The Chemist – Lullabies EP Tour

Singer/songwriter Ben Witt of now Melbourne based The Chemist has been up all night writing songs about going to bed… Lullabies is the stunning follow-up to their debut EP ‘The wolves’ howls shatter the old glass moon.’

“I had a friend who was staying in an apartment block and at the stroke of midnight, every night, a guy above him was playing saxophone,” Witt explains. “I wrote some songs for him, some lullabies, so that my friend could get to sleep at night. He used to play Ornette Coleman songs and keep everyone up, but now he plays these.”

From this experience ‘Lullabies’ was bought to life with a little help from producer Joel Quartermain (Eskimo Joe) and engineer Andy Lawson. From start to end this EP is as haunting as beautiful from the textured layering of vocals, hand claps, vibraphone and percussion.

The Chemist are certainly one of the most interesting bands to emerge  in Australia for 2010.  Do yourself a favour and catch one of their lives shows, but be prepared to be mesmerised by Witt’s vocals. With plenty of opportunities throughout September and October, The Chemist are playing shows with Silversun Pickups, Birds of Tokyo, Boy & Bear and a bunch of Festivals over the summer.

Sept 30 –            Hordern Pavilion w/ Birds of Tokyo & Silversun Pickups, Sydney

Oct 1 –                 Festival Hall w/ Birds of Tokyo & Silversun Pickups, Melbourne

Oct 2 –                 The Zoo w/ Boy & Bear, Brisbane

Oct 7 –                Fowlers Live w/ Boy & Bear, Adelaide

Oct 10 –              One Movement Festival, Perth

Oct 15 –               Hotel New York w/ Boy & Bear, Launceston

Oct 16 –               Republic Hotel w/ Boy & Bear, Hobart

Oct 21 –               Karova Lounge w/ Boy & Bear, Ballarat

Oct 22 –               National Hotel w/ Boy & Bear, Geelong

Oct 23 –               East Brunswick Club w/ Boy & Bear, Melbourne SOLD OUT

Oct 24 –               East Brunswick Club w/ Boy & Bear, Melbourne

Oct 27 –               Harp Hotel w/ Boy & Bear, Wollongong

Oct 28 –              Cambridge Hotel w/ Boy & Bear, Newcastle

Oct 29 –               Oxford Art Factory w/ Boy & Bear, Sydney

Dec 10 –               Festival of the Sun, Port Macquarie

Dec 11 –                Festival of the Sun, Port Macquarie

Dec 27 –               Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford

Dec 28 –               Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford

Dec 29 –               Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford

Dec 31 –               Peat’s Ridge, Glenworth Valley

Jan 3 –                 Southbound, Perth

For more information or tickets go to: www.myspace.com/thechemistband

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