- Bag Raiders release Sophomore album ‘Horizons’
- Unveiling their long-awaited, sophomore album
- Announces shows in Jakarta and Bali as part of Australasia Summer Tour
September 6th, 2019 – Singapore – After three single releases and the completion of a sold out Australia tour across August, Bag Raiders (Jack Glass and Chris Stracey) unveil their long-awaited, sophomore album ‘Horizons’, out via Island Records Australia.
Conceived, written and recorded all over the globe, ‘Horizons’ features a stunning cast of Australian collaborators including Mickey Kojak, Panama, Tora and The Kite String Tangle. Listen to ‘Horizons’
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The 12-track offering documents the journey Bag Raiders have been on since the release of their ARIA nominated Top 10 self-titled debut album in 2010.
Culminating in a feast of electro-pop/house tunes, balancing electronic structures with their roots in live instrumentation, their new LP harnesses the beatific production the duo have built their name on, alongside a newfound introspective maturity.
“A ‘Horizon’ represents a future, a possibility. Tomorrow will always be tomorrow. Making this album has been a journey for us, a long one. It’s been conceived, written and recorded all over the world, through our travels,” shared Bag Raiders on the meaning behind the album title.
“Horizons is representative of a journey, a constant journey maybe, because the Horizon is something that you can’t ever really reach, because the closer you get to it, the further away it gets from you. It’s something elusive.”
Earlier this year, Bag Raiders released the first slice of ‘Horizons’ in singles “Lightning (feat. The Kite String Tangle)”, “Wild At Heart (feat. Mickey Kojak)” and “How Long (feat. Panama)”, which have collectively clocked over 2 million streams on Spotify and support from triple j, Apple Music, Amazon Music and more.
Over the past decade, the pair have built a reputation for mammoth dance releases that keep the world moving with them.
Between club stardom to world tours and festival slots, together they have achieved a total x32 platinum records, x7 gold records and over 385 million online streams across their collection, which includes the widely-loved “Way Back Home”, gold-certified “Sunlight”, and triple-platinum, runaway meme phenomenon and global anthem “Shooting Stars”.
2. I Need You
3. How Long feat. Panama
4. Wild At Heart feat. Mickey Kojak
5. Back To Myself feat. Tora
8. Lightning feat. The Kite String Tangle
9. I’ll Be Loving You
12. In This Life
Bag Raiders recently wrapped up their sold out national ‘Horizons’ album tour featuring a stunning new audiovisual live show and selling over 3500 tickets nationwide.
Crowds experienced a specially curated set including never-before-heard songs exclusive to the album, alongside the band’s back catalogue of worldwide hits and guest appearances from Mickey Kojak and Panama.
Up next, the live show will be taken on tour once again with stops in Jakarta and Bali on September 20th and 21st respectively as well as festival highlights at Beyond The Valley, Japan’s Snow Machine and Fiji’s Your Paradise in December.
Full Australasia tour dates below.
Full Australasia Tour Dates:
September 20 – The Pallas, Jakarta, Indonesia (Live)
September 21 – Manarai Beach House Bali, Indonesia (DJ Set)
December 7 – Wine Machine, McLaren Vale, SA (Live)
December 8-12 — Your Paradise, Fiji (DJ Set)
December 20 – Ice Cream Factory, Perth, WA (Live)
December 26 – Dancing Heads, Barwon Heads, VIC (DJ Set)
December 28-1 – Beyond the Valley, Lardner, VIC (Live)
December 31 NYE in the Park Sydney, NSW (Live)
+ More TBA