New York beat specialist and HW&W poster child Sweater Beats has announced a complete Australasian tour with yours truly and touring buddies Leibowitz & Weinberg.
Aside from calling Ta-Ku his bro, a recent tour in North America with bearded fellow Chet Faker, Sweater Beats actually has a problem with biting his nails and draws inspiration from “Futuresex/Lovesounds, Timbaland, R. Kelly, and candles.” – standard.
He’s actually part of the jersey club/future bass movement sweeping the other side of the globe and would sound-wise fall in line with DJ Sliink, Cashmere Cat, Trippy Turtles and more locally Wave Racer, Basenji and Spenda C to name a few.
The tour is swamped with dates and will run from June 18th kicking off in UN ZED in Wellington before a hop, skip across the tasman to Australia for a string of shows in Bendigo, Sydney, Mackay, Canberra, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and of course Perth July 11th.
Sweater Beats Australasian Tour
Wed June 18 – Betty’s, Wellington
Thu June 19 – The Find, Queenstown
Fri June 20 – Dux Live, Christchurch
Sat June 21 – Platform, Auckland
Wed June 25 – Mixed Tape, Sugar, Adelaide JUST ANNOUNCED
Thu June 26 – Wherever at Star Bar, Bendigo
Fri June 27 – Chinese Laundry, Sydney
Sat June 28 – River Sessions Festival, Mackay
Thur July 3 – Liberty Social Club, Melbourne JUST ANNOUNCED
Fri July 4 – Thank You Ma’am at Meche, Canberra
Sat July 5 – We Were Kids at Factory, Sunshine Coast
Sat July 5 – Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane
Sun July 6 – Secret Show JUST ANNOUNCED
Fri July 11 – Get Weird at Gilkisons, Perth
Sat July 12 – Warehouse 82, Seminyak
Still haven’t got your head around Mr Beats? Get down to his Boiler Room mix from mid-last year or read a recent interview with Stoney Roads here.