Following a hugely successful flurry of singles for their forthcoming third album Virtual Islands, electro-pop purveyors Gypsy & the Cat are ready to take the tunes on the road, today announcing a five-date national album tour. Kicking off in Thredbo and traversing four states, the Virtual Islands Tour is the final album tour for the duo who announced yesterday on their Facebook page that this upcoming album release will actually be their last.
“We have come to a place with the band where we feel like we have achieved the things it set out to, and are incredibly proud of the catalogue of music that we’ve built along the way,” they said. “We are like brothers, Lionel and I, and this is in no way a sad or bitter thing, we speak every day in fact, instead it’s more of a decision to keep growing as individuals and explore our artistic limits in different incarnations.”
The band are extremely proud of Virtual Islands and for good reason; singles ‘Inside Your Mind’, ‘I Just Wanna Be Somebody Else’ and ‘Life’ have clocked over 1.3 million streams online in just a few months, the former two reaching #2 on the Hype Machine charts and their latest ‘Life’ hitting the coveted #1 spot earlier this week.
The joyous sensibilities and hallmark charm that threads throughout the album is also a strong driving force behind the live show with a setlist that takes in old and new, favourites and classics-to-be, future-bound and propelled by metamorphosing synths.
A career brimming with dizzying highs and occasional lows, Gypsy & The Cat have experienced it all – ARIA and Hype Machine charting singles, ARIA award nominees, three songs in the triple j Hottest 100, plus international chart and touring feats across Europe. Their success should be celebrated and celebrated it will, with their last album tour one of the only remaining chances to see these new songs (and old) performed to a live audience.
GYPSY & THE CAT
FRIDAY 09 SEPT | THREDBO ALPINE RESORT, NSW
FREE – ALL AGES
FRIDAY SEPT 23 | JACK RABBIT SLIMS, PERTH
SATURDAY SEPT 24 | HOWLER, MELBOURNE
SUNDAY OCT 02 | NEWTOWN SOCIAL CLUB, SYDNEY
FRIDAY OCT 07 | THE ZOO, BRISBANE
PRAISE FOR GYPSY & THE CAT
“…every time they drop something new, our love affair for them keeps going strong.”
“Gypsy & The Cat are back and they mean business.”
“[I Just Wanna Be Somebody Else] is an absolute existential banger that will have you pressing ‘play’ over and over.”
“…by the sound of ‘Inside Your Mind’ – it’s gonna be a great third album.”
” I reckon a lot of you will be giving the play button a real good work-out on this one.”
“Trademark Gypsy & The Cat sounds like the soaring vocals, driving guitar and dreamy synths are all at work here, showing that even though they’ve grown up a bit, they’re still sticking to their guns.”
Howl & Echoes