Record Roundup: Davey Lane, Bertie Blackman, Client Liaison

Today’s Record Roundup is bringing you a long-awaited solo full-length from the mighty Davey Lane, a change in direction from Bertie Blackman, and the latest chapter in Client Liaison‘s climb up the corporate ladder. The coming months are going to be very good for fans of Australian music.

Davey Lane – Atonally Young

Aussie rocker Davey Lane, best known for his work in You Am I, The Pictures and The Wrights, has unveiled his new single, Komarov, along with an appropriately psychedelic music video. The single is the first taste of Lane’s new album, Atonally Young, slated for release Friday, 3rd October.

Komarov is out Friday, 15th August and comes at the tail-end of an incredible 12 months for Lane. Since debuting his band at last year’s BIGSOUND Conference and unveiling his debut solo EP, Lane has gone from strength to strength, consistently wowing fans with his skills as a pop songwriter.

His forthcoming debut full-length is the product of a hugely successful Pozible fundraising campaign, which allowed Lane to enter the studio with producer Tony Buchen (The Preatures, Loon Lake, Gin Wigmore, Megan Washington) back in May to track what would become Atonally Young.

The classic rock tones of Komarov have been coupled up with an equally spacey video which lends a rainbow of colours and video effects to Lane’s guitar solos and the song’s space-race vibes. Think stars, VHS static, meteors and radars, topped with Lane’s powerful vocals and heavy percussion.

Watch: Davey Lane – Komarov

Bertie Blackman – The Dash

Bertie Blackman has announced the release of her fifth album, The Dash, for Friday, 3rd October. The chameleonic singer-songwriter’s latest full-length effort is the follow-up to 2012’s intense Pope Innocent X and finds Blackman reconnecting with a more inclusive, positive creative spirit.

“I wanted to take all the things I really love about music and turn it into a pop moment,” said Blackman, who for the first time decided to seek out co-writers for The Dash. “I’m a solo writer. But I wanted to learn how the rest of the world writes pop music. I wanted to explore my voice, explore the structure of pop music and hooks – find how I could have fun making music again,” she said.

Her search yielded a who’s who of Australian pop talent, including the likes of Julian Hamilton (The Presets), Louis Schoorl (Daniel Johns, 360, Jessica Mauboy), and John Castle (Josh Pyke, Vance Joy), who each aided Blackman during two-day “creative burst” recording sessions.

“I think people will be able to hear that I’m having fun making this record. You should be able to go out and dance to it. Have a little cry maybe to one of the songs. It’s just about letting go – something that I struggle with sometimes. Go and have fun with it, experience life to it in the moment,” she said.

Watch: Bertie Blackman – Run For Your Life

Client Liaison – Client Liaison EP

Client Liaison are set to release their highly anticipated self-titled debut EP on Friday, 5th September. The dapper Melbourne duo recently unveiled the first single to be taken from the new release, Queen, complete with an ’80s-inspired studio session music video filmed on a JVC VHS.

To celebrate the release of the much-awaited EP, the pair will soon be hitting the road for an extensive set of national tour dates. They’ll be taking their portable fax machine, business suits, and sensational live show to capital cities around the country from late August through to September.

Readers can check Facebook for all dates and details of Client Liaison’s upcoming tour. Pre-order the EP now over at iTunes and remember: “Put it on the company card. Too much is never enough. Think nothing. Feel everything. Pleasure is good. Fantasy is truth. Experience Client Liaison.”

Watch: Client Liaison – Queen

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