Versatile maestros who excel in straddling the invisible boundaries between moody dance, shimmering pop and glacial rock, duo Bob Moses have locked in two very special East Coast shows this November, making the most of their upcoming trip to Australia as part of the huge Strawberry Fields line up.
Appearing at The Metro in Sydney on Thursday November 28, and following up the next night at 170 Russell in the heart of Melbourne, these recent Grammy nominees will enrapture audiences with spectacular cuts from their two albums, Days Gone By (2015) and Battle Lines (2018), exhibiting the skills that have made them a radio hit here in Australia, and a festival favourite the world over.
The duo made up of Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance attended the same high school, where they shared the distinction of each having already begun to pursue his musical ambitions in the hours after school with Vallance playing clubs as a DJ and Howie performing his own songs at local venues. Years later a fortuitous meeting in the parking lot of a Brooklyn hardware store on the way to separate rehearsal spaces led to a long dinner and an almost immediate beginning to making music together.
Naming themselves after Robert Moses – the "master builder" who transformed the NYC landscape in the early 20th Century, they began playing late-night warehouse parties as part of a fast-budding underground electronic scene in Brooklyn and released their debut EP Hand to Hold in 2012, an assured collection that set a platform for the release of their debut album Days Gone By in 2015.
As buzz built to a crescendo, their single Tearing Me Up was awarded a couple of Grammy Nominations, propelling Vallance and Howie onto festival stages all over the world, notching up slots on the likes of Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and countless others.
2018 saw Bob Moses drop their sophomore record Battle Lines, which featured the widescreen single 'Back Down' and prompted SoundLab to exclaim that "whatever mystical force it was that arranged their meeting, it did the musical world a great service".
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THU 28 NOV METRO THEATRE SYDNEY
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