Harry James Angus, co-frontman for The Cat Empire and all round super talent’s new album is in sight.
The long-awaited album from the show Struggle With Glory by Australia’s premiere jazz chameleon will be released on March 1 this year.
A re-imagining of classic tales from Greek mythology set to a sublime reduction of gospel, jazz and soul, Struggle With Glory is another impressive step in an extraordinary musical journey for the Melbourne-born, Mullumbimby based musician.
He also released the brand new single ‘Paper Faces’ and is another tantalising taste of what is to come.
“I was drawn to Greek mythology because the myths are such great stories,” Harry explains. “Paper Faces is the story of Persephone and Hades. Persephone was the daughter of the goddess of the harvest, and she was kidnapped to become Hades bride.”
Having lapped the country in 2017 with Parlour Gigs playing intimate shows in people’s lounge-rooms to introduce his closest fans to the concept, Harry is now set to upscale the show to its full incarnation.
To commemorate the album release, The Cat Empire co-front man will take his 10 piece big band, featuring some of the country’s most acclaimed jazz soloists on the road for a number of special, one-off festival show appearances throughout March including Perth Festival, Adelaide Festival and The Peninsula Picnic with more large scale
shows to be announced shortly.
Check out ‘Paper Faces’ below.