The Beths announce five-date Australian tour, new album and single

The Beths announce five-date Australian tour, new album and single

The Beths
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New Zealand indie-pop quartet The Beths have announced a five-date Australian tour in September alongside new album 'Expert In A Dying Field'.

The Beths have announced their upcoming third album, Expert In A Dying Field, featuring 12 tight, guitar-heavy songs that combine power-pop and skuzz. Ahead of the album’s September 16 release, The Beths have shared their newest single ‘Silence Is Golden’, showcasing Elizabeth Stokes’ lyrics and hook-filled melodies.

Following a sold-out headline Australian tour in March, The Beths also announce the Expert In A Dying Field Australian tour, which will see them play shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth over album release week.

The Beths Australian tour dates and venues

  • Thu 15 Sep 22 – 170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC
  • Fri 16 Sep 22 – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
  • Sat 17 Sep 22 – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
  • Tue 20 Sep 22 – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
  • Wed 21 Sep 22 – Magnet House, Perth, WA

Check out Melbourne’s most comprehensive gig guide here.

The album’s title track ‘Expert In A Dying Field’ introduces the thesis for the record: “How does it feel to be an expert in a dying field? How do you know it’s over when you can’t let go?” Stokes asks. “Love is learned over time ‘til you’re an expert in a dying field.”

The Beths first created a global stir with their 2018 breakthrough debut album, Future Me Hates Me. They’ve since played to sold-out crowds across the globe, and graced the festival stages of Pukkelpop, The Great Escape, SXSW, Primavera, Splendour in the Grass, Latitude Festival and more. The group have also received three APRA Silver Scroll nominations (2018, 2019, 2021), two Taite Prize nominations (2019, 2021), a Levi’s Music Prize win (2020), two Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards wins (2019: Best Group, Best Alternative Artist) and three Aotearoa Music Awards wins (2020: Album of the Year, Best Group, Best Alternative Artist).

Expert In A Dying Field will be out on digital, CD and a limited edition, deluxe hot pink vinyl on Friday September 16. Tickets on sale tomorrow, Wed June 15 – all information here.