The long awaited Australia/New Zealand tour of Kansas City’s Listener and their unique brand of Talk Music is fast approaching, and the band are proud to announce the support acts that will be joining the four piece on this incredibly special run of shows.
Esoteric post-hardcore outfit Grim Indiana will be bringing their energy to Newcastle, Sydney shoegaze act Whatever Forever have the feelings covered, and New Zealand's Yor Cronies are the self described "sadistic vulnerability with just a hit of narcissism" that helps the medicine go down. Folk favourite Lincoln Le Fevre has Melbourne covered, and "Australia's least favourite boy band" Pemberton will be helping close the tour in Adelaide.
WHO ARE LISTENER?
If your best friend was a band, who would they be? I think they might be something like Listener. Because Listener is a band of best friends, who have experienced the best and worst of times, and have survived on songs. No one knows you like they do and no other band can describe how you feel like they can. They have captured just the right words and just the right sounds and pinned on them all of our deepest emotions, our greatest fears, our toughest challenges, and our unbridled hopes. This is a group that sticks close to your heart no matter where you go, who you’re with, or how you feel. When you put in a Listener album every song is like an old friend and every moment enjoyable.
Beginning in 2002 as a solo act the band Listener has evolved over the years into a full fledged rock and roll band, and has toured the world over playing their brand of Talk Music. Based out of Kansas City Missouri with Dan Smith on vocals and bass, Kris Rochelle on drums, and Jon Terrey on guitar. With thought provoking stage banter, music that keeps your mind busy, and words that quickly take hold of your heart, Listener is a near perfect balance of what words and music are supposed to be.
Their latest record Being Empty: Being Filled, is an incredible collection of songs, each a mini-biography of a notable inventor/creator from history.
Produced by Josh Scogin (Norma Jean/The Chariot/‘68), ‘Being Empty...’ is a much heavier record than their previous releases, but no less emotional and engaging than their cult favourites - TIME IS A MACHINE (2013), WOODEN HEART (2010), & RETURN TO STRUGGLEVILLE (2009).
THURS 27 SEP - BLACK BEAR LODGE, Brisbane // with Wildheart and Requin
FRI 28 SEP - SMALL BALLROOM, Newcastle // with Paper Thin and Grim Indiana
SAT 29 SEP - THE LAIR, Sydney // with Whatever Forever and Amends
SUN 30 SEP - YOURS & OWLS FESTIVAL, Wollongong** (SOLD OUT)
TUES 2 OCT - WHAMMY BAR, Auckland. NZ** // with Mice On Stilts and Yor Cronies
WED 3 OCT - VALHALLA, Wellington. NZ** // with Yor Cronies and New Age Leper
FRI 5 OCT - TRANSIT, Canberra // with Signals & Symbols and Leftie
SAT 6 OCT - REVERENCE HOTEL, Melbourne // with Lincoln Le Fevre and Nothing Really
SUN 7 OCT - CROWN & ANCHOR, Adelaide // with Mandurah Green and Pemberton