Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders Release New Single and Video 'White Flag' and Announce New Album and Tour
Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders have announced their return wit the darkly beautiful 'White Flag' from their forthcoming alum Blue Poles, set to be released Friday 4 May via Barely Dressed Records / Remote Control. The band have also announced a run of east coast launch shows to celebrate.
Blue Poles will be the fifth album from one of the most singular characters in Australian music. Sentimental and mournful, sardonic and surreal, Jack Ladder brings that towering and tender baritone to bear on tales of beauty, love, hope and redemption. A master of musical narrative, he conjures lyrics that celebrate the absurdity and sincerity of the human condition in songs that groove in subtle ways.
'White Flag' is a prime example of Ladder's remarkable and signature way with a ballad. The spectacular video was shot in Indonesia by visual mastermind Wilk and directed by Jim Pillion. Jack Ladder states that the song is "...written from two perspectives. I didn't want to duet so I sang both parts. It allows for more mystery." Obvious in both the video and the forthcoming album, Ladder maintains his recurring bone dry sense of humour that has been consistent throughout his career.
Blue Poles was recorded at Oceanic Studios in Sydney, engineered by Tim Witten (The Necks, The Church and The Go-Betweens) and mixed in LA by Noah Georgeson (Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom). Once again joined by The Dreamlanders, Australia's very own misfit supergroup made up of Donny Benet on bass, Laurence Pike on drums and both Kirin J Callinan and Ben Hauptmann on guitars.
As exemplified in Ladder's tours with big shot artists such as Angel Olsen, Weyes Blood, Father John Misty and Florence and the Machine as well as his string of tours around the US, UK and Europe with dear friend Alex Cameron, it is evident his Australian shows are definitely not to be missed by old fans and new fans alike.
You can pre-order Blue Poles on all formats here: jack-ladder.lnk.to/BluePolesPR
Or catch Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders at any of the shows and venues below:
FRI 18 MAY - Corner Hotel, Melbourne
SAT 19 MAY - The Brightside, Brisbane
FRI 25 MAY - Factory Theatre, Sydney