Wandering Australian singer-songwriter Carus Thompson is gearing up for the release of his latest album Caravan, out April 1 through MGM.
Thompson, a folkish sort, is something of a nomadic soul, and recorded the album in England, Australia and Germany. Thompson peddles himself as a truly ‘independent’ artist, and has managed the feat of selling 30,000 records without a mainstream label. A constant tourer, Thompson has supported the likes of Dave Matthews, Damien Rice, John Butler and The Waifs. In addition, he has opened for UK folk pin-up boy Seth Lakeman, who Thompson has managed to get to play on Caravan.
Thompson says of the album, “Despite the name, to me this record is not just a ‘road album’ of songs about lonely hotel rooms and drunken late nights in bars, though there was plenty of that. Writing this album on the road in such periods of isolation meant that whilst the songs reflect the people and stories that I’ve come across on the road, it also really expresses how I feel as a person to have arrived here at this point in my life.
He will embark on an Australian tour in support of the new album this April and May, the dates are below.
Wednesday April 6, The Zoo, Brisbane QLD
Friday April 8, Brass Monkey, Cronulla NSW
Saturday April 9, The Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle NSW
Sunday April 10, The Vanguard, Sydney NSW
Thursday April 14, Drouin Bowling Club, Drouin VIC
Friday April 15, The Pelican Bar (Pier Live), Frankston, VIC
Saturday April 16, The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday April 24, Republic Bar, Hobart TAS
Wednesday April 27, The Grace Emily, Adelaide SA
Friday May 6, Settler’s Tavern, Margaret River WA
Saturday May 7, Fly By Night Club, Fremantle WA