HIGH-TAILS • Friday 4th March

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Sydney’s guitar-pop heart-throbs High-tails are hyped to be hitting the road in support of their latest single “My Heart”. The ten-date run is their biggest-ever headline tour, taking in towns from Toowoomba to Adelaide including a stop in their former hometown of Wagga Wagga.

Showcasing the band’s increasingly sophisticated pop smarts, “My Heart” premiered on Tone Deaf who called it “addictively upbeat”. I Oh You awarded it their Froth Of The Day and labelled it “an expertly-crafted pop journey”, while themusic.com.au summed up its ingredients with “add handclaps, deliver with a falling-down-the-stair energy, and the kids are proving to be alright”. The song namechecks the world’s most elegant destinations – New York, Champs-Élysées, and um … Hurlstone Park. Frontman Nicholas Griffith says “We started writing it when I came back from a holiday in Europe, and a lot of the lyrics reference the travel experiences I had. A girl I’d been staying with in Prague made me a paper crane before I left for France, and I was reading “The Catcher In The Rye” while on the road which inspired the line ‘Nobody knows where the animals go to when New York is frozen’.”

The song is a taste of High-tails’ forthcoming debut album, which the band have been busily writing and is on the way in 2016. It follows 2015’s previous smash “Information”, which was a staple on triple j and public radio alike.

On the live front, High-tails kept busy in 2015 – playing headline shows across the country as well as national support runs for Philadelphia Grand Jury and Jamie T, plus slots at Sydney’s inaugural King Street Crawl and the Rolling Stone Live Lodge. The AU Review called recent a performance “damn enjoyable … the group have plenty of talent in them”. The band farewelled 2015 as part of the Lost Paradise Festival in Glenworth Valley on New Year’s Eve.

This will be High-tails’ final tour before they bunker down to record their debut album, and will find the boys road-testing lots of new material. Come for the hits, stay for the bangers! Supports announced soon.

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