Friday, October 5, 2012

On The Rise: Gold Fields

Emily Zemler/Myspace

Australian rock band Gold Fields have been slowly gaining popularity outside their home country this year, and now as the group prepares to unleash their debut album we think it’s time everyone paid more attention.

The group, formed of singer Mark Robert Fuller, guitarist/singer Vin Andanar, bassist Luke Peldys, keyboardist/percussionist Rob Clifton and drummer Ryan D’Sylva, hail from Ballarat, Australia and have spent significant time touring around the country. It’s only been in 2012, though, that Gold Fields have begun performing in the States, first supporting their debut EP, which came out in March via Astralwerks. Since then the band has been hard at work on their debut album, Black Sun, which is due for release in January 2013.

Treehouse (Lyric Video)

Gold Fields | Myspace Music Videos

The group visited the Myspace office in Los Angeles earlier this year and told us about the upcoming disc. Clifton said, “I think the instrumentation and the sonics and stuff sound a lot richer and stronger than on the EP. It’s a lot more thought out.” He added of the disc, “We’re getting pretty close. We’ve been getting close for the last six months. It’s just that things keep coming up. It’s hard to find time to just finish it up, but I think there’s an aim to try and have it out this year. So I think that will happen.”

The band recently unleashed a brand new single, “Dark Again,” which comes off the upcoming album. The band is also set to perform at CMJ and on a slew of tour dates with Diamond Rings. Check out the full dates and new single below:

10/6 Los Angeles, CA Filter Culture Collide – Echoplex
10/7 Los Angeles, CA Filter Culture Collide – Taix
10/10 Salt Lake City, UT Metro
10/11 Denver, CO Marquis
10/13 Minneapolis, MN The Nether Bar
10/14 Chicago, IL Subterranean
10/16 Columbus, OH The Basement
10/17 New York, NY CMJ 2012
10/18 New York, NY CMJ 2012
10/19 New York, NY CMJ 2012
10/20 New York, NY CMJ 2012
10/26 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle*
10/28 Madison, WI The Frequency*
10/31 Nashville, TN The High Watt*
11/1 New Orleans, LA Circle Bar*
11/3 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/4 Tucson, AZ Club Congress*
11/14 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge*
11/15 Seattle, WA The Crocodile*
*As special guests of Diamond Rings

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