Brillig Double CD Launch with Dandelion Wine in Melbourne

Dandelion Wine and Adelaide’s Brillig join forces for the official Melbourne launch of two critically acclaimed new albums from Germany’s Black Rain records in a special co-headline double bill at the Toff on Sunday 14th November.

After over a year of living, touring and recording in Europe, Dandelion Wine return to Melbourne to launch their latest album “All Becompassed By Stars”. Recorded in a freezing Berlin winter, the album takes their trademark use of exotic string instruments such as dulcimer and bell cittern and adds dense layers of middle eastern percussion and upsizes the beats until they’re big enough to rearrange your neural pathways.

Joining them on the night will be labelmates Brillig (SA), who will be launching a brand new collection of vintage melancholia, murder ballads and sea shanties entitled “The Red Coats”. Not to be shown up in the instrumental department, Brillig will take to the stage with autoharp, viola, uke, accordion, banjo and harmonica adding to their rich guitar and bass tapestries.

Both albums were released in Europe to critical acclaim earlier this year on the German label Black Rain and are only just now seeing the light of day in Australia.

Full Media Release (pdf) >>

Facebook Event >>

Dandelion Wine @ MySpace >>

Sunday 14th November
Double CD launch w/Dandelion Wine
The Toff in Town
(2nd Floor, 252 Bourke St)
Melbourne VIC
8:00pm * $15 at the door


Full Newsletter coming soon…

In case you were wondering, Brillig had an *amazing* time in New Zealand for their mini-tour! Many thanks to all the kind hosts, hostesses, new fans and friends for their warm welcome. We’re sorting over the stack of photos as we speak, and will compile some of the best for an upcoming end-of-year newsletter. At left is a pic by Wellington Folk Festival organiser, Gerard Hudson, of Brillig’s set in the final concert, mainstage.

In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled (ewwwww…) for news on Brillig’s *new film clip* for sea shanty “The Old Captain.” It’s launch is fast approaching (see below), and we’ll be giving you a behind the scenes and preview look at some of the shenanigans shortly.

Til then, hope to see you in Whitmore Square or Melbourne!!



Sunday 5 December: Film Clip Launch at Grace Emily Hotel 7pm FREE (last show of the year)
January 2011: Illawarra Folk Festival & VIC/ACT/NSW shows

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