Genre-hopping band of brothers Balu Brigada have released their new EP, Find A Way.
The multi-instrumentalists – Henry and Pierre Beasley – flit between indie, alt-pop, and funk on the record’s six tracks. The EP contains viral sensation “Designer”, the title track, and the moody “OH! Not Again”.
“‘Find A Way’ is a bittersweet mantra that we’ve had for the last couple of years,” say Balu Brigada. “Whether it was ‘find a way to get to America’ or ‘find a way to maintain a long-distance relationship’ or even just ‘find a way to be present and happy.’
“Our career so far has been a series of step-by-step moments that have led us closer to our dream of writing and playing music across the world. Neither of us are big planners so we’ve had to learn to trust our instincts and take things one step at a time, even if we don’t know what the following two steps are.
It’s lucky that they settled on Find A Way as the EP title as it was almost called something less poetic. “We often talk about how we have to ‘follow our nose’ on things, but that would have been a really shit title for an EP, so when we wrote the song “Find A Way”, it felt like a good way to sum up our experience in writing this project.”
Now based in New York City, Balu Brigada are returning home to play headline shows in Australia and New Zealand this August. They’ll perform in Sydney, Melbourne, Christchurch, Auckland, and Wellington next month, before returning to the US to support Quarters of Change on tour (see full dates below).
Balu Brigada’s Find A Way EP is out now via Warner Music Australia.
Balu Brigada 2023 Australia & New Zealand Tour Dates
Ticket information available via balu-brigada.com
Vic on the Park Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Yah Yah’s, Melbourne, VIC
Space Academy, Christchurch, NZ
Hollywood Avondale, Auckland, NZ
Meow, Wellington, NZ