"The world is black and white. The sky is green."
Saddle up! Sydney's pinpoint guitar-popsters High-tails are thrilled to inform you they're hitting the road to launch their new 2015 single "Information". The foursome will play two special headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney in late June.
"Information" premiered on Gold Flake Paint [UK] who hailed it as "a loose-limbed guitar strut", while triple j's Zan Rowe raved "such a great song ... it builds and builds and builds!” Frontman Nicholas Griffith says "It grew out of a dance rhythm we were jamming and has become our favourite thing to play in front of a crowd. We've been finishing our live shows with this with this track and afterwards people have been coming up smiling, saying 'That's the one! That's the banger!'". The song's "torturous" film clip has also just landed via themusic.com.au.
The single comes on the heels of some busy national touring for the band - they played a 10-date run supporting Brisbane crooners Millions in November/December, and more recently were handpicked by likely London lad Jamie T to open his sold-out East Coast shows in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
"Information" is High-tails' first fresh material since their debut EP "Sipping Tea To Make Music To Sip Tea To", which was released in October. It featured bona fide smash "Bending Over Backwards" which Aussie Playlist frothed "gets stuck in your head (and doesn't get out quickly)", and came in as the 29th most-played song on triple j last year. Its follow-up "Terrible Day" saw Happy proclaim "(they're) a band who set the bar higher each time ... every element of the song is too good to not get a mention in being f*cking brilliant". Both songs' heavy rotation also saw High-tails rank as 9th most-played artist on triple j Unearthed in 2014.
Throughout 2014, High-tails played further gigs across Australia supporting The Holidays, Northeast Party House, Major Leagues, Loon Lake, The Cairos and more. They also completed festival slots at Sounds Of The Suburbs, Blurst Of Times, Yours & Owls' 4th Birthday and Sydney Fringe. A recent AU Review report said of the bands live show "their enthusiasm and energy [is] intoxicating". "Information" is out digitally now.
High-tails ~ "Information" Single Launches
MELBOURNE ~ Fri 19th June
Black Night Crash at Ding Dong Lounge
w/- Special Guests
Tickets avail on the door.
SYDNEY ~ Thurs 25th June
Newtown Social Club
w/- Special Guests
Tickets avail via http://newtownsocialclub.com/