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BIG THIEF Fly by this December

Prolific Brooklyn indie folksters Big Thief have announced a string of Meredith Music Festival side shows less than 12 months after their last visit, complete with second album Capacity in tow. Catch them at the Fly By Night, Fremantle on ThursdayDecember 7. Check out our 9/10 review of their Perth Festival show this year HERE.

Things have been moving at a fast pace in the world of the Brooklyn quartet. Having conquered all and sundry on their inaugural Australian tour at the tail-end of summer, they’re returning triumphantly with Capacity, 12 months after their acclaimed debut Masterpiece introduced them to the world in 2016.

Musically, Big Thief swing between sparse, atmospheric folk and beautifully refined indie rock. Despite the wide critical acclaim afforded Masterpiece, for Capacity the band chased a raw sound where spontaneity was paramount, arranging the new songs for the first time in the studio and then recording them that very same day to capture the initial spark.

Capacity is out now. Big Thief play Fly By Night, Fremantle on Thursday, December 7.