THE LANSDOWNEChippendale New South Wales
Hailing from Baltimore USA, the now New York-based experimental musician, singer and pop savant serpentwithfeet, has announced his first ever Australian shows for this June.
In support of his debut record and Double J feature album, "soil", released June 2018, serpentwithfeet will perform two intimate headline shows at Sydney's Lansdowne on June 12 and The Worker's Club in Melbourne on June 14, alongside his festival appearance at Tasmania's Dark Mofo festival on June 13.
Tickets for Sydney and Melbourne go on sale at 1 pm Thursday, April 18.
My Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale beginning 12 pm Wednesday, April 17 until 12 pm Thursday, April 18.
For complete tour and ticket information, visit livenation.com.au.
His influences make him dangerously cool and impossibly contemporary. Born Josiah Wise, the once Maryland choirboy, who now operates under the alias serpentwithfeet trained as a jazz vocalist, performed in a neo-soul group, went through a goth phase and at one point even considered a career as an opera singer – experiences that led him now to write and create some of the most astonishing balladry heard in modern times.
Following his sensual debut on an EP titled "blisters" in 2016, the Avant-Garde/R&B singer fuses the devotional beauty of gospel with self-deprecation and despair, while at the same time avoiding any sort of genre classification. His 2018 release "soil", which rated 8.1/10 on Pitchfork, features Wise's ecstatic voice delivering direct emotion on tightly written pop songs that examine his most personal fears, fixations, queer insecurities and longings. In a review on "soil" by Resident Advisor they explained, "serpentwithfeet is not a project that deals in restraint, but it's the mix of melodrama and newfound control."
The Australian tour dates follow his appearance at Coachella 2019, the first opportunity for Southern fans to experience serpentwithfeet's modern take on soul and R&B – an experimental new taste of the genre that's not to be missed.
"his voluminous, one-of-a-kind voice, experimental pop artist serpentwithfeet offers complex visions of queer love" – Pitchfork