Electronic Roots Grooves with Tijuana Cartel

Tickets are now on sale for Tijuana Cartel, performing in The Brewery at the Imperial Hotel Eumundi on Saturday 8 July as part of their ‘Acid Pony’ tour. They’ll be supported on the night by Lila Swain.

After touring much of the country and adding in some European stops, Tijuana Cartel are wrapping up the final shows of their tour before they head back to the studio for winter.

Winners of Best Live Act at the Gold Coast Music Awards, Tijuana Cartel have established themselves on the Australian music scene as one of the country’s most exciting live acts, combining the sounds of the Middle East, India and Spain with a psychedelic and atmospheric approach to song writing. 

Tijuana Cartel’s sound is high-energy, guitar-driven, world music for indie kids. Based in deep electronic roots, the group blends a concoction of multi-layered grooves, splashes of Middle Eastern vocals, lilting Moby-esque soundscapes, Flamenco and slide guitar, trumpet, live and electronic world beats and percussion, influenced heavily by breakbeats.

The lockdowns of 2020 might have stopped them touring, but they gave Tijuana Cartel’s writing duo of Paul George and Carey O’Sullivan the perfect opportunity to record. Tucked away in their respective studios, the duo sent each other music, occasionally meeting in person with the other band members dropping in and completed the long-awaited album ‘Acid Pony’.

‘Acid Pony’, has an obvious feeling of heavy baselines and move-your-booty beats, with a deep current of musicianship and trippy interludes that are sure to take listeners into try other-worldly realms.

The album draws on the years and years of Paul and Carey’s experience in crafting albums and is mixed nicely with percussion by Sheila Finke, and various brass instruments added by Joshua Sinclair and Eamon Dilworth.

Tijuana Cartel’s latest album, ‘Acid Pony’ is out worldwide now.

Lila Swain

Supporting Tijuana Cartel on the night is Lila Swain, who presents a finessed blend of soul and electronica. Lila has a voice that is both childlike and ageless – terrestrial yet otherworldly, with a dark romantic intensity that lures the audience into secret worlds they hold within.

Doors open at 7.30pm 

TICKETS: $35 (+booking fee) through Oztix. 18+ event

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