Melbourne singer/songwriter Alex Watts is set to unveil his debut album on Saturday August 20 and to support its release he’ll be playing a very unique Melbourne show.
Another Step in the Dark is a song cycle that follows the arc of a relationship through courtship and betrayal to murderous revenge, touching on vintage pop, soul and indie rock along the way.
Recorded at Melbourne’s Soundpark Studio, the album incorporates collaborations with some of Watts’ favourite local musicians. Bassist Eliza Lam (Dr. Doctor, Oh Mercy) and drummer Mark Gregory provide support along with keyboardist Joe Cope (Dan Kelly Dream Band) and guitarists Steven Clifford (The Hello Morning) and Michael Hubbard (The Bluebottles).
To complement the set, a one-off art exhibition will be on display integrating the work of ten of Melbourne’s most exciting visual artists. Ouch! My Face’s Celeste Potter will be displaying her work alongside Montero’s Ben Montero, Damian Cazaly from Blackchords and Cesar Rodrigues from Saatsuma.
Supported by Emma Russack, catch Alex Watts at Hugs & Kisses on Saturday August 20.