Hot on the heels of news about their forthcoming support slot with Craig David, Melbourne based warrior queens, The Merindas, have announced national tour dates to launch their debut album, ‘We Sing Until Sunrise’, which will see them sharing their songs, language, dance, stories and powerful messaging through major cities including Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth, Darwin and Broome throughout March and April, 2020.
The Merindas are the collective force of Candice Lorrae of Jawoyn and Thursday Island heritage (born in Darwin) and Nyoongar Ballardong Whadjuk woman Kristel Kickett (from Tammin, Western Australia), bringing an on-trend style of rhythmic, expressive and beautiful music dedicated to their cultural heritage. They describe their unique sound as “electronic pop with a dancehall feel, alongside hip hop and R&B inﬂuences.”
With two singles under their belt (We Sing Until Sunrise and Before Daylight), their hotly anticipated debut album We Sing Until Sunrise (“‘Ngangk Ngoorndiny Ngala Warangka’ – strongly reﬂects that we are forever singing, forever dancing and forever celebrating our culture”). This is the essence of who The Merindas are and the ethos they bring to each of their performances. During their 75-minute performance, audiences can expect a night of extraordinary choreographed dance moves, soaring vocals and visual projections that weave into the fabric of their music and stories.
Garnering rave reviews on the live circuit, playing festivals and major events across Australia, The Merindas present a world-class, fresh and energetic show and their ﬁrst headline tour will see them backed by the mastery of DJ Jake Steele and joined by ‘Wala Connections’ – the ﬁerce dance duo of Thara Brown and Natarsha Bamblett. Together with the The Merindas, they add strength and beauty to celebrate the continuation of culture through music and dance. Special guests will also soon be announced.
The Merindas – We Sing Until Sunrise Album Tour is supported by Australian Council of the Arts. For more info/tickets head to www.themerindas.com/shows or check the Facebook events tab on The Merindas page.
The Merindas + special guests (Brunswick Music Festival) Thursday, March 19 Mechanica, Brunswick Mechanics Institute, 270 Sydney Road, Brunswick 18+ Event Entry: $15+bf ($20 on the door) Bookings: brunswickmusicfestival.com.au
Ph: 03 9387 3376 Doors open: 7.30pm Show time: 8.00pm