Angus & Julia Stone to Rock Geelong

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After performing to sold-out shows worldwide, Angus & Julia Stone are bringing their whimsically enchanting lyrics and indie tones to Geelong’s Costa Hall next month.

Off the back of their Snow 2017 world tour, Angus & Julia Stone have returned to their home country, selling out shows across Australia. 

The duo released their newest album Snow on September 15, 2017, after reuniting following a brief hiatus. Produced by Rick Rubin, Snow is the first album the pair have written entirely together.

On release, Snow rose to number two on the ARIA Albums Chart, the pair’s fourth consecutive top 5 album. The album charted worldwide, among the top 20 in the US, UK, France, Switzerland and New Zealand.

Two of the siblings’ singles from Snow featured in Triple J’s Hottest 100 2018; Chateu claimed third place and the single Snow came in 98th. The Stones’ have more than six million monthly listeners on Spotify.

The laid-back brother and sister duo shot to fame when their single Big Jet Plane took the top spot on Triple J’s Hottest 100 in 2010. The same year Angus & Julia Stone won five Aria’s for their album Down the Way and for their single Big Jet Plane.  

The siblings grew up in Sydney and began collaborating in 2006. Since then, the Stones have made four albums together; A Book Like This (2007), Down the Way (2010), Angus & Julia Stone (2014) and Snow (2017) and each has released a solo album.

Julia told Culture Collide: “The whole album started because of an incredible time we had together in Zermatt, Switzerland, floating through the heavens of the mountains of snow”.

The duo wrote the album at Angus’ eight-acre farm set among the tranquil scenery of Byron Bay. They converted an old cottage into a recording studio, taking inspiration from daily walks on the beach and blissfully recording music.

Snow is particularly special in that the song My House Your House includes one of the rare times the Stones have sung a melody together, deviating from their usual harmonies.

Julia told the Line of Best Fit: “When we decided that we wanted to make another record together we knew that it had to be in a space where we had no restrictions on time. We just hung out day after day, wake up in the morning, have some breakfast, go to the beach, do a few hours work, take a walk, go back to the beach.”

The Stones have played a host of festivals worldwide, including Falls Festival 2018 in Bryon Bay, Marion Bay and Lorne.

The duo will tour Europe and play the Hurricane Festival in Germany after concluding their Australian tour in Fremantle on May 27.  

Angus & Julia Stone will serenade Geelong fans with 150 minutes of their indie folk tunes, supported by Triple J Unearthed Laneway Festival 2018 winner Angie McMahon.  

Experience the lyrically enchanting Angus & Julia Stone at Costa Hall, 1 Gheringhap St Geelong, at 8pm on Friday May 18.  

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