MATT WALKER 'In Echoes of Dawn' Album Launch with special guests LUCIE THORNE and SEAN McMAHON'S WESTERN UNION
8:00pm, Sun 7th October, 2012
The Toff In Town, VIC
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Hard to believe that it’s been seven years since the last Matt Walker release. It may be a long time between releases but Matt has been exceptionally busy working on countless albums and projects for others as producer, session player, soundtrack composer and collaborator. His commitment to other projects may often overshadow his own work, but he has nevertheless won a coveted ARIA award for his 2000 release Soul Witness, as well receiving two nominations the previous year for I Listen to the Night. It goes without saying that within the Australian music industry, there is much respect for Matt Walker.
FUSE is incredibly excited to present his new album In Echoes of Dawn, which sees Matt extend his masterful array of instrument proficiency to present an almost entirely solo album. Guest spots being limited to backing vocals (Zoe Randall and Steve Hassett - Luluc), harmonica (Broderick Smith - The Dingos) and violin (Jason Bunn).
The new solo album In Echoes of Dawn is to be released on 7 September 2012 through Fuse, and we a proud to announce it's a stunning, uplifting piece of work that moves from swamp-soul through to harmony-rich country blues and lilting piano-driven balladry. Matt's voice is haunting, effortless and pure, and his song-writing here is nothing short of a revelation. In Echoes of Dawn will be released in conjunction with some local tour dates Australia in September & October, followed by a European tour in November 2012.
Get to the show early, initial copies will come with a bonus disc Lost Ragas, featuring 50 minutes of instrumental music recorded before and during the process of making the album. Taken as a whole, this 21 track set has a soundtrack-like quality. Lighter acoustic work is offset by ominous electric guitar tones and dirgy feedback work. Engaging and evocative Lost Ragas is limited to initial physical sales only and will not see digital release.
Tickets $15.00 + BF on sale from Moshtix - phone: 1300 GET TIX (438 849), on-line: www.moshtix.com.au or Moshtix outlets including Polyester (City) / $20.00 on door. Doors 8.00pm
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