Sneaky Sound System are set to return to centre stage with a cracking new single, a brand new album, an international record deal and their first Australian tour of the year. Following on from their 2 times Platinum selling, 2 times ARIA Award winning, 2 times AIR Award winning debut comes the release of the first single ‘Kansas City’ from their forthcoming album ‘2’. The single, which has already hit clubs and radio waves like a hurricane, will be on sale July 12 while the album ‘2’ will be in-store in Australia on August 16 through Whack Recordings, 2 years to the day after the release of the bands debut LP. The ‘2’ Tour will also be coming to the East coast of Australia in the 2nd half of August 2008. Tickets on sale July 3rd.
The second album, together with the best from the first, will be released in the UK on September 22nd though 14th Floor Records. The first UK single ‘Pictures’ (given a freshen up by Rich Costey, the man behind Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand & Muse among others) has been received with open arms by BBC Radio 1 where it is Pet Sound Of The Week on Jo Whiley’s show, Single Of The Week on Zane Lowe’s show, and with support from Pete Tong, Annie Mac and Rob da Bank. The song has also been added to London’s Capitol Radio, XFM and the MTV network. In the next few weeks the band plays the Glastonbury Festival in the UK and the Oxegen Festival in Ireland.
Sneaky Sound System, without question one of the most popular bands in Australia right now, had the longest chart run in Oz history with their single ‘I Love It’, their debut album has gone twice platinum and at one point they had four singles in the Top 50. They played the Antipodean Live Earth concert, supported Robbie Williams & Scissor Sisters, sold out their own Arena Tour and won awards all over the place. Yet Sneaky are not a hard-touring rock band or a manufactured pop act. They’re certainly pop and proud of it, but their background lies in their country’s exploding dance scene.
With Spike Stent on mixing duties for a lot of the new album (think Bjork, Madonna, Gwen Stefani, Massive Attack), you can expect a fuller, richer and more accomplished sound from the Sydney trio of Miss Connie (Connie Mitchell), Black Angus (Angus McDonald), and MC Double D (Daimon Downey). Three very different characters bonded by a riotous sense of fun, who have found a knack for making music that is imbued with frolicking nightlife mayhem, but also flecked with radio-friendly stadium-bound electro-pop.
Sneaky Sound System: single ‘Kansas City’ in stores July 12
Sneaky Sound System: album ‘2’ in stores August 16 through Whack Recordings/MGM
Sneaky Sound System: The ‘2’ Tour – August 2008 supported by The Dukes of Windsor.
THE ‘2’ TOUR PRESENTED BY SONY ERICSSON + NOVA + CHANNEL V & inthemix.com.au
BRISBANE – THE TIVOLI Saturday August 16th
BRISBANE – THE TIVOLI Sunday August 17th
MELBOURNE – THE QUEENSBRIDGE Tuesday August 26th
MELBOURNE – THE QUEENSBRIDGE Wednesday August 27th
SYDNEY – THE ENMORE THEATRE Friday August 29th
SYDNEY – THE ENMORE THEATRE Saturday August 30th