WHITAKER RELEASE WICHITA EP AND ANNOUNCE EAST COAST TOUR DATES
'Wichita', the five-track EP from Melbourne's own Whitaker, is set for independent release on November 22nd and the band head off on a run of East Coast tour dates.
Rule number one when Whitaker were making 'Wichita' was that nothing matters more than the vibe. As a result, a lot of what you hear on the EP was recorded in old halls and awesome sounding spaces around Melbourne. The title track 'Wichita' saw the Abbotsford Convent's auditorium filled with a choir of the band's friends and two brothers playing brass. Party vibes ensued.
Produced by good friend Jono Steer (Hayden Calnin, Gypsy & The Cat, Ainslie Wills) work began on 'Wichita' in July 2013. Wichita is the embodiment of Whitakers sound. It is joyous, patient, thoughtful, raw and intense. Made under the bands own steam, they believe it to be their best work yet and a sign of things to come.
Existing over the years in many forms and with many names independent Melbourne band, Whitaker, has for the best part of a decade been relentlessly creating, releasing and touring new music. At its core, Whitaker is formed by the dedicated talents of Ryan Meeking, Brett Scapin and Simon Rabl - musicians raised by Melbourne's vibrant music scene.
'Wichita' is the follow on from the band's 2012 debut self-titled LP. Independently released, the album was recorded two years prior in Atlanta, GA with acclaimed producer Nick DiDia (Powderfinger, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen) and was received by sold-out audiences and smiling faces.
Some have likened Whitaker to the illegitimate cross-child of Elbow, The Shins, Warren Zevon and Billy Joel. See Whitaker live and make up your own mind.
NOVEMBER TOUR DATES
Fri 15 Nov – Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane QLD – Supporting Gossling
Wed 20 Nov – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC – Supporting Gossling
Sat 23 Nov – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW – Supporting Gossling
Fri Nov 29 – Revolver, Melbourne VIC
If you use Air It you can access 'Wichita' here http://airit.org.au/airit/Whitaker-Hurricane.html