Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Unknown Mortal Orchestra (UMO)—the Portland-via-New-Zealand outfit fronted by psychedelic visionary, Ruban Nielson—will return to Australia and play The Triffid on Sunday 6 December.
Already one of the year’s best albums, Multi-Love follows the introspective and road-weary II (2013) and their self-titled 2011 debut, which blew the lid off the bedroom project started by Nielson following his relocation to Portland and the dissolution of the Mint Chicks.
Though conceived in the bedroom, UMO are a force to be reckoned with on stage. With Geare and Portrait locking down a tight groove, Nielson’s guitar prowess really comes to the fore. The band’s songs often descend into extended psychedelic jams, and with the addition of McCrary on keys, their new material—as well as favourites from their first two records—has taken on an extra dimension live. Don’t miss them when they play songs from Multi-Love in Australia for the very first time.
UMO are scheduled to appear on Late Night with Seth Meyers and Conan later this month.
Support from Alex Cameron.