Sony Music has announced a brand new solo studio album by Whitlams frontman Tim Freedman.
He’s been responsible for some of the most poignant and widely celebrated Australian songs of the past 15 years, including two of our personal faves; the bordering on iconic ‘No Aphrodisiac’ (from the band’s second album) and ‘Blow Up The Pokies’ (from ‘Love This City’).
Always one to play on words and keep the narrative relevant, the singer has named the new LP ‘Australian Idle’ and will deliver what we’re told is an “unabashedly joyful ’70s piano pop album” that will be “keyboard heavy and rich with intricate backing vocals”.
The new album, the singer’s first in five years, will be released on Friday November 04.
Tim has also announced that he’ll hit the road in celebration of the new record with a selection of dates announced, predominantly across the eastern seaboard. He’ll perform two shows each in Brisbane, Canberra and Newcastle, wrapping the tour up in Sydney one week out from Christmas.
November 09 : Toowoomba (Spotted Cow)
November 10 : Eumundi (Joe’s Waterhole)
November 11 : Brisbane (The Zoo)
November 12 : Brisbane (The Zoo)
November 17 : Canberra (Street Theatre)
November 18 : Canberra (Street Theatre)
November 25 : Castlemaine (Theatre Royal)
November 26 : Melbourne (Corner Hotel)
November 27 : Mullumbimby (Mullum Mullum Festival)
December 02 : Launceston (Country Club)
December 03 : Hobart (Wrestpoint Casino Showroom)
December 09 : Adelaide (Governor Hindmarsh)
December 13 : Newcastle (Lizotte’s)
December 14 : Newcastle (Lizotte’s)
December 15 : Orange (Ex Services Club)
December 16 : Mudgee (Roth’s Wine Bar)
December 17 : Sydney (Metro Theatre)