Boutique Tasmanian competition Dark Mofo has made its first announcement of artists that can be acting at this 12 months’s iteration.
Heading up the first announcement are unique performances from American black metallic/shoegaze band Deafheaven, former Sonic Youth bassist Kim Gordon and avant-garde artist Lingua Ignota. They may be a part of the likes of Spiritualized and Nils Frahm, who had been each additionally introduced at present as a part of the 2022 Vivid Live line-up.
Additionally on the invoice are American artists Chelsea Wolfe and Emma Ruth Rundle, who will add their competition look to an already-booked Australian tour for June 2022. The competition’s full line-up is predicted to reach subsequent month, and will happen over two weeks from June 9 to June 22. The complete first announcement will be seen here.
The competition’s ‘Resurrection’ line-up preview comes following its return in 2021 – which was additionally headlined by a former member of Sonic Youth, frontman Thurston Moore. The competition additionally featured performances from The Lifeless C, King Stingray, Confidence Man and Om.
Deafheaven had been final in Australia in 2019, touring in help of their fourth album ‘Peculiar Corrupt Human Love’. Final 12 months, they launched the album ‘Infinite Granite’, which received a four-star review from NME.
“On this love letter to ’90s shoegaze, the black metallic menace of their earlier work is changed by lush soundscapes and dreamy psychedelia,” it learn.
Gordon, in the meantime, was final in Australia as a part of the 2015 Sydney Pageant along with her noise duo Physique/Head. A solo tour of Australia was deliberate for 2019, however was cancelled for “well being causes”. Gordon is belatedly touring her solo album ‘No House File’, with dates already booked for North America, the UK and Europe.