HAILING from Omaha, Nebraska, the wonderful Bright Eyes will soon bring their indie-rock, folk and alt-pop inspired sounds to Australia for the trio of 'Harvest' music and arts festivals coming up in November.

The band, led by enigmatic lyricist and vocalist Conor Oberst, will also perform two sideshows in Brisbane and Sydney.

Performances will feature select material from previous albums as well as songs from the seventh Bright Eyes album, The People's Key, which was released in early 2011.

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Reviews for the The People's Key include:

  • Rolling Stone: he manages to be everything at once: folkie and punk, old soul and eternal boy, high-plains drifter and hipster heartthrob.
  • Drowned In Sounds: a collection of fleet, shimmering pop songs; a master-class in sonic splendour; a bold, beautiful and brilliant reinvention that should surprise as many as it will enthrall.

Since 2006, the once revolving cast of Bright Eyes players has settled around permanent members Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott, with additional musicians joining them in the studio and on tour.

The band's success snowballed in early 2005 when the simultaneous release of the sister albums I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning and Digital Ash In A Digital Urn saw the Nebraskans hurled into the limelight and the Billboard Charts.

Side shows ...

Sydney: Monday 14 November at The Enmore. Tickets on sale Friday 21 October, 9am through www.ticketek.com.au 132 849

Brisbane: Thursday 17 November at The Hi-Fi (18+). Tickets on sale Thursday 27 October, 9am through www.thehifi.com.au

For more information visit: www.harvestfestival.com.au

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