The Presets released their critically acclaimed new album HI VIZ last month and it’s been getting rave reviews around the world. HI VIZ is The Presets’ party album; a hedonistic cocktail of rave nuggets, cyber croons and pub techno, seamlessly mixed across 53 minutes. KCRW let the guys take the reigns this weekend unleashing an exclusive mix across the airwaves, they say “The Presets are now back in the spotlight with their long awaited fourth album HI VIZ, which dropped earlier this month. The album gives fans a callback to some of the duo’s most memorable works – it’s a high energy, non-stop, feel-good party album. We are so excited to welcome these Aussies to Metropolis for an exclusive guest mix in celebration of the new album.
It’s been a decade since the duo – Julian Hamilton & Kim Moyes – first set festival fields alight with breakthrough anthems like “My People”, “Talk Like That” and “This Boys In Love”. The pair had been making waves in Sydney’s clubs since forming in 2003 and signing to the influential Modular Records, but it was their 2008 Oz chart topper, Apocalypso, that first introduced them to wider audiences. That album was certified triple platinum and won six ARIA Awards in their homeland. By contrast, 2012’s critically acclaimed Pacifica was comparatively introspective but epic gigs around the world – from the Glastonbury Festival and Coachella to Splendour In The Grass – forged the duo’s reputation as Australian electronic music trailblazers. HI VIZ sits firmly in this tradition – a “back to basics” set, deliberately curated as a proxy for The Presets’ live experience.
They will be returning to the US this fall to play a series of North American shows including a stop at Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas. All dates are listed below.
Fri 9.21 Las Vegas, Nevada @ Life Is Beautiful Festival
Sun 9.23 Vancouver, BC Canada @ VENUE
Mon 9.24 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Tue 9.25 Portland,OR @Revolution Hall
Wed 9.26 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
Fri 9.28 Los Angeles, CA @The Fonda Theatre
Sat 9.29 San Diego, CA @ Music Box*
Sun 9.30 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
Mon 10.01 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Wed 10.03 Saint Paul, MI @ Turf Club
Thu 10.04 Chicago, Illinois @ Metro
Fri 10.05 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
Sat 10.06 Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
Mon 10.08 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Tue 10.09 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
*Tickets available in September