Nicolas Jaar has announced just one headline performance in Australia this March. He’ll be in town to perform at Golden Plains Festival down near Melbourne, alongside Kurt Vile, The Specials and many more.
This is Jaar’s first Australian visit since he and Dave Harrington blew Splendour in the Grass 2014 away as Darkside, only to announce the group’s disbanding just months later.
Last year, Jaar released his sophomore solo record, Sirens, having broken ground with his debut Space Is Only Noise back in 2011. The six-track Sirens was a stunning and unpredictable experiment with space and sound, stretched out soundscapes and sublime rhythms. From sonic explorations through slowly-unravelling crystalline synthscapes, to bouncy low-hanging beats and rich, retro-inspired vocal melodies, the craftsmanship with which the album was not only produced, but arranged and layered, was impressive to say the least.
Anyone who has seen Jaar live will know that his live show is a lot more than your average dance music gig.
Nicolas Jaar’s headline performance will take place in Sydney on March 13 at The Metro Theatre.
Tickets go on sale at 10am AEDT on Monday February via Ticketek.
Watch his ridiculous 2013 Boiler Room set below: