Hermitude’s astonishing rise is set to continue as they announce a new single and 2013 tour. They’ve released worldwide (Regal/Parlophone & Astralwerks), sold out countless shows across Australia and internationally and in the process catapulted themselves into the festival circuit with spots at Groovin The Moo, Parklife and Homebake.
Their production work has been in solid demand with remixes for The Presets, Missy Higgins and co-production credits on Urthboy’s acclaimed Smokey’s Haunt album. They won an AIR Award for Best Dance/Electronic Release and have been nominated for two ARIAs (Best Dance Release & Best Video) and a j award for Australian Album of the Year.
The Villain is the fourth single from HyperParadise. It’s a dark and pulsating piece of beat wizardry, designed to destroy club & festival PAs. The accompanying music video directed by Kess Broekman-Dattner, sees Hermitude continue on with the dance theme made famous by their j award-winning video for Speak of the Devil, only this time there’s a heist-like twist.
They will be supported by South Africa-via-Australia’s Jonti, a star on the rise whose Sine & Moon album was released on the legendary Stones Throw label. Jonti returns home to Australia having just supported Gotye across North America and Europe.
The Villain Tour Dates
Saturday Jan 26 – Sydney, Oxford Art Factory
Sunday Jan 27 – Brisbane, The Zoo
Thursday Jan 31 – Hobart, Republic Bar
Friday Feb – Melbourne, Corner Hotel
Saturday Feb 2 – Adelaide, Jive Bar
Hermitude Summer Festival Dates
Homebake – Saturday Dec 8 – Sydney, The Domain
Festival Of The Sun – Friday Dec 14 – Port Macquarie NSW, Sundowner Breakwall Tourist Park
Woodford Folk Festival – Thursday Dec 27 – Woodfordia QLD
Woodford Folk Festival – Friday Dec 28 – Woodfordia QLD
Rhythm And Alps – Saturday Dec 29 – Canterbury NZ, Terrace Downs Resort
Insert To Play – Monday Dec 31 – Perth, Supreme Court Gardens
Tickets are available now from hermitude.oztix.com.au