It’s been three years since the NZ-born now Portland-based Neilson and his band have toured Australia. The string of shows will be the first opportunity to hear the Sex & Food live show, which will no doubt deliver something otherworldly, with the band’s live performances always entering into untouched psychedelic levels.
Last week saw the band return to their hazy-dance-soaked form with the release of third single ‘Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays‘. Percussive disco, with silky keys and distorted vocals has become signature UMO – exploring the many anxieties and hard-hitting truths of modern living via vibrant and unapologetic sonic textures rather than distinguishable lyrics.
From lush soul undertones to blistering drumbeats and moody disco, Sex & Food (out Friday, 6 April) will be the most sophisticated and expansive Unknown Mortal Orchestra release yet.
Tickets on sale Monday, 9 April.