After a busy year touring with band Seeker Lover Keeper, Sally is excited to announce that she will be supporting Grammy award nominated artist Bon Iver AKA Justin Vernon on his Australian tour in March 2012.
With writing now underway for her fourth album (and her second under her own name as she previously released records under the ‘New Buffalo’ moniker), Sally intends to record her new solo album in 2012. “I have been working on some songs for my next solo album, even though I have been really busy playing shows with Seeker Lover Keeper. I love Bon Iver’s music, and can’t wait to play some of my new songs live.”
Vernon’s appreciation of Sally’s work is well documented. In 2009 he named Sally’s New Buffalo album ‘Somewhere, anywhere.’ as the most important album to him of the last few years. Earlier in 2011 Vernon went on record for Triple J’s Hottest 100 Australian Albums, saying “It became the most important album for me for two to three years. It was so complete.”
Sally joins Bon Iver for the following dates:
Saturday March 3 – Perth International Arts Festival, Perth
Tuesday March 6 – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Thursday March 8 – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
Thursday, Friday, Saturday March 15, 16 & 17 – The Tivoli, Brisbane
Women of Letters
The curators of the popular Women of Letters events – Michaela McGuire and Marieke Hardy – have published a collection of letters. The letters have been penned by a host of personalities who have read at previous Women of Letters functions. Sally’s love letter to the song Halo is included among these. All royalties from the sale of this book will go to Edgar’s Mission animal rescue. Visit the Women of Letters website for more info.
‘Decouvert’ – It’s French for ‘Recovery’!
French singer Mercedes Audras has recorded and released her own interpretations of some of Sally’s New Buffalo songs.
French and Spanish versions of ‘Recovery’, ‘Cheer Me Up Thank You’, ‘Come Back’, and ‘I’ve Got You and You’ve Got Me’ feature on Mercedes’ album ‘10,000kms’. The album has been released in France, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina.
Watch Mercedes perform her stripped back french version of ‘Recovery’ here.
Seeker Lover Keeper
A new version of the Seeker Lover Keeper self-titled album is now available both on iTunes and in stores. Retailing at a special price, the new version also features the film clips for ‘Light All My Lights’, ‘Even Though I’m a Woman’ and ‘On My Own’. The album re-issue coincides with a series of performances by the girls in churches and cathedrals around the Australia for Heavenly Sounds.
This beautiful compilation has been put together by Japanese label Rallye to raise money for those affected by the earthquake in Japan. The compilation features an early New Buffalo track ‘This Is More’ as well as tracks by Au Revoir Simone and One Day Diary.
Pray For Japan (with Music) Vol. 1 is now available on I-tunes in Australia, USA, UK, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Denmark, Canada and Japan.
‘A career defining album that spotlights her as one of this country’s most astute songwriters.’
Sally and her new band will be performing shows throughout Australia this July to officially launch her new album ‘Heart That’s Pounding’. Joining Sally on stage will be Jessica Venables (aka Jessica Says), Mark Monnone (The Lucksmiths), Tim Harvey (Hot Little Hands) and Sally’s husband Darren Seltmann.
Together the band will be performing songs from Sally’s acclaimed new album as well as reaching back into the New Buffalo catalogue.
The Australian shows follow on directly from her first headline tour of North America.
Full details, including line up and ticketing details can be found on Sally’s Calendar.
We are excited to announce that New Buffalo will be performing live as part of the upcoming theatre production Appetite.
Directed by Kate Denborough, and combining original live music from New Buffalo with text from award-winning playwright Ross Mueller [No Man’s Land, The Store Room], and featuring a fusion of dance, theatre and visual design, Appetite promises to be a sensory feast.
Appetite is the story of a successful woman on the eve of her 39th birthday.
Ambushed by her own sense of disquiet, she invites her closest family and friends to dinner but – as the night progresses, and realising that her hunger for life, for lust, for sensation has disappeared – she is inspired to change.
New Buffalo fans in Melbourne, Australia are in for a real treat, as Appetite will be staged as part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival in October. Check out the TOURS page for performance dates and ticketing info.
Finally, New Buffalo is looking very much forward to joining French duo AIR for their forthcoming Australian dates. The tour will see New Buffalo performing in front of Perth and Adelaide audiences for the first time in many months.
Further details from New Buffalo’s Tours section.
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