Long-shining indie stars The New Pornographers return to Melbourne for the first time in 10 years.
For the last two decades, The New Pornographers have been delivering infectious hooks, sweet harmonies and a pile of power-pop riffs every time they take the stage. The critically acclaimed supergroup – A.C. Newman, Neko Case, Kathryn Calder, Todd Fancey, Blaine Thurier, John Collins, Joe Seiders and Simi Stone – takes to the stage off the back of its brand-new release, In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights. The eighth album is more of what The New Pornographers do best: ‘pure, blissfully irresistible power-pop.’ (NPR Music)
The Canadian eight-piece, one of the few bands to employ multiple lead vocalists (a province usually left to obscure outfits like The Beatles), are remarkably intact given the status and commitments of their members. While lyrically reflecting the political and climatic unease of the times there’s still those sugar rush choruses, delicious bass lines and sheer upbeat glee. Who could imagine bliss and unease could so easily cohabitate? An unmissable gig by this great pop collective.
‘The New Pornographers are stronger than ever.’ Paste magazine
‘The American-Canadian supergroup stares down societal collapse with dazzling multi-part harmony.’ Rolling Stone
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in arrangement with Supersonic Enterprises
The New Pornographers
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