Californian duo Best Coast, already set to play Splendour In The Grass, have just announced two sideshows for limited audiences while in Australia. This will be the outfit’s long awaited return to our shores, after conquering stages across Europe and the US.
Bethany Consentino and Bobb Bruno will be bringing their 60s inflected pop rock to Melbourne’s Corner Hotel on Sunday 26 July and Oxford Art Factory in Sydney on Tuesday 28 July.
Sugar sweet vocals juxtaposed with guitar distortion and a laid back, lo-fi sound, only begins to describe the upbeat sound of Best Coast. Their first album, Crazy for You (2010), became a mainstream success after considerable online buzz. Pitchfork stated “… I’ll place my bet that Crazy For You will sound pretty great all damn year, and beyond,” whilst The Guardian declared it “A charming introduction.” PopMatters said of Consentino, “As a songwriter, Cosentino has a command of the necessary elements that go into pop songs that could stand the test of time, while having a good sense of what’s current musically and culturally.” Famed actress Drew Barrymore directed the clip for the band’s song Our Deal from Crazy for You, featuring other notable Hollywood names (Chloe Grace Moretz, Tyler Posey, Childish Gambino, Miranda Cosgrove).
Best Coast’s latest offering, California Nights (Harvest / EMI), is set for release on 1 May, and stands as the band’s most cultivated effort to date. It is a brighter, more sparkly, more sophisticated, more psychedelic Best Coast album across the board, embodying the rich lightness and stinging darkness of a California state of mind. Check out the lyric video for 'Feeling OK' here.
With sounds reminiscent of a wide range of musical mammoths - Weezer, Blink-182, Gwen Stefani, Patsy Kline, Fleetwood Mac, Eagles, Drake, and more – Best Coast will be bringing their sun-drenched Californian sound to the Australian winter.
TICKETS FOR ALL HEADLINE SHOWS ON SALE MONDAY 27th APRIL AT 9AM AEST
Sunday 26 July 2015 - Corner Hotel, Melbourne (18+)
cornerhotel.com 1300 724 867
Tuesday 28 July 2015 - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (18+)
moshtix.com.au 1300 438 849