Bag Raiders - 'Waterfalls' EP Tour
It’s been a minute since their last transmission, but the chakras are finally aligned for the return of Bag Raiders. As premiered on Triple J last night, LA-based Australian band Bag Raiders have dropped a new song “Vapour Trails”. To celebrate their first non-club release in 5 years, they’re offering the track as a free download on their official website.
“Vapour Trails” is softly spoken and understated, with a light at the end of the tunnel that grows ever bigger as the subtly unfolding arpeggio culminates in a kind of quiet, personal triumph.
Bag Raiders enjoyed a rapturous reception to their self-titled debut album in 2010, a gold-certified, ARIA-nominated affair that included slices of euphoria like mega-hit “Shooting Stars”, “Way Back Home” and “Sunlight”. In 2012 Jack Glass and Chris Stracey decamped from Sydney to Los Angeles, finding inspiration in the city’s new age of energy and alien landscapes.
Glass and Stracey penned “Vapour Trails” in Paris and Sydney, then recorded the track at The Boat in Silverlake, Los Angeles. As word of new music begins to circulate, Bag Raiders have confirmed they will be returning to Australia for a National DJ tour including selected dates across Asia.
June 26 – Volar, Hong Kong
June 27 – Broma, Vietnam
July 4 – Hu U Bar, Bali, Indonesia
Friday July 10 – Metropolis, Fremantle, WA
Saturday July 11 – Chinese Laundry, Sydney, NSW
Thursday July 16 – The Helm, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Saturday July 18 – TBC Club, Brisbane, QLD
Friday July 24 – Mr Wolf, Canberra, ACT
Saturday July 25 – Anyway, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday July 25 – Uno Dance Club, Geelong, VIC
Friday July 31 – Cats @ Rocket Bar, Adelaide, SA
Saturday August 1 – Secret show to be announced
Sunday August 2 – King Street Hotel, Newcastle, NSW