Collarbones have released their third single ‘Emoticon‘ from their new album Return ahead of their album launch tour commencing this Friday. Return is available now on Vinyl / Digital via Two Bright Lakes / Remote Control Records.

On ‘Emoticon‘, Marcus Whale leaves his emotions bare over a bed of undulating synths, deep bass and drum patterns in the penultimate song from their latest 9 track opus. Following on from dancefloor banger ‘Turning‘ and Oscar Key Sung collaboration ‘Only Water, ‘Emoticon‘ highs the diversity of the duo’s work and is a track to look forward to in their live performance.

LISTEN to ‘Emoticon’ on Soundcloud

Starting this Friday, Collarbones will be taking their immense live show around Australia, performing favourite new tracks off Return including ‘Emoticon‘ amongst a bunch of Collarbones classics. Collarbones have pushed boundaries with their dense, compelling live show – supporting Jessie Ware, Deerhunter, How To Dress Well and a string of local collaborators and friends including Rainbow Chan, Guerre, Oscar Key Sung & Martin King. Full dates for the tour below.

Return is an album of 9 songs that documents the erratic mood swings which come after a break up and the narcissism that follows. It deals with the fantasies surrounding love, and hones in on harsh realities. Collarbones have often played with the idea of genre and this album sees the collaborative band delving in many directions, in order to find their own path. The sincere and compelling sound of Return bridges the Teen Idol meditations found on earlier albums and solidifies Collarbones as a true gift to listeners.

COLLARBONES
RETURN ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR 2015

FRIDAY 6TH FEBRUARY
Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
w/ HTMLflowers + Yoke
Tickets via: newtownsocialclub.com

SATURDAY 7TH FEBRUARY
Pirie Social Club, Adelaide, SA
w/ Strict Face + Sparkspitter
Tickets via: moshtix.com.au

THURSDAY 12TH FEBRUARY
Hugs & Kisses, Melbourne VIC
w/ HTMLflowers + Philippa Omega
Tickets via: dashtickets.com.au

FRIDAY 13TH FEBRUARY
Mondo, Perth WA
w/ Special guests
Tickets on the door