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PREMIERE: Chance Waters Unveils ‘The Ticket Inspector’ Music Video

Written by Greg Moskovitch on March 18, 2014

Following last week’s release of Chance Waters‘ latest tongue-in-cheek dispatch from the thick of 21st Century Australia, The Ticket Inspector, the ode to “every over-compensating, power-crazed dick” has now received a hilarious music video, starring none other than comedian Akmal Saleh.

“As a teenager my brother got assaulted by a ticket inspector for over-riding a $2 ticket,” said Chance. “I’d actually seen the guy around… almost exclusively targeting kids, often foreigners who didn’t understand the bus system properly. That’s who these inspectors are really there for.”

“There’s a proud cultural tradition of immortalising dickheads and their dickheadedness in art and The Ticket Inspector for me was a lighthearted and sarcastic way to do that – it’s sort of a love song…a kind of ballad for every over compensating, power crazed dick. On public transport or not.”

To support his new ballad, Chance has announced a string of national tour dates, which he’s dubbed the A Transit Officer Beat Up My Brother So I Wrote A Funny Song About Him tour. Joining Chance for the verbosely titled dates will be Sydney-bred indie pop impressionist Brendan Maclean.

Chance, who hails from the inner west of Sydney, is gearing up to release his third full-length effort later this year. His last album was 2012’s Infinity, which garnered praise for its intelligent and humorous lyricism and its delicately layered, left-of-field production. See The Ticket Inspector below.

Watch: Chance Waters – The Ticket Inspector


Chance Waters A Transit Officer Beat Up My Brother So I Wrote A Funny Song About Him Tour

Friday, 4th April
Cats @ Rocket Bar, Adelaide
Tix: Chance Waters

Saturday, 5th April
Howler, Melbourne
Tix: Chance Waters

Saturday, 12th April
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Tix: Chance Waters

Saturday, 3rd May
Zierholz @ UC, Canberra
Tix: Chance Waters

Friday, 16th May
Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane
Tix: Chance Waters

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