Thank you for your ongoing hospitality. Here is some news. Read it at your leisure but there will be a test on Friday so make sure you get through it by then.
A quick bit of trivia to begin. What is the closest U.S. State to Africa?
I know, I thought it was what you're probably thinking of too. Turns out it's not. What a scam.
SO...we're slimming down on gigs while we write and record a new album, especially from June to August, but there are a few until complete radio silence begins.
TWO FREE THURSDAYS AT THE SPOTTED MALLARD
We're playing a mini-residency, if two in a month qualifies. It must be borderline. One show is obviously not a residency. Three is. Two? It's that uncomfortable middle ground, like when one of you goes for the kiss on the cheek and the other goes for the hug and then it's awkward. It's like that. Anyway we're playing Thursday 8 and Thursday 29. Details.
We're recording our third album this year and we'll be debuting, 'test-driving' if you will, plenty of the new material at these two shows. We're very excited about sharing the new songs with you. We've been writing up a storm. We've been accidentally straying into all sorts of dangerous genres. I wrote a 90s rock song yesterday. Tobes wrote a bluegrass song. Good times.
Support for the 8th comes from Jane's new folk duo with Kelly Day (who, with Jane, makes up exactly one half of The Nymphs). They have a name now too: Broads. Definitely worth catching, they're terrific. I saw them support Adrian Edmonson recently at The Thornbury Theatre. It was well good.
THIS SATURDAY 3rd AT SOOKI LOUNGE (Trio Show)
We slimmed down to trio form for a recent Tiny Ruins support show and it went very well so we've decided to bring that format back into the roster occasionally. It's a little more folky and a little less epic. Different strokes for different people. We're giving it another run at a beautiful venue out in Belgrave called Sooki Lounge. Details.
MAY 1ST AT AIM
For any future music students out there we're playing a half-hour set at the Australia Institute of Music information night tomorrow (Thursday). Check that out if you're looking at a course there.Details.
WEEKEND IN BRISBANE
Good people of Brisbane we cannot stay away. We play four shows in three days on the weekend of June 7/8, including a Caxton St Festival with a great line-up of bands. Show dates are here, more details to come in the next week or so.
Huge thanks to everyone who came out (and dressed up!) to our 1929 party. You all looked incredible. Especially Jane in her magical futuristic deco playsuit. But especially everyone.
Good then. That's the lot. Any complaints on the quality of these mailouts may be directed to Tobes, because, as ever, I hold him accountable for my actions, even the ones for which he is not responsible, which is all of them.
Ade and The Tiger & Me