Sydney’s Loyle Otis has announced a long-awaited US tour. This will be the band’s first trip to America, and the tour will kick off at The Roxy in Los Angeles on September 7th, winding across the country and ending on the East Coast. All dates can be found below.
They’ll be playing songs from their recently released EP, ‘Sofa Kings’, as well as older favorites like ‘Oysters In My Pocket’. The duo is known for his pop of upbeat alternatives, infectious melodies and witty songwriting.
Previously, Loyle Otis had released the hugely popular EP singles “Kool Aid,” “Sofa King,” and “Going Kokomo,” whose tracks offered summery perfection and were sung by Paper Mag, The FADER. , garnered praise among FLOOD Magazine and consistent airplay from KCRW. Sirius XM Alt Nation, BBC Radio 1, Apple Music 1.
These songs have amassed more than 20 million streams since the release of the duo’s sophomore EP, Bar ‘N Grill, last year, and have been widely played across community radio, US college radio and BBC Radio 6. garnered support for the list. , the duo is also named on Matt Wilkinson’s (Apple Music 1) 2023 ‘Ones To Watch’ list, along with fan favorite ‘Oysters In My Pocket’ in his 2022 ‘Hidden Gems’. Also featured on the list.
9/7 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
9/8 – San Francisco, CA @ Chapel
9/10 – Portland, Oregon @ Mississippi Studio
9/11 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
9/12 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
9/15 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
9/17 – St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam
9/18 – Chicago, IL @ Shuvas
9/19 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
9/20 – Toronto, Ontario @ Longboat
9/21 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
9/23 – Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory
9/24 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Backroom
9/27 – New York, NY @ Racket
9/28 – Washington DC @ DC9
In 2021, the band released their debut EP Campus, introducing Royle Otis as an Australian artist to watch. After a stay in New York, Royle met Otis after a drowsy night in a Sydney bar. Fresh out of high school, Otis bravely shared part of a demo he’d been working on alone, and an instant creative click followed.
Fusing Otis’ DIY creations with his own weird collection of samples from his time in the Big Apple, the duo churned out songs in Royle’s Sydney sunroom and slowly formed a sound.
Photo credit: Alex Wall