Grails are a band sans vocals from Portland Oregon USA. They are coming to Australia for the first time ever in order to unleash their sonic malestrom in October 2012.
Grails have traversed vast musical plains since their conception as a side project by the name of "Laurel Canyon" in 2000. The name change accompanied the creation of first fulllength album in 2003, and Grails have released an album or more per year since, toying with various musical shapes and styles and leaving themselves tough to identify with a single genre.
According to Tiny Mix Tapes "Grails, as their live performances show, are a powerfully mesmerizing group of musicians...They present their music as a chamber ensemble, never feeling jammy or meandering, while the moods are exotic and transporting, creating decidedly 'other' realms that make you feel like a stranger in your own land..."
Their live show is described as a transcendental experience – generic instruments become tools capable of taking the listener on a trip through smoky layers of mind, body and spirit. With talented musicians sharing instruments and interchangeable parts, the first ever Grails Australian tour is definitely the must-see for 2012.
Tickets for all shows are available through http://tickets.lifeisnoise.com/
Saturday October 13 The Corner Melbourne (supporting Tortoise [USA])
Sunday October 14 This Is Nowhere UWA, Perth w/ Tortoise, Beach Fossils, Xiu Xiu, HTRK, Puro Instict
Wednesday October 17 The Zoo Brisbane w/ Special Guests
Thursday October 18 Northcote Social Club Melbourne w/ Special Guests
Friday October 19 Oxford Art Factory - Sydney w/ Special Guests