Backseat Mafia was blown away by a performance by Hobart’s Renaissance man Costume (the moniker of Adam Ouston) at last year’s Dark Mofo Festival. Dramatic, postured, confident and highly entertaining, Costume perfectly captures an eighties zeitgeist for the contemporary era with a Bowiesque meets Dead or Alive buzz.

One the eve of an Australian tour, Costume has released a video for the song ‘Dream Palace’ off his debut album Pan (available here) and its an extremely satisfying piece of performance art that befits the Costume persona:

‘Dream Palace’ is gorgeous and lush with Ouston’s vocals providing a deep and melodic purr. It’s new New Romantic and a perfect panacea for the times. You can catch Costume around Australia from Friday, 28 February 2020 as follows:

Launceston · Friday 28 February · Earl Arts Centre
Melbourne · Sunday 1 March · The Toff
Hobart · Friday 6 March · Peacock Theatre
Brisbane· Saturday 21 March · The Old Museum
Sydney · Friday 27 March · Factory Theatre
Newcastle · Saturday 28 March · Civic Playhouse Theatre