“Seven years is a long time between records. Seven years is a long time between anything”, says the man himself in this behind the scenes introduction to the new record, and it’s true, but the world turns and here we are, eager as ever to take in new music from this ex-The Go-Betweens icon of Australian music.
Due for release September 18 on Tapete Records, Songs To Play is Robert’s sixth solo album in a career that has spanned thirty-eight years. The album was produced by Robert with Scott Bramley and Luke McDonald of The John Steel Singers. From the sound of things it will be a unique and endearing collection of songs. As they say, a little bit of country, a little bit of rock n’ roll.
The album is available on CD and vinyl, with a deluxe vinyl version limited to 500 copies and comes in a special ‘Tip-on’ style cover. It also includes a postcard signed by Robert Forster and a ‘I Love Myself (And I Always Have)’ sticker. Full details on all versions can be found on the Tapete Records website.
Robert will be touring Europe throughout December and playing Bush Hall in London on December 12.