The Pre­sets bring party to Perth

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THE wait is al­most over for fans of The Pre­sets, with the re­lease of their much-an­tic­i­pated fourth stu­dio al­bum in June.

It has been six years since the Aus­tralian elec­tronic dance duo re­leased Paci­fica, but band mem­ber Kim Moyes said the wait for Hi Viz was worth it.

“We fin­ished the al­bum around Christ­mas time last year, so we’ve been sit­ting on it for six months but also be­fore that we’d been work­ing on it for about four years,” he said.

“We feel re­ally good about it. We took our sweet time mak­ing the record so we knew it was go­ing to be as good as it could be.”

Last year’s re­lease of the sin­gle Do What You Want fea­tured in triple j’s Hottest 100 and 14U+14ME is al­ready among the sta­tion’s most played songs of 2018.

But with a Hi Viz re­lease date slated for May 18, the band an­nounced ear­lier this month there would be an­other small de­lay as they put the fin­ish­ing touches on the video clip for the “Sun­day arvo boo­gie-down” track Down­town Shut­down, which features Shep­par­ton’s St Paul’s Lutheran Church Choir.

“We spent about five months mak­ing that video, which is the longest we’ve ever spent mak­ing a video,” Moyes said.

“It was just such a spe­cial song for both Jules (Ju­lian Hamil­ton) and my­self and also for our man­age­ment and our la­bel and we just could tell we needed to get this one right.

“It was al­most ready on time but there were just a cou­ple of things we had to do at the last minute to just kick it over the line for it to be the best that it could be, so that’s why we ended up push­ing back the date for a cou­ple of weeks.

“And we fig­ured as well, af­ter a cou­ple of years, two weeks wouldn’t mat­ter that much.”

Moyes said he was now ex­cited for fans to listen to the whole al­bum, which they de­scribed as the “sound­track to a party that we would want to go nuts at”.

“Those tracks are al­ways the most fun for us to play live, so we thought why not have a whole al­bum of them,” he said.

“I think the over­all ef­fect is up­lift­ing and re­ally en­er­getic and it’s in­vig­o­rat­ing. It’s cer­tainly an al­bum to be cel­e­brat­ing life with.”

The duo will bring the Hi Viz party live to fans with a na­tional tour that kicks off at Metropo­lis Fre­man­tle on June 13.

Tyler Brown

The Pre­sets bring the party to Perth with their Hi Viz na­tional tour.

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