STEREOLAB Heaven in a Golden Plains side show

Art-pop pioneers Stereolab were already returning to Australia next March for the Golden Plains Festival. And now we could couldn’t be more excited to announce that they’ve added a WA stop to their itinerary, heading to Freo.Social on Tuesday, March 10 with special guests Xylouris White (featuring Jim White of The Dirty Three) in tow.

Last in Australia for the Laneway Festival in 2009, the London-based group led by founding members Tim Gane and Laetitia Sadier broke their 10 year hiatus earlier this year with appearances at Spain’s Primavera Festival and So-Cal’s Desert Daze extravaganza.

They also backed it up with a generous reissue programme that has seen seven of the band’s 10 groundbreaking albums given the deluxe reissue treatment (see video below). Anyone needing a reminder of just how influential this band was to post-rock and experimental pop from the 90s onwards need look no further than their classic albums such as Dots and Loops, Mars Audiac Quintet and Emperor Tomato Ketchup.

Across their original two-decade run, the French-English combo compiled an astonishing collection of retro-futuristic music, experimenting at the intersection of krautrock, lounge music, French yé-yé pop and vintage rock ‘n’ roll – like Air if they rocked or Yo La Tengo if they built their music for hipster Parisian discotheque.

Stereolab and special guests Xylouris White play Freo.Social on Tuesday, March 10. Tickets on sale Thursday, October 24 from