Australian audiences will have their first taste of New York three-piece fun. when they hit Australian shores this July for Splendour Sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne. Known for their sing-a-long number one single ‘We Are Young’, fun. will no doubt delight on their first visit Down Under. Joining fun. are special guests Boy in a Box.
Boy in a Box’s riot-pop anthems ‘Moon Comes Up’ and ‘Glitter, Gold, Ruin’ have already gripped radio listeners and audiences nationwide. After spending most of 2011 on the road with tours alongside British India,Birds of Tokyo and Calling All Cars, the charisma of front man Tobias ‘Tij’ Priddle combined with their punchy gems makes their live set one not to be missed.
With a brand new EP set for release on July 6 featuring new single ‘On My Mind’ Boy in a Box’s collection of earnest songs are sure to get punters ready for fun.’s first Australian shows.
Wednesday July 25 – The Metro, Sydney (all ages)
Tickets from Ticketek
Friday July 27 – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne (Over 18s)
Tickets from Moshtix
Saturday July 28 – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne (Under 18s matinee)
Tickets from Moshtix
The new title track from upcoming EP called ‘On My Mind’
We have just signed the amazingly awesome Melbourne band Boy In A Box!
Here is the press release:
Boy In A Box was formed late 2010 when front man Tobias ‘Tij’ Priddle took a job building recording studios and wrote ‘Moon Comes Up’ for a Blue September cancer awareness campaign on which his boss was helping out.
The band quickly picked up a slew of high rotation songs at triple j and community radio including ‘Moon Comes Up’, ‘Glitter, Gold, Ruin’ and ‘Longest Road’ as well as supporting bands such as Birds Of Tokyo, British India and Calling All Cars.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Boy In A Box to the label” said Head of ABC Music Robert Patterson, “they are an amazing live act and have a killer rock sound and energy that is truly captivating. We look forward to working with them in what is going to be an amazing career”.
Whilst it may have been a long wait for fans to hear new music, the band is back stronger than ever including full-time band mates (bassist Athan Hewett and drummer Tom Crimmins) armed with a new EP.
On My Mind is the explosive first single and title track from the new EP and will be available Monday 4th June. The single was mixed by Mark Needham (The Killers, Bloc Party, Hot Hot Heat).
The 4 track EP titled ‘On My Mind’ was recorded at Birdland Studios by iconic Melbourne producer Lindsay Gravina (Adalita, Rowland S Howard, The Living End) and will be released Friday 6th July.
First single ‘On My Mind’ is at radio and available digitally Monday 4th June
‘On My Mind’ EP is available Friday 6th July through FOUR | FOUR
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