Seagull | The Singing Skies | Tom Cooney | McKisko

El Niño El Niño, Preservation, Little Lake Records & Bird Music presents

Seagull | The Singing Skies | Tom Cooney | McKisko Tickets

7:30pm, Fri 21 April, 2017
The Red Rattler, NSW

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New Music From All!

El Nino El Nino, Preservation, Little Lake Records & Bird Music are excited to combine forces to present an evening of quality local songwriting and musical performance on Friday April 21 at Marrickville's Red Rattler Theatre.

Melbourne outfit Seagull will be launching new album 1000001 in front of a Sydney audience for the first time, following on from his debut album Council Tree and 2013's Ocean From Above. Centred around the song writing of classically-trained guitarist Chris Bolton, Seagull's music is hypnotic, melancholic and full of yearning. Taking inspiration from the minimalist works of Phillip Glass & Steve Reich paired with guitars full of Elliott Smith-styled melodies and Sonic Youth-like edge, Seagull's lyrics have the same import as great storytellers such as Woody Guthrie, PJ Harvey and Nick Cave. 1000001 is a great comeback set to re-establish Seagull's presence in Australian music once again.

Sydney outfit The Singing Skies deliver their second album Head In The Trees, Heart On The Ground April 21 on the Preservation label (also home to Grand Salvo). Head In The Trees, Heart On The Ground delivers on the promise of the band's debut Routine and War, inhabiting a zone between Nico and John Cale's stark, confessional style and the warm, plaintive way of folk legend Gene Clark and 70s period Dylan.

Brisbane singer/songwriter Tom Cooney returned to the local music scene earlier this year with the sparsely beautiful 'Futureproof' . The song is the first new solo music from Cooney since the release of his 2011 album The Repetition and precedes the release of an upcoming album of the same name. Recorded with friend and tour mate Lawrence Greenwood (formerly known as Whitley), Futureproof is arresting and raw - stunning in its honesty, lilting and delicate in its sound.

Also hailing from Brisbane is the much-loved and oft-praised McKisko. Known for her abstract lyricism, curious song structures, and entrancing live shows, McKisko's first album Glorio was released in 2009. She was subsequently invited to provide live accompaniment to the German Expressionist film Hintertreppe at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), and was awarded the GrantMcLennan Fellowship for excellence in song writing.McKisko's second album, the delicate and expansiveEximo, was released in October 2013 through El Nino El Nino. A third album is due for release later this year. 

Seagull, The Singing Skies, Tom Cooney & McKisko are all thrilled to be sharing a bill and performing new material in front of a Sydney audience.

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