Angus Gill releases new single "Departure & Arrival", prior to embarking on a 23-date national tour.
Golden Guitar winner Angus Gill has once again teamed up with the members of Paul Kelly’s touring band for a highly anticipated second album project, as Angus Gill & Seasons of Change.
The ear catching first single Departure & Arrival is powered by the farfisa organ and a driving rhythm section, providing a sublime backing for Gill’s finely crafted lyric. It contains some witty, thoughtful social commentary and reflects the universal state we are living in. Gill sings, “I’m travelling at my own speed/Making my way from A to B/Like a myna bird trying to dodge a rifle/Somewhere between departure & arrival.”
The track features the superb musicianship of Peter ‘Lucky’ Luscombe on drums & percussion, Bill McDonald on upright bass, Dan Kelly on electric 12 string guitar, Cameron Bruce on farfisa organ, Susie Ahern on background vocals and Angus Gill on acoustic guitar, lead & background vocals.
Gill said, “I wrote Departure & Arrival over the course of nearly 3 years. I started working on it in 2020 and was refining it up until the moment we stepped into the studio in December 2022. The song started off with a different working title and at the time I was re-reading Alain De Botton’s The Art of Travel and then it hit me. We are all living in a transitory state, we are all trying to push through the monotony to get to the next exciting stage of our lives, we are all somewhere between departure & arrival.”
Gill is shortly embarking on a 23-date Departure & Arrival national tour, with special guest Australian fiddle playing legend Pixie Jenkins. He is also playing a one off show with Oz rock legend Billy Miller (The Ferrets) and a limited run of songwriters in the round shows with Golden Guitar winner Kevin Bennett (The Flood) and US Americana legend Kevin Welch.
“I can’t wait to hit the road and do a tic tac toe, 3 in a row, full bore, full throttle, full tilt tour again! It’s a high energy show with plenty of laughs, almighty fiddle playing, some tender and poignant moments…there’s something for everything.”
Departure & Arrival is out Friday 31st March via Rivershack Records/MGM.
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Angus Gill & Seasons of Change "Departure & Arrival"
Writers: Angus Gill
OMP share: 100%
Genres: country, singer-songwriter
Release date: Friday 31 March 2023
ANGUS GILL ‘DEPARTURE & ARRIVAL’ TOUR DATES
For tickets and more information, visit angusgill.com.au
THURS APRIL 13 - STAR HOTEL, YACKANDANDAH VIC*
FRI APRIL 14 - BAYVIEW COUNTRY ART CLUB, BITTERN VIC*
SAT APRIL 15 - CARAVAN CLUB, ARCHIE'S CREEK VIC*#
SUN APRIL 16 - MANTRA STUDIO KITCHEN & BAR, YARRAVILLE VIC*
FRI APRIL 21 - WHEATSHEAF HOTEL, THEBARTON SA@&
SAT APRIL 22 - MURRAY DELTA JUKE JOINT, GOOLWA SA@
SUN APRIL 23 - HORSHAM UNITING CHURCH HALL, HORSHAM VIC%
THURS APRIL 27 - BRASS MONKEY, CRONULLA NSW*
FRI APRIL 28 - HARMONIE GERMAN CLUB, CANBERRA ACT*
SAT APRIL 29 - GOULBURN WORKERS CLUB, GOULBURN NSW*
SUN APRIL 30 - SADDLES, MT WHITE NSW*
THURS MAY 4 - LIZOTTES, NEWCASTLE NSW^
FRI MAY 5 - ROYAL HOTEL, DUNGOG NSW^
SAT MAY 6 - THE BEER SHED, LEUMEAH NSW^
SUN MAY 7 - PETERSHAM BOWLING CLUB, PETERSHAM NSW^
SAT MAY 13 - GOWRIE LITTLE PLAIN HALL, GOWRIE LITTLE PLAIN QLD*
SUN MAY 14 - THE JUNK BAR, BRISBANE QLD*
FRI MAY 19 - CONDOBOLIN RSL, CONDOBOLIN NSW*
SAT MAY 20 - FORBES SERVICES CLUB, FORBES NSW*
FRI MAY 26 - WINGHAM SERVICES CLUB, WINGHAM NSW*
SAT MAY 27 - WAUCHOPE RSL, WAUCHOPE NSW*
SUN MAY 28 - COUTTS CROSSING HALL, COUTTS CROSSING NSW*
THURS AUG 24 - GYMPIE MUSIC MUSTER, GYMPIE QLD*
^WITH KEVIN BENNETT
& KEVIN WELCH (USA)
*WITH PIXIE JENKINS
#WITH BILLY MILLER
@WITH JULIET OLIVER
&WITH GEMMA TILLER
%WITH THE AUSTINS
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