Damien Leith has left his long-time record label Sony Music.
Following on from his triumph on ‘Australian Idol’ back in 2006, Damien has released five studio albums with Sony, along with the live ‘Winner’s Journey’ release off the back of the competition. But most of his releases have been covers compilations, with collections of originals two and far between. Damien’s last original album was 2009’s criminally overlooked ‘Remember June’.
So he’s jumped ship from the major label and inked a new deal with up and coming indie label Social Family Records.
“After seven great years with Sony music, it’s time for a new chapter and I’m so excited to be taking that leap with the fantastic team at Social Family Records,” Damien said in a statement. “This will be my first independent album release and will feature all original songs I’ve written about love, life and everything in between. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”
The as-yet-untitled LP will be released on Friday November 01, with pre-orders beginning in September.
And to celebrate its release, Damien will play two very special launch shows in September; one each in Sydney and Melbourne. The shows will be fans’ first chance to discover some of his new material ahead of the album release. Tickets for both are on sale now.
September 20 : Sydney (The Vanguard)
September 21 : Melbourne (Bennett’s Lane)