Mount Kimbie Laneway Festival 2014 sideshows have been announced with the electronic duo playing exclusive headline shows to complement their appearance at the indie boutique festival next February.

Following on from Laneway announcing its own set of sideshows, featuring Chvrches, King Krule, and Savages, Mount Kimbie now joins the list.

Future Classic is proud to present the return of UK electronic luminaries Mount Kimbie, performing in Australia for the first time since the release of second album Cold Spring Fault Less Youth (out now on Warp). Touring nationally as part of the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, these two shows in Sydney and Melbourne will be the exclusive headline dates for the act, who are touring their new live show for the first time in Australia.

Mount Kimbie have played a central role in forging a new form for electronic music. Their influence stretches far beyond the tiny corner of the dance music underground that birthed them and, with the duo now signed to the legendary Warp label, it looks set to stretch further still in the coming years.

In just a few months following the release of their Maybes EP and follow up Sketch On Glass EP, Campos and Maker found themselves at the forefront of a new wave of bedroom producers radically re-interpreting the dubstep template.

The release of their debut album Crooks & Lovers in 2009 consolidated the band’s signature “post dubstep” sound – fragmented guitar licks, stumbling garage-inflected percussion, fractured vocals – and topped a slew of “best of 2010” lists in the process.

Following the release of the duo’s second album Cold Spring Fault Less Youth, released earlier this year, fans will have noticed this change manifest itself in aspects of the band’s live performances. In recent years the duo have gradually migrated from playing in clubs to frequenting gig venues and festivals, and the addition of a drummer to their guitar, keys and percussion live setup makes the new Mount Kimbie feel considerably more like a band – in the traditional sense of the word.

Perhaps this is a natural progression for a band who are no longer new kids on the block, having embraced popular music in a manner similar to James Blake – a long-standing musical ally who was a member of the band for early live shows. Catch Mount Kimbie at two exclusive headline shows this January in Sydney and Melbourne ahead of their performances at St Jerome’s Laneway Festival.

Mount Kimbie Laneway Festival 2014 Sideshows

Wednesday 29th January – The Metro, Sydney NSW
Tickets: $30 (+ b/f) purchase from

Thursdy 30th January – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Tickets: $30 (+ b/f) purchase here

Also performing nationally:

Laneway 2014 Dates & Venues

Brisbane: Friday 31st January – RNA, Fortitude Valley
Melbourne: Saturday 1st February – Footscray Community Arts Centre/River’s Edge
Sydney: Sunday 2nd February – Sydney College Of The Arts, Rozelle
Adelaide: Friday 7th February – Harts Mill, Port Adelaide
Perth: Saturday 8th February – Esplanade Park and West End, Fremantle

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