March 14, 2023

Weyes Blood


Thursday  June 1 – SydneyVivid LIVE Sydney Opera HouseSOLD OUT
Saturday June 3 – Brisbane: Princess Theatre with special guest Jack Ladder. Presented by Jet Black Cat Music.  TICKETS
Sunday June 4 – Sydney: Vivid LIVE Sydney Opera HouseTICKETS
Wednesday June 7 – Melbourne: RISING @ The Forum with special guest Lost Animal. TICKETS
Thursday June 8 – Melbourne: RISING @ The Forum with special guest Lost Animal. TICKETS
Friday June 9 – Perth: The Rechabite with special guest Nicholas AllbrookTICKETS

Mistletone proudly presents the return of Weyes Blood (American singer-songwriter Natalie Mering), touring in the wake of her overwhelmingly-acclaimed new album And In the Darkness, Hearts Aglow. Having sold out her first Sydney Opera House show for Vivid LIVE, and added a second Vivid show as well as an additional RISING show at The Forum Melbourne, Weyes Blood will play headline shows in Brisbane and Perth on her tour title “In Holy Flux Tour: New Dawn“. Tickets on sale now.

The singer-songwriter’s secular hymnals and eerie psych-folk songs have an almost sacred quality when played live, leaving the crowd in a state of spellbound rapture” – THE GUARDIAN ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 

A galaxy of isolation, narcissism fatigue, technological agitation. These are the new norms that keep Natalie Mering up at night, and the themes at the heart of the celestial new Weyes Blood album, And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow

photo: Neelam Khan Vela

Weyes Blood’s dreamy torch songs of doom have never been more revealing of the present moment. If Titanic Rising was an observation of doom to come, And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow is in the thick of it, searching for an escape hatch from algorithms and ideological chaos.

We’re in a fully functional shit show,” said Mering. “My heart is a glow stick that’s been cracked, lighting up my chest in an explosion of earnestness.”

The “In Holy Flux Tour: New Dawn” shows will begin on June 1st at the Sydney Opera House as a part of Vivid LIVE and on June 7th at RISING Melbourne, with more to be announced.

And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow has earned Weyes Blood praise from outlets across the globe, including album of the year honors from SPIN and Sunday Times Culture, and featuring in over 50 “Best of 2022” albums and singles lists, including MOJO, NME, Pitchfork, Stereogum, New York Times, and more. Weyes Blood was no. 5 on Sunday Times Culture’s “20 Best Singers of This Century” (alongside Sam Smith, Beyonce, Adele, and Amy Winehouse).  

And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow’s ten tracks were written by Natalie Mering, with album production from Mering along with Jonathan Rado on all songs except for “A Given Thing,” produced by Mering and Rodaidh McDonald. And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow was mixed by Kenny Gilmore at 101 Studio, mastered by Emily Lazar and Chris Allgood at The Lodge, and features guest appearances from Meg Duffy (Hand Habits) and Mary Lattimore.

What people are saying about And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow:

“A masterpiece.” ★★★★★ Sunday Times Culture

“Stunning…” New York Times

“One of the year’s most breathtaking records”.” ★★★★★ NME

“Natalie Mering, SPIN’s 2022 “Artist of the Year,” made an album of our time, embracing the connections, the isolations, the breakups, the coming-togethers, the hopes and the dreads with focus intimately personal and vision expansively communal (Album of the Year).” SPIN

“An urgent and gorgeous ode to human connection that washes over the listener like a revelation (#2/30 Best Albums of 2022).” The AV Club

“Her voice alone is worth preserving humanity for…(9/10).” Uncut

And In the Darkness, Hearts Aglow is intricately put together, with Mering mirroring the sentiments of in head-bending arrangements.” ★★★★  Rolling Stone

“One fantastic tune after another (Album of the Week).” ★★★★ The Guardian

“…Through stark truths and dreamy poetry, brushes against big ideas about our broken world and quiet apocalypses of her own: it’s an ecosystem of intimacy, in its power to redeem and to destroy.” NPR Music

“Utterly contemporary and original (9/10).” Loud & Quiet

“Natalie Mering’s magisterial new record as Weyes Blood is her continued homage to love songs beyond the 1970s and into the 2020s (#2/The Best Albums of 2022).” – FLOOD

“…A record of remarkable consideration. Magnificently composed. Feeling like a timeless classic (9/10).” The Line of Best Fit

“...Her grandest, most elegant work to date (9/10).” Under the Radar

“An idiosyncratic set of love songs and secular hymns with lushly orchestral arrangements (8.4/10, “Best New Music”).” Pitchfork

“Never before have songs that portend certain doom for mankind sounded so sweet and catchy (The Best Albums of 2022).” UPROXX

“It’s a true gem.” ★★★★½ The Forty Five

“Gorgeous, sprawling soundscapes (8/10).” CRACK

“Even as Weyes Blood sings of isolation, societal collapse, and disastrous heartbreak, there’s a glimmer of optimism, relayed in her vivid lyricism and atmospheric, chamber-pop melodies (“The 55 Best Albums of 2022”).” Alternative Press

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