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Redtronic feat. Infusion, Soma Rasa and Ponyloaf photo gallery
Line-up /INFUSION (live), Soma Rasa (live), Ponyloaf (live), Cosmo & Nearhos, Mark Briais & Electr-Ho, Pistola.
Infusion, arguably Australia’s number one live dance act and fresh from rocking audiences at the SXSW and Miami Winter Music Conference, hit Brisbane for the first time with their new five piece outfit. Now with two guitarists added, Infusion take on a fuller sound to devastate even further. Riding high on the success of their critically acclaimed second album ‘Six Feet Above Yesterday’, Infusion’s latest single ‘Natural’ will be released in late March to coincide with the tour.
Providing ample support for Infusion will be Soma Rasa, also in full live mode, with their stompin' electro hybrid of breaks n’ house, pushing the boundaries of sampology, turntablism and live beats. With multiple Big Day Out, Livid, and Homebake performances behind them, including destroying the Hothouse at this year’s BDO in Hazard Brothers mode, Soma Rasa are electro phonography at its finest.
Rounding out the live action is Ponyloaf, who featured as a JJJ ‘Next Crop Artist’ earlier this year and have supported the diverse likes of Chicks on Speed and Kid 606 to Stereolab and TISM. With ex-Regurgitator keyboardist featuring on synths, this energetic three piece have been described by inthemix as “…sounds truly unlike any other Australian electronic outfit right now - not quite Warp Records-esque IDM, shoegazer rock or new-school breaks, but a rather fresh and unpredictable hybrid of all of the above”.
All bands will be ably supported by DJ’s Cosmo & Nearhos, Mark Briais, Allan Ho, and Pistola, plus visual installations from Oko-T (Big Day Out 2004).
Australia's premier electronic band and one of the best live acts in the world, Infusion have just announced they will be hitting the highway on terra firma for an East Coast tour this April. Kicking off at the Prince of Wales in Melbourne on Apri 22, Jamie, Manuel, Frank & band will be taking their superior mix of beats, riffs and bleeps to Sydney, Wollongong (their home town), Canberra, Brisbane and Newcastle.
Infusion's current album 'Six Feet Above Yesterday was released in 2004 to critical acclaim and has since spurned two massive singles: the first, 'Girls Can Be Cruel' hit the #1spot on the ARIA Club Chart in Australia and has this month debuted at #1 on the UK dance charts, while 'Better World' followed hot on its trail last December.
The album's third single 'Natural' - a banged up vocal reworking of their massive club scorcher 'Love & Imitation' - is just released and we're putting our bets on this addictive track catapulting the guys to meteoric heights here and abroad.
Currently on a European and South American tour, Infusion have continued to generate a phenomenal international buzz through gigs at major venues including Miami Winter Music Conference, Cargo (leading club in London), clubs in Costa Rica, Mexico and Texas, and will wrap their global onslaught at the Ultra Festival in Miami supporting Moby.
The past 12 months have been a whirlwind for Jamie, Manuel and Frank. Following their Aria Award win for Best Dance Release in 2004, the guys went on to tear it up at some of the biggest festivals in the world, including a blazing tour with the 2005 Big Day Out, Creamfields, Glastonbury (UK), Hultsfred (Sweden) and were the headline act on their stage at last year's mammoth Roskilde Festival (biggest music festival in Scandanavia).
See what all the fuss is about!