Tijuana Cartel spent the front end of 2011 riding high on the wings of their breakthrough single White Dove and its follow up Letting It Go. The Gold Coast collective then set off on an audacious 32-date national road odyssey for the remainder of the year to promote their epic third album, M1.
The album and subsequent tour celebrated the band’s journey from a Gold Coast start-up to a national touring band turning full-house crowds on to their deep, organic grooves.
After a well-earned break over New Year Tijuana Cartel is back – prepping a new live show, sporting a new single and ensuring that their passports are seaworthy!
Offer Yourself is the band’s first release since M1 and marks the first result of their recent, and ongoing, collaboration with EMI A&R boss, producer-type guy Scott Horscroft (360, Presets, Empire of the Sun).
A disarming psychedelic charmer, Offer Yourself is a sixties-flavoured eastern and western pastoral gem! With an uplifting vibe and a Jekyll-&-Hyde/subtle-but-thumping ending it will serve as both theme song and swan song to Tijuana Cartel’s last Australian tour before succumbing to the call of the international siren.
The Offer Yourself Tour will be a joyful one-month dash from the east coast to the west – starting in Batemans Bay on the NSW south coast and reaching to the outback areas of Western Australia. It will allow Tijuana Cartel to bid a fond adieu to their loyal fans before embarking on their greatest adventure to date – an overseas tour that will include performances at two of the world’s most renowned and notorious festivals – the Burning Man Festival in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, and Germany’s Fusion Festival!
A massive live favourite that combines the crafty elements of Tijuana Cartel’s trademark sound with a psychedelic mood, Offer Yourself sees the band intent on navigating new paths with a keen eye towards their next album, due in 2013.
Catch the Cartel twice locally this weekend – at the Currumbin SoundLounge on Friday and Hotel Great Northern Byron Bay on Saturday.