Augie March’s Sunset Studies – 2021 RISING Festival

Augie March’s Sunset Studies – 2021 RISING Festival

This event is part of the 2021 RISING Festival.

RISING is a surge of art, music, performance and ceremony in the heart of Melbourne… In other words, it’s a new festival in Victoria’s cultural calendar. RISING will begin on the evening of the total lunar eclipse 26 May and run until 6 June 2021.

Released in 2000, Sunset Studies is the iconic debut album from Australian indie rock favourites Augie March. Musically the album moves seamlessly from sophisticated to naive, joyful to desolate, from intense guitar rock to a stark ambient sound and traditional folk balladry. Songs such as ‘Asleep in Perfection’, ‘There Is No Such Place’, ‘The Hole in Your Roof’ and ‘Here Comes the Night’ have all become cult anthems.

Augie March went on to release five more acclaimed albums and garner an enduring reputation as one of Australia’s most engaging live acts. But Sunset Studies is where it all began, going gold and remaining an expansive, ambitious and literate entry into Australia’s rock canon—and to celebrate its 21st anniversary the band will play the album in full.