New self-titled album out today
Praise for Jen Cloher
“…her magnum opus.” – The Herald Sun, Album of the Week ★★★★★
“Her fourth and best album yet…incredible” – The Guardian ★★★★★
“Lyrical genius and lo-fi indie rock magic.” – The West Australian ★★★★1/2
“…immediate and compelling on first listen, but it is also a textured, nuanced affair, one whose many artistic pleasures only intensify as you listen more.” – The Saturday Paper
“Astonishingly candid…(she) tackles politics, equality and pride with frank intimacy”
– The Observer (UK)
Album of the Week – FBi Radio
Album of the Week – Triple R
Feature Album – PBS FM
Feature Album – 2SER
Album of the Week – Radio Adelaide
Jen Cloher today releases her self-titled album through Milk! Records and Remote Control. Four albums into her career, she’s delivered her best album yet and has critics world-wide reaching deep into their grab-bags for superlatives.
By now you would have heard the fearless self-analysis of ‘Forgot Myself’ and the melancholy sweep of ‘Regional Echo’ – showcasing Cloher’s masterful way with a double-edged lyric and serrated guitar chord.
An album which plays it fearlessly close to the bone, with raw, unflinching dissections of her life, love, and Australia, Jen Cloher is the culmination of a period of artistic and personal growth in which the artist took her rightful place as a punk-rock figurehead of Australia’s famous DIY music scene.
Released through Cloher and wife Courtney Barnett’s own label Milk! Records, Jen Cloher represents another quantum leap forward for the artist. Recorded amidst the rolling greenery of Gippsland, Victoria and mixed at Jeff Tweedy’s famous Loft Studios in Chicago, the songs are split by Courtney Barnett’s extraordinary lead guitar and anchored by the rhythm section of Bones Sloane and Jen Sholakis. The end result is bold, assured, and piercingly observed, seeing Cloher face up to painful truths with unwavering honesty and emerge triumphant. On tracks like ‘Analysis Paralysis’ and ‘Shoegazers’ Cloher dissects the complacency of privilege, while on the stirring anthem-to-be ‘Strong Woman’ she looks to her Maori heritage of women warriors, proud that her Mother “wanted respect more than love.”
This is Cloher at her most incisive and witty, cutting and expressive. An imperial showcase of song-writing craft which is likely to sit on the top of many end-of-year lists.
Cloher and her band will tour behind the album in September, taking in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne (first show at Howler is sold out, second show announced!) before heading to Europe and the USA for an extensive run of dates.
7. Kinda Biblical
Upcoming Tour Dates
Thurs 24th August – Brisbane @ The Foundry (tickets)
Fri 25th August – Sydney @ Oxford Art Factory (tickets)
Sun 3rd September – Fremantle @ Mojo’s Bar (tickets)
Fri 8th September – Melbourne @ Howler SOLD OUT
Sat 9th September – Adelaide @ Jive Bar (tickets)
Sun 10th September – Melbourne @ Howler (tickets) NEW SHOW
Sat 17th September – Berlin @ Monarch (tickets)
Wed 20th September – Hamburg @ Reeperbahn Festival (tickets)
Fri 22nd September – Amsterdam @ Indiestad Festival (tickets)
Sat 23rd September – Paris @ Olympic Cafe (tickets)
Sun 24th September – Ghent @ DOK (tickets)
Mon 25th September – London @ The Lexington (tickets)
Thurs 28th September – Leeds @ Headrow House (tickets)
Fri 29th September – Manchester @ The Eagle Inn (tickets)
Sat 30th September – Margate @ By The Sea Festival (tickets)
Sun 1st October – Cardiff @ SWN Festival (tickets)
USA AND CANADA
Note: Supporting Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile
Wed 11th October – San Diego @ House Of Blues (tickets)
Sat 14th October – LA @ Cathedral (sold out)
Wed 18th October – Oakland @ Fox Theatre (tickets)
Fri 20th October – Portland @ Arlene Schnitzer Hall (tickets)
Sat 21st October – Seattle @ The Moore (tickets)
Wed 25th October – Minneapolis @ Palace Theatre (tickets)
Thurs 26th October – Chicago @ Rockerfeller Chapel (sold out)
Mon 30th October – Detroit @ Royal Oak Music Theatre (tickets)
Tues 31st October – Toronto @ Massey Hall (tickets)
Wed 1st November – New York @ Beacon Theatre (sold out)
Fri 3rd November – Philadelphia @ Tower Theatre (tickets)
Sat 4th November – Boston @ Orpheum (tickets)
Mon 6th November – Jersey City @ Loew’s Jersey Theatre (tickets)
Tues 7th November – Washington D.C. @ The Anthem (tickets)
Thurs 9th November – Nashville @ Ryman Auditorium (tickets)
Fri 10th November – Dallas @ McFarlan Memorial Auditorium (tickets)
Sat 11th November – Austin @ Moody Theatre (sold out)
Jen Cloher – Jen Cloher is out now
via Milk! Records / Remote Control Records.
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