After only performing sporadically since the end of touring for their third studio album The Dark Arts (2015), Sydney’s Gay Paris return to stages this August and September for three special shows across three states, celebrating 10 years in the game and the release of brand new material.
To make this one hell of a party, the not-so-humble purveyors of riff-heavy rock’n’roll will be packing an extra member to fill out the pentagram and supercharge their bleak sense of humour, playing as a five-piece for the first time.
This new incarnation of Gay Paris is set to perform songs from The Skeleton’s Problematic Granddaughter, The Last Good Party and The Dark Arts as they were originally recorded – including material not previously played live – as well as introducing new elements written specifically for the tour.
On the new single frontman Luke Monks says – Described as a “threnody for the slow cancellation of the future”the new single “Sleep Armada” is the band’s most melodic, yet lyrically dark, material to date.
The film clip for “Sleep Armada” was constructed by Melbourne-based filmmaker Craig Bailey and repurposes elements of the silent horror film Häxan (1922) for a rampage of witchcraft and drunkenness, featuring possessed nuns, soul-eating demons and, of course, dancing pigs.
Get Gay Paris upcoming tour dates and ticket link below as well as having a gander at their dark and brooding new film clip for the song “Sleep Armada”
“TEN YEARS OF THE DARK ARTS” TOUR 2019
Friday, August 30: The Landsdowne, Sydney
Friday, September 6: The Tote, Melbourne
Saturday, September 7: The Crown & Anchor, Adelaide