Balloons Kill Babies are releasing their brand new single “Patches in the Sky” on Friday June 19th and are announcing their tour down the East Coast of Australia to support it.
The 3-piece heavy and progressive, entirely instrumental band from Brisbane entered the studio at Tall Poppy Studios in early 2015 with engineer/producer Greg Olley and emerged with a song that gives the emotional soundtrack to the statement “The End is coming, there are patches in the Sky.”
Balloons Kill Babies are aural painters – their dark and visceral pieces are portraits of captured emotions and moments. The instrumental nature of the band means that they are not constrained by the elements of popular music, instead working in movements and waves of music.
To celebrate the release on Friday June 19, they are taking off on a tour that sees them head north and south of their hometown of Brisbane (and supporting Perth’s Voyager & France’s KLONE) – taking in Gladstone, Mackay, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne over the month. The tour sees them play alongside artists such as I Am Duckeye, Transience, The Iron Eye, Kodiak Empire, Drawcard and more.
To accompany the single, remixes of the track by prominent prog and heavy music identities will be available on the tour and a videoclip for the epic prog instrumental will be released shortly before the tour commences as well.
Balloons Kill Babies have/are about to take the stage alongside some of the world’s best contemporary instrumental and prog acts such as The Ocean (GER), KLONE, (FR), Voyager, Like Thieves, Sydonia, Helm, Guards of May, Red Bee, Forever The Optimist, Transience, Dear Plastic, Without Parachutes, Alithia, Hazards of Swimming Naked and more.
The single “Patches in the Sky” is out Friday June 19 through iTunes and BKB’s Bandcamp page. Remixes will follow – available only on physical CDs at shows.
“God Bless Balloons Kill Babies – there is a joy that radiates from the dark soundscapes and it is this joy that makes the EP so engaging as a listener…. 10/10” (Heavy & Weird)
“…the musicianship is impressive and the songs are engaging… ” (Blunt Magazine)
“Live, Balloons Kill Babies channels the crunch of Isis and mixes it with the divinity of Mogwai providing an incredibly cinematic experience. This is the kind of music that allows you to drift away and is an experience in total escapism.” (Heavy and Weird Live review)
Saturday, May 30 2015
Brisbane, QLD – The Brightside
Supporting Voyager, KLONE & Opus of a Machine
Tickets at oztix.com.au
Friday, 3 July 2015
Gladstone, QLD – Tennis Club (All Ages)
w/ Drawcard, Red in Tooth, End Us
Saturday, 4 July 2015
Mackay, QLD – McGuire’s Hotel
w/ Drawcard, Red in Tooth, End Us, Coffin Dogs and Infinova
Friday, 17 July 2015
Sydney, NSW – The Bald Faced Stag
w/ Transience, Mercury Sky and Enter Reality
$10 pre-sale at gobookem.com, $15 door
Saturday, 18 July 2015
Penrith, NSW – Tattersalls
Friday, 24 July 2015
Adelaide, SA – Worldsend Hotel
w/ Colibrium, Transience and The Overview Effect
Saturday, 25 July 2015
Melbourne, VIC – The Toff in Town
w/ Mushroom Giant, Transience, I Am Duckeye
$10 Pre-Sale, $15 Entry
Sunday, 26 July 2015
Melbourne, VIC – Brunswick Hotel
w/ I am Duckeye – Free Entry
Saturday, 1 August 2015
Brisbane, QLD – New Globe Theatre
w/ Transience, The Iron Eye, Kodiak Empire and Red in Tooth
$10 Pre-Sale, $15 Entry
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