Our Adelaide Festival series is the most ambitious label event to date and came at the invitation of artistic director David Sefton, early in his 5 year tenure at the festival. A half-dozen artists on Brassland's roster along with a handful of our peers, mentors and friends. Participants included:
DAY-BY-DAY FESTIVAL PROGRAM
•MARCH 4th @ Thebarton Theatre
Kronos Quartet featuring the works of Bryce Dessner and JG Thirwells Manorexia w/ Zephyr Quartet
•MARCH 5th @ Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Center
Doveman's Burgundy Stain Sessions feat. Sally Seltmann, Robert Forster and Julia Stone w/ opening sets by Sam Amidon and This is the Kit
•MARCH 6th @ Thebarton Theatre:
Deerhoof w/ opening sets by Buke & Gase and Jherek Bischoff featuring Adelaide Art Orchestra
Deerhoof's show announcement
ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE
A half-dozen artists signed to eclectic New York label Brassland will touch down in Australia during the first week of March, under the aegis of the world-renowned Adelaide Festival. Bryce Dessner (The National) and New York-based Buke and Gase and Doveman will join recent signings Jherek Bischoff (Seattle WA) and This is the Kit (Paris via Brighton, England) for a series of highly collaborative concerts. Core label artist Clogs will reassemble their original line-up for the first time in two years to tackle new work and selections from their rarely performed 2004 album STICK MUSIC.
Joining the line-up is a curated selection of friends, peers, and mentors to the Brassland stable. On March 4th Kronos Quartet will perform a set mostly comprised of pieces written by Bryce Dessner with additional contributions from JG Thirwells Manorexia and Zephyr Quartet. On March 5th, Thomas Bartlett aka Doveman will debut his Burgundy Stain sessions outside of New York City for the first time, inviting esteemed Australian songwriters Robert Forster (The Go-Betweens), Sally Seltmann (co-writer of Feist's hit "1-2-3-4") and Julia Stone, whose 2012 solo album BY THE HORNS he produced along with opening sets by This is the Kit and Bartlett’s most regular collaborator Sam Amidon.