As you surely know, we spend a ton of time bragging about Nashville’s flourishing electro pop scene, which we couldn’t be more excited about. Sometimes we get so stuck on what’s happening here, though, that we forget to fill you in on the best up and coming electro pop at the national (or international) level, and one such act, Bag Raiders, are set to play Nashville for the first time in five years, this Saturday, March 5 at Mercy Lounge with acclaimed producer and DJ Plastic Plates. You can snag tickets to the show for just $15 right here, and read on below for details!
LA-based, Australian-bred electro pop duo Bag Raiders first captured critical and commercial attention with the release of their eponymous debut album in 2010, featuring breakout tracks “Shooting Stars,” “Way Back Home,” and “Sunlight.” Especially well-received in their native Australia, the band have nabbed numerous ARIA charting singles, and, worldwide, have landed atop The Hype Machine’s poplar chart. Capitalizing on their early buzz, the group, made up of Chris Stracey and Jack Glass, classically trained musicians who met in their school’s orchestra room, have released numerous singles, EPs, and remixes over the last several years, also venturing into producing other artists. Reclaiming a second wind throughout 2015, Bag Raiders are celebrating the release of their latest EP, Friend Inside, which follows another celebrated effort, Waterfalls. With infectious, poppy hooks and a strong indie backbone, it seems only a matter of time until Bag Raiders are a household name.
Like the guys of Bag Radiers, Felix Bloxsom, better known as Plastic Plates, hails from Australia but now lives in the states (New York, to be exact), and had a more conventional musical background, as a student of jazz, before gravitating towards the world of electronic music and production. Perhaps best known for his high profile remixes of artists like Sia, Demi Lovato, and Miami Horror, Bloxsom has also had the distinction of performing live and in the studio with a diverse group of musicians, such as Empire of the Sun, Kelly Clarkson, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and many more, and also releases original music under his stage moniker. A perfect match for Bag Raiders, Plastic Plates is uniquely well-suited to get the party started.
Bag Raiders and Plastic Plates will perform Saturday, March 5 at Mercy Lounge. The show is 18+, begins at 9 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.), and tickets are available for $15.