Wafia sells out Syd and Melb dates; adds new shows and supports
Wafia is pleased to announce new shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide on her March XXIX EP tour that kicks off this weekend in Perth. This tour will be Wafia’s first headline shows to date.
In addition to sold out dates at the Northcote Social Club on Friday 25 March in Melbourne and the Newtown Social Club on Saturday 26 March in Sydney, Wafia will return to the Northcote Social Club on Thursday 31 March, the Fat Controller in Adelaide on Friday 1 April and end the tour with a show at the Cake Wines Cellar Door on Saturday 2 April.
Wafia will be supported by Jack Grace in Brisbane and Melbourne, Thandi Phoenix in Sydney and World Champion in Perth.
Julian Sudek (Mercy Arms, Canyons, FLRL) and Will Campion (Cut Silk, The Chevaliers) of World Champion start things off this Saturday in Perth. Their debut single, ‘Avocado Galaxy’, taken from their Avocado Galaxy EP was co-produced with Jono Ma of Jagwar Ma and can be heard here.
Songwriter and producer Jack Grace will also join Wafia across the Brisbane and Melbourne dates. Grace takes the stage fresh from the release of his first single ‘Hills ft. Buoy’ via Pigeon and Planes taken from his debut self-titled EP.
Sydney-based artist Thandi Phoenix brings her electronic, RnB beats to the sold-out Sydney show, following a huge 12 months performing at a run of festival dates including Splendour In The Grass, collaborating with the like of Ta-Ku, Club Feet, Indian Summer and more and releasing tracks ‘Come Around‘ and ‘Unravelling‘ which you can download for free here. Her forthcoming debut EP is set for release in 2016.
EP favourite, ‘The Raid‘ can now also be heard online via SoundCloud, listen to it below.
Future Classic presents:
WAFIA XXIX EP TOUR
Toowoomba | Armitage Centre | Friday 4 March
Perth | Jack Rabbit Slims | Saturday 5 March ***
Brisbane | The Foundry | Thursday 24 March *
Melbourne | Northcote Social Club | Friday 25 March – SOLD OUT *
Sydney | Newtown Social Club | Saturday 26 March – SOLD OUT **
Melbourne | Northcote Social Club | Thursday 31 March – NEW SHOW *
Adelaide | Fat Controller | Friday 1 April – NEW SHOW
Sydney | Cake Wines Cellar Door | Saturday 2 April – NEW SHOW
* Jack Grace supporting
** Thandi Phoenix supporting
*** World Champion supporting
Tickets on sale now from www.futureclassic.com
PRAISE FOR WAFIA
“A Brisbane voice taking the world by storm”
“Wafia is going to be huge.”
“From the first to last note, even the most novice listeners can tell Wafia puts hefty doses of emotion in her work, and with what cinematic, dimly lit electronic the aforementioned producers offer to her, each track kneads together flawlessly.”
“As far as debut EP’s go, there are impressive releases, and then there’s Wafia…One thing is for sure though, Wafia is absolutely one to keep an eye on and this EP is concrete proof that she is in a league of her own.”
Howls and Echoes
“…while she lends her breathy lilt perfectly to collabs, her own tracks are where her talent truly shines. Organic-sounding instrumental layers and a shuffling rhythm create an understated, sentimental atmosphere. Slinky and smooth, the soundscape is dotted with the occasional synth flicker, backing vocal loops and other intricate decorations – the devil truly is in the details.”
“With production from Ta-ku, Thrupence and Vancouver Sleep Clinic, Wafia’s voice shines through each track. It’s a stunning debut…”
“It may be the first official long release from Wafia, but with a track history as incredible as hers, it’s only a matter of time before the world knows her name.”