It’s been a long time coming but Clare Bowditch's fourth studio album, Modern Day Addiction (out 13 August 2010), is very much worth the wait.
Modern Day Addiction is a contagious, satirical, yet heart-achingly tender album about humanity and “the eternal search for meaning” in a world of quick, delicious fixes. It stands as a companion on the journey for anyone who’s ever asked the question “Surely there must be more?” followed by the statement “If so, great, I’ll pop back for it once I’ve finished reading this article about absolute-rubbish-that-somehow-has-me-transfixed-to-the-screen…everyone SHUT UP! I’m concentrating…”
As Clare tells it (and who knows if she’s telling the truth? Have you noticed how all her stories these days begin with “I woke up one morning”?)
“I woke up one morning and my heart was broken (just in the usual, everyday way) and all I wanted was a muffin, and a tall glass of combined coffee and Jagermeister, even though I was neither hungry, nor thirsty, which prompted the thought ‘Hmm, how very interesting! Perhaps there’s an album in here somewhere?’ Thus began my extensive and exhaustive research-project into the topic of ‘Everyday Addiction and the Human Condition’. Oh the reading list was endless, I tell you, I’ve barely left the local-newsagency since…”
In a most enjoyable and surprising way, Modern Day Addiction also aims to celebrate and question the modern world that produced it.
The only way to tell a story THIS BIG is to gather a “chops-heavy” band of eight around you (aka The New Slang) including three incredible back-up singers (Clare’s oft-referred to Lady Garden), a small plane-full of instruments, sing-along lyric sheets, and hit the road. Hard. (We’re talking some of Australia’s finest venues: Melbourne’s Forum, Sydney’s Metro Theatre, Hobart’s Ca$ino !$!)
For old-fashioned value, Modern Day Addiction can be pre-ordered from www.clarebowditch.com where you will get a limited edition digi-pack personally signed by Clare, a poster and your choice of any one of her previous three albums delivered digitally for free! Or if you are planning on buying tickets from any of the online ticket outlets below, you will also have the option of pre-ordering the album to be delivered at a later date, all in one convenient transaction.
As a final masterstroke, Clare is throwing in “FREE!” the unique chance for you and some mates to hang out with her, and her Lady Garden, pre-show, for a dash of personalised “audience-participation tutelage” (this is where they teach you the tricky parts to their songs. Dance moves excluded from this offer, except in rare circumstances…OH WHAT THE HEY! ). Visit www.clarebowditch.com to register and become a fully integral part of the bestest concerts ever!
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|Fri.01.Oct||Country Club Showroom Launceston||TAS|
|Sat.02.Oct||Wrestpoint Showroom, Hobart||TAS|
|Thu.07.Oct||Surfers Paradise Beer Garden||QLD|
|Fri.08.Oct||The HiFi, Brisbane||QLD|
|Sat.09.Oct||Tanks Art Centre, Cairns||QLD|
|Sun.10.Oct||The Irish Club, Toowoomba||QLD|
|Thu.14.Oct||The Loft, Warnambool||VIC|
|Thu.15.Oct||The Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide||SA|
|Sat.16.Oct||Settlers Tavern, Mildura||VIC|
|Thu.21.Oct||Wollongong University, Wollongong||NSW|
|Fri.22.Oct||Level One at Newcastle Leagues||NSW|
|Sat.23.Oct||Metro Theatre, Sydney||NSW|
|Fri.29.Oct||Bended Elbow, Geelong||VIC|
|Mon.01.Nov||(cup eve): The Forum Theatre, Melbourne||VIC|
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|CLARE BOWDITCH: MODERN DAY ADDICTION TOUR|
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Fri 1st Oct: Country Club Showroom Launceston, TAS
TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 12TH JULY