host their own ARIA afterparty & win Best Dance Release for
2017 ARIA-winners PNAU celebrated their triumph in pure PNAU-style last night, ditching traditional ARIA after party celebrations to host a party of their own with label etcetc at Sydney’s beloved, Club 77.
Ahead of their opening performance at the 2017 ARIA Awards, PNAU announced via social media that they’d booked the iconic Sydney venue to party with fans after the award ceremony. Shortly after the announcement, a line began to take shape outside the small and notoriously sweaty 180-cap club. Arriving just before midnight, the band took to the decks, DJing for fans who had the venue at full capacity from 10pm, leaving most of the music industry (who’d just finished at the ARIA Awards), left out. The band dropped a very special remix of “Go Bang” from Adelaide’s Flash 89, right before Flash 89 hit the decks himself at PNAU’s one-of-a-kind ARIA after party.
Carrying onto the early hours of the morning, the party not only celebrated PNAU’s much-deserved ARIA win for Best Dance Release with “Chameleon“, but a year that’s been nothing short of specular; their loyal fans welcoming back the trio with open arms as they released their fifth studio album, Changa. Receiving unanimous worldwide acclaim, Changa is an ode to the act’s shape-shifting versatility, honouring the dance floor glory and rave euphoria from which they were born, while boasting new characteristics, rich in blissful vocals and contagious melodies.
18 years on from their inception, PNAU maintain their reputation as one of “Australia’s Best Festival Acts” (InTheMix) – a testament to their timeless music and prolific nature. The group will soon bring their fierce and infectious live show to the Aussie festival circuit, playing Beyond the Valley, Sydney’s Harbour Party this New Year’s Eve and more. Audiences from across the globe can win a chance to see PNAU live on NYE by creating a Spotify playlist of handpicked PNAU tracks they’d most like to hear in their Harbour Party set, as part of their Go Bang With PNAU competition. The winner will receive 2 x VIP Harbour Party tickets, flights and accommodation to experience NYE on Sydney Harbour with PNAU.
LISTEN TO “GO BANG” FLASH 89 REMIX HERE
CHANGA IS OUT NOW VIA ETCETC
BUY / STREAM HERE
tix via pnau.tv
Thursday, December 28 – HQ, Adelaide SA
Friday, December 29 – Beyond The Valley Festival, VIC
Sunday, December 31 – Harbour Party NYE Big Top Luna Park, Sydney NSW
Monday, January 1 – NYD at The Goods Shed, Hobart TAS
Thursday, January 4 – Wollongong University Gardens, NSW
“It’s a euphoric, eccentric record: sexy, flirty disco, piano house, trance touches and magic, mellifluous vocals — the most unique instrument of all.” – Herald Sun
“Sydney electronic stalwarts aim for pleasure centres on album six.” – Rolling Stone
“Changa, their fifth album, is a DayGlo riot of fizzing pop, squelchy disco and festival-ready anthems.”– The Guardian
“..it seems as if their new record Changa might actually be their best yet.” – Junkee Media