WavyLand proudly presents the debut Australia and New Zealand tour for critically acclaimed experimental electronic duo, Boy Harsher. Fusing minimal synth textured beats with ethereal vocals, the Massachusetts-based duo, comprising of vocalist Jae Matthews and producer Augustus Muller, are considered one of the most danceable voices within the experimental electronic landscape. Their iconic gothic-inspired sound and aesthetic have established the duo as a pioneering force within the darkwave and new-industrial scenes.
Heavily influenced by Body-Horror and Surrealist cinema, the duo’s cinematic visual imagery draws you into a dark and haunting world that masterfully encapsulates the essence of their sonics. Boy Harsher’s most recent release, The Runner, a non-traditional album release, is the soundtrack to a short horror film written, produced and directed by the duo titled The Runner which features Kristina Esfandiari.
Since 2014, Boy Harsher have steadily released what some might call the gold standard of darkwave and new industrial. Matthews and Muller met in Savannah, GA while both studying film and their initial interest in music began with cinema. Their first EP, Lesser Man, was originally released on a small run of cassettes, but rapidly gained online traction and became an underground hit.
2016’s Yr Body is Nothing LP and 2017’s Country Girl EP, propelled the duo into extensive tours and sold out shows across the US and Europe where they became known for their reckless and enveloping live performances. Boy Harsher rode this momentum into 2019’s LP Careful, which was praised by NPR Music, Pitchfork, Resident Advisor, VICE, and beyond. Having performed sold out shows in Berlin, London, Paris and LA, Boy Harsher’s visceral and intimate live shows have captivated audiences around the globe. Garnering a large dedicated cult following, they continue to push sonic and visual boundaries with thrilling effect.
Supported by darkwave innovator Buzz Kull, Boy Harsher will bring their murky and pulsating live show across Australia and New Zealand in February 2023. Visiting Auckland, Wellington, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, don't miss your chance to see Boy Harsher live!
Max Watts House of Music
125 Swanston St, Melbourne