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$23.00 – General Admission (Advance)
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After three single releases and the completion of a sold out national tour across August, Bag Raiders (Jack Glass and Chris Stracey) unveil their long-awaited, sophomore album Horizons, out via Island Records Australia. Conceived, written and recorded all over the globe, Horizons features a stunning cast of Australian collaborators including Mickey Kojak, Panama, Tora and The Kite String Tangle.
The 12-track offering documents the journey Bag Raiders have been on since the release of their ARIA nominated Top 10 self-titled debut album in 2010. Culminating in a feast of electro-pop/house tunes, balancing electronic structures with their roots in live instrumentation, their new LP harnesses the beatific production the duo have built their name on, alongside a newfound introspective maturity.
“Faraway” opens the record, an instant hook in the invigorating production world the album holds with skipping beats beneath warm vocals and sounds recorded across the globe. Tales of longing in “I Need You” invite glimpses of acoustic guitar and layered harmonies before Panama steps into the spotlight on latest single “How Long”, for an ode to waiting love stemmed from an epic modular synth jam in their LA home. Their next seismic single, “Wild At Heart” feat. Mikey Kojak comes forth, juicing up the album’s domino of good vibes with its own explosive energy.
“Back to Myself” feat. Tora, a shiny new feature track from Horizons, crashes into shimmying percussion work destined to keep the body moving, followed by the other-worldly sonics of “Medicine” as a round of sinister bass lines and words of lovesickness fuel a state of melancholic euphoria. “Lazy” wisps in, fusing ephemeral designs and interjecting bass hits to keep the movement strong in a tribute to lover’s haze. 2019’s debut single “Lightning” returns next, pulling their signature euphoric production with new levels of emotion seen throughout the full-length release to life by vocals from The Kite String Tangle.
The 70s yacht rock-inspired “I’ll Be Loving You” dips into a new realm of R&B and electronica that will have you swooning. An appearance of 2016’s lush “Breakdown” follows, a paradox of popping sonics and uplifting beats matched with words of loss that lead into the alluring textures of “Anchor”. The retrospective “In This Life” signs off, easing to close an exuberant tracklist that celebrates freedom, life, love and excitement for new creations and experiences on the horizon.
Bag Raiders are ready to deliver their second full-length release to adoring and loyal fans worldwide, extending a collection of undeniable classics each painting pure joy in sound. Don’t miss the chance to catch the thrilling body of work live across the summer both at home and abroad.