English Mercury Prize winners Gomez are returning to Australia to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of their album Liquid Skin and will be stopping by Freo.Social to play it in full on Thursday, November 7.
The band had huge success with this album locally with tunes all over Triple J and sell out shows back in the day which started them on the way to building a legion of diehard fans here. Last year’s Bring It On tour was the start of the celebrations.
Liquid Skin was the band’s sophomore album released in 1999. After winning the Mercury Prize for their debut, they went back to Parr Street Studios, pressing on with recording as much material as they could between tours. Ken Nelson engineered once again and the band self-produced. The album went platinum and touring followed, including a performance at Glastonbury Festival.
Gomez still comprises of Ian Ball (vocals, guitar), Paul “Blackie” Blackburn (bass), Tom Gray (vocals, guitars, keyboards), Ben Ottewell (vocals, guitars) and Olly Peacock (drums, synths, computers). And they still have three singers and four songwriters!
Gomez celebrate 20 years of Liquid Skin at Freo.Social on Thursday, November 7. Tickets on sale now.