For Immediate Release July 1, 2013
AUSTRALIAN ARTIST VANCE JOY MAKES
GOD LOVES YOU WHEN YOU’RE DANCING OUT
SEPTEMBER 3 ON ATLANTIC RECORDS
“RIPTIDE” HITS AUSTRALIAN TOP 40
“Feels like the next smash.”—KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic”
“Vance Joy’s debut single is one of the best things to happen to us all year.”—Neon Gold
Vance Joy’s debut EP God Loves You When You’re Dancing will be released stateside by Atlantic Records on September 3. The 5-song recording includes the breakout single “Riptide” which hit Australian Top 40, #1 on Hype Machine’s Most Popular Chart and has been a constant in the iTunes Top 50 Singles Chart. Tone Deaf notes, “Vance Joy is worthy of any and all swirling buzz and will certainly be an interesting young artist to watch develop and grow,” while Crave Online explains, “Vance Joy is about to become Australia’s hottest export.” See below for a full track list.
James Keogh is the creative force behind Vance Joy. After completing a degree in law, Keogh decided to take a break to focus on music. He traveled to India and Southeast Asia with a collection of songs that all fell into place upon return. “I’m learning subtleties in my voice, understanding what I sound like and trying to embrace who I am,” he says. “It wasn’t rushed songwriting at all.” The EP was produced by John Castle (Lior, the Drones).
Following the recent signing to Atlantic Records, Vance Joy toured the U.S. with American songstress Lissie. Additionally, Vance Joy has supported acts including Ben Howard, Of Monsters & Men and Julia Stone on each of their recent Australian tours. Throughout July and August Vance Joy will support Bernard Fanning on his sold-out “Departures Tour” in Australia, in addition to a stop at this year’s Splendour In The Grass and a headlining sold out Australian tour. Further U.S. tour dates to be announced soon.
GOD LOVES YOU WHEN YOU’RE DANCING TRACK LIST
3. Play with Fire
5. From Afar
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