Floodlights announce Victorian headline shows in February

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Floodlights announce Victorian headline shows in February

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Words by Staff Writer

As Floodlights continue to carve their path in the music scene, the upcoming headline shows promise an intimate and immersive experience for fans.

After a standout performance at Meredith Music Festival and a coveted Australian Music Prize Shortlist nomination for their album “Painting of my Time,” Melbourne’s Floodlights are gearing up for two headline shows in Victoria this February.

Heading to Archies Creek Hotel and the Torquay Hotel in February, the band is also set to perform at A Festival Called Panama in March. Reflecting on a breakout 2023, Floodlights continue to captivate audiences with their unique blend of indie-rock and evocative storytelling.

Floodlights Tour Dates

Friday 2 February – Archies Creek Hotel – Bunurong Country/Archies Creek, VIC
Saturday 3 February – Torquay Hotel – Wadawurrung Country/Torquay, VIC
8-10 March – A Festival Called Panama – Pyemmairre Country/Golconda, TAS

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

Floodlights have had a phenomenal year, clocking over 50 live shows and participating in festivals worldwide. Their headline tours across Australia, the UK, and Europe saw multiple sold-out performances, including two Corner Hotels in Melbourne. Sharing the stage with iconic acts like Pavement, The Killers, and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Floodlights’ live prowess has graced renowned festivals such as Green Man Festival, End of the Road Festival, Tent Pole Music Festival, Harvest Rock Festival, Falls Festival, and SXSW Austin.

The band’s much-anticipated debut at Meredith Music Festival received widespread acclaim, solidifying their status as a buzzed-about band. This success follows the release of their critically acclaimed second album, “Painting of My Time,” in April 2023.

Recorded live on a 24-track tape machine at Soundpark Studios in Melbourne, “Painting of My Time” marked a significant evolution for Floodlights. The album showcases a dynamic post-punk and art-rock soundscape, incorporating trumpet, grand piano, violin, synth, and the iconic harmonica. Floodlights’ emotive and broadened sound found resonance with new fans and earned accolades from The Guardian, NME, Rolling Stone, and more.

The album delves into themes of personal turbulence, self-exploration, and the Australian landscape as a form of escapism. Floodlights’ lyricists, Ashlee Kehoe and Louis Parsons, expressively craft honest narratives, creating a profound connection with listeners.

Floodlights, comprised of Parsons, Kehoe, Joe Draffen, Archie Shannon, and Sarah Hellyer, have crafted a unique identity with their powerful lyrics, impressive musicianship, and an intimate stage presence that resonates with fans. Watch out for this Melbourne quintet as they continue to make waves and push the boundaries of their sound.

Tickets are on sale now from floodlightsband.com, with special guests to be announced.