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Brooklyn’s St Lucia announce east-coast shows

Brooklyn’s St Lucia will return to Australia for a run of headline dates across the east-coast this April.

The band – led by South African-born singer/songwriter Jean-Philip Grobler – will play at Brisbane’s The Zoo on April 4, Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory on April 6 and Melbourne’s Corner Hotel on April 8. They last visited Australia in 2012 for the Parklife Festival.

St Lucia released their debut album When The Night in late-2013 through New York label Neon Gold (Passion Pit, Gotye, Marina and the Diamonds). Its first single ‘Elevate’ was a triple j favourite, coming in at #93 in this year’s Hottest 100. The album expands on the dreamy synth-pop sound St Lucia established on their first two EPs, St Lucia and September. It was self-produced by Grobler, with help from Chris Zane (Passion Pit), Rich Costey (Muse) and Andy Baldwin.

Supports on their Australian tour from Sydney five-piece The Griswolds, who are currently working with Tony Hoffer (The Kooks, Beck, M83) on a forthcoming LP. The first single should be out in April.

St Lucia tour dates:

Friday, April 4 – The Zoo, Brisbane

Sunday, April 6 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

Tuesday, April 8 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne

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