Nick Allbrook, the leader of Pond, former bassist of Tame Impala, and one half of Allbrook/Avery has announced a new tour in support of his brand new single Advance.
The ever busy Albrook is set to release his sophomore solo record later on in the year, which will be a follow up to his well-received first solo album Ganough, Wallis and Fatuna.
The Perth local will be out on tour to celebrate the single’s release in March, which will see him performing in a range of intimate venues around the country.
Impressively, his second solo album comes hot on the heels of his Walrus EP that he released towards the end of last year while he travelled the world perfecting his solo act.
In a recent interview with projectu, Allbrook discussed why he was focusing on his solo career now after spending so many years collaborating with a whole host of other artists. “I suppose it’s a nice little project to do by yourself, because you know, I don’t spend as much time with other people as I do creating stuff, so that leaves a whole lot of time creating stuff by yourself.”
“It’s kind of like, flushing all the content out before it starts stagnating and making me reek and go rotten inside,” he said for the reasons of his constant musical output over the years.
After Walrus’ intimate sounds that Allbrook described as like being “by myself in my little innocent world,” his new single offers a glimpse at the more chaotic side of the prolific singer once again. Which could hint at a move away from the, at times, deeply personal last release that Allbrook described as him not “blaring out whimsy with a loud band.”
Advance is a deliciously deranged and expansive effort that harkens back to David Bowie’s golden days and you can listen to it for yourself below:
Advance will be released via Spinning Top Records on March 11th.
Nick Allbrook Tour Dates
Thurs, 24th March – Pirie & Co SC- Adelaide, SA
Sat, 26th March – Northcote Social Club – Melbourne, VIC
Sun, 27th March – Milk Factory – Brisbane, QLD
Tues, 29th March – Newtown Social Club – Sydney, NSW
Fri, 1st April – The Oddfellow – Fremantle, WA
You can get tickets here.
Image: Sydney Morning Herald