Introducing Springtime

Gareth Liddiard, Jim White and Chris Abrahams are Springtime. We introduced you to this formidable trio ahead of their sold-out Melbourne warm-up shows earlier this month.

Springtime will perform their debut album, live for the first time at the Sydney Opera House on August 7 as part of the Vivid Festival.

Due out towards the end of 2021, the album combines elements of free-jazz, lyricism, improvisation, avant-garde and experimental noise.

Wrap your ears around Penumbra – not an official single, just a taste of what’s to come.

Chris Abrahams is best known as the keyboard player from avant-garde free jazz trio The Necks but has also played with the Laughing Clowns, The Church, The Triffids and Midnight Oil, among others. The Necks were described by the New York Times in 2017 as “the greatest trio on Earth”.

Jim White has played for years with The Dirty Three, as well as PJ Harvey, Marianne Faithfull, Cat Power, Bonnie Prince Billy, Smog, Nick Cave, Xylouris White and many others. The Dirty Three were described by The Guardian as “one of the world’s best living bands.”

Gareth Liddiard was the founding member and singer-songwriter, and guitarist for The Drones; he has a solo record and now works with sci-fi experimental mud pop group Tropical Fuck Storm. Iggy Pop on BBC radio described Tropical Fuck Storm as a “nice band” and “a good fuck”.

Sat Aug 7 Sydney Opera House Sydney NSW
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