Matt & Kim GTM sideshows announced

Brooklyn based synth-pop duo Matt & Kim have joined the ever growing list of Groovin The Moo sideshows announcing their own national tour. Kicking off on May 1st in Sydney, the twosome will also play shows in Melbourne and Brisbane as well as the previously announced dates for GTM in Maitland, Bendigo, Canberra, Bunbury and Townsville.

The duo will be playing at GTM alongside the likes of Tegan & Sara, The Kooks, The Might Be Giants and The Bronx, all of whom have announced their own sideshows, as well as The Temper Trap, Midnight Juggernauts and Flume.

Matt & Kim’s latest album, Lightning was released in October last year and is the pair’s fourth studio album. Typical to their do-it-yourself approach which was prevalent on previous albums, Lightning was recorded in the couple’s Grand Street apartment in New York. Their second album Grand was created in a similar fashion, recorded in Matt Johnson’s childhood bedroom at his parent’s home in Vermont.Their popular single ‘Daylight’ taken from 2009’s Grand has also been used in an Australian advertisement for Mars Bars as well as on several TV series such as Entourage, and Community.

This will be Matt & Kim’s first Australian visit since playing the Big Day Out in 2011.

Matt & Kim tour dates:

Wednesday, May 1 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

Friday, May 3 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne

Thursday, May 9 – The Zoo, Brisbane

Tickets on sale Wednesday February 13.