Xylouris White, the unlikely collaboration between Dirty Three drummer Jim White and Cretan lute player George Xylouris, follow-up their Sydney Festival, MOFO and sold-out Melbourne club show appearances of earlier this year with a return tour this coming March. The return tour sees the duo appearing at festivals and art galleries, zoos, clubs and universities ahead of a new album release in early 2016.
“This transcendental folk, deconstructed by the volatile rhythms of rock demands to be danced to, and when the music hit the loud and fast end of the spectrum – an all out head-banging mosh” – Sydney Festival / The Guardian Jan 16th 2015
The former residents of Melbourne have spent the better part of the last 12 months touring the globe in support of GOATS their debut release and No.1 album on Billboard’s World Music Chart; a first for an Australian band. An album that has also found friends and favour from the New York Times to Uncut Magazine, Swans to the Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and fans of traditional and progressive musics alike. Truly there is no other like Xylouris White.
“At only 36 minutes, Goats is dizzying, a sometimes chaotic smear of styles, tempos, tones, and harmonics woven through musical history. It sounds and feels live, like the duo is just getting started when it ends. Yet it is long enough to reveal something not only new, but previously unfathomable with each listen” – Allmusic.com
Don’t miss Xylouris White LIVE this March. Tickets for all shows are on-sale now.