Scene News: Brooklyn’s Chairlift return to Australia this December!

Brooklyn indie electro-pop duo CHAIRLIFT are returning to Australian shores this December! 

Members Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly first captured the world’s attention with their breakout single ‘Bruises’, which featured a range of uncanny pop sensibilities, mixed with polished production and euphoric vocals. Over time, this sound has become the duo’s signature essence. CHAIRLIFT have gone on to become one of the most distinctive acts of its era, often being compared to icons like MGMT, Chvrches and Grimes.

This wildly talented pair boast a total of three studio albums, each of which fuse styles like electronic, synth pop and indie pop into relentlessly catchy masterpieces, with live shows that reflect this. Their latest offering ‘Moth’ released early this year has caught the attention of listeners the world over, standing as their most emotionally charged and pop-centric album yet.

Australian fans have embraced CHAIRLIFT for years, with a string of accredited hits like Bruises, Amanaemonesia, Ch-Ching and Sidewalk Safari, helping to draw in audiences across the country. Their latest album Moth’ is no exception, featuring a collection of mega hits that give off an upbeat synth vibe, and husky vocals that punctuate airwaves from the get go.

These Brooklyn experimentalists have spent that past 12 months performing at star-studded festivals including SXSW, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival and National Sawdust. Their latest single ‘Romeo’ is another superb addition to the couples catalog. Now, hot off the heels of a successful US and UK tour, CHAIRLIFTfans can rejoice as the band announces their highly anticipated return to Australia.

Chairlift’s ‘Moth’ is a shape-shifting wonder of an alternative pop album, and it’s one of 2016’s best.”  – Billboard

“This is a record where love, music and love for music come together beautifully.” – Rolling Stone

“They have a charming asymmetry, they drift in sometimes oblique and irregular patterns. This is pop that wants to show you what it’s made of.” – Pitchfork

“There is something there, then; something that belongs to Polachek and Wimberley. Something relentlessly, unavoidably unique. Something quintessentially Chairlift” – The Brag

Armed with a truly unique, engaging and infectious live show, don’t miss CHAIRLIFT in 2016.


Friday 2nd December 2016 – Disconnect Festival – WA

Saturday 3rd December 2016 – The Zoo, Brisbane QLD
with special guests The Harpoons and Confidence Man. Tickets

Sunday 4th December 2016 – The Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW
with special guests The Harpoons and Confidence Man. Tickets

Wednesday 7th December 2016 – Max Watt’s Melbourne VIC
with special guests The Harpoons and Confidence Man. Tickets

Tickets on sale now: