2012 has been fairly insane for Perth indie dance band VOLTAIRE TWINS so far. Fresh from a tour of the USA and Canada that saw the band play at the prestigious South by Southwest (SXSW) and Canadian Music Week (CMW) festivals, the band launched straight into a national tour with San Cisco, before scooping a WAMi award for Best Dance/Electronic Act and recording a new EP, Apollo.
Now the band are touring nationally to launch Apollo, but before they do, they’re throwing a party at the Norfolk Basement in Fremantle and an All Ages launch at new underage venue The Chamber in Melville.
The Norfolk Basement party will also feature synthtastic newcomers and all-round nice guys Greyjoy. The last three Voltaire Twins shows at the Norfolk Basement have been sold-out affairs, and the little Fremantle rave cave has become a sort of spiritual home for the band.
The Sunday show will be a rare All Ages gig for the band, and will see them supported by a lineup of youngsters: 44th Sunset and The Suspects (the latter of which is comprised of school students who appeared in Voltaire Twins’ Young Adult video earlier this year).
It seems fitting that Apollo should be the first Voltaire Twins release to get an All Ages launch. The EP, produced by Matt Gio and mixed by famed LA engineer Lars Stalfors (The Mars Volta, Cold War Kids) is an ode to teenagehood. First single Young Adult is a rumination on youthful melodrama, available to download for free from the band’s website: voltairetwins.com.
Friday 24 August – Norfolk Basement
Voltaire Twins w/ Greyjoy
Doors 8pm. Entry $10, $15 with Apollo EP.
Sunday 26 August – The Chamber, City of Melville Civic Centre
Voltaire Twins w/ 44th Sunset and The Suspects
ALL AGES. Doors at 4P.M. Entry $5, $10 with Apollo EP.