What’s an Israeli band doing on Pacific Rim Shots? Aren’t we all about PacRim countries? So how does Eatliz get on here?
Easy, they’re about to tour China! The tour is planned around the JUE Festival (which this year headlines Death Cab For Cutie) but they’ll be hitting other cities to increase their exposure. Here are their upcoming tour dates:
3/17/12 Guangzhou @ 191space w/Turtle Giant (Macau)
3/18/12 Hong Kong @ Hidden agenda w/Turtle Giant (Macau)
3/19/12 Changsha @ Freedom House
3/20/12 Wuhan @ Vox
3/21/12 Nanjing @ 61 House
3/22/12 Hangzhou @ 9 Club
3/23/12 Shanghai @ Yuyintang (JUE | Hear + See) w/Yourboyfriendsucks! (Guangzhou), Battle Cattle (Shanghai)
3/24/12 Music Video and Animation Screening and Q&A with Eatliz @ The Hutong
3/25/12 Beijing @ Tango (JUE | Hear + See) w/Devil Music Ensemble(USA)
Eatliz is a six piece female fronted art rock band, known as Tel Aviv’s most innovative band which is known for spectacular live shows all over the world, including major festivals (Primavera sound in Spain, Exit festival in Serbia, SXSW in Austin TX and more), outstanding genre crossing music, beautiful award winning animation music videos and mesmerizing front-woman Lee Triffon being the icing on the cake.
Since forming nine years ago, Eatliz has been building a strong cult following around the world. Playing what’s been termed as “complicated pop,” Eatliz features elements ranging from pop with a Middle Eastern edge and to four on the floor guitar stomps. Lee Triffon, the band’s lead singer, has been spotted as one of the vocal acrobatics in the contemporary alternative music scene. The result is a sound that calls to mind artists like Mr. Bungle, Björk and Portishead. This variety of styles the band combines in a single song, has helped them gain fans of many genres, crossing ages and countries.
You can check out their music on their website, which features streamed songs from all their albums.
(more songs after the jump)
How often does a good art rock band come to China? When will you get another chance to hear this style if you live there? Probably not for a long time so this is your chance. They’ve opened for legends in the progressive rock world such as Porcupine Tree (one of my personal favorites). Support the JUE Festival or one of the venues in your home town and catch their act. If you do, definitely write our blog and let me know what you thought of the show!