British India are Back!

Although it seems they never really left, British India are back with a new record and another tour to match.

British India

Judging by the album’s first two singles, Controller looks like it will satisfy the band’s eager army of fans and attract some new recruits too. With minotaurs, shoegazing guitars and gloomy lyrics from Declan Melia, ‘I Can Make You Love Me’ has already won over a large part of the country. It recently took the steaming 41st spot in Triple J’s Hottest 100. Their second taster ‘Summer Forgive Me’ is truer to their established shouty garage-pop style and has received high rotation on Triple J accordingly.

British India Controller album coverThe indie-rockers must be commended for their work ethic. Controller will be their fourth LP since releasing their ARIA Award-winning debut Guillotine back in 2007. On top of all this writing and recording, they somehow manage to find a lot of time to be on the road too, playing over 300 gigs in the last two years alone. According to Vulture’s maths, that’s more than a one gig every three days. If the music world were a supermarket, British India would be a regular on the ‘employee of the month’ board.

Whilst ‘Where’s British India?’ wouldn’t make the most challenging search-and-find picture book around, we are no less excited to hear the boys will be touring the country once more. We’ve seen enough of their gigs to know the born and bred Melburnians perform with the passion and energy of teenage lovers. With some new additions to their set list, they are sure to have the crowd jumping as always.

Controller is out on March 22. You can catch British India flaunting it here:

Saturday March 23rd – Shadows, Mt Gambier

Friday April 5th – Surfers Paradise Beer Garden, Gold Coast

Saturday April 6th – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane

Friday April 12th – The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle

Saturday April 13th – Metro Theatre, Sydney

Friday April 19th – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Saturday April 20th – The Big Pineapple Festival, Sunshine Coast

Wednesday April 24th – The Gov, Adelaide

Thursday April 25th – The Prince of Wales, Bunbury

Friday April 26th – Settlers Tavern,  Margaret River

Saturday April 27th – Capitol, Perth

Saturday May 4th – Blood, Sweat & Fears, Darwin

Grace Robertson


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