Illy announces special shows in Torquay and Ballarat in November

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Illy announces special shows in Torquay and Ballarat in November

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Expect good vibes only from the multi-platinum selling artist this November.

Fresh from releasing his newest single ‘Like You’, Melbourne-born, Australian rapper Illy (the moniker of Al Murray) has announced two special Victorian shows in November. He’ll be heading to The Torquay Hotel on Friday, November 18 and Volta in Ballarat on Saturday, November 19 with support from Babyface Mal. He’ll also be performing as part of Alpine Valley Vibes Festival in Bright on November 12.

Marking the beginning of a brand new chapter for Illy, ‘Like You’ is the first new music from Illy this year and the follow-up to his 2021 album and sixth release The Space Between.

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Equipped with all the energy and punch you’d expect from an Illy release, ‘Like You’ is the first new piece of music from Illy to break open his forthcoming seventh studio album and sees the talented artist leaning into the unknown and embracing new sonic inspirations. The single, buoyed by vocal harmonies layered over a slick pairing of EDM and a driving acoustic guitar, never loses its sense of self-awareness or fun. It’s this versatility as a songwriter and performer that has seen the artist grow from Australian hip hop champion, through to one of the country’s most in-demand and dynamic pop artists today.

Much like all his projects to date, ‘Like You’ is bursting with collaborators including co-writer Johnny Took of DMA’S, Peking Duk’s Reuben Styles and Adam Hyde, and electronic producer Black Summer. Regular Peking Duk collaborator Staylz Fuego produced the song.

“I wanted to kick off the new era with a bang and ‘Like You’ was the perfect fit for that,” Illy said in a statement. “Working with some of my favourite Australian artists and producers made the process a lot of fun and something to be excited about. This really shines through in the track. I’ve listened to this song 1000 times and still, I love this song.”

The single also signifies a new era for Illy, having parted ways with Sony Music Australia and returned to his former home, Warner Music – the label that released Illy’s 2013 album Cinematic and 2016’s Two Degrees.


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With a new Illy record on the horizon, this story continues; driven by new inspirations and that pure instinct that has only seen him go from strength to strength, time will tell just how far this next era will take him.

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