New Buffalo taking some Airbeneath the stars
Tue 25th Mar, 2008 in Local News
The concert everyone’s talking about is looking even more like being the not-to-be-missed event of the year, with the addition of Australian songwriting sensation New Buffalo to the lineup, supported by popular Freo chill-out 3-piece Resort and dj Future Frog between sets.
New Buffalo aka Sally Seltmann has been praised far and wide for albums The Last Beautiful Day and recent release, Somewhere, Anywhere which won the myspace public vote for this year’s Australian Music Award.
A critically acclaimed artist in Australia, she is best known overseas for writing the Feist song 1234 The song went on to become Feist’s biggest hit to date, a Grammy-nominated breakthrough for the Broken Social Scene star.
Of the song, Seltmann said: “I thought my little song about lost love, and the hope to recapture what you once had, sounded too much like a Feist song for me to use for New Buffalo. Then, in late 2005 I did a tour across Canada supporting Feist and Broken Social Scene. I started to wonder whether she might like to do a cover of “1234,” but I was too shy to tell her about it. At the last Broken Social Scene show, I plucked up the courage to tell her that I had written a song which I thought she might like to use.” And the rest, as they say, is history.
New Buffalo joins Air live in their first ever Australian concert. Having impressed fans the world over with their sublime live show, Air come to Australia on the back of their critically acclaimed Pocket Symphony co-produced by Nigel Godrich best known for his production work with Radiohead.
Masters of all things French, atmospheric, and electronic, Jean-BenoÃƒÂ®t Dunckel and Nicolas Godin embrace the new. Each album is a move away from the last and a journey towards something else. Since their breakthrough single, Sexy Boy Air have charmed and challenged in equal parts with a sound that takes the 70s Moog and synth sound and points it at the future. With a live set that builds and expands across their albums ‘Moon Safari’, ‘The Virgin Suicides’, ‘10,000 Hz Legend’, ‘Talkie Walkie’ and ‘Pocket Symphony’, Air are certain to blow minds.
Get to the Kings Park Botanic Garden at 5pm and grab a good spot to see Resort at 5.45, and New Buffalo at 7pm with sets by dj Future Frog between each act. Then at 8.30 pack away your picnic things and leave behind the People in the city to become a Universal Traveler Surfing on a rocket for One hell of a party. How does it make you feel?
Air have assembled a 5 piece band for their live shows to ensure that Live Under The Stars will be a night you’ll never forget.