Melbourne afro-beat septet The Seven Ups released their sophomore record Drinking Water only a few weeks ago. To celebrate the release, they will be playing a special show at The Evelyn Hotel in Melbourne, before embarking up the east coast to take the celebrations back to the warmer north.

The Seven Ups self titled debut record cemented the band’s reputation for blending 1970’s Nigerian afro beat with deep funk grooves. Their performance history includes numerous tours up and down the east coast, playing an array of festivals including Rainbow Serpent, Sydney Road Street Festival and Come Together Festival, as well as opening for the legendary Charles Bradley (USA) and local legends, The Bamboos.

The Seven Ups kick off their Drinking Water album launch tour on April 7 at the Evelyn Hotel. View dates below:

April 7 Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy VIC

April 21 Boundary Hotel, Brisbane QLD

April 22 Queen Street Mall, Brisbane QLD

April 22 The Night Quarter, Gold Coast QLD

May 26 The Homestead, Hobart TAS

July 21 Collaborations Festival, QLD

You can check out The Seven Ups new album Drinking Water below: