Hot off the heels of his third studio album, Write It On Your Skin, Newton Faulkner will be making his anticipated return to Australia for a string of intimate club shows in September.
The tour begins on Sunday 16th September with a show at The Zoo in Brisbane, Monday 17th September at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory, Tuesday 18th September at The Corner Hotel in Melbourne, Thursday 20th September at Fowler’s Live in Adelaide, and finishing up in Perth on Saturday 22nd September at the Fly By Night.
Having previously toured Australia in theatres on the mainstage at major music festivals these shows are a rare opportunity to experience this incredible artist in intimate venues. The first single off the new album, ‘Clouds’, was written by Newton in a garage in the LA sunshine with his brother Toby and Sam Farrar (Phantom Planet).
During the recording process of the album, Faulkner opened himself up to the talents of other writers and players with his brother (aka songwriter Billy Battenberg), Farrar and production writing pair, Nexus.
Emerging in 2007 as the fleet-fingered prince of sparkling guitar pop, the then-22 year old kid from Surrey had a million-selling, number one hit with his debut album Hand Built By Robots with singles Dream Catch Me and I Need Something soundtracking the summer festivals of 2007 and 2008. Faulkner was the feelgood man of the season, the summertime troubador who brought the singalong vibes.
After years of invention, innovation, reinvention and creation, comes Newtown Faulkner’s third album, Write It On Your Skin. True to idiosyncratic form, Faulkner has squirreled out empathetic and unique talents to help colour out his always robustly melodic songs.
Sunday 16th September @ The Zoo, Brisbane
Monday 17th September @ Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Tuesday 18th September @ The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Thursday 20th September @ Fowler’s Live, Adelaide
Saturday 22nd September @ Fly By Night, Perth