2020, what a year. It has been a massive change and a struggle, with so many unanticipated changes from way back in January.
I’d realised that I hadn’t posted for quite a while, so am wanting to make up for it with a little end of year post. There’s really so much to have been thankful for on the music front, the level of interest and support in ‘Alexandra’ and other endeavours has been truly heartwarming. I’ll update the bio / etc sections of the site with kind words said about the album, but here my thoughts are that – the opportunity to reacquaint with old friends and warm digital acquaintances over this year and music, and chat with new musical comrades has been the best thrill of creating, planning for and sharing an album with the world.
Given that I’ve been a little forgetful with posts here, in the immediate future, I’ve got collaborations with new friends Padang Food Tigers (LP/digital on Bedroom Suck, February) and a n t i t h e s i s (digital on Outlier, December) that I’ll share a bit about in due course, plans to record and mix more of my next full-length album and to have a proper break over the summer holidays.
Thank you all so much for the kind and generous attention given to Alexandra, I’m so proud of the album and delighted that it’s resonating with lots of people in this mess of a year.
I’m pretty excited to announce that there’ll be a launch event for the album as well. Whilst I am sad that the previously scheduled launches at Melbourne Recital Centre and Redland Performing Arts Centre were both understandably covid-cancelled, what’s happening instead is pretty amazing.
I’ll be belatedly launching Alexandra at the beautiful The Tivolitheatre in Brisbane on Wednesday 16 September, as part of Brisbane Festival. It’ll be a particularly special show as it is also a belated album release show for Brisbane comrade Cloud Tangle, launching her debut album Kinds Of Sadness. We’re both preparing some special audio and visual treats for our respective sets at this beautiful theatre,
Tickets are on sale 3 August, I’d love to see you there if you can make it. For those of you who live further away than down the road from my house, I’ll hopefully be able to visit as soon as things allow.