Bag Raiders release today their third EP 'Checkmate' and announce their first Australian LIVE Tour since late 2011.
The EP features a triple dose of infectious, radiant electronic pop that dances across the spectrum. Lead single 'Checkmate' features Benjamin Joseph (of SAFIA fame) – a softly spoken and understated song, the light at the end of the tunnel grows ever bigger as the subtly unfolding arpeggio finally culminates in a kind of quiet, personal triumph.
'Checkmate' follows the bands previously released 'Waterfalls' and 'Friend Inside' EP's which will see the culmination of a full length record set for release later this year.
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 with the smash-hit singles 'Shooting Stars', 'Way Back Home' and 'Sunlight'.
Bag Raiders are currently taking a full live band on the road across an extensive North American tour and will return to Australia in May for a long-awaited National live Tour, playing shows across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra and Adelaide.
This will be the first live tour on home soil since the end of 2011 when the guys wrapped up their debut album tour cycle.
Welcome home lads!
UNDR Ctrl presents Bag Raiders 'Checkmate' LIVE Tour:
May 26 - Adelaide, Rocket Bar
May 27 - Canberra, Academy
May 28 - Melbourne, Howler
June 3 - Brisbane, The Flying Cock
June 4 - Sydney, Oxford Art Factory
June 5 - Perth, Jack Rabbit Slims
Tickets to the Australian tour will go on-sale 9am on Friday 4th March from bagraiders.com
'Checkmate' EP is available today on all digital platforms
Follow this link: https://BagRaiders.lnk.to/checkmate