Artfully designed to jack up your adrenalin, Phrase’s third studio album Babylon hums with tremolo guitar, Farfisa and Hammond lines. The choruses (so epic they must be carved into the side of a mountain somewhere) feature gutsy vocals from an unlikely crew of special guests including Alex Burnett of Sparkadia, Davey LaneGuineafowl, Jane Doe, and Jimmy Barnes.

Accustomed to dropping his rhymes over loops and breaks, this time around Harley did away with all the samples and penned songs from scratch on guitar. Finding himself leaning to the raw, desperate delivery of Australian garage rock and British mod, Phrase enlisted a producer Tony Buchen, with a similar aesthetic, and the result is a soulful, edgy album that’s screaming to be heard with full live band. Babylon could quite possibly be 2011’s Australian Album Of The Year. 

Proudly presented by triple j, Tone Deaf & Street Press Australia, Phrase is set to embark on an extensive national tour to perform tracks from his unanimously critically acclaimed third album BABYLON. Performing all dates with full band, Phrase promises to deliver a world-class performance of his back catalogue along with a selection of songs from Babylon. Backed by 4 of the best musicians in the country, Phrase boasts an even bigger sound live than what he achieved on his sonically groundbreaking album. 
Come and see live what critics are saying is a “soulful, edgy album that’s screaming to be heard with full live band.”

See Phrase live across Australia on these dates:
5/10/11 Wednesday VIC The Karova Lounge, Ballarat
6/10/11 Thursday VIC Kay St, Traralgon
7/10/11 Friday SA Rocket Bar, Adelaide
13/10/11 Thursday ACT Transit Bar, Canberra
14/10/11 Friday NSW Level One, Newcastle Leagues Club
15/10/11 Saturday QLD Sprung Festival, Brisbane
15/10/11 Saturday NSW Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
21/10/11 Friday VIC Prince Of Wales, Melbourne
29/10/11 Saturday TAS Republic Bar, Hobart
17/11/11 Thursday QLD The Zoo, Brisbane
18/11/11 Friday QLD The Beach Hotel, Byron Bay
19/11/11 Saturday QLD The Cooly, Gold Coast
20/11/11 Sunday QLD Solbar, Sunshine Coast
23/11/11 Wednesday WA BLVD, Joondaloop
24/11/11 Thursday WA Prince Of Wales, Bunbury
25/11/11 Friday WA Amplfier, Perth
26/11/11 Saturday WA Players Bar, Mandurah
27/11/11 Sunday WA Newport, Fremantle

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