Peter Bibby announces the Drama King Australian tour for May

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Peter Bibby announces the Drama King Australian tour for May

Words by Staff Writer

Peter Bibby, one of Australia's most celebrated independent musicians, announces his new album Drama King alongside an Australian tour in June.

Perth’s own Peter Bibby, known for his unique brand of misfit charm, has dropped a bombshell of an announcement: a new album titled Drama King is slated for release on May 31 via Spinning Top Records. This exciting news comes alongside the release of the album’s lead single, “The Arsehole,” and plans for the Drama King Australian tour.

Kicking off with a four-night residency at the Buffalo Club in Fremantle, the tour will then make stops in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide. Fans can expect Bibby and his Big Horse band to deliver unforgettable performances packed with the raw energy and irreverent spirit that have become synonymous with his name.

Drama King Australian Tour

  • Thu 20 Jun – The Valley Loft – Brisbane, QLD
  • Fri 21 Jun – Mary’s Underground – Sydney, NSW
  • Sat 22 Jun – Howler, Melbourne – VIC
  • Sat 29 Jun – Jive – Adelaide, SA

Fremantle Residency Dates

  • Thu 09 May – Buffalo Club – Fremantle, WA
  • Thu 16 May – Buffalo Club – Fremantle, WA
  • Thu 23 May – Buffalo Club – Fremantle, WA
  • Thu 30 May – Buffalo Club – Fremantle, WA

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Drama King sees Bibby teaming up with producer Dan Luscombe for the first time, a move that promises a fresh sonic direction for the artist. Luscombe’s pedigree, having worked with Aussie heavy hitters like The Drones and Amyl and the Sniffers, convinced Bibby that he was in good hands. Further enhancing the album’s sound, Bibby headed to Los Angeles to collaborate with White Denim’s Josh Block on mixing duties.

Reflecting on the album, Bibby notes a shift in his lyrical approach from his earlier days as a hard-partying rebel to a more introspective and responsible individual. Tracks like “The Arsehole” showcase this evolution, blending self-reflection with biting wit in a way only Bibby can pull off.

Speaking about the single, Bibby says, “The arsehole is the grand finale on the digestive rollercoaster of most living creatures, it is also the name of my brand new song, The Arsehole. Featuring drums, guitars, human vocals and keyboards, the song works its way around two chords, quickly touching on a third towards the end to keep you, the listener, intrigued.”

With its candid lyrics and infectious melodies, “Drama King” promises to be a standout addition to Bibby’s repertoire. The album’s production process, which involved collaboration with Luscombe, has allowed Bibby to refine his songs into something truly special.

Bibby expresses his satisfaction with the collaboration, saying, “It was the first time I’d worked with a producer, and I prepared for it knowing that my songs were going to get chopped up and shortened. I’m glad I did, because for the most part, Dan was like, oh, you’ve already solved every problem I had with these.”

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