XFM. Apart from collecting an impressive number of radio spins the EP has garnered praise from both street press and online tastemakers:
‘An impressive slab of psych-rock that implements the right amount of fuzz without becoming overzealous’ –Tonedeaf 8/10
The swirling guitars, juxtaposed male and female vocals and unrelenting pulse of recent single ‘Not Today’ burrows its way into your skull and wraps around your brain for a captivating piece of psychedelic nirvana. Subsequent single ‘Like You Said’ premiered on ToneDeaf, was on Rage and was featured on a heap of both Australian and international blogs including NME, The AU Review and Mess+Noise. Live and onstage the high-praise for Flyying Colours has been just as impressive.
After critically lauded and sold-out performances in Melbourne and Sydney last year, these shows will mark Marr’s first solo outings to Perth, Adelaide and Auckland when the legend arrives with band in tow.
A founding member of The Smiths, Marr in his career has featured alongside a veritable who’s who of indie legends including Modest Mouse, Beck, Talking Heads, The The and Oasis. In 2013 Marr released debut album The Messengerthat NME christened a “a one-man compilation album that rifles through 25 years of lush or edgy genres, perfecting every one.”
Marr released masterful new album Playland in October. A post-punk, rollercoaster ride of mesmerising guitar licks and boundary-pushing lyrics Playland concretes Marr’s place as rock royalty:
‘Marr, on the other hand, having played the role of trusted lieutenant for everyone from Billy Bragg to Hans Zimmer, finally seems to be excelling as his own boss. He’s found his niche, and that niche is Johnny fucking Marr.’ – NME8/10
Editor-in-Chief of Mojo magazine described him as “arguably Britain’s last great guitar stylist” and now you have the opportunity to see him on-stage for yourself, performing both tracks from his two lauded solo albums as well as dipping into a powerhouse catalogue of classics. With Flyying Colours joining Marr for his Australian performances these shows are set to be an unrelenting tour de force of rock and roll. Don’t miss out.
NEW DATE OLD DATE VENUE
Sat 18 July Thu 29 Jan Metropolis Fremantle, Perth (new venue)
Mon 20 July Thu 5 Feb Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tue 21 July Mon 2 Feb The Gov, Adelaide
Wed 22 July Sat 31 Jan Forum Theatre, Melbourne