Almost a year after the release of her self-titled fourth album, Jen Cloher delivers multiple surprises in the form of a gorgeous acoustic EP, the announcement of her first ever solo European shows and a set of brilliantly shot intimate live band performance videos.
The solo EP Live at The Loft and Loew’s features performances captured at Wilco’s famous Loft studios in Chicago and from within the decaying glory of New Jersey’s iconic Loew’s Theatre. These are performances of sparse beauty, laying bare the elegance, simplicity and rawness of Cloher’s songwriting.
The Live at The Loft and Loew’s EP will be available digitally on all services and also as a super-limited edition vinyl pressing available only at Cloher’s upcoming shows. Speaking of which…
Jen Cloher has also announced that she will bring her solo oeuvre on the road, performing alone in intimate settings across the country as well as the UK and Europe. In solo-mode Cloher is a master storyteller and a performer in the tradition of indie-folk’s greats. Melbourne and Sydney shows will be supported by the extraordinary Tiny Ruins. Tickets are on sale today.
Lastly, Cloher has dropped a surprise package of three videos filmed late last year at Milk! Records’ Melbourne warehouse – the intimate performances capture a rare camaraderie and bond between band members who had just finished a year of extensive global touring to sold out audiences. the videos are available on Apple Music.
July 27 – Newport Festival, Newport, US (full band)
July 31- The Empty Bottle, Chicago, US (full band)
August 2 – Pickathon, Happy Valley, US (full band)
20 Sept – Sydney, Red Rattler*
26 Sept – Brisbane Festival
27 Sept – Adelaide, Grace Emily
28 Sept – Fremantle, Aardvark
4 Oct – Melbourne, Melba Spiegeltent*
5 Oct – Melbourne, Melba Spiegeltent*
* with special guest Tiny Ruins (solo)
Tickets available from https://www.jencloher.com/shows/
29 Oct – Brighton, Komedia^
30 Oct – Leeds College of Music^
31 Oct – London, Moth Club^
1 Nov – Bristol, Grain Barge^
2 Nov – Manchester, St. Michaels^
3 Nov – Glasgow, CCA^
6 Nov – Amsterdam, Paradiso-Noord Tuinzaal^
7 Nov – Utrecht, Molen de Ster^
9 Nov – Berlin, Studio 4 @ Funkhaus^
11 Nov – Belgium, Sonic City Festival
^ with support from The Finks (solo)