"The Books are to found sounds what nose‐to‐tail chefs are to live stock: if it exists, they’ll find a way to use it and, usually, in a wholly unexpected context." – Sydney Morning Herald
Nick Zammuto and Paul de Jong of The Books first began collaborating when they were New York City neighbours in 1999, creating what they considered ‘pop music’. After countless lounge room sessions, through a mix of accident and design, the pair developed a sound that, over a decade later, still defies categorization and mystifies critics and fans alike.
The pair’s debut album ‘Thought For Food’ showcased their now signature combination of acoustic music and electronic samples, while following records ‘The Lemon Of Pink’ and ‘Lost And Safe’ cemented the duo at the forefront of this exciting sonic experimentation. Today, The Books have grown to become one of modern music's most genuine innovators.
Playing a small run of sold‐out shows in early 2010, The Books return in 2011 by popular demand; for those who have seen The Books live, they know how much of an experience it really is and for those who have not, they know it is time to finally find out.
THE BOOKS AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2011
Co-presented by FBI Radio and 3RRR
Wednesday, February 16 | Perth International Arts Festival
TIX - http://perthfestival.com.au
Friday, Februray 18 | Seymour Centre, Sydney
Saturday, February 19 | The Zoo, Brisbane
Sunday, February 20 | Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne
Monday, February 21 | Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne