Liberation Records is thrilled to share news of Dan Sultan's forthcoming collaborative EP. Killer Under A Blood Moon, set to land on May 18. This special release features four selected tracks from Sultan's ARIA-Award nominated LP Killer, reinterpreted by Dan and some of the brightest and most important names in Australian music: A.B. Original, Camp Cope, Meg Mac and Gang Of Youths front man Dave Le'aupepe.
The opening track, 'Drover' featuring the unparalleled charisma and voice of Dave Le'aupepe has been released this week as a taste to what this new EP has in store.
"When Dan Sultan asks, one doesn't say no. he could ask for both my kidneys and I would probably say yes- thankfully, he only wanted to re-record 'Drover', so we just did that. working with Dan is captivating, inspiring and often hilarious, and although it's easy to be outshone by Sults, you usually wind up feeling better about yourself and your craft than you did when you started"- Dave Le'aupepe.
Dan Sultan, his band, and Dave reworked this album highlight live from the sweeping hills of the Macedon Ranges. A film crew captured the process, creating an iconic live video to accompany it's digital release.
Dan Sultan explains that the concept behind Killer Under a Blood Moon was to give these songs new bodies, new ways of being, and to have a good time doing it. "We were really just hanging out and having a bit of fun together. I'm really proud of Killer and of the writing on the album, and this is another way to show hthese songs from a different perspective."
A new song will be revealed in the lead up to the EP release. Still to come is Dan Sultan and A.B. Orginal's rework of 'My Kingdom', where perspectives are flipped and the story incredibly re-told, plus there's a shimmering slice of dance-floor pop with Meg Mac on 'Reaction',m whilst Camp Cope make the title track 'Killer', more powerful than other with their illustrious punk aura.
Killer Under A Blood Moon was performed and recorded live at Red Moon Studios with producer Jan Skubiszweski. Its creation is a testament to the respect Sultan garners in his peers. It also speaks to a growing camaraderie amongst those musicians unafraid to forge new cultural ground and try to challenge the status quo, onstage and off. The 6-track EP rounds off with two unheard glam-bent bonus tracks, 'Pitchfork' and 'Coming Back'.
Dan Sultan released Killer in July last year and has been riding the wave of its success since. His current Killer Solo Tour sees him stripping things back to basics- just Dan Sultan, his piano and guitar- for an incredible 44 intimate theatre dates spanning all over the country from Hobart to Darwin, Carnarvon, Redland, and everywhere in between. The tour was recently expanded, with 21 new shows added. With 5 sold out nights already, don't wait around for tickets.
Killer debuted at #5 on the ARIA Albums Chart and received three nominations at last year's ARIA Awards. Killer was featured in numerous Best Albums of 2017 lists and the single 'Hold It Together' was nominated for APRA Song Of The Year. It also led Dan Sultan to sign an international deal with progressive US label, AntiFragile. Earlier this week, Dan Sultan was announced as a nominee for Best Independent Blues and Roots Album at the 2018 AIR Awards, which will take place July 26.
Liberation Records would like to thank everyone involved in the creation of Killer Under A Blood Moon, a special project that will stand as a shining moment in the Australian music scene.
You can check out Dave and Dan's re-worked version of 'Drover' below:
You can check out Dan Sultan on his solo tour at any of the dates/ venues here:
KILLER SOLO TOUR
APRIL - JULY 2018
Tickets via dansultan.com
Fri 20 Apr | Memo Music Hall | St Kilda, VIC | SOLD OUT!
Sat 21 Apr | Memo Music Hall | St Kilda, VIC | SOLD OUT!
Sun 22 Apr | Memo Music Hall | St Kilda, VIC
Thu 26 Apr | The Spiegeltent | Wollongong, NSW
Fri 27 Apr | Blue Mountains Theatre & Cultural Hub | Blue Mountains, NSW
Sat 28 Apr | The Spiegeltent | Canberra, ACT
Sun 29 Apr | Milton Theatre | Milton, NSW | SOLD OUT!
Wed 2 May | Sydney Opera House – Studio | Sydney, NSW
Thu 3 May | Sydney Opera House – Studio | Sydney, NSW
Fri 4 May | Milton Theatre | Milton, NSW | SOLD OUT!
Fri 11 May | Gpac – Drama Theatre | Geelong, VIC
Fri 18 May | The Cardinia Cultural Centre | Cardinia, VIC
Sat 19 May | The Memo | Healesville, VIC | SOLD OUT!
Sat 26 May | Darwin Entertainment Centre – Playhouse | Darwin, NT
Sat 2 Jun |Tanks Art Centre | Cairns, QLD
Fri 8 Jun | Wagga Wagga Civic Centre | Wagga Wagga, NSW
Thu 14 Jun | Old Museum Concert Hall | Brisbane, QLD
Fri 15 Jun | The J Theatre | Noosa, QLD
Sat 16 Jun | Redland Performing Arts Centre | Redland, QLD
Sun 17 Jun | Brunswick Picture House | Brunswick Heads, NSW
Wed 20 Jun | Jetty Memorial Theatre | Coffs Harbour, NSW
Thu 21 Jun | Capitol Theatre | Tamworth, NSW
Fri 22 Jun | Laycock Street Theatre | Gosford, NSW
Sat 23 Jun | Long Point Vineyard | Port Macquarie, NSW
Thu 28 Jun | Knox Community Arts Centre | Bayswater, VIC
Fri 29 Jun | The Capital | Bendigo, VIC
Sat 30 Jun | Queenscliff Town Hall | Queenscliff, VIC
Thu 5 Jul | Sooki Lounge | Belgrave, VIC
Fri 6 Jul | Horsham Town Hall | Horsham, VIC
Sat 7 Jul | The Gov | Adelaide, SA
Thu 12 Jul | Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre – The Cube | Bunbury, WA
Fri 13 Jul | Settler’s Tavern | Margaret River, WA
Sat 14 Jul | Fly By Night Club – Victoria Hall | Fremantle, WA
Sun 15 Jul | Queens Park Theatre | Geraldton, WA
Wed 18 Jul | Carnarvon Civic Centre – Camel Lane Theatre | Carnarvon, WA
Fri 20 Jul | Red Earth Arts Precinct | Karratha, WA
Sat 21 Jul | Matt Dann Theatre | Port Headland, WA