James Blake At Thebarton Theatre

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28TH JULY 2016


At the early age of 22 years old, James Blake released the visionary and era defining EP CMYK, while his debut, self titled album a year later, earned him unanimous praise and worldwide success. His first two albums revealed his innovative musical identity and the constants of his sound; crisp production, mastery of bass frequencies, the combination of organic and digital elements, his natural talent on the piano and his hypnotic vocals. These attributes were amply demonstrated on second album Overgrown, deservedly winning him the Mercury Music Prize which led to a Grammy Nomination for Best New Artist.

His live performances are a cinematic experience and watching him connect with the sounds he makes is mesmerising. James last played to Australian audiences at the Splendour in the Grass festival in 2013 then followed with a string of sold out sideshows across the country, including two instantly sold out Sydney Opera House performances. His Palais show was named one of the best gigs of the year and the overall tour voted as the best international Tour Of The Year (over the decade-long return of Bruce Springsteen) by Tonedeaf.

Since then, James has recently been sharing new material in anticipation of his new highly anticipated third album.

Supporting James Blake is the highly-distinguished electronic musician Mark Pritchard.Pritchard is an artist confident in his ability to traverse genres – from techno, jungle, footwork and grime, and has always remained at the forefront of the most cutting-edge sounds that culture and technology has to offer. To celebrate his illustrious career and the release of his most recent LPUnder the Sun, Pritchard was selected to play two earth-shattering DJ sets as a part of Red Bull Music Academy X Boiler Room Black Box series Chronicles, at this year’s Dark Mofo. Black Box is the Hobart festival's home of experimental performance, where the Chronicles series has seen artists (Ta-Ku and Hiatus Kaiyote among previous bills) address and showcase the narrative behind their work through music and visuals.
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By: Thebarton Theatre