JOE MCKEE ANNOUNCES ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR

Joe McKee, the former front-man of acclaimed group Snowman, has announced an album launch tour. Catch Joe perform in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth this August.

JOE MCKEE ‘BURNING BOY’ ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR AUGUST 2012

FRI 10 – ESTONIAN CLUB, NORTH ADELAIDE
with Steering By Stars
SAT 11 – GRACE DARLING, MELBOURNE
with Melodie Nelson
THU 16 – PADDINGTON UNITING CHURCH, SYDNEY
with Melodie Nelson
FRI 24 – THE ROSEMOUNT, PERTH
with Melodie Nelson

First single ‘Darling Hills’ is a lush, cinematic track inspired by McKee’s hometown of The Darling Hills, 35km south of Perth.

Watch the gorgeous video for ‘Darling Hills’, directed by Liam Saint-Pierre, and get yourself a free download of the track below.

DARLING HILLS from Liam Saint-Pierre on Vimeo.

 

Burning Boy is out now via Dot Dash / Remote Control.
Burning Boy - Joe McKee

JOE MCKEE ‘DARLING HILLS’ VIDEO & FREE MP3

Joe McKee, the former front-man of acclaimed group Snowman, will release his debut solo album Burning Boy on 25 May 2012 via Dot Dash / Remote Control.

First single ‘Darling Hills’ is a lush, cinematic track inspired by McKee’s hometown of The Darling Hills, 35km south of Perth.

Watch the gorgeous video for ‘Darling Hills’, directed by Liam Saint-Pierre, and get yourself a free download of the track below.

JOE MCKEE (SNOWMAN)
 ANNOUNCES NATIONAL CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH BEN SALTER

Joe McKee, the former front-man of acclaimed group Snowman, is embarking on a co-headline tour of Australia this month with Ben Salter (The Gin Club, Giants of Science).

Snowman released two albums out of Perth – 2006s Snowman and 2009s violent masterpiece The Horse, The Rat & The Swan. Praise, wide ranging and effusive, came from all corners of the globe with the band touring around Australia several times and securing themselves first place in the Mess + Noise readers’ poll in 2008.

The band relocated to London where they gigged and slowly piecedtogether their third album Absence – a magnificent pulsing, wash of a record that would become their parting salvo. Two members moved to Iceland with child in tow, another firmly folded into the arms of Cambridge. Joe, always spinning in his own orbit, landed back in Perth with a collection of songs inspired by this process, by home, by London and by the catharsis involved in returning to a place you’ve tried so long to forget.

Now he is set to release his debut solo album, Burning Boy through Dot Dash / Remote Control. Recorded with long time collaborator Dave Parkin in Perth, Burning Boy was written in various countries over a three year period, all over the globe. Stay tuned for further album release details!

Joe McKee and Ben Salter, two veterans of the Australian music scene, are joining forces to perform a series intimate shows across Australia. Taking in six states and territories this could be the last time for a while that these two artists grace Australian stages. Don’t miss out.

Ben Salter and Joe McKee
Australian Tour

WEDNESDAY 4 APRIL – YOURS & OWLS, WOLLONGONG NSW

with Sean Curran and Obscura Hail
THURSDAY 5 APRIL – THE UNION, SYDNEY NSW
FRIDAY 6 APRIL – FRONT GALLERY, CANBERRA ACT

with Savages
SATURDAY 7 APRIL – PETERSHAM BOWLS CLUB, SYDNEY NSW
with Richard Cuthbert (of Richard in Your Mind)
SUNDAY 8 APRIL – CHINO’S, NEWCASTLE NSW
THURSDAY 12 APRIL – BLACK BEAR LODGE, BRISBANE QLD

with Felicity Groom
FRIDAY 13 APRIL – LISMORE BOWLS CLUB, LISMORE NSW
with Felicity Groom
SATURDAY 14 APRIL – SPOTTED COW, TOOWOOMBA QLD
with Falconhood
THURSDAY 19 APRIL – THE METRO, ADELAIDE SA
with Lachlan James Wilson (Steering By Stars)
FRIDAY 20 APRIL – THE FLY TRAP, FREMANTLE WA
with Medicine Hat
SUNDAY 22 APRIL – THE BIRD, PERTH, WA
with Rabbit Island
FRIDAY 27 APRIL – THE ALLEYCAT, HOBART TAS
with Ben Lawless
SATURDAY 28 APRIL – THE GASOMETER, MELBOURNE VIC
with Single Twin (solo)
SUNDAY 29 APRIL – PURE POP RECORDS IN-STORE, MELBOURNE VIC

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Joe McKee – Burning Boy is set for release in 2012 via Dot Dash / Remote Control.