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BY Higher Plains | 02-Mar-2015
Brother/sister outfit Voltaire Twins (siblings Jaymes and Tegan Voltaire, with drummer Jack Stirling) have released a brand new single ‘Long Weekend', the first taste of their forthcoming debut album. @voltairetwins #voltairetwinsband

The sunny yet dark track is, according to Jaymes, hyper-autobiographical, “when we started to write the album, we decided to make it as autobiographical as possible, so this song is full of fragments and quotes from previous relationships.”

The last three years have been a whirlwind of touring for Voltaire Twins, having travelled overseas to play the likes of SXSW as well as national tours with Born Ruffians and San Cisco, and supports for Mystery Jets, Ball Park Music, Dappled Cities, Cub Sport and Art vs Science.

Since moving to Melbourne and working with producer Anna Laverty (Cut Copy, New Gods) and mixer Steven Schram (San Cisco, Little Red), the band have been squirrelled away in a glittery synth cave, writing and recording a deep, cosmic thickshake of 70s disco, 80s pop and 90s beats, with ‘Long Weekend’ serving as the first taste of the fruits of their musical labour.

Voltaire Twins will launch ‘Long Weekend’ with a run of East Coast shows begining at the Northcote Social Club on March 20th.

Tour Dates:

Friday, March 20 - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Friday, May 1 - Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
Saturday, May 2 - Brighton Up Bar, Sydney