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CROOKED COLOURS RELEASE LANGATA & BEGIN TOUR

Crooked Colours have today released their second album Langata, an atmospheric new world overflowing with addictive beats and soft, hook-laden vocals.  Featuring singles I’ll Be There, Do It Like You, Hold On, and the latest fan favourite Never Dance Alone featuring Ladyhawke, Langata is sure to impress from start to finish.  After a hugely successful run alongside massive acts Billie Eilish, MØ and Nick Murphy at Groovin’ The Moo, Crooked Colours are about to embark on an epic national headline tour to celebrate Langata, hitting up Fremantle, Brisbane, Coolangatta, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Wollongong and wrapping up in Newcastle on June 9.  With the first Forum Theatre show in Melbourne quickly selling out, and the second show not far behind, fans would be smart to snap up tickets to the Langata tour as soon as possible.  Joining Crooked Colours on the headline dates will be fellow triple j faves Nyxen and Kayex.

Latest single Never Dance Alone featuring pop royalty Ladyhawke is meditative, yet will position itself permanently in the back of the listener’s mind.  Sweet, slow synthesisers stretch across gentle yet driving beats, and the two vocals sit perfectly alongside each other.  Speaking on how the single came together, Philip Slabber explains, “Never Dance Alone was one of those tracks that worked from the start and grew into something very special.  I was initially singing both parts in different registers and then we came up with the idea to turn it into a call and response track. Ladyhawke was available and her voice worked perfectly.  This is the only feature off our upcoming album and we couldn’t be happier to have Pip on the record.”  Stream: Never Dance Alone feat. Ladyhawke

The world that Crooked Colours have created on Langata is deep, hypnotic, and often breathtakingly beautiful.  The singles are highlights, but there is so much more to this record.  The entire album is a journey from start to finish; one which presents new sonic intricacies with each repeated listen.  Written, recorded, and produced entirely by Crooked Colours, and mixed by Tim Watts and David Wrench (Frank Ocean, The XX, Caribou, FKA twigs), Langata contains multitudes and is a masterclass in the ecstatic simplicity of electronic dance music.

Speaking about the album, Phil says, “For many acts, the sophomore record is a very daunting task to face and we tried to approach it with as much calm and open-mindedness as possible.  Fortunately for us, we were faced with a period of time spent extensively travelling and experiencing environments that helped us a lot creatively.  The name Langata comes from a district in Nairobi that we spent some time and encapsulated that creative process most accurately.  It was the first time that everything clicked and we knew what the direction of the project would be. We’re very proud of the work and we can’t wait for you to take a listen.”

After taking Australia by storm with their ambitious and impressive new live show, Crooked Colours will be heading overseas to perform at some of the hottest festivals in the world, including Bonnaroo and Firefly festivals, plus their own headline shows throughout September and October.  Thrilled to be hitting the road, Leon De Baughn enthuses, “Being on the road and seeing new places was a huge inspiration for us with this new record.  Being able to take sound bites from different places we visited paved the way for the songs to develop and grow into what they finally became on the album.”

Crooked Colours have established themselves as one of the hottest rising acts with the debut Vera.  Now they are on track to become one of our biggest electronic exports with this superb sophomore release.
 
Buy/stream Langata here

CROOKED COLOURS LANGATA NATIONAL TOUR
FRI 17 MAY | METROPOLIS, FREMANTLE WA | 18+ | *WITH SPECIAL GUESTS NYXEN AND KAYEX
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

SAT 18 MAY | THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE QLD | 18+ | *WITH SPECIAL GUEST KAYEX
Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au

SUN 19 MAY | COOLANGATTA HOTEL, COOLANGATTA QLD | 18+ | *WITH SPECIAL GUESTS NYXEN AND KAYEX *SOLD OUT
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

FRI 24 MAY| ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY NSW | LIC/AA | *WITH SPECIAL GUESTS NYXEN AND KAYEX
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au | 132 849 | All Ticketek Outlets

SAT 25 MAY | THE FORUM THEATRE, MELBOURNE VIC | 18+ | *WITH SPECIAL GUESTS NYXEN AND KAYEX *SOLD OUT
Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au

SUN 26 MAY | THE FORUM THEATRE, MELBOURNE VIC | 18+ | *WITH SPECIAL GUESTS NYXEN AND KAYEX
Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au

FRI 31 MAY | MEOW, WELLINGTON NZ | 18+ | *WITH SPECIAL GUESTS CLAYE AND JOISE MOON
Tickets available from https://www.eventbrite.com.au

SAT 1 JUNE | GALATOS, AUCKLAND NZ | 18+ | *WITH SPECIAL GUESTS CLAYE AND IMUGI
Tickets available from https://www.eventbrite.com.au

FRI 7 JUNE | UC REFECTORY, CANBERRA ACT | 18+ | *WITH SPECIAL GUESTS NYXEN AND KAYEX
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

SAT 8 JUNE | UNI BAR, WOLLONGONG NSW | 18+ | *WITH SPECIAL GUESTS NYXEN AND KAYEX
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

SUN 9 JUNE | CAMBRIDGE HOTEL, NEWCASTLE NSW | 18+ | *WITH SPECIAL GUESTS NYXEN AND KAYEX
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets