Supported by Mosman Alder
Paul Dempsey has songs. New songs. Songs he’d like to try out live before heading into the studio to record his long awaited second solo album to follow up ‘Everything Is True’ his gold-selling debut solo release.
Never one to stand idly by, Paul has been busy as ever during the opening stanza of 2015. He appeared with Sarah Blasko at Triple J’s massive Beat the Drum concert in Sydney’s Domain, played the amazing Golden Plains festival with Something for Kate and embarked upon another round of shows with the Black Arm Band. In amongst all of this however his primary focus has been on writing new tracks for solo album number 2.
With studio time rapidly approaching, Paul plays 3 solo shows in May to introduce some of these new tracks to the world and let them settle in before being committed to tape. In addition he will, of course play a large selection from his enviable back catalogue of solo and Something for Kate songs, with the odd well-chosen cover thrown in for good measure. Anyone who has experienced Paul Dempsey solo will know that it’s a live experience of impressive and enviable talent in its purest form.
Brisbane six-piece Mosman Alder may have unified their debut album under the sweeping title taken from the life’s-work of an ingenious 80’s scientist and astronomer-turned-author, but for the most part, inspiration for the album was found slightly closer to home.
‘Humdrum Star’ was recorded in the studio with Something for Kate’s accomplished front man and respected producer Paul Dempsey. Valdis accredits the stripped-back and refined new style to his tutelage – encouraging the band to swap instruments and singers for a textured and broader sound. After the album was polished, Paul announced the project to the world; remarking Mosman Alder were “…one of the best bands I’ve heard come out of Australia in a really long time”.