Singer-songwriter Kim Churchill has dropped a string of announcements on us this morning, with the news that he’s not only got a new album on the way, but will also be launching into a big tour soon afterwards, taking in capital cities and regional centres along the way.

The new record Weight_Falls see its worldwide release on Friday August 25, and will include the single ‘Breakneck Speed’ you may have heard doing the rounds on triple j earlier in the year, as well as the follow-up ‘Second Hand Car’, which was premiered on the station last night.

Churchill has long been a favourite with triple j listeners, breaking into everyone’s eardrums with 2014’s ‘Window To The Sky’, which made it all the way to #42 on that year’s Hottest 100 countdown. While he’s carried over many of the elements that won him his fans to begin with, he also points to plenty of “growing up” in the intervening years, which included highlights like performing at Glastonbury.

In fact, by the time he’d recorded the follow up to his debut Silence/Win, he already felt he’d outgrown it, and quickly went back to the drawing board, rewriting it in the space of a week.

“I worked really hard on the follow-up record for a long time, and it sounded good,” he says. “But some very subtle layer of my consciousness was saying to me, ‘It’s not all that inspiring.’”

Judging from the response to the first couple of singles, the reworked version should be right on the money when it hits on August 25. He’ll be launching it across the country throughout September and October, with tickets on sale now.

Check out the new single and tour dates below.

Kim Churchill ‘Weight_Falls’ tour dates

Thursday, 14th September
Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, 15th September
Unibar, Wollongong

Saturday, 16th September
Street Theatre, Canberra

Thursday, 21st September
The Jack, Cairns

Friday, 22nd September
The Office, Townsville

Saturday, 23rd September
Timberfest, Mackay

Friday, 29th September
Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Saturday, 30th September
Karova Lounge, Ballarat

Sunday, 1st October
Sooki Lounge, Belgrave

Thursday, 5th October
Fat Controller, Adelaide

Friday, 6th October
Waratah Hotel, Hobart

Saturday, 7th October
Royal Oak, Launceston

Friday, 13th October
Fremantle Arts Centre Front Lawn, Fremantle

Saturday, 14th October
Prince Of Wales, Bunbury

Sunday, 15th October
Red Room @ Clancys Fish Pub, Dunsborough

Friday, 20th October
The Factory, Sydney

Thursday, 26th October
Solbar, Sunshine Coast

Friday, 27th October
Soundlounge, Gold Coast

Saturday, 28th October
The Triffid, Brisbane