Miami Horror share new single & Australian Tour
It’s been two long years since Melbourne outfit Miami Horror released All Possible Futures, a game-changing album that put the indie/electronic/pop four–piece in a league of their own. Now, returning with their latest piece of work, Miami Horror share their eclectic new single “Leila” taken from their forthcoming release, a sonic/art experience titled The Shapes.
Premiered on triple j's Good Nights and Stereogum, “Leila” is love at first listen. The glitzy, glamorous sunshine of LA, draped in 80s synth melodies and topped with those iconic Miami Horror vocals. “Leila” explores feelings of freedom and creativity with no boundaries or limits; two highly dominant themes helping shape their creative new project. The Shapes is a one-off conceptual release that sees the band delve into rhythm and percussion with influences ranging from the art pop and lyrical wit of Talking Heads to Caribbean funk and African beats.
Having recently announced their two huge block parties at La Di Da in Melbourne's CBD and Portugal Madeira Car Park in Sydney, as well as today releasing details for a Brisbane and Adelaide show (details below), fans can get ready to witness the music sonically & visually in an extension of the band's ideas & experiences. The parties will be an amalgamation of music and art, and features artists like bass-playing wizard Touch Sensitive, music royalty Late Nite Tuff Guy, elusive producer Running Touch, the highly anticipated return of Gameboy/Gamegirl, Future Classic live trio World Champion and genre melding trio Broadway Sounds.
Since the release of their debut album Illumination in 2013, Miami Horror has toured extensively across the globe showcasing their diverse mix of influences. As well as touring and writing between LA and their hometown of Melbourne, Ben Plant has been writing tracks with the likes of Client Liason and Roland Tings. Along with other Australian acts including Cut Copy and Total Giovanni, Miami Horror have helped in the rebirth of disco creating their own brand of Aussie electronica that is recognised internationally and have become absolute staples on dance-floors worldwide.
The Shapes is like nothing they've done before and showcases the band's imaginative vision. With the recently announced block parties and now the release of "Leila", the infectious first offering from Melbourne's most colourful four-piece, 2017 is looking to be a huge year.
FULL TOUR DATES BELOW