I, a Man is the sound of four guys from Melbourne, trying to figure things out together.
Now, they’ve figured out to announce their Australian Tour 2013, as the Melbourne four-piece releases the first taste of the band’s forthcoming debut album.
Employing familiar musical tools and a classic sense of songcraft, they take in elements of droning folk, swirling krautrock, dream pop and all the woolly ideas in between and present them with an understated yet hypnotic and textured dialogue.
They began to figure things out with 2011’s debut recording Fifteen Thirty-Three, released through their own label, We Swimmers.
They quickly followed up with their next release, You’re Boring Us All – distributed by Shock in early 2012 – which further cemented their organic blend of the cerebral with the instinctual, helping steer them through a series of tours and a handful of festival slots.
Next came the prospect of a full-length album, so the band escaped to rural Australia to isolate themselves and further expand their creativity.
After international jaunts and more time in country Victoria the band reached a decision upon 11 tracks, returning to Melbourne’s The Alamo studio to once again work with long-time production team Tim O’Halloran and Dave Williamson, and this time enlisting the mixing skills of Tim Whitten (The Go Betweens, Augie March, Art of Fighting), to put the final touches on what has become the band’s debut LP.
‘Less Travelled’ is the first single lifted from the yet-to-be-released record, due for release in early 2014, and I, a Man will embark on an east tour to coincide with the release of the single.
“Less Travelled” out 26th July in Australia & New Zealand through Shock Entertainment.
I, a Man Australian Tour 2013 Dates & Tickets
Friday 16 August - The Tote, Melbourne w/ Sincerely, Grizzly and Love Migrate
Friday 23 August - The Exeter, Adelaide w/ Sincerely, Grizzly
Thursday 29 August – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney w/ TBA
Friday 30 August - Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane w/ The Creases & more TBA
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