After launching their new album to sell out shows around the country, The Blackeyed Susans play a final set of National Launch Tour shows at The Wheatsheaf in Adelaide on Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 July before returning to Melbourne for a special performance at The Flying Saucer Club with guests, folk-noir duo, Jep & Dep (Sydney) on Saturday 19 August.
The band released their seventh album, Close Your Eyes and See, in March via Teardrop Records, and kicked off a national tour in April. Their first album of new material in over a decade, the release finds the group near the height of their powers, delivering one of their strongest collections of songs to date, masterfully arranged and performed by a band with over 25 years experience together.
Led by chief songwriter Phil Kakulas and producer Dan Luscombe, Close Your Eyes and See combines the honeyed vocals of singer Rob Snarski with long, reverby trails of pedal steel, tremolo guitar, violin and keyboards. The result is a meticulously crafted album of dreamlike torch songs, bruised ballads and atmospheric rockers that sounds both classic and contemporary.
Sat 29 July (9pm) | The Wheatsheaf Hotel | 39 George Street, Thebarton SA | Ticket Link
Sun 30 July (4pm) | The Wheatsheaf Hotel 39 George Street, Thebarton SA | Ticket Link
Sat 19 August (8pm) | The Flying Saucer Club | 4 St Georges Road, Elsternwick VIC | Ticket link
“A strong and eclectic batch of atmospheric noir.” **** 4 stars
Steve Bell – The Music
“Late night music for lovers”
Jeff Jenkins – Stack Magazine
“Close Your Eyes and See is the assured work of a confident and inspired band still at the top of their game” 8/10
Graham Blackley – Beat Magazine
“A masterful comeback…these songs slow the pulse and nourish the soul” **** 4 stars
Doug Wallen – Rolling Stone Australia
“This slow burner of glorious post-punk pop earns the love over time” **** 4 1/2 stars
Chris Lambie – The Age