The Tea Party Discovered Evolution In Transmission -
The Tea Party - Photo Ros O'Gorman

The Tea Party - Photo by Ros O'Gorman

The Tea Party Discovered Evolution In Transmission

by Paul Cashmere on July 17, 2017

in News

The Tea Party became a constantly evolving band after their fans accepted their fourth album ‘Transmission’.

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Transmission and The Tea Party will soon be performing the album for their Australian fans.

The Tea Party co-founder Jeff Burrows admits the album was a gamble, coming off the back of their breakthrough album ‘The Edges of Twilight’ but sounding completely different.

“The Edges of Twilight established us,” Jeff says. “Often times you don’t know what you are going to do next or where you are going to end up and sometimes you fall flat”.

‘Transmission’ adopted Electronic sounds and at times sounded Industrial. “For us, the fact that we used so many different instruments on The Edge of Twilight, we just thought the progression would be to make a dark album using more electronic components as opposed to instrumentation that we would create just to evolve. We went into it blindly not sure how it works. We didn’t set out to make a techno record or a digital album. We wanted to use those elements on top of what we are which is a rock band. You could say it was organic electronic”.

‘Transmission’ could have sent the core fans running but instead to increased their loyalty to the band. “It worked to our advantage,” he says. “Once that happened and it achieved critical acclaim and public acceptance we soon figured out our fans and the people who listened to the music were quite open to the fact for us continuously growing and changing as opposed to bands that I love like AC/DC who do AC/DC and that is it. The Stones are similar to that and a lot of pop artists are similar to that but our audience seem to embrace that we are able to change all the time”.

The Tea Party will tour Australia for TEG Live. The Tea Party 20 Years of Transmission Australian tour will kick off in Perth in October.

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The Tea Party Transmission dates 2017

October 27, Perth, Astor Theatre
November 2, Adelaide, Thebarton Theatre
November 3, Hobart, The Odeon
November 4, Melbourne, The Forum Theatre
November 9, Brisbane, The Tivoli
November 10, Sydney, Enmore Theatre



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