Brother and sister duo Angus & Julia Stone continue to take one’s breath away with their new single, “Snow,” which feels a lot more like summer than its namesake.  The overall ambiance of the track — particularly its lovely background music — reminds me of The Beach Boys.  They also remind me of The Civil Wars on this one, obviously the mellower music of The Civil Wars, but still. Makes me dream of an alternate universe where I’m driving along the Pacific Coast Highway in a red Corvette at dusk and the cops don’t pull me over for speeding because I’m blasting such refreshing music.

If you like this track, you should love the music of Auni, whose interview we’re planning to post on Tuesday.  Although her music is made with classical instruments, Auni’s laid-back mood, ethereal vocals and organic sound are similar Angus & Julia Stone.

Here’s the press release:

Today sees Australian alt- pop pair, Angus & Julia Stone, return with ‘Snow’, the first taste of music to be unveiled from their highly-anticipated forthcoming new album. ‘Snow’ is an intimate, mesmerising track filled with scratchy, sparse guitar and a gently driving organ, which begins the next enchanting journey with the brother-sister duo. ‘Snow’ is available to purchase & stream on all major platforms HERE and you can listen on YouTube HERE.

‘Snow’ emerged from the overall album recording process, a process which saw the Sydney-born siblings produce and largely engineer everything themselves, in Angus’s cottage studio, Belafonté, in the Byron Bay hinterland. Discussing this process, Julia says, “It was quite magical because Angus and I have never spent that much time together, just the two of us. There’s always at least an engineer or tour manager but the last phase of writing and recording was just eight weeks of him and me and the quiet of the land. It was a beautiful time.”

Angus & Julia Stone have also announced a run of European & UK dates in support of their forthcoming new album. The new live plot, which makes up the band’s biggest tour to date, includes a date at London’s Brixton Academy on 7thNovember. Tickets are available from Friday 16th June and can be found here: http://angusandjuliastone.com/

Since the duo began performing together in 2006, their story has unfolded with an almost magical magnetism that has galvanised the world. Their albums have amassed multi-platinum sales, won a fanbase of millions over spiralling tours here in the UK, Europe and North America, and have over 5 million listeners who tune in, to stream their music from all over the world.

Their quietly hypnotic songs have infiltrated film and TV from the recent Woody Harrelson film ‘The Edge of 17’ to TV shows like ‘Pretty Little Liars’, ‘Suits’ & ‘Revenge’. They have cast their spell over the world’s key festivals: Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Rock Werchter, Hurricane, Austin City Limits, Electric Picnic, and Splendour in the Grass.

Full list of Angus & Julia Stone’s forthcoming European & UK live dates can be found below.

Date Country City Venue
11/10/2017 Germany Cologne Palladium
12/10/2017 Belgium Brussels Forest National
13/10/2017 Germany Stuttgart Hegel Saal
15/10/2017 Netherlands Amsterdam AFAS Live
16/10/2017 Luxembourg Luxembourg Rockhal
17/10/2017 France Lille Zenith
19/10/2017 France Nantes Zenith
20/10/2017 France Toulouse Zenith
21/10/2017 France Bordeaux Espace Médoquine
23/10/2017 Spain Madrid La Riviera
24/10/2017 Spain Barcelona Razzmatazz
25/10/2017 France Marseille Le Dome
26/10/2017 Switzerland Zurich Samsung Hall
28/10/2017 Switzerland Geneva Arena
29/10/2017 Germany Wiesbaden Schlachthof
30/10/2017 Germany Berlin Columbiahalle
01/11/2017 France Paris Zenith
02/11/2017 France Lyon Halle Tony Garnier
03/11/2017 Germany Munich Zenith
05/11/2017 Germany Hamburg Sporthalle
07/11/2017 UK London O2 Academy Brixton
08/11/2017 UK Manchester O2 Ritz Manchester


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