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PREMIERE: Stream Sarah McLeod’s ‘96% Love Songbook’ EP

Written by Greg Moskovitch on October 18, 2013

Sarah McLeod, mastermind behind Oz rock greats The Superjesus, returns with her new solo EP 96% Love Songbook and you can stream it in full ahead of its 28th October right here!

The new EP sees McLeod depart from the melodic rock sound that forged a legion of fans in favour a smoother and gentler offering, steeped in the sounds of the 60s.

“This style of music has always been my foundation,” said McLeod. “In the ’90s I pushed it very firmly aside in order to focus on my ‘grunge’ phase…but now I feel I have come full circle and it’s ok for me to just write what comes naturally.”

Shifting to what comes naturally has yielded the new single Scouts Honour, which combines jazzy arrangements and lush instrumentation with that trademark Sarah McLeod swagger. The new EP also marks the first time that long-time collaborator Sarah has written a release entirely solo.

“This classic style of writing…comes the most naturally to me,” the singer added. “Not only to write, but also to listen to. I’m very happy that I’ve made this journey and have arrived safely back where I started but with more knowledge and confidence to execute it.”

The 96% Love Songbook was co-produced by band member Stu Hunter (Buffalo Tales, Tina Harrod, Leroy Lee, Martha Marlow) and mastered by the Grammy Award-winning William Bowden (Gotye), with a smooth, classic sound expressing McLeod’s ability to diversify her music and style.

To celebrate the release of the 96% Love Songbook EP, McLeod and her band will be embarking on an extensive national tour starting next Thursday, 24th October at the Thornbury Theatre in Melbourne, before heading to Perth and Adelaide and swinging back to the East Coast to conclude the run.

Readers can find all the dates and venues for the tour, and check out the new 96% Love Songbook EP below.

Listen: Sarah McLeod – 96% Love Songbook

Sarah McLeod ‘The 96% Love Tour’ Australia 2013

Thursday, 24th October 2013
Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne
Tix: Via OzTix
Friday, 25th October 2013
Ferntree Gully Hotel, Ferntree Gully VIC
Tix: Via Ticketmaster
Saturday, 26th October 2013
Baby Black Café, Bacchus Marsh VIC
Tix: Via Baby Black Café | (03) 5367 5156
Thursday, 31st October 2013
The Promethean, Adelaide
Tix: Via MoshTix
Friday, 1st November 2013
The Promethean, Adelaide
Tix: Via MoshTix
Saturday, 2nd November 2013
Ellington Jazz Club, Perth
Tix: Via Ellington Jazz Club

Sunday, 3rd November 2013
Ellington Jazz Club, Perth
Tix: Via Ellington Jazz Club
Thursday, 7th November 2013
The Manhattan Club, Brisbane
Tix: Via OzTix
Friday, 8th November 2013
The Sound Lounge, Gold Coast
Tix: Via OzTix
Saturday, 9th November 2013
Coolum Hotel, Sunshine Coast QLD
Tix: Via OzTix
Sunday, 10th November 2013
Bon Amici Café, Toowoomba QLD
Tix: Via OzTix
Friday, 15th November 2013
The Basement, Sydney
Tix: Via MoshTix
Saturday, 16th November 2013
Clarendon Guesthouse, Katoomba NSW
Tix: Via Clarendon Guesthouse
Sunday, 17th November 2013
Heritage Hotel, Wollongong NSW
Tix: Via OzTix
Friday, 22th November 2013
Tanks Art Centre, Cairns QLD
Tix: Via Ticketlink
Sunday, 24th November 2013
The Brass Monkey, Cronulla NSW
Tix: Via OzTix

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