Jess Ribeiro releases new album Summer Of Love, announcing East Coast album tour

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Jess Ribeiro releases new album Summer Of Love, announcing East Coast album tour

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Words by Staff Writer

Folk darling Jess Ribeiro will be celebrating Summer of Love on the road, stopping into Melbourne, Beechworth and Castlemaine.

Naarm/Melbourne songstress Jess Ribeiro brings back the sun with latest album Summer of Love. Out today via the folk at Poison Records, Summer of Love is a tale of loss and healing, capturing listeners from the first note. Featuring singles, the titular  ‘Summer of Love’, ‘Everything Is Now’, ‘Jump The Gun’ and focus track ‘Maybe If I Wore Sunglasses Inside I Won’t Feel Tired’, Ribeiro builds intimate walls through the highly-anticipated ten-track collection of songs.

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The album release is partnered with the Summer of Love album tour announcement which sees Ribeiro travel across the East Coast this May, June and July.

Summer of Love Tour Dates

  • Thur 23 May – Mapleton Pub – Gubbi Gubbi Country/Mapleton
  • Fri 24 May – Season Three – Meanjin/Brisbane
  • Sat 25 May – Eltham Pub – Bundjalung Country/Eltham
  • Sat 22 June – The Great Club – Eora/Sydney
  • Sun 23 June – La La La’s – Dharawal/Wollongong
  • Fri 28 June – Brunswick Ballroom – Naarm/Melbourne
  • Sat 29 June – Tanswell’s Hotel – Yorta Yorta Country/Beechworth
  • Sat 6 July – Bridge Hotel – Dja Dja Wurrung/Castlemaine


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Following her current European and UK tour, she will be heading to eight towns across Australia including three dates in Victoria. On Friday 28 June she will take over Brunswick Ballroom in Melbourne, hopping to Beechworth’s Tanswell’s Hotel the next night on Saturday 29 June and rounding out the tour in Castlemaine’s Bridge Hotel the next week on Saturday 6 July.

Summer of Love comes fittingly from a coastal setting with Jess Ribeiro undertaking the recording and producing with Nick Huggins at his beach studio on Wadawurrung Country in Point Lonsdale, where Ribeiro spent many month as the only guest at a hotel. With instrumentation from Jim White (Xylouris White, The Dirty Three), Dave Mudie (Courtney Barnett) on drums and percussion, Darcy McNulty on saxophone, folk-diviner Leah Senior on keys, James Seymour on bass, Carrie Webster on violin and viola, and Huggins on bass, tape and drum loops, synth, guitars and piano, Summer of Love world-builds in typical Ribeiro fashion.

The upcoming tour will see Ribeiro soar through the Summer of Love list whilst including tracks from her highly acclaimed catalogue, working through 2019’s LOVE HATE, 2015’s Kill It Yourself, and her debut 2012 My Little River. Across these bundles, Ribeiro has cemented herself as one of Australia’s most unique voices in songwriting and storytelling, earning her recognition from press across the world including NPR, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, triple j and Double J, whilst collecting wins and nominations from the Australian Music Prize, Music Victoria Awards, AIR Awards and the Environmental Music Prize.

Ribeiro will be joined by fellow songwriting wizards on this upcoming Summer of Love tour including Leah Senior for the Mapleton, Brisbane and Eltham leg, and Hantu for Melbourne and Castlemaine.

Tickets to see Ribeiro rip through Summer of Love are on sale now via her website. But before then, give Summer of Love a spin on all streaming services.