Gold Fields (preview)

Gold Fields tour

These guys play Fortune Sound Club in Vancouver Aug. 31.

Preview – Gold Fields at Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, Aug. 31 2013

– by Ria Nevada

Gold Fields are taking their debut LP Black Sun on the road. The Australian indie-electro quintet kicks off its first extensive North American tour at Fortune Sound Club this Saturday, Aug. 31, and barely get a moment’s rest until they reach the East Coast in October.

But you won’t hear these guys complaining about a hectic schedule. The group is accustomed to putting in tons of hours and elbow grease into their music – their record underwent several revamps before the band felt that it was ready for its launch. They started working on Black Sun in LA, back in 2011 but couldn’t shake off the feeling that it would be best produced in the DIY vein of their first self-titled EP.

Returning to their hometown in Ballarat, a mining town outside of Melbourne, the boys set up shop in lead singer Mark Robert Fuller’s garage where they laboured over tropical beats, bright and whimsical melodies and introspective lyrics for months. The result is a gripping New wave, synth-laden record with dark and evocative themes, encapsulated in their breakout single “Dark Again”.

Video – Gold Fields, “Dark Again”:

Catch them at the following cities this fall:

08/31 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
09/03 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
09/04 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
09/05 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine
09/06 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour
09/07 – Sacramento, CA – Launch Festival
09/09 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
09/10 – San Diego, CA – El Dorado
09/11 – Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock Live
09/12 – El Paso, TX – The Lowbrow Palace
09/13 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
09/14 – Austin, TX – The Parish
09/15 – San Antonio, TX – Limelight In
09/16 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
09/17 – New Orleans, LA – Howlin’ Wolf
09/19 – Miami, FL – Bardot
09/20 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
09/23 – Atlanta, GA – Smith’s Old Bar
09/26 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
09/27 – Chicago, IL – Double Door
09/28 – Detroit, MI – Hard Rock Cafe
10/02 – New York, NV – Santos Party House
10/04 – Montreal, QC – Le Belmont
10/05 – Toronto, ON – Wrong Bar
10/08 – Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs
10/09 – Teaneck, NJ – Mexicali Live
10/10 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
10/11 – Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary
10/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl

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