Melbourne indie-folk rockers, Pierce Brothers have unveiled their latest single, ‘Studio’, the first release from their upcoming album. The brothers have also announced a European tour set for early 2024.
“Europe is one of our favourite places to tour, and we can’t believe it’s already been 10 years since our first European festival slot! 2014’s Lowlands performance is what kicked things off for us over there. After that show, all of a sudden we had people buying tickets to shows, venues were filling up, and suddenly we were a European touring act! It changed the course of our careers! We’ve always been a band that built off the momentum of the last tour, so to be able to keep onto it after a decade is just insane!’Pat Pierce
The brothers produced ‘Studio’ themselves and features the duo’s signature blend of acoustic guitar, percussion, and soaring harmonies. The songwriting process for ‘Studio’ was a collaborative effort based deeply in their live performing and touring roots.
“We first jammed this track onstage during soundcheck in Marlo, East Gippsland, and wrote the lyrics while sitting in a hotel room in Johannesburg. While the energetic elements of the music came easily enough through jamming, the lyrics were another story altogether. I was feeling particularly disconnected from home when we came up with the idea for the lyrics, I missed my family, my kids. The idea of being so caught up in music that I would lose them haunted me, and this song was an exploration of those emotions.”Jack Pierce
Jack and Pat Pierce, are known for their dynamic and spirited approach to music that effortlessly blends folk, roots, and blues. Their energetic performances often feature multi-instrumental displays, with the brothers seamlessly transitioning between guitars, didgeridoos, harmonicas, and percussion.
Pierce Brothers 2024 Studio Europe Tour
Tuesday, Feb 13 – The Garage, London UK
Thursday, Feb 15 – Reflektor, Liege BEL
Friday, Feb 16 – Badehaus Szimpla, Berlin GER
Saturday, Feb 17 – Nochtspeicher, Hamburg GER
Sunday, Feb 18 – Artheater, Cologne GER
Tuesday, Feb 20 – Rotown, Rotterdam NETH
Wednesday, Feb 21 – Vera, Groningen NETH
Thursday, Feb 22 – Doornroosje (Purple Room), Nijmegen NETH
Friday, Feb 23 – Paradiso – Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam NETH
Sunday, Feb 25 – Strom, Munich GER
Tuesday, Feb 27 – Supersonic Records, Paris FRA
Wednesday, Feb 28 – Paard Van Troje, The Hague NETH
Photo credit: Dara Munnis