Scene News: Iranian-Dutch Visionary Sevdaliza Announces Debut Australian Tour January 2018

Don’t miss visionary Iranian-Dutch artist Sevdaliza as she visits Aus shores for the first time next year.

Following the release of her debut LP ISON in April this year, Paradise and Mellum together with Collarts, FBi and i-D AUNZ are overjoyed to announce the first ever Australian tour of Iranian-born, Dutch-based experimental pop visionary Sevdaliza in January 2018.

With Sevdaliza’s US live debut heralded as a singularly phenomenal experience (“we weren’t ready for what was about to happen. No one came prepared to pick their jaws up off the floor” – Enclave LA), Sevdaliza’s is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated debuts of 2018.

Announced as part of the Sugar Mountain and Faux Mo lineups recently, during her Australian debut the autodidactic artist will also perform two headline shows – one at Sydney’s Oxford Arts Factory and at Brisbane’s Woolly Mammoth.

A multi-platform artist, Sevdaliza releases perilously charged audiovisual experiences, exploring minimalist trip-hop and industrial RnB through concepts of past lives, perception of emotion and the whole self. Influenced by great novelists in her writing, Sevdaliza creates for larger purposes than notoriety as evidenced by the untrumpeted release of her single Bebin a track written in Farsi in response to the US travel ban – with all profits going to “victims of racial exclusion”.

With the ability to craft visuals every bit as arresting as her atmospheric, moody RnB, Sevdaliza’s enthralling videos for Human & That Other Girl have together clocked over 12 million views. Her body of work has earned her fans at The Fader, Paper Magazine, FACT Magazine, BBC and Dazed Digital (Dazed 100), and also in peers like A$AP Ferg, who features on her menacing single That Damaged Girl; she’s toured it around the world including sold-out headline shows in Europe & the USA.

Sevdaliza’s latest single Mad Woman (from her short film The Formula, in which she starred/directed/produced), released through the Adult Swim Singles Club, has enjoyed airplay with triple j’s Richard Kingsmill, Double J and more.

Mad Woman & all assets available to media via links above.

Tickets on sale now.


“[Sevdaliza has] an irrepressible drive to ride the razor’s edge, to go places the world isn’t necessarily ready or willing to explore… a provocateur with a sense of global mission”
– Pitchfork

“…sounds like minimalist composer La Monte Young slow-jamming with Björk in low lighting.”

“…regal, vaporous tunes about individuality, love, and disconnection”
– The Fader

Debut Australian Tour

Tickets On Sale Now

Thu 18 Jan | Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane QLD

Fri 19 Jan | Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney NSW

Sat 20 Jan | Sugar Mountain Festival, VIC

Sun 21 Jan | Faux Mo 2018, TAS