ANNOUNCED: Santigold Splendour Sideshows
At long last, American singer and producer SANTIGOLD will make her much anticipated return to Australia, playing headline club shows in Melbourne and Sydney in addition to her appearance at Splendour In The Grass this July.
Since bursting into the spotlight in 2008, Santigold has remained one of pop’s most captivating figures. From “Creator” and “L.E.S. Artistes”, her breakout singles, to her latest full-length record, 99 Cents, Santigold’s output has retained an uncompromising and wildly individual edge.
99 Cents explores obsessive consumption, lust for perfection and the ways in which we routinely commodify ourselves. “We have no illusion that we don’t live in this world where everything is packaged. People’s lives, persona, everything, is deliberate, and mediated,” Santigold comments. “It can be dark and haunting and tricky, and freak us out, but it can also be silly and fun and we can learn to play with it.”
Following her last album, Master of My Make Believe, Santigold wanted to explore new corners of her sound and different ways to convey her vision and social commentary. She worked with new collaborators Patrik Berger, Rostam Batmanglij, Hit-Boy, HazeBanga, Justin Raisen, Zeds Dead, ILOVEMAKONNEN, and Sam Dew and longtime cohorts John Hill, Dave Sitek and Doc McKinney.
Santigold has created a glittering, expansive sound on 99 Cents – aptly described by Rolling Stone as “immaculately haute but also playful and warm”. Even at its bleakest, every beat is sugar coated and every hook is infectious.
Now, Santigold prepares to visit Australian shores for the first time in more than four years. Armed with brand new floor-fillers and classics alike, Santigold’s live show shouldn’t be missed.
Tickets go on sale at midday Thursday, April 28.