News: Sleater-Kinney to tour Australia

Sleater Kinney

30 years after they formed as part of the Riot Grrrl movement, alt-rock icons Sleater-Kinney return
to the country where they recorded their debut self-titled album in just one night in 1994, right here
in Australia.

For the first time since 2016, Sleater-Kinney hit Australian cities with headline shows in theatres
around the country, including Fortitude Music Hall Brisbane, Forum Melbourne, Enmore Theatre
Sydney and Metropolis Fremantle.

“For all intents and purposes, Sleater-Kinney got its start in Australia. We recorded our first album
and played our first ever shows there. Because of that, Australia feels like one of the band’s spiritual
homes, and returning there always feels like a homecoming, a reunion.”

Carrie Brownstein

Sleater-Kinney, formed by Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein and hailing from Olympia, Washington, wrote their first album while in Melbourne, Australia. The duo, who met in the early 1990s while attending Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, found themselves in Melbourne in 1994. During their stay, they began writing songs together, drawing inspiration from the city’s vibrant music scene and their own experiences. This creative period in Melbourne laid the foundation for their self-titled debut album, ‘Sleater-Kinney,’ which was released in 1995. The album’s raw energy and punk-infused sound marked the beginning of what would become a significant career in the indie rock landscape.

Janet Weiss, the acclaimed drummer who had been an integral part of Sleater-Kinney since 1996, announced her departure from the band in July 2019, shortly after the release of their ninth studio album, ‘The Center Won’t Hold.’ Weiss’s departure was a significant moment for the band, as her powerful drumming style had been a defining element of Sleater-Kinney’s sound for over two decades. ‘The Center Won’t Hold,’ was produced by St. Vincent (Annie Clark), and marked a stylistic shift for the band, incorporating more electronic and pop elements.

Sleater-Kinney’s national tour coincides with the release of their 11 th studio album, ‘Little Rope,’ which has been released to critical acclaim. The album was recorded at Flora Recording and Playback in Portland, Oregon with Grammy-winning producer John Congleton.

Stream ‘Little Rope’ HERE.

Wed 15 May – Powerstation, Auckland – Buy Tickets
Fri 17 May – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane – Buy Tickets
Sun 19 May – Forum, Melbourne – Buy Tickets
Tue 21 May – Enmore Theatre, Sydney – Buy Tickets
Thu 23 May – Metropolis, Fremantle – Buy Tickets

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