To celebrate Astral’s resident synth pop duo GL’s release of debut album ‘Touch’ at Number 4 on the iTunes Electronic Charts, a National Touch Australian Tour is to kick off this September.
Addicted to that live performance adrenaline, Touch is an album best listened to live. With Ella’s soaring, lush vocals, and Graeme’s creative beats, GL are renowned for their amazing live shows. Touch Australian Tour will add another dimension to their live setup, this time including drums to accentuate the pulsating beats that they are known for. Ella tells i-D, “we want our music to make people move in a show, that’s really enjoyable for us to see.”
Fresh off the back of their national tour with Client Liaison, the cosmic boogie duo, Graeme and Ella are ready to share live their infectiously energetic debut album. Touch is a mature take on electronic funk and soul that finds the perfect balance between honouring the originators of the sound and sounding as fresh and adventurous as anything around, all the while remaining committed to the underlying principles of song craft.
The recurring theme on the album Touch is body contact: sweating silhouettes and music that releases a physical reaction. “It is very much dance music, but also about physical love”, Ella says.
At once ebullient, melancholic, amorous, sweet, tempestuous, sexy, nocturnal, heartbroken and carefree, Touch never loses site of being consistently inviting, stylish and danceable.