“Matching psychedelic textures to dappled electronics, the group’s beatific sound helps you escape from yourself.” – Clash Magazine (UK)
“Each verse slowly building to it and adding exotic effects. Some iterations have flamenco-esque hand claps, some feature middle eastern string instrumentals, and others contain front man Paul George’s captivating vocals.” – This Song Is Sick (USA)
Premiered on Double J’s Stir It Up w/ Sarah Howells
Gold Coast-based electronic-dance outfit Tijuana Cartel have today returned with their new single Over and Over, the latest offering from their forthcoming album ‘Acid Pony’ – rescheduled for release on Friday June 4.
Opening with ascending effervescent synths and a pulsing kick, Over and Over takes the listener on a multicoloured and psychedelic voyage directed by tentative percussion, captivating electronics, and the tranquil vocals of frontman Paul George. The stimulating self-production is yet another brilliant showcase of the quartet’s chemistry and maturity throughout their collective musical careers.
“I’d almost given up on vocals,” says George. “I was happily focussing on my guitar, obsessively focusing. Carey kept nudging me to sing on a track, one night he called me around 4am begging, and finally I caved.”
In the live arena, the band have kept up a relentless tour schedule, performing internationally, selling out Australian headline tours and appearing at prominent festivals including Falls Festival, Splendour in the Grass, Subsonic Music Festival and Nannup Music Festival.
“It’s all about dance,” says Carey O’Sullivan (rhythm guitarist and co-producer). “Live is where it begins and ends for us. We love to record, but in the end, people will tell us our live shows are where it’s at. All our songs of late have been with both idea of the live set-in mind.”
Previous singles have been widely embraced by the likes of Australian radio stations triple j, triple j Unearthed, Double J, 3RRR, 2SER, Radio Adelaide, 4ZZZ, and RTR FM. They’ve also received support from tastemaker blogs Indie Shuffle (ZAF), Pilerats, Acid Stag, The Music, Forte Mag, AAA Backstage and Something You Said.
In the coming weeks, Tijuana Cartel will reveal an accompanying music video for Over and Over.
‘ACID PONY’ TOUR
SAT MAY 15 | EARTH FREQUENCY FESTIVAL, IVORY’S ROCK QLD
SAT JUN 12 | THE STABLES BY WILD HORSES, MELBOURNE VIC
FRI JUN 18 | SAWTELL RSL, SAWTELL NSW
SAT JUN 19 | BYRON BAY MUSIC FESTIVAL, BYRON BAY NSW
FRI JUL 2 | THE ZOO, BRISBANE QLD
SAT JUL 3 | MIAMI MARKETTA, GOLD COAST QLD
FRI JUL 9 | THE BASEMENT, CANBERRA ACT
SAT JUL 10 | MARLIN HOTEL, ULLADULLA NSW
SUN JUL 11 | LA LA LA’S, WOOLLONGONG NSW
FRI JUL 16 | EARP DISTILLERY, NEWCASTLE NSW
SAT JUL 17 | MARY’S UNDERGROUND, SYDNEY NSW
SUN JUL 18 | THE RHYTHM HUT, GOSFORD NSW
SAT JUL 31 | ROOTBOUND FESTIVAL, RAVENSHOE QLD
SUN AUG 1 | PORT DOUGLAS YACHT CLUB, PORT DOUGLAS QLD
THU AUG 12 | SOOKI LOUNGE, BELGRAVE VIC
FRI AUG 13 | THE HOWLER, MELBOURNE VIC
SUN AUG 15 | THE BARWON CLUB, GEELONG VIC
SAT AUG 21 | GURU LIFE, MAROOCHYDORE QLD
SAT AUG 28 | FEDERAL HOTEL, BELLINGEN NSW
FRI SEPT 17 | SETTLERS TAVERN, MARGARET RIVER WA
SAT SEPT 18 | FREO SOCIAL, FREMANTLE WA
SUN SEPT 19 | INDIAN OCEAN HOTEL, SCARBOROUGH WA
SAT OCT 2 | THE ROEY, BROOME WA
FRI OCT 8 | ROYAL OAK, LAUNCESTON TAS
SAT OCT 9 | UNI BAR, HOBART TAS
* More dates to be announced
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