“Melody Pool sticks out as one of the country’s most exciting songwriters”
– THE AU REVIEW
“Butcher/Hairstylist/Beautician is finally here, glistening in the sun like a goon sack… He is a genius and a true Australian legend and I hope that one day I can buy the man a drink and tell him how brilliant he is.” – ADAM NOT EVE
Following the release of her 2016 critically acclaimed sophomore album Deep Dark Savage Heart, Melody Pool is set to perform her lyrics, propelled by heartache to Australian audiences this September and October. She will be joined by Peter Bibby, who after performing at the likes of Laneway Festival and SXSW will be bookending the last two years touring his debut album, Butcher/Hairstylist/Beautician. These songwriters will play a string of dates across the country, offering an evening of music that makes no apologies and tells it like it is.
Recorded in Nashville, Deep Dark Savage Heart features the single ‘Love, She Loves Me’ and follows Pool’s 2013 debut, The Hurting Scene, which The Australian declared Album of the Year, and “one of the most accomplished debuts by an Australian singer-songwriter for many years”. Pool has supported the likes of the Eagles and toured both Australia and Europe extensively.
Peter Bibby has become known for reinventing the Australian ballad. Clad with a new collection of self-indulgent songs about girls, chairs, and all the other emotional crash-bangs of a twenty-something year old, Bibby will showcase his ramblings about cigarettes at train stations, hypochondria and sleepovers. The video for his single Hates My Boozin’ has been viewed almost 40,000 times.
Melody’s similar knack for singing the truth (with a healthy dose of profanities) make for a serendipitous yet cognate musical pairing. Tickets on sale now.
PETER BIBBY AND MELODY POOL CO-HEADLINE TOUR
Fri, Sept 23rd – Sydney (NSW) Newtown Social Club
Fri, Sept 24th – Wollongong (NSW) – Heritage Hotel
Sat, Sept 25th – Cronulla (NSW) – Sounds of the Suburbs **
Fri, Sept 30th–Sat, Oct 1st – Hunter Valley (NSW) – Dashville Skyline Festival *
Thur, Oct 6th – Melbourne (VIC) – Northcote Social Club
Fri, Oct 7th – Rye (VIC) – Baha
Sat, Oct 8th – Bacchus Marsh (VIC) – Baby Black Café
Sun, Oct 9th – Oakleigh (VIC) – Caravan Music Club
Thur, Oct 13th – Geelong (VIC) – Workers Club
Wed, Oct 19th – Canberra (ACT) – Front Gallery
Thur, Oct 20th – Newcastle (NSW) – 48 Watt St.
Fri, Oct 21st – Bellingen (NSW) – No. 5 Church St *
Sat, Oct 22nd – Mullumbimby (NSW) – St. Martins Parish Hall
Sun, Oct 23rd – Brisbane (QLD) – Black Bear Lodge
Wed, Oct 26th – Adelaide (SA) – The Wheatsheaf
Thur, Oct 27th – Margaret River (WA) – Settlers Tavern
Fri, Oct 28th – Fremantle (WA) – Mojo’s
Sat, Oct 29th – Perth (WA) – Four5nine
Sun, Oct 30th – Dunsborough (WA) – Clancy’s Fish Pub
* Melody Pool only
** Peter Bibby only