Fresh off the release of their stellar debut full-length on Kompakt “Boys and Diamonds”, the LA polypop duo Rainbow Arabia take to the road to SXSW along with remaining dates with tourmate, Afro-futurist rapper Spoek Mathambo. North Carolina producer Hard Mix just released his reworking the album’s first single “Without You” in which Pitchfork Media observes “The sturdy pop groove of the original has been given a lighter touch here, with Smith grabbing a vocal loop, pitch-shifting it up a notch, and bending it around a metronomic groove with a polished finish that’s in marked contrast to the rougher edges of the track it’s based upon.” The original weaves Tiffany Preston’s yearning synth-pop learnt vocals into cascading conga lines and sawtooth bass drive, all with of faded sense of 80s exuberance. Available on 7″, the b-side “Without You (Version)” aims for anthemic heights with a soaring intro and sleek re-arrangement, you can listen to it at their Soundcloud.


April 5th – Festival SUPER MON AMOUR ! @ Grand Mix – Tourcoing – FRANCE
April 6th – Festival SUPER MON AMOUR ! @ Olympic – Nantes – FRANCE
April 8th – De Helling – Utrecht – NETHERLANDS
April 9th – Melkweg – Amsterdam – NETHERLANDS
April 10th – Festival SUPER MON AMOUR ! @ Laiterie – Strasbourg – FRANCE
April 11th – Gebaeude 9 – Koeln – GERMANY
April 12th – Astra Stube – Hamburg – GERMANY
April 13th – Debaser – Malmo – SWEDEN
April 14th – Debaser Slussen – Stockholm – SWEDEN
April 15th- Bla ! – Olso – NORWAY
April 16th – Jazzhuset – Goteborg – SWEDEN
April 18th – Musikcafeen – Arhus – DENMARK
April 19th – Huset Magstræde – Copenhaguen – DENMARK
April 20th – Berghain Kantine – Berlin – GERMANY
April 21st – Karlstorbahnhof – Heidelberg – GERMANY
April 22nd – Carré Rotondes – Luxembourg – LUXEMBOURG
April 24th – Electron Festival – Geneve – SWITZERLAND

April 27th – Le 106 – Rouen – FRANCE
April 28th – Witloof Bar Botanique – Bruxelles – BELGIUM
April 29th- La Machine – Paris – FRANCE
April 30th – Camden Crawl Festival – London – UK
May 1st – Sounds from the other city – Manchester – UK
May 2nd – Captains Rest – Glasgow – UK

May 4th – CAMP – London – UK

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