October 16, 2019

Touring: Weyes Blood


PERTH: February 23
@ Perth Festival with Jack Davies. [tickets]
BRISBANE: February 25 @ The Zoo with McKisko. Presented by Jet Black Cat Music. [tickets]
MELBOURNE: February 26 @ Melbourne Recital Centre * SOLD OUT
MELBOURNE: February 28 @ Zoo Twilights with Julia Jacklin * SOLD OUT
WOLLONGONG: February 29 @ Farmer & the Owl. [tickets]
SYDNEY: March 3 @ Factory Theatre
with Hand Habits * SOLD OUT
HOBART: March 4 @ Altar.  [tickets]

ADELAIDE: March 5 @ Adelaide Festival. [tickets]
CASTLEMAINE: March 7 @ Theatre Royal
with Grace Cummings.  [tickets]
MEREDITH: March 8 @ Golden Plains. details here.

MELBOURNE: March 9 @ The Corner with Palm Springs. $10 per ticket donated to Wildlife Victoria; tickets on sale here.

It’s been three years since Weyes Blood stepped foot in Australia, and a lot has changed. Weyes Blood has elevated her live show since her last trip to Australia and will be bringing her full five-piece band and spectacular live show which has stunned sold-out crowds all over North America and Europe. Adorned in a tailored white suit, Weyes Blood is eager to return to the southern hemisphere and will be donating $10 from every ticket sold from her extra Melbourne show to Wildlife Victoria for much needed bushfire recovery.

Natalie Mering, known professionally as Weyes Blood, is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. Mering was raised in a musical family and began writing songs under the moniker Wise Blood at age 15, later changing the spelling to Weyes Blood. She spent some formative years in the underground noise music scene, playing in bands Jackie-O Motherfucker and Nautical Almanac. 

Mering released her debut album, The Outside Room, in 2011 on Not Not Fun Records, followed up by 2014’s The Innocents on Mexican Summer. Her breakthrough occurred in 2016 with the release of Front Row Seat to Earth. With this record, she gained recognition for her distinctive style of melodic, orchestral, and melancholic songwriting melded with apocalyptic themes. 

This is further refined on 2019’s strikingly beautiful and critically-acclaimed Titanic Rising (Sub Pop). The record received high placements on year-end and decade-end lists from publications such as Pitchfork, Uproxx, Paste, Uncut, Dazed, The Guardian, and NPR.

Live performance highlights include sold-out tours in the US and Europe, as well as opening for Kacey Musgraves in the fall and signing with Lana Del Rey at the Hollywood Bowl. 

Mering’s voice sounds at once classic and new — her music could exist as comfortably in the ‘70s as it does in our current age of anxiety and tension, making her a unique cultural commentator on society’s current condition.

MOJO ★★★★★        The Independent ★★★★★        Rolling Stone ★★★★ Record Collector ★★★★★ The Guardian ★★★★         The Times ★★★★ Q ★★★★        NME ★★★★ Evening Standard ★★★★
Pitchfork  “Best New Music”        Uncut 9/10 PASTE  9.1/10 The Line Of Best Fit   9.5/10

“A set somewhere between alien and angel, an ornate, cosmic tangle of Laurel Canyon wistfulness and her rich, velvety voice” – ACL LIVE

“Stirring yet serene. Joyous yet plaintive. Ethereal yet earthy. Optimistic yet doom-laden. Soft-spoken yet golden-voiced. Natalie Mering, aka Weyes Blood, is a bundle of contradictions, a spirit of balance. Her voice is a shining beacon that breaks through the melancholic fog that shrouds her poppy arrangements” – NORTHERN TRANSMISSIONS

“Natalie Mering’s multitude of fans know that spending time with her music brings exquisite reward. Its buoyant beauty would be welcome at any time in history, but it arrives like sweet nectar roundabout now. 
She is Weyes by name, and wise by nature. She sings of earthly devastation and the human condition with a canny kind of knowingness that leaves you wondering if maybe the end won’t be so bad after all.
Titanic Rising is her finest, most expansive work to date. It is immersive, beautiful music. Timeless in that classic American-songbook type of way, yet speaking from a very present time and place on planet earth. It follows her breakout record, Front Row Seat to Earth, and psych-pop gems with Drugdealer. Weyes Blood is as comfortable writing hooks as prying into gnarliness.
Sunday afternoon. Serenity now” – AUNTY MEREDITH

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