Ten To Two Records are extremely proud to announce their first international signing: Nahko and Medicine for the People, releasing the band's second album Dark As Night in Australia on Friday, 27 September 2013 through Ten To Two / Inertia.
To coincide with the release, Nahko and Medicine for the People will tour Australia in September-October on a stellar triple bill with Xavier Rudd and surf-folk superstar Donavon Frankenreiter.
One of North America's most inspiring new voices, Nahko has developed a global following for his deep and spiritual music that reflects the intensity of his personal journey and the diverse musical influences of his Apache, Puerto Rican and Filipino heritage. Oregon-born and raised, Nahko left home when he came of age, living and working in Alaska before settling in Hawaii where he formed Nahko and Medicine for the People with percussionist Hope Medford and guitarist Chase Makai. The band's first album, On The Verge, immediately found fans around the world with its universal themes, haunting melodies and Nahko's deeply moving lyrics. Fittingly, Nahko took the music to the people, and the band toured the world to a rousing reception.
Returning to the studio, Nahko and Medicine for the People followed up On The Verge with second album Dark As Night, debuting at #4 on the Billboard Top Alternative New Artist chart and #6 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Effortlessly weaving together a complex array of different musical styles and philosophies, Dark As Night is the manifestation of Nahko's journey of self-discovery as an artist and human being... a triumphantly beautiful record born of the desire to make music that nourishes the soul. Music that bridges tribes together.
Critically acclaimed, socially conscious and revered by their fans, Nahko and Medicine for the People are absolutely not to be missed. Destined to find a new spiritual home in Australia, they are a band that represents the next generation of truly revolutionary artists, whose music translates past the languages and customs of our planet and instead connects with us on a profound level. Enlightening and enriching, they are the kind of artist that only comes along once in a very long while.
Catch Nahko and Medicine for the People as the band performs around the country this September and October - full tour dates below:
NAHKO AND MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE
SUPPORTING XAVIER RUDD
SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2013
All ticket and show details available from www.nahko.com.
WEDNESDAY 25 SEP – THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE SA - All Ages
SATURDAY 28 SEP – 3 OCEANS WINERY, MARGARET RIVER WA - 18+
SUNDAY 29 SEP – FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE, FREMANTLE WA - 18+
WEDNESDAY 2 OCT - FORUM THEATRE, MELBOURNE VIC - 18+ *2nd show
THURSDAY 3 OCT - FORUM THEATRE, MELBOURNE VIC - 18+ *Sold Out
FRIDAY 4 OCT - BIG TOP, LUNA PARK SYDNEY NSW - 18+
SUNDAY 6 OCT - CALOUNDRA MUSIC FESTIVAL, SUNSHINE COAST QLD - All Ages
MONDAY 7 OCT - YAC AMPITHEATRE, BYRON BAY NSW - All Ages
TUESDAY 8 OCT - THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE QLD - 18+