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DAN SULTAN Releases New Album KILLER + Shares ‘DROVER’ Live Video + Sept Tour

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✭✭✭✭✩ Almost impossible not to hit ‘repeat’ immediately after it’s done – The Music

✭✭✭✭ A winning neo-soul reinvention… Killer is a striking intersection of style and substance – Rolling Stone

Sultan’s records have showcased one of Australia’s strongest and most essential voices. Killer is its greatest exhibition yet – STACK

 

It is with infinite pride that Liberation release Dan Sultan’s fourth studio album, Killer – a collection of songs that marks a significant turning point in a lustrous career spanning over a decade. An enthralling live video of album opener ‘Drover’ has also been revealed and is an exciting indication of what fans can expect when the Killer Album Tour rolls around in September.

 

Influenced by an innovative pop landscape, Killer takes Sultan’s honest storytelling into uncharted territory and exhibits a sophisticated leap forward in production and instrumentation. Lyrically, Sultan pushes into some of his most personal and political realms yet, though “I don’t consider myself political or preachy” he says. The songs are inward, reflective and painfully honest.

 

Killer was recorded in Melbourne with long-time friend Jan Skubiszewski. “Having Jan there to push me and hear my ideas was awesome” Sultan says. “We’ve worked together a lot, but never on something as big as this, and I know he’s as proud of it as I am. It was the perfect storm.” Together they introduced synthesizers and drum machines that drive the album’s 11 soulful pop tracks. The sound is embellished with cinematic swirls and layered gospel vocals that heighten emotions.

 

Premiered this week on Melbourne’s 3RRR, powerful track ‘Drover’ sees Sultan unearth one of the most important acts of deviance in Australia’s history, reflecting on the Wave Hill walk-off protest in 1966. Sultan self-describes ‘Drover’ as a prequel to Paul Kelly’s ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’.

 

“It’s about the lead-up to the walk-off, about what it was like on the ground before the protest really kicked off. The drover in the song has heard murmurs of a walk-off, murmurs of, ‘We’re going to protest and stand up for our land and stand up for our people’” – Dan Sultan

 

WATCH ‘DROVER’ LIVE HERE

 

Dan Sultan’s recent appearance at Splendour In The Grass saw him hold an audience in the palm of his hand; unafraid to lay it all on the line. On the Killer Album Tour, Sultan will play some of his largest venues to date in both metro and regional cities, this time backed by a full band. Sultan will also be supporting Midnight Oil on two of their anticipated shows in October. “It’s a whole new show. New music, new band, new vibe. I can’t wait for everyone to see it!”

 

Killer has been the feature album all this week on Double J. The singles, , Kingdom, Hold It Together and Magnetic, have received extensive airplay across triple j, ABC and community radio, with Hold It Together being the #1 most played track on AMRAP’s Reginal Radio Chart for 4 consecutive weeks. Reviews are flowing in, collectively calling Killer Dan’s most accomplished album yet.

 

Dan Sultan’s last album Blackbird landed at #4 on the ARIA Albums Chart and took out the award for Best Rock Album at the 2014 ARIAs, as well as a handful of NIMA and AIR awards. It’s since been accredited Gold in Australia.

 

Killer is out now.

DAN SULTAN KILLER TOUR DATES

PRESENTED BY FRONTIER TOURING & THE MUSIC

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW.  ALL SHOWS 18+

https://frontiertouring.com/dansultan

Friday September 1 Wool Exchange, Geelong VIC

Oztix: 1300 762 545 or www.oztix.com.au

Saturday September 2 Forum Theatre, Melbourne VIC

Ticketmaster: 136 100 or www.ticketmaster.com.au

Friday September 8 Odeon Theatre, Hobart TAS

Oztix: 1300 762 545 or www.oztix.com.au

Saturday 9 September Club 54, Launceston TAS

Oztix: 1300 762 545 or www.oztix.com.au

Friday September 15 HQ, Adelaide SA

Moshtix: 1300 438 849 or www.moshtix.com.au

Saturday September 16 Metro City, Perth WA

Oztix: 1300 762 545 or www.oztix.com.au

Thursday September 21 The Northern, Byron Bay NSW

Oztix: 1300 762 545 or www.oztix.com.au

Friday September 22 Max Watt’s, Brisbane QLD

Oztix: 1300 762 545 or www.oztix.com.au

Thursday September 28 Academy, Canberra ACT

Moshtix: 1300 438 849 or www.moshtix.com.au

Friday September 29 Bar On The Hill, Newcastle NSW

Oztix: 1300 762 545 or www.oztix.com.au

Saturday September 30 Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW

Ticketek: 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au

WITH MIDNIGHT OIL

Monday October 2 ANZAC Oval, Alice Springs NT

Ticketek: 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au

Wednesday October 4 Darwin Amphitheatre, Darwin NT

Ticketek: 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au

KILLER IS OUT NOW VIA LIBERATION

dansultan.com | facebook.com/dansultanmusic | twitter.com/dansultan

www.liberation.com.au | www.facebook.com/liberationmusic

 

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