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Wednesday January 29th : #FutureClassic Presents #MOUNTKIMBIE (U.K.)

  • The Metro Theatre 624 George Street Sydney Australia (map)


Future Classic is proud to present the return of UK electronic luminaries Mount Kimbie, performing in Australia for the first time since the release of second album Cold Spring Fault Less Youth (Warp). Touring nationally as part of the St Jerome's Laneway Festival, this show Sydney will be the exclusive headline dates for the act, who are touring their new live show for the first time in Australia.

Mount Kimbie have played a central role in forging a new form for electronic music. Their influence stretches far beyond the tiny corner of the dance music underground that birthed them and, with the duo now signed to the legendary Warp label, it looks set to stretch further still in the coming years.

In just a few months following the release of their Maybes EP and follow up Sketch On Glass EP, Campos and Maker found themselves at the forefront of a new wave of bedroom producers radically re-interpreting the dubstep template. The release of their debut album Crooks & Loversin 2009 consolidated the band's signature "post dubstep" sound - fragmented guitar licks, stumbling garage-inflected percussion, fractured vocals - and topped a slew of "best of 2010" lists in the process.

Following the release of the duo's second album Cold Spring Fault Less Youth, released earlier this year on cult imprint Warp, fans will have noticed this change manifest itself in aspects of the band's live performances. In recent years the duo have gradually migrated from playing in clubs to frequenting gig venues and festivals, and the addition of a drummer to their guitar, keys and percussion live setup makes the new Mount Kimbie feel considerably more like a band - in the traditional sense of the word.

Perhaps this is a natural progression for a band who are no longer new kids on the block, having embraced popular music in a manner similar to James Blake - a long-standing musical ally who was a member of the band for early live shows. Catch Mount Kimbie at this exclusive headline show this January in Sydney ahead of their performances at St Jerome's Laneway Festival.