City-bound bush poet Delsinki unveils a new album and fresh new tours for 2022

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City-bound bush poet Delsinki unveils a new album and fresh new tours for 2022

Words by Alice Ruby McDonald

Alongside running the tour ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence’, Delsinki has blessed our ears with new album release ‘City/Country’

Delsinki is a household name in Australia. Working with the likes of Kylie Auldist from the Bamboos, Jim Moginie from Midnight Oil, Brian Ritchie from the Violent Femmes and many more, Delsinki is simply put: a creative and collaborative mastermind.

There is simply so much to talk about when it comes to Delsinki’s busy music life but his latest album release is truly the moment right now. ‘City/Country’ is a project dedicated to his surrounds. He sings of carbon monoxide and asphalt plains to lockdowns and the dream of escape – and he feels the ever-present lure of nature.

The 10 track album is a smooth listen into the passion and heart of regional Australia and the city’s impact on regional areas.

‘City/Country’ is a type of folk sound that is true to the Australian bush landscape – something very few have been able to capture. Track by track we see a certain vulnerability to Delsinki and it is something that is both immerseful and gentle.

Now that City /Country is released, this signifies the tail of the regional run of the ‘Sing A Song of Sixpence’ tour – a series of “in the round” shows that has hit regional Victoria after a couple of false starts this year.

‘Sing A Song of Sixpence’ features Mick Thomas, Abby Dobson, Freya Josephine Hollick, Van Walker, Charm of Finches, Sarah Carroll, Grim Fawkner and others trading songs and telling the stories behind them. Something that Delsinki curated from a place of love and respect towards the art of words and song.

This admiration towards the power of music is nothing new to the multi-project creative, especially after the success that was his ‘Keep the Circle Unbroken’ tour. Debuted last year in between lockdowns, taking place in St Kilda’s Memo Music Hall, Delsinki brought together some of Australia’s greatest musicians for a night of celebration for Australia’s rich local talent. And now we get the pleasure of seeing this magic once again.

Taking place in March 2022, KTCU shows will be at Wangaratta PAC on March 6, Port Fairy Folk Festival 11-14 March and then returning to where all this started: St Kilda Memo Music Hall on March 26 – a must see event.


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If you’re itching to see Delsinki and his featured songwriters – especially after hearing the true beauty of ‘City/Country,’ there’s still plenty of shows to catch for ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence’.

To listen to Delsinki’s album ‘City/Country’ head to his bandcamp here. (A bonus being today is Bandcamp Fridays)

For tour dates and more, head to Delsinki’s website here.