As hinted at as part of The Purge over the weekend, New Zealand duo Broods has used a Facebook live chat this morning to confirm the release of their new album.
But it’s not just the album they’ve decided to reveal today; they’ve also revealed a trio of live dates on Australia’s East Coast in support of it.
‘Conscious’ is the name of the sibling duo’s sophomore album, the follow-up to their 2014 debut ‘Evergreen’ and from its lead single ‘Free’, we get an understanding that the pair is marching forwards in their career with a renewed confidence.
“We’re very conscious on what we want to achieve with this album,” Georgia says in a statement. “We’re very conscious of what we want to do and what kind of impact we want to make. At the end of the day, it’s important to have a say over every aspect of your art.”
“We know more about what we’re up to and that’s definitely influenced the way that we wrote,” adds Caleb. “This album is a punch in the face compared to the last one. ‘Evergreen’ was very subtle and airy, ‘Conscious’ really goes for the throat.”
The album will drop on Friday June 24.
To celebrate its release, Broods will be in Australia for theatre dates in early July, performing for audiences in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, with Vera Blue and Xavier Dunn playing the supporting roles on all three dates.
A Live Nation pre-sale kicks off at 10am tomorrow, ahead of general ticket sales, which are live from 10am on Friday April 22.
July 08 : Brisbane (The Tivoli)
July 09 : Sydney (Enmore Theatre)
July 11 : Melbourne (Forum Theatre)