Fresh from the release of their latest album ¡®In The Grace Of Your Love¡¯ through Modular Recordings, The Rapture are back in Australia as part of the huge Future Music Festival tour and plan to perform some intimate side shows for your pleasure. Joining them will be Canadian dance-disco quartet Azari & III. Expect a lot from this show, it¡¯s bound to be snappy.

If it¡¯s 100% pure dance punk that floats your boat, then NYC¡¯s The Rapture have got the goods ¨C and a whole lot more. Formed way back in 1998, this groundbreaking, pioneering act have kindly given the planet four epic albums (¡®Mirror¡¯, ¡®Echoes¡¯, ¡®Pieces Of The People We Love¡¯ and the latest gem ¡®In The Grace Of Your Love¡¯), plus a collection of generation-defining tunes that boasts the likes of ¡®House Of Jealous Lovers¡¯, ¡®Get Myself Into It¡¯, ¡®The Chair That Squeaks¡¯ and ¡®Sister Savior¡¯. The Rapture have big plans for the months ahead, as they are set to release a new single ¡®Sail Away¡¯ featuring remixes from Cut Copy, Aeroplane & Cosmic Kids as well as an EP Remix Bundle next week (January 27th).

Featuring the skills of Luke Jenner, Vito Roccoforte and Gabriel Andruzzi, The Rapture are revered for their innate ability to effortlessly meld their punk roots with electronic and dance elements to create a sound that all their very own. Fresh, Distinctive and always brash, this New York trio always got it going on. Their shows are renowned for their upbeat and fevered frenzy educing qualities

Azari & III last came to Australia on a whistle stop tour and performed during the Vivid Festival 2011. They created such an amazing impression Future Music Festival snapped them up to come back again to show their wares off to a bigger audience. Hitting the world between the eyes with singles like ¡®Hungry For The Power¡¯ and ¡®Reckless (With Your Love)¡¯ at the start of their stunning musical adventure, Azari & III have since been a muchloved mainstay of the planet¡¯s finest clubs and biggest festival stages. The quartet will also release a deluxe digital version of their album on February 10th.

Blessed with a rare ability to transcend genres and scenes, their high profile fans range from Annie Mac and Grizzly Bear to Boys Noize and Broken Social Scene, while their list of remix duties takes in the eclectic likes of Robyn, Cut Copy, Booka Shade, Creep (Romy of the XX) and LA¡¯s noise darlings Health. Tirelessly building a bridge between the worlds of dance and rock, Azari & III features the talents of Alixander, Dinamo Azari, Starving Yet Full and Fritz Hedler, and are the real deal. Their live shows need to be seen to be believed, renowned to induce even the most timid dancers out of the corner they are set to get each and everyone of you a little bit hot under the collar.