TOUR NEWS: Millions, Nantes, Northeast Party House

In what could be one of the most exciting all-Aussie tours of the year, Triple J Unearthed favourites Millions, Nantes and Northeast Party House will team up for a seven-date jaunt through February, including a stop in at the Wollongong Unibar.

The trio of up-and-coming bands will play the UOW O-Party on February 23. All three bands have had breakout years in 2011, and if their current form is anything to go by, this is the tour that could launch any or all of these acts into the next level of the Aussie music scene.

Millions are probably the most recognisable name amongst the three, with the Brisbane garage-pop act being plucked from obscurity earlier this year to open the Splendour In The Grass festival; the same lucky break that ignited Jinja Safari’s fortunes just a year previously. Since then, the band have toured with Gold Fields, The Grates, Bleeding Knees Club and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and seen singles ‘Those Girls’ and ‘Guru’ burn up the Triple J airwaves.

Sydney post-punk outfit Nantes play jangly, garage-rock  (a la The Strokes) with LCD Soundsystem-like down-tempo electronic elements. They’ve only been together a short time, but the members have previously played in bands behind Jonathan Boulet and Grace Woodroofe. They’ve also played Parklife Festival, toured with Ernest Ellis, and released their debut EP just a few weeks back. These guys will headline all NSW dates of the tour, including the UOW O-Party (also, check out Nantes’ new video for ‘Charlie’ below).

Dance rock dudes Northeast Party House represent Melbourne on the tour, with a reputation for high energy shows preceding them. Their new single ‘Empires’ is scoring big love, and they’ve also just released an EP called ‘Embezzler.’

Make sure to check out all three bands when they feature on what will likely be the coolest O-Party in some time.

Thursday, February 23 | O PARTY, Wollongong


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