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Media release: The Merindas announce national headline tour



Indigenous electronic pop duo will tour Australia to launch their debut album, 'We Sing Until Sunrise'.

Hot on the heels of news about their forthcoming support slot with Craig David, Melbourne based warrior queens, The Merindas, have announced national tour dates to launch their debut album, ‘We Sing Until Sunrise’, which will see them sharing their songs, language, dance, stories and powerful messaging through major cities including Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth, Darwin and Broome throughout March and April, 2020.  

The Merindas are the collective force of Candice Lorrae of Jawoyn and Thursday Island heritage (born in Darwin) and Nyoongar Ballardong Whadjuk woman Kristel Kickett (from Tammin, Western Australia), bringing an on-trend style of rhythmic, expressive and beautiful music dedicated to their cultural heritage. They describe their unique sound as “electronic pop with a dancehall feel, alongside hip hop and R&B influences.”

With two singles under their belt (We Sing Until Sunrise and Before Daylight), their hotly anticipated debut album We Sing Until Sunrise (“‘Ngangk Ngoorndiny Ngala Warangka’ - strongly reflects that we are forever singing, forever dancing and forever celebrating our culture”). 

This is the essence of who The Merindas are and the ethos they bring to each of their performances. 

During their 75-minute performance, audiences can expect a night of extraordinary choreographed dance moves, soaring vocals and visual projections that weave into the fabric of their music and stories. Garnering rave reviews on the live circuit, playing festivals and major events across Australia, The Merindas present a world-class, fresh and energetic show and their first headline tour will see them backed by the mastery of DJ Jake Steele and joined by ‘Wala Connections’ - the fierce dance duo of Thara Brown and Natarsha Bamblett. 

Together with the The Merindas, they add strength and beauty to celebrate the continuation of culture through music and dance. Special guests will also soon be announced.

The Merindas - We Sing Until Sunrise Album Tour is supported by Australian Council of the Arts.

For more info/tickets head to www.themerindas.com/shows or check the Facebook events tab on The Merindas page.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Jameson & Co
Erin Jameson - 0419 323 663 / erin(at)jamesonandco(dot)com

LISTINGS INFO:

Sydney
The Merindas + special guests
Thursday, March 5
Oxford Art Factory (Gallery Bar), 38-46 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
18+ Event
Entry: $10+bf ($15 on the door)
Bookings: Moshtix
Ph: 02 9332 3711
Doors open:  8.00pm
Show time: 8.30pm

Adelaide
The Merindas + special guests (Adelaide Fringe Festival)
Thursday, March 12
Ngunyawayiti Space (Tandanya Theatre) at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, 253 Grenfell St, Adelaide
18+ Event
Entry: $25+bf ($20 concession)
Bookings: adelaidefringe.com.au
Ph: 08 8224 3200
Doors open:  8.00pm
Show time: 8.30pm

Melbourne
The Merindas + special guests (Brunswick Music Festival)
Thursday, March 19
Mechanica, Brunswick Mechanics Institute, 270 Sydney Road, Brunswick
18+ Event
Entry: $15+bf ($20 on the door)
Bookings: brunswickmusicfestival.com.au
Ph: 03 9387 3376
Doors open:  7.30pm
Show time: 8.00pm

Brisbane
The Merindas + special guests
Friday, March 20
The Zoo, 711 Ann St, Fortitude Valley
18+ Event
Entry: $15+bf ($20 on the door)
Bookings: Oztix
Ph: 07 3854 1381
Doors open:  7.00pm
Show time: 7.30pm

Perth
The Merindas + special guests
Friday, March 27
Jack Rabbit Slim’s, 133 Aberdeen St, Northbridge
18+ Event
Entry: $15+bf ($25 on the door)
Bookings: Ph: 08 9325 6677
Doors open:  8.00pm
Show time: 8.30pm

Broome
The Merindas + special guests
Saturday, March 28
The Roebuck Bay Hotel, 33 Carnarvon St, Broome
18+ Event
Entry: TBA
Bookings: Ph: 08 9192 1221
Doors open:  TBA
Show time: TBA

Darwin
The Merindas + special guests
Saturday, April 4
Darwin Railway Club, 17 Somerville Gardens, Parap
18+ Event
Entry: TBA
Bookings: Ph: 088981 4171
Doors open:  TBA
Show time: TBA

CONNECT WITH THE MERINDAS ONLINE:

Official website: www.themerindas.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMerindas/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themerindas/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/the-merindas
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/themerindas?lang=en