The New Pornographers are coming to Melbourne for the first time in a decade
22.01.2020

The New Pornographers are coming to Melbourne for the first time in a decade

The Canadian outfit will visit Melbourne as part of their seven-date Australian tour.

Last in Australia in 2010 to celebrate the release of Together, indie power-pop ensemble The New Pornographers will return to Melbourne in February.

Making their way to Australia on the back of a new album once again, this time celebrating last year’s In the Morse Code of Brake Lights, The New Pornographers will deliver two special performances within the hallowed walls of Melbourne Recital Centre during their visit.

Their eighth studio album, In the Morse Code of Brake Lights¬†sees The New Pornographers delve into dark themes while contrasting the record’s sense of doom with slick guitar-pop melodies. The seamless fusion of politically-geared lyrics and upbeat soundscapes makes for a blissful sense of unease that few acts could pull off.

Comprising A.C. Newman, Neko Case, Kathryn Calder, Todd Fancey, Blaine Thurier, John Collins, Joe Seiders and Simi Stone, the Canadian supergroup is one of few bands to successfully feature multiple lead vocalists. Even rarer is the band’s 20-year-strong career as a unit, considering the status of its individual members and their respective commitments.

There’s no telling when The New Pornographers will be back in the country after this visit, though their track record suggests that you might be waiting a while if you pass up this opportunity to see them live.

The New Pornographers come to Melbourne Recital Centre on Thursday February 20 and Friday February 21. Grab your tickets here.