All-round Oz rock royalty Sarah McLeod is back with a new single and she’s heading to Newcastle to give us a taste.
Yep, that’s right the Superjesus frontwoman will be at the Hamilton Station Hotel on Friday 1 May with the cracking new track Killin’ It Til I’m Dead in tow.
The track, a whip-smart pop-rocker influenced by the likes of Kim Wilde’s Kids In America is the product of the songwriting podcast – Hitjam – the brainchild of Eskimo Joe frontman Kav Temperley.
The podcast sees Kav sitdown with a musical guest and they proceed to bash out a song right before your very ears!
“Hatjam is a live songwriting game in which the guest and Kav write a song on the spot while being recorded for the podcast,” Sarah said.
” I was Kav’s first guest and appeared on episode one. Killin’ It Till I’m Dead was the fruit of our labour. It’s a comedic look at using self-generated confidence to overcome the blues. You can hear the song being written from scratch on the podcast– amazing!”
Sarah is hitting the road, in solo mode, in celebration of the track, but this will be more of a full-on one-woman rock show than a demure solo acoustic set.
“Last year I put a unique show together for the Melbourne Guitar Festival. I had designed a guitar that plays bass as well, and curated a show around the new sound using triggers to create a full band sound,” Sarah explained.
“I love the idea of being able to put on a rock show totally solo – maybe it’s because I’m a self-confessed sonic power freak but I love the challenge of trying to do everything by myself. Fans of the softer acoustic numbers won’t be disappointed though, as I throw in a couple for diversity.
“It’s a very dynamic show. “
Catch Sarah McLeod at the Hamilton Station Hotel on Friday 1 May. Get your tickets here.
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