Detroit’s Protomartyr have announced their highly anticipated debut Australia & New Zealand tour in February 2018. With Singer Joe Casey declaring “…we better be touring Australia sometime in the next year. If it doesn’t happen the band is breaking up.”, the jaded-yet-urgent post punks are set to play intimate club venues across Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and Wellington.
Protomartyr will tour in support of their fourth album Relatives in Descent (released 29 September via Domino), which has received wide praise from The New York Times (Album of the Week), The Guardian, NPR, SPIN and Q Magazine. The album features anthemic, epic singles ‘Don’t Go to Anacita’, ‘My Children’, and ‘A Private Understanding’.
Anxiety about the precarious nature of reality is a recurring thread on Relatives in Descent. Though not a concept album, it presents twelve variations on a theme: the unknowable nature of truth, and the existential dread that often accompanies that unknowing. After months of rehearsal, the band decamped to Los Angeles for two weeks in March of 2017, to record with Sonny DiPerri (Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors), who co-produced the record and helped capture the band’s long-simmering vision for something more complex, but no less visceral.
Protomartyr will be supported by Sydney’s haunting Mere Women on Australian dates. Watch the latest clip for ‘Tin Rooves’ from their latest output Big Skies (Poison City). Tickets are on sale now, do not miss out!