“One of Australia’s most respected and intimidatingly talented songwriters of the 21st century returns with his second solo record, and it’s captivating.” – THE MUSIC (4.5 Stars)
Paul Dempsey yesterday released his eclectic yet incisive second solo album, ‘Strange Loop’, co-produced by Paul Dempsey and Tom Schick (Wilco, Ryan Adams) at Wilco’s The Loft Studio in Chicago.
Australia will be able to hear tracks from ‘Strange Loop’ live as Paul announces a national tour with his band taking in all major metro Australian cities and select regional centers. Main opening act for Paul on this tour will be Melbourne songstress Olympia who recently released her debut album ‘Self Talk’ to much critical acclaim.
Arriving seven years after the Something for Kate front man’s acclaimed solo debut, 2009’s top five ARIA charts success ‘Everything Is True’, ‘Strange Loop’ is freewheeling in form but precisely executed; it’s a record that knows what it wants to say, what it needs to be – 11 tracks that enclose surreptitious dry wit, the irregularity of the everyday, and the pathos of longing in a mix of magic hour melodies, striking instrumentation, and tenderly charged vocals.
‘Strange Loop’ contains compelling pocket universes, at once uniquely identifiable as one of our great artists at work, but also indicative of fresh forms. It’s a dazzlingly intimate record, alive to the very pleasure of being alive…
The Gov | Thurs 25 Aug
Tickets: $49.50+ Booking Fee (on sale Monday, 16 May at 12pm)
Doors open @ 7:30 pm