OxOn Tour: Perfume Genius

On Saturday July 14th, the fragile and bone-shatteringly honest music of Mike Hadreas – AKA Perfume Genius – visits the Jericho Tavern in Oxford as part of his UK tour promoting his recent album Put Your Back N 2 It, which was released in February this year via Organs (Turnstile). If bare introspection and brutally honest self-evaluation floats your boat then this is a gig you will not want to miss.

Lying somewhere between Sufjan at his most tender and Jason Lytle as his most downbeat, Perfume Genius bares his soul, shining light on his inadequacies and broods a hypnotic sexual yearning (see his album trailer, ridiculously banned from YouTube, for portraying the young singer cradled in the arms of gay porn star Arpad Miklos).

Put Your Back N 2 It has been rapturously received in the UK with The Observer and The Independent naming it their release of the week and Clash Magazine stating that “rough-cut majesty…Perfume Genius can cleanse your soul (8/10)”.

Tickets cost £10 and can be purchased here via WeGotTickets