Guineafowl have been embraced by fans around Australia but more recently the US have openedtheir arms to their EP ‘Hello Anxiety’, signing a deal with Dangerbird Records. Guineafowl are flying to the USA for a string of shows including Culture Collide in LA and CMJ in New York City and return in November to whet the appetite of Australian crowds on The Lie Is Tour.
The Lie Is Tour will see Guineafowl stopping in to delight capital cities and a few lucky regional centres, showing their wares and LAtans in Fremantle, Newcastle, Canberra, Byron Bay, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Maroochydore, Sydney, Wollongong, Adelaide and Melbourne.
As winners of FBi’s SMAC AWARD 2011 ‘Best Sydney Song’, it is of little surprise that Tony Mott, Australia’s leading rock’n’roll photographer asked Sam Yeldham, Guineafowl’s lead singer to pose on the Sydney Harbour Bridge as a part of his exhibition at the CMJ reception in NYC. The exhibition showcases Mott’s lifelong work at CMJ with Guineafowl as guest performers.
Guineafowl began as a solo project in a bedroom and has now grown to a five-piece band performing their spacious tunes and danceable beats. Highlighted as one of Rolling Stone’s artists to watch in 2011, Guineafowl recently supported Foster The People as well as The Grates to a rousing response.
“Swaggering charm of indie-built bravado, with a laidback twinkle and lovely harmonies from frontman Sam Yeldham and his lady of the keys.”
Inpress, 24 August 2011
“Ever-present, danceable rhythms, anthemic, pulsating, radio-ready, fuck-off catchy ditties… and a palatable stage presence.”
Drum Media NSW, 28 June 2011
Guineafowl hit the road throughout November to bring their idyllic pop tunes to the sounds of Australians. Tickets on sale September 30.
“Hello Anxiety” is out now through Dew Process/UMA. Click here to buy.
The Lie Is Tour
Presented by Street Press Australia
GUINEAFOWL THE LIE IS TOUR
NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2011
With Special Guests to be announced
Friday 4th November – Fremantle, Norfolk Basement
Saturday 5th November – Perth, Capitol
Supporting The Grates
Friday 11th November – Newcastle, Great Northern Hotel
Door Sales Only
Saturday 12th November – Canberra, ANU Bar
Wednesday 16th November – Byron Bay, Beach Hotel
Thursday 17th November – Toowoomba, The Spotted Cow
Friday 18th November – Brisbane, The Zoo
Saturday 19th November – Maroochydore, Sol Bar
www.oztix.com.au / Venue: (07) 54439550
Friday 25th November – Sydney, The Standard
Saturday 26th November – Wollongong, Yours & Owls
Door Sales Only
Friday 2nd December – Adelaide, Jive Bar
Saturday 3rd December – Melbourne, East Brunswick Club
www.eastbrunswickclub.com / Venue: (03) 93889794
Saturday 10th December – Port Macquarie, Festival of the Sun
Bernard Fanning offers up ‘GROW AROUND YOU’ lifted from his latest #1 album Departures. Berneard and his band will be stopping by the Fotty Show AFL Grand Final show on Thursday 26th September for a special televised headline-performance.
Returning in a wall of shimmering synth and hook-laden guitars, Guineafowl delivers a partnering video for new single ‘Little Death (Make It Rain)’ and announces details of a special EP launch night taking over Sydney’s Club 77 on Thursday 10th October