James Blake

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James Blake

The UK musician's mesmerising live performances need to be seen and heard to be believed

Several months ago, James Blake surprised fans by releasing his third studio album, The Colour in Anything. The UK musician – who released his prodigious debut EP CMYK at the age of 22 – has become known for his impossibly beautiful production, haunting vocals and fusion of the digital and the organic (he is also an adept pianist). In The Colour in Anything, Blake builds on these trademarks, while collaborating with artists like Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), their voices blending effortlessly in the emotive 'I Need a Forest Fire'. 

Blake is also a master of live performance: his immersive, visually stunning 2013 Australian tour was lauded as one of the best of the year. This time around, Blake will be stopping in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney alongside his Splendour set.

Joining Blake on his tour is another musical luminary: the one and only Mark Pritchard, who has been breaking barriers in electronic music for a quarter of a century. A stalwart of '90s British ambient-house, Pritchard is still releasing music, having recently collaborated with Thom Yorke on an ambient track called 'Beautiful People' for his new album, Under the Sun.

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