Labelmates Astronomy Class & Joelistics will be heading out on the ‘Blue Sunrise’ tour together in late May and early June, playing songs from their acclaimed albums Blue Volume and Mekong Delta Sunrise. With special guests Srey Channthy (The Cambodian Space Project) and Vida Sunshyne, these shows are not to be missed!
Astronomy Class, featuring The Herd’s Ozi Batla and producers Chasm and Sir Robbo, have been making waves since their debut album Exit Strategy in 2006. Over the course of three albums they have navigated dub and reggae, Motown and soul, and now, with their latest offering, 50s and 60s Cambodian rock ‘n’ roll. ARIA nominated Mekong Delta Sunrise is a tribute to the ecstatic music of pre-Khmer Rouge Cambodia, ably guided by the amazing Srey Channthy.
The band’s live show has won accolades recently at WOMAD and supporting Thundamentals on a national tour last year. Bass heavy breaks and intriguing samples provide the backdrop for Ozi Batla’s effortless storytelling.
Joelistics great gift is the crafting of common language into evocative turns of phrase. As a rapper, writer, spoken word artist, multi-instrumentalist and producer, he has been recognised as a unique voice in the Australian music scene since bursting onto the scene with seminal alt-group TZU in 2002.
His 2014 album Blue Volume melancholic and raucous, introspective and ecstatic, drawing on 80s post punk, 90s grunge and golden era hip hop. It is a bold and vulnerable offering and sees Joelistics in his element, sifting through the chaos to find beauty in the discord in the way that only he can.
The ‘Blue Sunrise’ Tour
Friday May 29 – The Howler, Victoria – Tickets
Saturday May 30 – Newtown Social Club, Sydney – Tickets
Saturday June 6 – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul – Tickets