Not so surprisingly, after their recent nomination for the 2010 Australian Music Prize, Melbourne pop psych wonders Pikelet are currently in hot demand.
This Saturday the band play a one-off show at the Famous Spiegel Garden in Melbourne. Then they head up to Sydney for the AMP Alive Shortlist Showcase on Weds March 2, alongside fellow nominees the Holidays and Richard In Your Mind. They will also appear the following night at the AMP winner announcement party (cross your fingers for us!). And now Pikelet have announced a double headline show for Saturday March 19 at Melbourne’s Toff In Town, with ascendant chanteuse Brous.
It’s been a big 12 months for Pikelet and the band’s dazzling frontispiece Evelyn Morris. Whether it’s Pikelet supporting bands like Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Broadcast and the Dirty Projectors, or Evelyn touring Australia in Clare Bowditch’s band supporting Leonard Cohen, or drumming for Japanese noise icons Boredoms, neither have stopped moving. This show will be one of the Pikelet band’s last Melbourne appearances before heading away to work on their next album.
So here’s a list of Pikelet’s upcoming shows:
Saturday Feb 26, 10.30pm Melbourne – Famous Spiegel Garden, Southbank
tickets $15+bf from http://spiegel.theartscentre.com.au/
Wednesday March 2, 6.30pm Sydney – Annandale Hotel, Annandale
AMP Alive Shortlist Showcase, with the Holidays and Richard In Your Mind
tickets $16+bf from www.annandalehotel.com
Saturday March 19, 8.30pm Melbourne – Toff In Town, city
with Brous- tickets $10 on the door
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