Cancelled: Hiss Golden Messenger

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Hiss Golden Messenger has cancelled their 2020 Australian and New Zealand Tour due to unforeseen personal reasons.

We regret to announce that Hiss Golden Messenger’s January concert in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall will no longer go ahead.

We are currently in the process of contacting all ticket holders to arrange a refund.


‘The most richly rewarding music to arrive recently.’ Huffpost

Hiss Golden Messenger continues to be an evolving vehicle for singer-songwriter M.C. Taylor. In the beginning, its songs featured only Taylor’s voice and guitar recorded to a cheap cassette recorder. That same intimate connection and genuine spirit can be felt in recent albums where horns, strings and choirs build on Taylor’s folk-inspired sound-world.

With heartfelt lyrics about love and loneliness, struggle and determination, mature songs express the gap between what we’ve always known but never said. Revealing Taylor’s masterful knowledge and fondness for the American music catalogue, all 11 studio albums, including the new release Terms of Surrender are inescapably beautiful and ceaselessly intriguing.

Recalling a wide spectrum of American vernacular music – from Archie Brownlee to the Staple Singers to Van Morrison and Townes Van Zandt – this performance promises to enthral Melbourne’s lovers of indie folk-rock.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in arrangement with Love Police Touring