M+N Lunchbox #16: Expatriate
News posted Tuesday, December 20 2011 at 03:00 PM.
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For the second time in its short history, the M+N Lunchbox series will head to Sydney for a free lunchtime performance by Expatriate at Goodgod Small Club on January 20.
The band, who recently returned to Australia following an extended stint in Europe, will play a set of songs from their forthcoming second album Hyper/Hearts, including new single ‘Miracle Mile’. The follow-up to 2007 debut In The Midst Of This, the album was recorded at Monnow Valley Studios in Wales with producer Andy Savours (PNAU, The Killers) and completed at Expatriate’s home studio in Berlin. It’ll be out through Dew Process in the first half of 2012.
In a soon-to-be-published interview with M+N, frontman Ben King said the title was a reference to the band’s experiences over the past few years, which included a 26-date arena tour as main support to Placebo; sold-out headline shows in Switzerland, France, Germany, UK and Greece; and a run of festival dates in the European summer.
“We were living in this hyper state of experience,” he told M+N. “We were a band in Australia who put a record out [In The Midst Of This] that did OK, and then we got picked up by a really great management company in the UK, who gave us the opportunity to go over to Europe. We put the record out and toured and did everything you’d dream of doing. After leaving here [Austrlia] we went through this rush of experience … We had no idea what we were walking into.”
M+N’s Lunchbox series made its Sydney debut with a performance by Gareth Liddiard as part of Sydney Festival in January this year. Other recent performances have included The Howling Bells, Adalita, The Panics, Henry Wagons and The Vasco Era.
As always, the performance will be recorded for later consumption on M+N TV. Check out photos, videos and news about upcoming events at our dedicated Lunchbox page.
M+N LUNCHBOX SERIES #16: EXPATRIATE
Friday, January 20, 1pm
Goodgod Small Club, Sydney, NSW FREE