Cut Copy share video for new single, ‘Airborne’
Released today via Virgin EMI / Astralwerks
Grammy-Nominated band also confirm international live dates
“a disco-pop odyssey that sounds like, well, soaring through the sky, before eventually blasting off into psychedelic bliss” – Stereogum
The midnight munchies meet magical realism in Cut Copy’s official video for ‘Airborne’, which was released today. Director Gerson Aguerri (The Vaccines, Breakbot) of the Barcelona-based production company CANADA weaves a tale that begins with a mysterious light shooting across the sky, unbeknownst to Cut Copy lead vocalist Dan Whitford, who is composing a new song on his keyboard. Whitford’s quest for a late-night snack turns cosmic as he hits the city streets. View “Airborne” HERE.
Dan Whitford says, “The video for our song ‘Airborne’ is probably the most interesting and most challenging that I’ve ever been involved in. It was shot in Barcelona, all through the night for three days running and culminated with a final scene with me having not slept for 24 hours and playing a piano on the back of a moving truck. To say it was a once in a lifetime experience is no understatement! Despite the sleep deprivation, Gerson and his team at CANADA did a fantastic job bringing this surreal story to life.”
“Airborne” – Cut Copy’s first official single in four years – gives fans an early glimpse of the new material the GRAMMY-nominated Australian band has been recording in studios around the world. Available for streaming and download HERE, the song was produced by Ben Allen (Deerhunter, Animal Collective) and marks Cut Copy’s first release on Astralwerks.
PASTE Magazine called “Airborne” “infectious” and noted, “The track is an airy, confident, synth-disco-driven pop gem that you’ll want to listen to on repeat, exemplifying Cut Copy’s effortless appeal to both those rave-y/club kids and more song-based listeners.” Noisey observed, “’Airborne’ percolates with baubles of percussion, Nile Rodgers-esque disco guitars, and vocal samples all buffed to a sheen. It is classy as shit, and it’s definitely a ‘match your steps to the tempo of the song as you walk down the street’ kind of jam.” SPIN said, “the track is a guitar-driven dance effort with spacey drum machine rhythms and soaring, reverb-drenched synth lines” and Stereogum hailed “Airborne” as “a disco-pop odyssey that sounds like, well, soaring through the sky, before eventually blasting off into psychedelic bliss.”
Cut Copy announced two additional U.S. headline dates – October 3 at Tricky Falls in El Paso, TX and October 4 at The Jones Assembly in Oklahoma City, OK. Cut Copy will also perform at several U.S. festivals this fall, including Luna Lights, CRSSD and Austin City Limits. The band’s summer Australian tour will wrap up with an appearance at the Splendour in the Grass Festival tomorrow. See below for itinerary. In the past decade, Cut Copy has truly become an international act, headlining massive sold-out shows and gaining prime slots at prestigious festivals such as Coachella, Ultra and Lollapalooza in the U.S.; Primavera in Spain, Pitchfork in Paris; Summer Sonic in Japan; and Big Day Out in Australia.
Initially a bedroom recording project by frontman Dan Whitford, Cut Copy evolved into a full-fledged band with guitarist Tim Hoey, drummer Mitchell Scott, and bass player Ben Browning. The quartet’s four studio albums include 2011’s Zonoscope, which won two ARIA Awards and was nominated for a GRAMMY, and 2013’s Free Your Mind, which Under The Radar awarded 8 out of 10 stars. DJing and mixes have also been a big part of Cut Copy’s identity – from the band’s famed Fabric mix, Fabriclive.29, to the 2014 Melbourne dance compilation, Oceans Apart.
Cut Copy – Upcoming Tour Dates
Fall U.S. Dates
9/30 – Darlington, MD @ Luna Lights Festival
10/1 – San Diego, CA @ CRSSD Festival
10/3 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
10/5 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Jones Assembly
10/7 – Austin, TX @ Zilker Park – Austin City Limits)
Summer Australian Dates
7/20 – Melbourne. AUS – The Croxton
7/21 – Byron Bay, AUS – Splendour In The Grass Festival