Melbourne band Art of Fighting released the excellent Wires album back in 2001. Now they’re hitting the road to celebrate the release of that debut album on double gatefold vinyl (via Hobbledehoy) for the first time.
The album featured songs such as the haunting elegance of ‘Skeletons’, with Ollie Browne’s heavenly falsetto, ‘Moonlight’s graceful sway, the jangly strum of ‘Reasons Are All I Have Left’ and the shimmering beauty of ‘Akula’ among its many highlights. Sitting somewhere between early Radiohead, Belle and Sebastian, Augie March and Jeff Buckley, the band were a slice of poetic sophistication on the Australian musical landscape at the start of the 21st century, their songs unhurried and reflective, a balm amid the rock sounds of the time.
Art of Fighting – ‘Wires’ 21st Anniversary Tour
Friday September 30 – The Zoo, Brisbane
Saturday October 1 – Brunswick Picture House, Brunswick Heads
Thursday October 6 – Lizottes, Newcastle
Friday October 7 & Saturday October 8 – The Vanguard, Sydney
Sunday October 9 – Kambri at ANU, Canberra
Friday October 14 – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine
Saturday October 15 – Melbourne Recital Centre
Sunday October 16 – Archies Creek Tavern, South Gippsland