Willow Beats Release New EP

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Following the success of their runaway single Merewif, mystical Melbourne-based uncle/niece duo Willow Beats have just released their sophomore EP ‘Water’. Out through WA-label Pilerats, they have also announced a national headline tour in support of the record.  Willow Beats will be supported nationally by Adelaide producer and master of chill, Oisima.
Featuring six ethereal tracks, the release was premiered on Rolling Stone online, debuted at #1 on the Australian iTunes electronic charts, and peaked at #11 on the main album charts.
August saw Willow Beats travelling around the country on a largely-sold out tour in support of Merewif, and their upcoming headline tour is sure to follow suit. The pair will also make highly anticipated festival appearances including Strawberry Fields, Beyond The Valley and inaugural New Years festival Lost Paradise, where they’ll be sharing the stage with the likes of AlunaGeorge, Boy & Bear and The Preatures.
One of the most impressive aspects of ‘Water’ is the sheer diversity of the music. While the overarching vibe is delicate and soulful, beneath the surface can be found a range of technically-brilliant, dance-floor ready beats and melodies. From the enchanting Merewif, to the crunchy synth hooks and fluttering beats on Airships, and the cascading polyrhythms on Guardian, this EP is nothing short of impressive.
A follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2013 ‘Alchemy’ EP, ‘Water’ offers cochlea-bruising production and dual-vocal arrangements appearing for the very first time. Vocalist Kalyani Ellis enchants with her powerful vocals, the perfect complement to the slick dreamscapes of beatmaker/vocalist Narayana Johnson.
with special guest Oisima
Tickets on-sale Monday, 22 September
Thur, 4 Dec – The Toff In Town, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets available from http://willowbeats.oztix.com.au
Fri, 5 Dec – New Globe Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Tickets available from http://willowbeats.oztix.com.au
Sat, 6 Dec – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Tickets available from http://www.moshtix.com.au
Thur, 11 Dec – Astor Lounge, Perth, WA
Tickets available from http://www.liveattheastor.com.au
Fri, 12 Dec – CATS @ Rocket Bar, Adelaide, SA
Tickets available from http://willowbeats.oztix.com.au
31st Oct // Ouija Beats @ The Big Top, Sydney NSW
Saturday 22nd Nov // Strawberry Fields (location TBA)
Tuesday 30th Dec // Beyond The Valley, Phillip Island, VIC
Thursday 1st Jan 2015 // Lost Paradise, Glenworth Valley, NSW