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.
Melbourne audiences can experience this first hand when The New Pornographers perform in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall at Melbourne Recital Centre on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 February.
Formed in 1997 around the nucleus of front man and chief songwriter A.C. Newman, The New Pornographers are a fluid coalition of musicians and vocalists – currently featuring the gorgeous voice of alt-country chanteuse Neko Case as well as the skills of Kathryn Calder (vocals/keys), John Collins (bass), Blaine Thurier (keys), Todd Fancey (guitar), Joe Seiders (drums) and Simi Stone (violin/vocals) – who always manage to unite in the form of a unit which somehow exceeds the sum of its considerable parts.
Released in September this year, In the Morse Code of Brake Lights is the eighth studio album from the band and offers more of what the Pornographers do best: ‘pure, blissfully irresistible power-pop’ (NPR Music).
And while many bands passing the 20-year mark might be prepared to creatively rest on their laurels, The New Pornographers have been going from strength-to-strength in the studio with In The Morse Code of Brake Lights representing the most recent aspect of a remarkable late-career resurgence, one that prompted US tastemaker Paste Magazine to posit: ‘Newman and his motley assemblage of power-pop heroes have not only just released their third straight outstanding album, In the Morse Code of Brake Lights, they’ve continued a killer second act and cemented themselves as one of the great bands of the era.’
This tour marks the first visit to our shores in over a decade, so don’t miss The New Pornographers bringing their power-pop smarts to Melbourne Recital Centre for two consecutive nights in 2020!
The New Pornographers
Thu 20 & Fri 21 February 7.30pm
Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours & 30-mins incl. interval)
Tickets from $69
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in arrangement with Supersonic Enterprises
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