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Off The Grid with Bliss n Eso

Sometimes in life you have to turn off the safe road and push yourself to new limits to be better, create better and achieve better. And thats just what the boys from Bliss n Eso have done with their latest offering Off the Grid. Speaking with Mac, we delved deep into the roots of the Off the Grid, and its honest and raw sound. With tracks such as Dopamine, Believe and Devil on my Shoulder gives the album a power that really hits home.

From their first album, Flowers In The Pavement, to their latest offering, Bliss n Eso’s sound has continued to evolve from freestyle based performance that exercised an experimental stage in their music which they used to paint vividly wild and crazy pictures that were depicted in their music but as Mac went onto explain, over the years they have learned to direct and channel this same energy into lyrics grounded in personal history and meaning to create woven masterpieces that evoke their audience to take in not only the amazing sound and beats but lyrics that cut deep with their message.

Listening to tracks like Believe and Devil on my Shoulder, there are some dark undertones that are prominent throughout the album. And when asked, why take on such emotional and dark topics, the answer was simple; they wanted to engage in a conversation about life and all its vulnerabilities and hardships – really delving into the human condition and wanting to experiment with how others have experienced and dealt with it themselves.

With such honest lyrics Dopamine is a perfect example of how Mac and the boys have taken on a sense of responsibility in their music to represent truth and life, not shying away from topics but exploring them in a way in which their audience can not only relate but learn from and take with them. And with such a task to undertake Off the Grid is a flawless offing from Bliss n Eso.

Looking back at all the success Bliss n Eso have had over the years, when asked what’s what’s next for Mac, the answer was simple, “I’m absolutely where I need to be and what I want to be, a beautiful family and wonderful friends. I really can’t ask for more and I just keep wishing for more bless” to come. His genuine response was a perfect reflection of the raw truth and human experience that is captured by Off the Grid.

TOUR DATES:       
Fri 26 May             Eatons Hill Hotel | Brisbane, QLD                                      (Lic. All Ages)
Sat 27 May            Night Quarter | Gold Coast, QLD                                       (18+)
Sun 28 May           Brother Leagues Club | Cairns, QLD                                 (18+)
Mon 29 May          Dalrymple Hotel | Townsville, QLD                                  (18+)
Tue 30 May            Magnums | Airlie Beach, QLD                                          (18+)
Fri 2 Jun                 Studio 146, Albany, WA                                                      (18+)
Sat 3 Jun                Metropolis | Fremantle, WA                                             (18+)
Sun 4 Jun               Metro City | Perth, WA                                                     (18+)
Fri 9 Jun                 Shadows | Mt Gambier, SA                                                (18+)
Sat 10 Jun              Entertainment Centre Theatre | Adelaide, SA               (All Ages)
Thu 15 Jun             ANU Bar | Canberra, ACT                                                   (18+)
Fri 16 Jun               SS&A Club Auditorium | Albury, NSW                             (18+) – SOLD OUT
Fri 23 Jun               Forum Theatre | Melbourne, VIC                                     (18+)
Sun 25 Jun             Pier Bandroom | Frankston, VIC                                        (18+)
Wed 28 Jun           Enmore Theatre | Sydney, NSW                                       (All Ages)
Fri 30 Jun               Cambridge Hotel | Newcastle, NSW                                 (18+) – SOLD OUT
Sat 1 Jul                  Waves | Wollongong, NSW                                                (18+)
Thu 6 Jul                Villa Noosa Hotel | Sunshine Coast, QLD                         (18+)
Fri 7 Jul                  Great Northern Hotel | Byron Bay, NSW                         (18+)
Sat 8 Jul                  Hoey Moey | Coffs Harbour, NSW                                   (18+)
Sun 9 Jul                Club Forster | Forster, NSW                                               (18+)
Mon 10 Jul            Panthers | Port Macquarie, NSW                                     (18+)
Thu 13 Jul              Gap View Hotel | Alice Springs, NT                                  (18+)
Fri 14 Jul                Discovery | Darwin, NT                                                       (18+)
Thu 20 Jul              The Cinema | Burnie, TAS                                                  (18+)
Fri 21 Jul                Club 54 | Launceston, TAS                                                 (18+)
Sat 22 Jul               Macquarie Wharf | Hobart, TAS                                       (All Ages)

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