Jack Ladder announces new album & UK / EU dates with Alex Cameron

Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders return with a first taste from their forthcoming album ‘Blue Poles’, the first new music since the May 2017 single “Susan”.

Jack has also announced solo support dates with fellow Australian Alex Cameron across Europe and the UK in March and April.

“White Flag” is an unlikely love song about surrendering to a prison that binds two people together. In the music video we find him in Indonesia, struggling with a special kind of captivity. “It’s written from two perspectives”, says Ladder. “I didn’t want to duet so I sang both parts. It allows for more mystery.” The video and the forthcoming album maintain the recurring bone dry sense of humour that has been a thread through all of his work.

I’ve got no fingers left to cross, each time I leave you cut one off.”


Blue Poles will be the fifth album from one of the most singular characters in Australian music. Sentimental and mournful, sardonic and surreal. Jack Ladder brings that towering and tender baritone to bear on tales of beauty, love, hope and redemption. A master of musical narrative, he conjures lyrics that celebrate the absurdity and sincerity of the human condition in songs that groove in subtle ways.

Burke Reid produced HURTSVILLE (2011), Kim Moyes shaped Playmates (2014), but this time Jack Ladder takes total control of his creative process.  “Blue Poles is the most melodic thing I’ve ever done”, he reflects. “I really pushed myself into some uncomfortable places.”

Blue Poles was recorded at Oceanic Studios in Sydney, engineered by Tim Whitten (The Necks, The Church, The Go-Betweens) and mixed in Los Angeles by Noah Georgeson (Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom). Once again he’s joined by The Dreamlanders, Australia’s very own misfit supergroup made up of Donny Benet on bass, Laurence Pike on drums and this time two guitarists – Kirin J Callinan and Ben Hauptmann.

He has been invited to tour with some of the world’s most intriguing musicians: Angel Olsen, Weyes Blood, Father John Misty, Florence and the Machine and of late has been touring the US, UK and Europe with dear friend Alex Cameron.

‘Blue Poles’ is out on May 4 on Self Portrait Records

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UK + EU TOUR DATES

Solo support with Alex Cameron

27/03/2018    Denmark    Copenhagen    Lille VEGA

28/03/2018    Sweden    Stockholm    Debaser Strand

29/03/2018    Sweden    Gothenburg    Pustervik

30/03/2018    Denmark    Aarhus    Atlas

1/04/2018    Germany    Nurnberg    Z-bau

3/04/2018    Italy    Bologna    Covo Club

4/04/2018    France    Lyon    Marche Gare

5/04/2018    France    Bordeaux    iBoat

6/04/2018    France    Paris    Cabaret Sauvage

9/04/2018    France    Roubaix    la Cave aux Poetes

10/04/2018    United Kingdom    Birmingham    Mama Roux’s

11/04/2018    United Kingdom    Bristol    Thekla

12/04/2018    United Kingdom    London    KOKO

13/04/2018    United Kingdom    Liverpool    The Magnet

14/04/2018    United Kingdom    Cambridge    Junction 2

More info at: http://www.jackladderandthedreamlanders.com/