Chicks On Speed Return To Australia

10 January 2013 | 2:01 pm | Jazmine O’Sullivan

They will be lecturing, DJing and performing all over the country this month.

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The multimedia art collective that is Chicks on Speed are back in Australia promoting their new project Scream, which coincides with an album release of the same name due later this year. COS came to fame with Australian audiences back in 2003 for their collaboration with Peaches on the song We Don't Play Guitars, earning them the 84th spot in Triple J's Hottest 100 of that year. 

Over their 15 year career they have experimented with all manner of forward thinking music, fashion and art, which helped spawn their own fashion brand Gesamtkunstwerk, and they have also produced soundtracks for the catwalk shows of fashion heavy weights Jeremy Scott and Karl Lagerfeld.

Drawing on their experience in these fields, Melissa Logan and Alex Murray-Leslie from the group have collaborated with Kiley Gaffney (QUT Brisbane) and Erica Lewis (Plast Her Oy, Paris, The Blow Waves) to help manufacture their Objekt Instruments - an innovation merging science, art and fashion, in the form of self-made, sculptural, wearable, acoustic objects - such as the E Shoe, which is a wearable wireless high heeled guitar shoe. These creations - which have been praised globally as just the right amount of crazy- will be on show at various museums as a part of the Scream Australia Tour.

Catch them performing either DJ shows, lectures, or artist-in residence gigs at the following venues.

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Wednesday 16 January – MONA, Hobart Tickets
Thursday 17 January –MONA, Hobart Tickets
Saturday 19 January –MONA, Hobart (DJ set) Tickets
Thursday 24 January – The Tote, Melbourne Tickets 
Saturday 26 January – Big Day Out, Melbourne Tickets
Sunday 27 January – Fringe World, Perth, Free Entry
Monday 28 January – Big Day Out, Perth, Tickets
Tuesday 29 January – Fringe World, Perth, Free Entry
Saturday 16 February – Seymour Centre, Sydney
Saturday 23 February – Brisbane Powerhouse Tickets
Friday 8 March – Red Rattler, Sydney
Friday 15 March – Melba Hall, Melbourne