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LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide May 23rd

Birds of Tokyo: The Perth rockers are playing two intimate shows in Melbourne and Sydney supported by Triple J Unearthed winner Asta as well as Melbourne based pop band, All The Colours. Birds of Tokyo have just released their fourth and latest studio album, March Fires, which debuted at No. 1 on the Aria charts. Those of you already familiar with their first single, Lanterns, will know that the quintet has an incredible knack for creating stadium-filling anthems, and their show at the Hi-Fi will no doubt be a special one.

Thu, May 23rd, The Hi-Fi

The Tsars: The psychedelic rockers hailing from Sydney’s Northern Beaches will be celebrating the release of their single, Names off their yet-to-be-released debut. Formed five years ago, the line-up has experienced some shakeups but the quintet remains frequenters of Sydney stages. If you want to familiarise yourself with some local talent, then The Tsars are a band worth seeing. Joining the stage will be Hattie Carroll, Callithump and King Colour.

Fri, May 24th, The Standard

The Rubens: The indie rock outfit made up of the three Margin brothers and their childhood friend, Scott Baldwin, have been selling out shows across the country. Having a brilliant run in 2012 with wins on Triple J’s Hottest 100 and a critically acclaimed debut, the lads show no signs of stopping. Support duties will be carried out by fellow indie pop groups, Walk the Moon and Oh Mercy.

Sat, May 25th, The Enmore

Walk The Moon:  The Ohio rockers will be proving that they can very much hold their own after their support slot with The Rubens. The quartet first got the attention of critics at the 2011 SXSW with a widely lauded debut. Now, they’re celebrating the release of the deluxe edition of their eponymous LP. Performing two special shows in Melbourne and Sydney, they will be joined by Dappled Cities affiliate Tim Derricourt aka Swimwear.

Sun, May 26th, The Standard

Kraftwerk: The German electronic band are considered to be pioneers of the genre. Having first formed in the 1970s, they have eight albums under their belt, and will be performing picks from all of them for their Vivid LIVE residency. Each show will be dedicated to one of their eight albums with a selection of tunes from their back catalogue. Audience members will also be given 3D glasses to embark on an audio-visual journey accompanied by the iconic artwork of long-term collaborater, Emil Schult.

Mon, May 27th, Sydney Opera House

James Blake: The electronic producer and singer-songwriter from London is one of the biggest drawing cards on the Splendour bill. Just released his second studio album, Overgrown, he will be playing two shows at the iconic Opera House alongside his festival appearance.

Wed, May 29th, Sydney Opera House (SY)

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