FourPlay String Quartet — new music like no other
Welcome to the official website of the electric string quartet FourPlay, based in Sydney, Australia.
FourPlay with Neil Gaiman and Eddie Campbell — the journey continues
2013: Yes, we are still around, and after a very quiet 2012 we are planning new material and a new album! And we're still working with the wonderful Neil Gaiman - have a read of the lovely things he said about us (and others) after his recent Australian tour. Click on the Facebook and Twitter links to keep up to date!
In August 2010, we performed our "underscore" live at the Sydney Opera House as part of the inaugral Graphic Festival, with Neil Gaiman reading his story "The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains", and Eddie Campbell's wonderful illustrations projected throughout.
This work was repeated at the amazing Mona Foma festival, and on the 24th of January, 2011, we headed into the studio to record it with Neil. Stay tuned for news about when and how this will be released! Expect many deluxe formats — and we do plan to perform it in many auspicious venues around the world.
In Hobart, Ryan aka The Geek of Oz managed to catch Neil Gaiman for a long (and awesome) interview in which some rather lovely things were spake regarding yr humble string quartet. Read it here.
Rebecca Hubbard has created a lovely video for the NGO Ocean Planet using our track "Venice Underwater". Watch it here:
Fourthcoming - FourPlay's latest album!
Ladies and gentlemen... FourPlay's fourth album, Fourthcoming, is forthcoming no more! Check our discography page for the full tracklisting and info, and purchase it at our online shop. The tracks can be listened to online at last.fm.
We'll be launching the album across Australia (as much as we can reach at least) in the second half of July and start of August! Check out the dates at the gig guide page, or browse the lovely calendar to the right. Note you can switch months with the arrows, and hover over a day to see the event before you click the link. Magic!
Our pictures page has some snazzy new band snaps up, including bonus extras if you look...
FourPlay's track "Now To The Future" is featured in the wonderful Get Up's End Mandatory Detention campaign. We're honoured to be part of this important campaign. Add your name to the petition now!
Here's Shenzo's astonishing, never-before-seen footage to create the Cannes Palme d'Or surefire hit known as "FourPlay Uncut":
There are lots more videos on our video page.
FourPlay's online shop is open!
You can now buy FourPlay goodies direct from us: we've got all FourPlay CDs, as well as high-quality mp3s of all of our back-catalogue plus t-shirts and the strangely popular boob tubes. You can pay by credit card or PayPal.
Stock of the extremely cute limited-edition 3" single series is running low, so go and buy FourPlay now!