Australian indie rock band Art Of Fighting are celebrating the 21st anniversary of their debut album, 'Wires', with a run of east-coast shows this spring.
On 'Wires', the quartet of Ollie Browne, Peggy Frew, Miles Browne and Marty Brown presented 11 tracks of glorious indie rock, art-folk brimming with sparkly melodies, intricate rhythms, and beautifully bruised tones alongside earthy, raw, compelling songwriting.
The album would go on to win Best Adult Alternative Album at the 2001 ARIA Awards, although the band had headed overseas for a European tour not expecting to win; they were told they'd won while packing up after a gig in Germany.
"After an inordinate amount of demoing at Marty's sharehouse in Rae St, it only took five days to record it with the legendary Tim Whitten at Sydney's Megaphon studios," the band says of the making of 'Wires'.
"Needless to say we were so blown away from the response, and so grateful of all the opportunities it gave us.
"From working with the mighty Trifekta label and touring in Europe, UK, Japan, Taiwan and countless times across Australia those songs are now firmly implanted into our muscle memory.
"The band were always enamoured by 'Moonlight', I guess because we were so happy with the performance captured which was a little unexpected."
The band have also released 'Wires' on vinyl for the first time ever (limited to 500 copies). "Today's the day! 21 years (and a bit) after release, 'Wires' is finally available on vinyl," the group says.
"Not just any vinyl mind you. In keeping with the original digipak CD artwork it is a beautiful gatefold, double coloured vinyl, no expense spared, pressed in Portland Oregon, immaculate sounding, dream come true on wax."
Art Of Fighting will commence the tour in Brisbane, before playing shows in Northern Rivers, Newcastle, Sydney (two shows), Canberra, Castlemaine, Melbourne and Gippsland.Tickets are on sale.
Art Of Fighting 2022 Tour Dates
Fri 30 Sep - The Zoo (Brisbane)Sat 1 Oct - Brunswick Picture House (Norther Rivers)Thu 6 Oct - Lizottes NewcastleFri 7 Oct - The Vanguard (Sydney)Sat 8 Oct - The Vanguard (Sydney)Sun 9 Oct - Kambri at ANU (Canberra)Fri 14 Oct - Theatre Royal (Castlemaine)Sat 15 Oct - Melbourne Recital CentreSun 16 Oct - Archies Creek Tavern (Gippsland)