Art Vs Science sticks around to examine state's attractions

WHEN Art Vs Science goes on tour, it has a policy.

"If we're going somewhere and if we have the time and if we can afford it, we stay on and try and do something in that place," drummer Dan Williams said.

So when the Sydney three-piece returns to Tasmania this month for the first time in three years, it is staying for an extra week and taking its tour overland style.

Williams said he, James Finn (keyboards, bass, vocals) and Daniel McNamee (keyboards, guitar, vocals) would spend about six days walking the Overland Track at Cradle Mountain, but he was a bit worried.

"I did the whole Duke of Edinburgh thing when I was like 14 where I kayaked 20 kilometres, and I vowed I'd never do anything like it again," Williams said.

"But we're trying to get fit and healthy these days so we're going to try and do it."

Art Vs Science, which has just hit the airwaves again after a lengthy hiatus, will join an impressive list of local and international bands and DJs at the Breath of Life festival in Launceston on Saturday.

While it appeared the group had almost two years off before releasing its new single Create/Destroy, Williams admits it wasn't quite that long.

"We have been recording and mixing and doing all that sort of thing pretty solidly for the past six to 12 months now," Williams said.

Create/Destroy will be one of many tracks Art Vs Science will play at Breath of Life.

"We're going to play some new stuff and some old," Williams said.

THE FACTS

WHAT: Breath of Life.

WHEN: Saturday, March 8.

WHERE: Inveresk Showground, Launceston.

TICKETS: From $129.95 plus booking fee from Mojo Music, Launceston; Collectors Corner, Burnie; Centertainment, Hobart; Red Hot CDs, Devonport and online at tickets.breathoflifefestival.com

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