Chad Matheny has been releasing music under the Emperor X moniker since 1998.

His recordings and live shows fuse the punk songwriter tradition of Billy Bragg with the experimental tape loop minimalism of William Basinski, and reveal incurable obsessions with transportation infrastructure, modernist literature, and lo-fi Chicago house tracks.

He will tour Australia’s East Coast this month taking in shows around Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne with guests Apparitions.

Apparitions play driving, passionate, indie punk, with an obsession on truth and reconciliation. A fresh & earnest band, they are the bolt of lightning needed to shake things up. Their first EP ‘Fractured‘ speaks to the catharsis of sorrow & loss while grappling with self-obsession in the modern age.

They are releasing 2 new tracks for this tour with Emperor X and their first full length ‘Capacity‘ is due out in September. With members of To the North, Leavings, Vestiges & The Cutaways they are an integral part of the Australian DIY music community.

Dates and venues below.

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TOUR DATES

EMPEROR X
With guests APPARITIONS
MARCH
15th – Via Studios, Brisbane [AA] w/ Doozy Daze, Kate Woodhouse & Hraun.
16th – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane [18+] w/ Off Glisan & The PB’s
17th – The Record Crate, Glebe [18+] w/ Mowgli & Barriers
18th – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney [AA] w/ ZZZounds & Gravel Pit
23rd – The Grace Darling, Melbourne [18+] w/ Lincoln le Fevre & The Insiders, Chores & Lack the Low
25th – Aeso Studios, Melbourne [AA]w/ World Sick & The Suicide Tuesdays

TOUR POSTER
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