LIFE IS NOISE is proud to announce the selected support acts for Alcest’s upcoming tour across Australia and New Zealand, starting late April.
With San Fran in Wellington as the first stop, Alcest will find themselves supported by monstrous experimental post-rock compositions from Into Orbit, along with lush, spacious soundscapes from Hiboux on Sunday, April 23.
Attendees to Auckland’s Whammy Bar will find themselves crushed by Mothra’s combination of gnashing yet open style of psychedelic atmospheric sludge, as The Dark Third precede the show with their galloping brand of post-rock at the show on Monday, April 24.
Brisbane’s Crowbar plays host to a different kind of vibe with Deafcult on support, performing with a formidable balance between shoegaze, pop and a robust command of the genre defining ‘wall of noise’, come Tuesday, April 25.
Sydney’s show at Manning Bar will take a turn for the darker, as experimental black metal artist Germ unleashes a balanced set of soaring, weightless riffs juxtaposed by punishing drums and ethereal shredding. The Veil will also hit home with their angular brand of multi-genred post-rock, adding commanding vocals to atmospheric instrumentals for salient effect to their performance on Thursday, April 27.
Max Watt’s in Melbourne plays host to the formidable Alithia, revered for performing a futuristic twist on the post-metal genre in a high-energy live format. Folk inspired forest metal act Arbrynth will open the night with their colourful mix of ascending compositions, contrasted by rasping howls on Friday, April 28.
With Badlands in Perth as their final destination, Alcest will leave the country supported by Illyria’s cataclysmic post-black metal creating a balance between gut-wrenching chaos and delicate, forlorn riffwork. Bolt Gun will also be heading down from Fremantle to make an appearance, treating attendees to a set of thunderous blackened ambience on Saturday, April 29.
Catch Alcest on the following dates:
Wellington – San Fran – Sun April 23 w/ INTO ORBIT + HIBOUX
Auckland – Whammy Bar – Mon April 24 w/ MOTHRA + THE DARK THIRD
Brisbane – Crowbar – Tues April 25 w/ DEAFCULT
Sydney – Manning Bar – Thurs April 27 w/ GERM + THE VEIL
Melbourne – Max Watt’s – Frid April 28 w/ ALITHIA + ARBRYNTH
Perth – Badlands – Sat April 29 w/ ILLYRIA + BOLT GUN