Venerated Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist Davey Lane has joined up with renowned agency Premier Artists ahead of the release of his second studio full-length, I'm Gonna Burn Out Bright, next month.
The You Am I guitarist and seasoned performer has complemented the news of his new deal with the release of the video for fresh single Taurus All Apart, which he self-describes as "a well-worn tale of paranoia, misunderstanding and imaginary subterfuge — and the fallout that comes with it". So, cheery stuff (no seriously, the tune is actually pretty upbeat despite the darkened themes).
"I ham-fistedly hammered out one chord for the verse and another for the chorus and let the bass go for a walk, as they say," he said in a statement. "It's a fun tune."
The album from which the song is taken will land on Friday 18 August via Capgun Kids/MGM Distribution. While primarily a solo album (and billed as such), the record nonetheless features guest spots from members of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Saskwatch, Dorsal Fins and GL, and Laura Jean.
As you can probably guess, it runs a bit of a gamut of sounds as a result, from folksy introspection (the sweeping, sublime This Is Hell) to synth-pop (My Apple Lady Cried) and beyond.
Lane will perform a special release-day show at The Gasometer Upstairs, in Melbourne, with support from The Girlatones. See theGuide for more information.
The Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood