The first of a year of ground-breaking gigs to celebrate The Operatives’ tenth anniversary begins in a hidden warehouse featuring two of the UK’s most rising musicians.
MARIBOU STATE modestly describe themselves as ‘just two guys from the Shire, that like drinking tea and making music.’ Theirs is a classic tale of indie rock and bedroom production. Both grew up in a little village in Hertfordshire and began collaborating after Liam asked Chris to play bass for his band. When they moved up north to go to university, the band fell by the wayside and the pair began making electronic music in their home studio, forging a partnership that would soon become MARIBOU STATE. Now, several successful EPs – the latest being the crisp sounding Truths – as well as a collection of remixes from FAT BOY SLIM to LAURYN HILL, the duo have soared into ‘ones to watch’ lists web-wide. With their lush and carefully crafted tracks and ability to draw out an unusual song into dream-like anthem, their debut Australia tour, full of foraging field recordings and live instrumentation with broken house rhythms and waves of sub-bass is set to be one that you’ll need a few cups of tea to recover from.
Alongside MARIBOU STATE, The Operatives are proud to announce the return tour of the multi-talented musician and producer SWINDLE. Hailing from South London, he took a keen interest in music at a young age, learning to play the piano aged 8 and recording his own music by 13 and soon began experimenting with hip-hop and grime. In 2013, SWINDLE released his debut full-length album Long Live The Jazz on Deep Medi, a 13-track journey through one of dance music’s most creative minds and includes features from THE MILK, SAM FRANK and FOOTSIE. Exploring his unique style entirely at will, Long Live The Jazz not only announced the arrival of SWINDLE the artist but also SWINDLE the musician, with the album built around the notion of live performance. His debut live show in June, complete with full band, saw the album performed in its entirety to an ovation from a captivated audience. In short, he is quite simply one of dance music’s most uniquely talented young artists and we can’t wait to see him back in Australia.
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