Blonde Redhead

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Tue
18 Jun
The Rechabite

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For tickets to the Dinner Event the night before, click here.

Mistletone Touring proudly announces Blonde Redhead’s first Australian tour in over 13 years

The legendary dream-pop band of Kazu Makino and twin brothers Simone and Amedeo Pace returns with their first album in almost a decade, the sumptuously received Sit Down for Dinner

This moment finds Blonde Redhead returning to Australia, 30 years since their incandescent debut - with brilliant new music, as perfect an addition as any fan could wish for, to their back catalogue of heady, romantic songs. Blonde Redhead’s lush contemporary sound – Kazu and Amedeo’s dreamlike vocals floating over a driving, cinematic soundtrack –  has crystallised their stature as _“one of the most revered and inventive independent rock bands of the last decade_” (Los Angeles Times). A band who has never stopped pushing forward, Blonde Redhead are celebrated as a classic band of our time, their earlier masterpiece 23 recently named by Pitchfork as one of the Best Shoegaze Albums of All Time.

“On their first album in nearly a decade, and following a wave of viral resurgence, the NYC avant-rock vets return with their warmest, most welcoming music yet” - PITCHFORK

“A record of deftly anxious songs about loss … Blonde Redhead’s finest work” - THE GUARDIAN

MOJO - ★★★★

THE TIMES - ★★★★

UNCUT - 8 OUT OF 10

“Devastatingly gorgeous” - THE LINE OF BEST FIT

_“Blonde Redhead’s first album in nearly a decade is one of their best_” - BROOKLYN VEGAN ALBUM OF THE WEEK

Life changes fast,” Joan Didion once wrote. “Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends.”

When Blonde Redhead’s Kazu Makino encountered this passage from Didion’s memoir of grief, The Year of Magical Thinking, in the early pandemic months, Makino was thinking of her own parents far away in Japan; the then-lost ritual of congregating for dinner with family; and the heavy, omnipresent feeling that life could change in the instant for any of us. She narrated these feelings on a pair of songs which helped title Blonde Redhead’s 10th full-length: “It’s sort of about death, but the music is so alive and groovy,” Makino says. 

The title Sit Down for Dinner has a separate resonance for the Italian members of Blonde Redhead, the Milan-born twin brothers Amedeo Pace (singer / multi-instrumentalist) and Simone Pace (drummer). “Culturally, dinner is important to us,” Simone says of the non-negotiable family ritual. “_It’s a moment for us to sit down and have time with each other. We grew up that way. I know a lot of people eat and run, eat in front of their TV, or don’t care about it too much — and that’s OK — but we really do._”

VENUE INFO
ALWAYS WAS, ALWAYS WILL BE. We honour the Whadjuk Noongar people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we live, work and play and offer our respect to Elders past, present and future.
 
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Tickets. If you are attending a ticketed event, please have your tickets ready to scan on entry.

Bring ID. 
The Rechabite is a licensed venue and you may be asked for a valid ID at the entrance.
Anyone unable to provide ID may be refused entry. 

The Rechabite has a zero-tolerance approach to harassment, discriminatory, or anti-social behaviour. Please be kind to one another. If you see or experience anything that makes you feel unsafe please speak to our staff.

The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person.
Intoxicated persons will not be admitted.

Minors. 
This is event is 18+ and minors will not be permitted to attend.

ACCESSIBILITY
If you have accessibility requirements or any questions about the venue or specific events, please get in touch at hello@therechabite.com.au

The Rechabite honours the Companion Card Scheme. Please contact us ahead of the event to request a companion ticket. For more info on Accessibility click here.

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