SAFIA release striking new single, extend national tour

Ubiquitous Canberra trio SAFIA have added further dates to their extensive and tremendously popular national tour, which kicks off with a maiden Splendour in the Grass performance later this month. The announcement comes on the back of sold out performances in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as a glowing response to their latest offering, Embracing Me.

Despite being consistently labelled a boring politicians’ paradise, Canberra has produced a number of world-class electronic acts in recent years. SAFIA are the latest and, in my mind, the most engaging of these acts, joining the likes of Peking Duk and The Aston Shuffle amid the cream of Australia’s EDM crop.

Structurally, Embracing Me traces the steps of Listen to Soul, Listen to Blues and You Are the One, but by no means are SAFIA packaging tunes from a factory line. Rather, they’ve simply found a blueprint that works: Ben Woolner‘s earnest, fluttering vocals – steady and isolated at first – blended with crisp production and mesmerising hooks. Basically, after several tender, soulful moments with Ben, it’s dancing time.

The significant demand for tickets to SAFIA’s shows are a testament to the band’s talent, industry and musical intelligence. They know what they do well, and they continue to do it – time and time again.

Tickets for SAFIA’s Embracing Me tour are available here.

Saturday 25 July // Splendour in the Grass – Byron Bay – SOLD OUT
Saturday 8 August // Beats In The Heat – Karratha WA – ALL AGES
Saturday 15 August // Darwin Festival – Darwin NT
Thursday 20 August­ // Karova Lounge – Ballarat VIC
Friday 21 August // Bended Elbow – Geelong VIC
Saturday 22 August // Corner Hotel – Melbourne VIC – SOLD OUT
Sunday 23 August // Corner Hotel – Melbourne VIC – NOW ON SALE
Thursday 27 August // Wollongong Uni Bar – Wollongong NSW
Saturday 29 August // The Small Ballroom – Newcastle NSW – SOLD OUT
Sunday 30 August // The Small Ballroom – Newcastle NSW – NOW ON SALE
Wednesday 2 September // Woolly Mammoth – Brisbane QLD – NOW ON SALE
Thursday 3 September // Woolly Mammoth – Brisbane QLD – SOLD OUT
Friday 4 September // The Beach Hotel – Byron Bay NSW
Thursday 10 September // The Factory Theatre – Sydney NSW – ALL AGES – NOW ON SALE
Friday 11 September // The Factory Theatre – Sydney NSW – ALL AGES – SOLD OUT
Saturday 12 September // ANU Bar – Canberra ACT
Friday 18 September // Fowlers Live – Adelaide SA – ALL AGES
Saturday 19 September // Amplifier Bar – Perth WA
Sunday 20 September // Mojo’s Bar – Fremantle WA