She may be virtually unrecognisable from the image (left), but Katie Noonan’s voice is unmistakeable. And now, thanks to an incredibly successful PledgeMusic campaign which saw her reach her fundraising goal within 48 hours, Katie will return to the musical sphere late next month with a brand new album entitled ‘Transmutant’.
Recorded alongside The Captain’s members Stu Hunter and Declan Kelly, as well as New Zealander Peter Koopman, the LP will drop under the bandname Katie Noonan’s Vanguard and it heralds a slight shift in musical direction from Katie’s previous project.
“The Captains had electronics in that there were samples and stuff, but this explores that world a little more,” Katie says in a statement. “I bought this very cool vintage drum machine and we played around with a lot of vintage keyboards and synths – it’s been about opening up the sound a little more.”
‘Transmutant’ is due for release on Friday July 24.
To celebrate the album’s release, the band will hit the road from the middle of October for a national tour.
Kicking off in Mornington on Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula, the run of shows also takes in takes in New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and the ACT.
Tickets for all are on sale on Tuesday June 30.
October 15 : Mornington (Grand Hotel)
October 16 : Castlemaine (Theatre Royal)
October 17 : Melbourne (Melbourne Festival) * TBA
October 18 : Melbourne (Melbourne Festival) * TBA
October 22 : Brisbane (The Triffid)
October 23 : Byron Bay (The Byron Theatre)
October 24 : Grandchester (Spicers Hidden Vale)
October 25 : Pomona (Majestic Theatre)
October 28 : Fremantle (Town Hall)
October 29 : Adelaide (Governor Hindmarsh)
October 30 : Sydney (John Painter Hall @ AIM)
October 31 : Sydney (John Painter Hall @ AIM)
November 05 : Cronulla (Brass Monkey)
November 06 : Canberra (Street Theatre)
November 09 : Hunter Valley (Spicers Vineyard Estate)