Today Running Touch shares further details of his long-awaited debut album Carmine – released Friday May 6th – and the news he will be kicking off his National Album Tour in May/June 2022.
Well-known for his high-energy live shows, Running Touch has announced his Carmine Australian Tour, starting in Melbourne at The Forum, on Saturday May 21st then onto Canberra, Newcastle, Brisbane, Perth, Hobart before finishing in Sydney at Enmore Theatre, on Friday June 17th. Tickets are on sale to General Public on Friday March 18th at 1pm AEDT. Sign up for presale here.
Born and raised in Melbourne, it’s no surprise that Running Touch would one day craft a record like Carmine. The record is a culmination of a life spent absorbing the textures of indie rock, hardcore, tech-house, pop, and electronic music, while working out, slowly, how to make them coalesce into something dazzling and totally unique. Available to pre-order today, Carmine is also available on limited-edition 180-gram clear coloured vinyl along with exclusive merch from his official store www.runningtouchstore.com
Pre-Order Carmine from Here.
You Look Better Alone
StayI Haven’t Loved
Why Do I
CeilingsCome With Me
Always Wanted More
It Starts With You
Having already teased out a few singles from Carmine, current single ‘Come With Me’ has been met with successful playlisting on Spotify’s Front Left, NMF, New Music Friday, NMF Cratediggers, New Dance Beats, The Local List and on Apple Music’s Electronic Pop, New In Electronic, New In Indie, NMD and Dance XL. With already 330k total streams, ‘Come With Me’ was also given a spot add on triple j and praised by NME Australia, Life Without Andy, Music Feeds, Acid Stag, Beat, Scenestrand Milky. Most recently, the illustrious artist shared across his socials the fourth instalment of his Post Modern Collective (PMC) Sessions, for ‘Come With Me’ featuring Lastlings, Polaris and K.I.M (The Presets).
Watch ‘Come With Me’ PMC Session Video Here:
It’s impossible to divorce Carmine from the innumerable projects he has devoted his time to over the course of his life — most notably Ocean Grove, the iconic, cultishly-adored hardcore band he founded when he was 13, and the avant-garde techno crew Adult Art Club — and the album is all the better for it.
From the featherweight indie-pop of opener “Juno” to the unreleased lilting reggae of ‘Stay’ to ‘Always Wanted You’’s sparkling electro beat, Carmine was clearly written by someone who understands the musical lingua franca, who has spent his whole life absorbing and interrogating music in order to understand it better. RT is pushing further than sublime, dancefloor-ready electronic music this time around, although this is still, undeniably, perfect dancefloor music. Elsewhere, jazz chords and abstract loops make themselves known, most notably on the jaw-dropping “You Look Better Alone” — a kind of modernist jazz song animated by a pummelling, 4/4 beat.
Carmine is a record about violence and love establishing the much-adored Running Touch as a world-class storyteller, a fearless innovator, and a master of atmosphere second to none in Australian electronic music. Brimming with grit and glamour, Running Touch’s debut album represents the beginning of a new chapter for the young artist: the advent of Running Touch’s second life as a juggernaut of intelligent, heart-rending electronic music.
Presented by triple j
Carmine Australian Tour 2022
Saturday May 21 – The Forum – Melbourne
Friday May 27 – Kambri ANU – Canberra
Saturday May 28 – Cambridge Hotel – Newcastle
Friday June 3 – The Tivoli – Brisbane
Sunday June 5 – Astor Theatre – Perth
Saturday June 11 – Unibar – Hobart
Friday June 17 – Enmore Theatre – Sydney
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Tickets on sale to General Public 1pm AEDT Friday 18th March