Nicholas Allbrook
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Pond’s Nicholas Allbrook Announces Solo Album, Shares New Single ‘Jackie’

Western Australian psych-rocker Nicholas Allbrook is going solo once again, stepping away from Pond temporarily to release his new album Manganese. Set to drop on Friday, 9th June, Manganese follows Allbrook’s previous solo albums, Wabi Sabi Bruto Bruta and Surf II, both of which were released in 2019.

Allbrook has released ‘Jackie’ as the first preview of the forthcoming album. It follows last month’s fundraiser single ‘If I Hadn’t Met Feefee Brown’. ‘Jackie’ – which is accompanied by a music video directed by Alex Haygarth – sees Allbrook ruminating on loss and hope in equal measure.

Nicholas Allbrook – ‘Jackie’

“This song is about my friend (whose name isn’t Jackie) who died in 2021,” Allbrook said in a statement. “She was fantastic and the news left me with familiar feelings of guilt and regret and ‘why didn’t I do more or know better’.”

He continued: “I don’t usually get hit with creative bolts while running, but by the canal once in London I was struck with the hopeful image of her rowing away from the earth that had been so hurtful and hard, on a black lake surrounded by stars, finally finding peace and silence,” he added. “It felt nice to think about death like that, bathed in pale silver light rather than just cold.”

In celebration of the release of ‘Jackie’, Allbrook will play a pair of shows in his hometown of Fremantle next month. He’ll be at the Buffalo Club on Friday, 10th March and Mojos on Sunday, 12th March. Full details are available below.

Nicholas Allbrook: Manganese

  1. ‘Commodore’
  2. ‘Babbel’
  3. ‘Manganese’
  4. ‘Jackie’
  5. ‘The Endless Jetty’
  6. ‘Vale the Chord’
  7. ‘Mazda’
  8. ‘Round Round The Moon And All’
  9. ‘The Night Before You Flew’

Nicholas Allbrook Live 2023

  • Friday, 10th March – Buffalo Club, Fremantle, WA
  • Sunday, 12th March – Mojos, Fremantle, WA

Tickets on sale now.

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