Syd­ney dance trio join global min­istry

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - LIVE 'N' LOUD -

Pot­belleez are pre­par­ing to go in­ter­na­tional af­ter sign­ing a record deal with dance mu­sic sta­ble Min­istry of Sound. The Syd­ney elec­tro/house/dance trio (pic­tured) launch their year with an Aus­tralian tour next month be­fore build­ing on overseas fan bases in Asia and Europe. Known for the Top 5 sin­gle Don’t Hold Back, The Pot­belleez have ex­plored dif­fer­ent sounds on their new EP, Saved in a Bot­tle. The EP’s tit­u­lar first sin­gle is a typ­i­cal club banger but also features del­i­cate gui­tar work, which vo­cal­ist Ilan Kidron in­tends to repli­cate live. ‘‘I play a bit of gui­tar and I can sing at the same time so that’s what we’ll be do­ing at the shows,’’ he says. ‘‘Af­ter sign­ing a new deal it was im­por­tant to do some­thing dif­fer­ent so we’ve looked at a range of for­mu­las. We’re putting out the melodic an­thems that ev­ery­one knows us for but there are also a few twists in the new ma­te­rial.’’ Kidron de­scribes the part­ner­ship with Min­istry of Sound as ‘‘work­ing with fam­ily’’ but says it was hard to leave former la­bel Vi­cious. Hav­ing just re­turned from play­ing the big­gest club shows of their ca­reer in Seoul and Tokyo, sign­ing to a la­bel with global reach is a log­i­cal step for the group. ‘‘On an in­ter­na­tional level this is really good for us,’’ Kidron says. ‘‘We’ve been build­ing a base in Asia and we also hope to make in­roads in Europe, hav­ing played a cou­ple of fes­ti­vals over there.’’

is re­leased to­mor­row. Pot­belleez play Hard Rock Rocks the Beach, in Surfers Par­adise, on April 5 for the Surfers Par­adise Fes­ti­val. En­try is free.

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