Delsinki is touring the state in celebration of his latest release, ‘City/Country’ - a smooth listen into the passion and heart of regional Australia and the city’s impact on regional areas.
Fresh from releasing his second solo album earlier this month, Melbourne music mainstay Delsinki is doing what he does best and is taking music on the road, celebrating live music getting back into the state.
Hailing from Hobart, Tasmania, Delsinki has ingrained himself into the Victorian music scene, working with the likes of Kylie Auldist from the Bamboos, Jim Moginie from Midnight Oil, Brian Ritchie from the Violent Femmes, Mick Thomas from Weddings Parties Anything, up and coming Melbourne songstress Freya Josephine Hollick, Aussie rock icon Tim Rogers and astounding indigenous musician and Yamatji Man Mark Atkins.
A creative and collaborative mastermind always, this year we’ll Delsinki front and centre as he celebrates his second album City/Country, which follows And There Was Found, No Place For Them, which was released in 2018. Kicking off on April 22 at Archies Creek, Delsinki will take his music to The Pig & Whistle in Main Ridge, Coolart Wetlands & Homestead on the Mornington Peninsula, The Commercial Hotel in Terang, George Lane in St Kilda, The Basement Disks in Melbourne CBD, The Hindmarsh Hotel in Jeparit before finishing up on May 13 at P.O.M.E in Richmond.
Supports for the shows come in the form of many Forte favourites, including Moze, Tim Woodz, Justin Bernasconi, Chris Commerford band, Holly Hebe, Lee Spence and Gypsy Collector.
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Debuting at #3 on the ARIA – Australian Country Music chart, City/Country is produced by Cameron McKenzie (Mark Seymour & the Undertow), whose educated ear and fierce commitment to detail takes these latest 10 tracks by Delsinki to new heights. The album reflects Delsinki’s last few years, mixing it large with other songwriters and getting to the nitty gritty of a song. A bower bird par excellence, Delsinki’s approach contains traces of author Tim Winton and painter John Brack alongside his musical influences, giving him a unique artistic vision of contemporary Australian life.
Like some sort of city-bound bush poet, Delsinki sings of his environment – from carbon monoxide and asphalt plains to lockdowns and the dream of escape – and he feels the ever-present lure of nature. He would seek to rewild the city, but sees the city’s impact on regional areas.
Delsinki has a crack band, including Stacey Gray, Rob Hornbuckle, James Macaulay, Hilton Osborn & Justin Fermino all of whom share the spotlight on this stunning album and who will be joining him on his upcoming tour.
Other guests on the record include Monique Brumby, award-winning bluegrass musician Hamish Davidson, the late Dion Hirini (Vika & Linda Bull), Crowded House bass player Nick Seymour and Melbourne soul superstar Kylie Auldist who Delsinki met when she came on board Keep The Circle Unbroken, alongside Tim Rogers and Mick Thomas.
Bringing live music to those who often are left without is always front of mind with this esteemed singer-songwriter, so expect a heart-warming and electric live show when Delsinki hits the road this April.
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To listen to Delsinki’s album ‘City/Country’ head to his Bandcamp here.
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