Toured Mar - Apr 2013

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    After years of invention, innovation, reinvention and creation, Newton Faulkner has returned with his third album, Write It On Your Skin. How has he reimagined things this time? The dreadlocked balladeer has opened himself up to the talents of other writers and players. Not, it should be hastily added, the latest Scandinavian pop hit-machine maestros. And not the best Los Angeles session vets. True to idiosyncratic form, Faulkner has squirreled out empathetic and unique talents to help colour out his always robustly melodic songs.

    Still only 27 years of age, Newton Faulkner’s career has followed an illustrious trajectory in which he released three studio albums that garnered him universal acclaim. Faulkner’s rise was sharp, reaching number one on the UK charts in 2007 as a youthful troubadour and his guitar with his debut release Hand Built By Robots, an album that went platinum in both the UK and Australia. Where his debut introduced the world to the fleet-fingered prince’s sparkling guitar pop, 2009’s follow up Rebuilt By Humans further cemented Faulkner’s place as one of the world’s best one-man bands.

    The first single off the new album, Clouds was written by Newton in a garage in the LA sunshine with his brother Toby and Sam Farrar (Phantom Planet). The track sums up over-riding themes on the album, which is “I know things appear to be bad now but they will get better.” During the recording process of the album, Faulkner opened himself up to the talents of other writers and players with his brother (aka songwriter Billy Battenberg), Farrar and production writing pair, Nexus. The result is an album bristling with spontaneity and the best kind of DIY imagination.

    Tour Dates

    Mar23
    West Coast Blues n Roots
    Fremantle
    Mar25
    Fowlers Live
    Adelaide
    Mar27
    Uni Bar
    Wollongong
    Mar28
    The Abbey
    Canberra
    Mar30
    Deni Blues & Roots
    Deniliquin
    Apr01
    Bluesfest
    Byron Bay
    Apr02
    The Tivoli
    Brisbane
    Apr05
    Lizottes
    Kincumber
    Apr07
    Lizotte's
    Newcastle
    Apr08
    Lizotte's
    Newcastle
    Apr09
    Metro Theatre
    Sydney
    Apr11
    Prince Bandroom
    Melbourne
    Apr13
    The Bended Elbow
    Geelong
    Apr14
    Caravan Music Club
    Melbourne

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