Just some updates on the current tour and release info for the 2nd Richard Lawson album ’In your Face’
Finally grabbed copies from Printers in Melbourne during gigs down there. A few of you might recognise yourself on the cover. I decided to put all the friends who have helped me get this far in this mad industry. As the title suggests I used their Facebook profiles and some of the songs included like ‘Cleaning out my inbox’ and ‘Ebay’ are pretty in your face and reflect our dominant online culture.
Its available thru Redeye in Sydney and Pure Pop and Greville Records in Melbourne and online at the Richard Lawson Music Store and CD Baby. Itunes are still in the process of putting it up but should be any day now…
Its already been played/featured on ABC Central West, Prime TV and on 3 RRR and Triple U on the South Coast. Going to radio and press for reviews over the next few weeks…so expect a CD some of you!!
The first clip off the album is up on youtube. I’m in the Movies feat. Mighty Ash was shot by Martin Reyerink of MD International Pictures in his film clip debut and he and we were stoked at the outcome. I met him through Facebook [!!] and we both share a common love of all things psychedelic, trashy 60’s culture and movies so it was a marriage made in heaven. It’s got some classic sci fi footage, some romance and a bit of retro advertising from the world expo of 1961 and features stellar performances by the Mighty Ash [my rapping mate from the South Coast who co wrote the song], go go dancing by Collette McGrath and singing and maracas by Sharon Lee Twiss. A very fun experience for all of us and it was all their film debuts as well. Suppose I’m in the Movies is more applicable to them now??
The tour is into its 6th week now and Ive covered a lot of ground. Melbourne was a gas, the Espy Front Bar being a highlight with the full band including Mighty Ash onstage…footage here. The gig at Brackets and Jam on top of Kincumber Mt on the Central Coast in a big Mud Brick hall was one of the gigs of the tour so far and performing with Genevieve Chadwick at her birthday Bash at the Commercial in Milton was a blast. Ive been refining my style and learning a lot as I go, this being the first time Ive really gone out on tour with the laptop, but it’s great knowing I can now finally get out and play and for the content to sound like it should!!!
Still have some dates on the first round to go before a short breather and writing break mid May to mid June before I go out again
Thur 3 May w Southerly Change at Dicey Rileys Wollongong
Sun 6 May Valve Underground Bar and Venue Tempe
Fri 11 May Culburra Beach Festival
Till next time