*Aus Mainland Exclusive* With special guests Party Dozen Legendary British space-rock act Spiritualized is back in orbit, spreading the swirling...
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*Aus Mainland Exclusive*
With special guests Party Dozen
Legendary British space-rock act Spiritualized is back in orbit, spreading the swirling, hypnotic psych-pop syrup of latest opus Everything Was Beautiful. Spaceman J Pierce pilots this heady flight into inner space, powered by his nine-piece band who augment heavenly rock’n’roll psychedelia with gospel harmonies. This epic performance marks Spiritualized’s triumphant return to Vivid Sydney and first Sydney show in a decade.
As much an existential yearning as a definitive statement, Spaceman’s excursions from this ninth album Everything Was Beautiful often start as noodling sketches and spiral into sprawling, post-operatic catharsis. Veering between bittersweet melancholy and heady euphoria, there’s nothing to do but surrender into this vortex and ride it through multiple dimensions until you emerge – somehow transmuted – to discover that reality will never the same.
“[Everything Was Beautiful] manages to be both direct and concise yet also wildly experimental, tender, nihilistic and joyous.” – Uncut
“…life is short, and getting shorter every day, but there is still time before the whistle blows to snatch moments of transcendence like this.” – The Guardian (review of Spiritualized’s live show at London’s Hammersmith Apollo)
“This is gorgeous, ornate and ambitious psychedelic music that dances and twirls inside your head as if you were the last person on earth. The best Spiritualized songs create a feeling of musical lift-off—an aural sunrise, where the world feels wide open and empty.” – Relix
Presented by Vivid Sydney in association with Mistletone.
8.15pm - 8.45pm - Party Dozen
9.15pm - 11.15pm - SPIRITUALIZED