Fresh from their announcement as part of the 2016 v2 Meredith Music Festival Lineup, Canadian experimental act BadBadNotGood have announced a handful of shows on the East Coast, along with one in Adelaide. The early December dates serve as a precursor to their appearance at the Supernatural Amphitheatre and are in support of their latest full length release, IV, which followed last ear’s incredible Ghostface Killah collaboration Sour Soul.
With fans stretching far and wide (try both Tyler, The Creator and Gilles Peterson) and collaborators ranging from Frank Ocean to Kaytranada to MF Doom to saxophonist Colin Stetson, there is little doubt that their live shows will be something of a wonder to behold.
A collective of incredibly talented improvisers, BadBadNotGood are constantly pushing the boundaries and challenging the conventions of jazz. We saw that with last year’s jazz hip-hop fusion Sour Soul and now IV continues in that vein, calling on a wide number of varying collaborators and influences to not only challenge but take traditional jazz music well into the future. When we spoke to them earlier this year about the inherently exploratory approach they seem to have to music, their explanation was wonderfully simple. “Making music is so fun for us it’s impossible to stick to one sound!”
The four piece, whose journey began when they met at music school as teenagers and found a common interest in Odd Future, going on to combine a love for hip-hop with their training as jazz musicians, will be hitting up four lucky Australian capital cities before they appear at Meredith.
BadBadNotGood Australian Tour Dates
Fri 9 December – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Tickets on sale midday Monday August 22
Live Nation pre-sale: August 19 3pm-August 21 5pm