Willow Beats Releases New Single Chess + Tour Supports

Willow Beats have released their second single Chess following success of its first lead release Merewif.

Chess is the second single from Willow Beats’ internationally acclaimed EP Water which debuted at No.1 on the Australian iTunes charts. It’s a vivacious track, a lot more deeper and sonic than the other 5 tracks. The EP itself showcased the talent of Willow Beats, asserting their place as one of the most unique electronic acts to come out of Australia in recent years.

Kalyani Mumtaz explains what Chess is about: “I tried to conjure the intense emotions of war. Knowing every moment could be your last, and the strength you would find inside yourself when faced with fighting for your life. It’s set on an ancient battlefield where arrows fly, swords glisten and the sunset sky is stained blood red.” The beats drops and rises, as though it plays along with the spontaneity and caution normally seen in chess games. Though, while most games are trivial in nature, the song uses themes of courage to convey the ethereal nature of the strength required of a warrior facing battle. The continuous contrast between musical lightness and darkness is a great backdrop to Mumtaz’s airy vocals, with lyrics talking about the “golden armor” of a “silent hunter.”

Have a listen here:

Willow Beats announced the openers for their tour in each city – Mei Saraswati in Perth / Problems in Adelaide / Leisure Suite in Melbourne / Motion Picture Actress in Brisbane / Colourwaves in Sydney. Their main support for the national tour will be Adelaide’s Oisima.

Check out their previous single Merewif:

WATER EP TOUR with special guest Oisima
Thur, 4 DecThe Toff In Town, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets available from http://willowbeats.oztix.com.auFri, 5 DecNew Globe Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Tickets available from http://willowbeats.oztix.com.au
Sat, 6 Dec – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Tickets available from http://www.moshtix.com.au
Thur, 11 Dec – Astor Lounge, Perth, WA
Tickets available from http://www.liveattheastor.com.au
Fri, 12 Dec – CATS @ Rocket Bar, Adelaide, SA
Tickets available from http://willowbeats.oztix.com.au
FESTIVAL APPEARANCES
Saturday 22nd Nov // Strawberry Fields, Tocumwal, NSW
Saturday 20th Dec // Wonderland, Perth, WA
Tuesday 30th Dec // Beyond The Valley, Phillip Island, VIC
Thursday 1st Jan 2015 // Lost Paradise, Glenworth Valley, NSW
Monday 9th March 2015 // WOMAdelaide, Adelaide, SA

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