Father John Misty
Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders
Assemble the congregation. Father John Misty is heading back to hear your rock n roll confession.
Secret Sounds is thrilled to announce that Father John Misty is extending his stay down under in 2018. Already set to grace stages at Laneway festivals around the country, FJM will also play a special sideshow at The Forum on Friday 9 February, 2018.
One of Australia’s most distinctive performers, Jack Ladder, will also take to the stage, backed by his band The Dreamlanders (Kirin J. Callinan, Donny Benet and Laurence Pike). A master at marrying exceptional songwriting with an ever widening sonic pallet and a one of a kind baritone voice, expect to hear old faves and new tracks from his fifth album, set for release in early 2018.
FJM dropped his second album in 2015, the critically acclaimed I Love You, Honeybear catapulting his star to new heights.
Tillman comes to Australia armed with his latest record, Pure Comedy. The album sees FJM at the top of his game and is an odyssey through which he navigates themes of progress, technology, fame, the environment, politics, social media, human nature and his own role in it all with his usual frankness.
FJM wrote Pure Comedy throughout 2015, recording the vocals and basic tracking live to cassette and in no more than two takes each. The record is the ultimate insight into Tillman’s mind, admitting to Pitchfork “If you take away my music from me, all you have left is a moustache and a bad attitude.”
After captivating crowds around the world this year at the likes of Glastonbury and Coachella, he also held the punters of Splendour in the Grass in his emotional grip…literally. He got down off that stage and hugged fans amidst a truly spectacular show. The love didn’t stop there, with tickets to his Splendour sideshows selling out in no time at all.
With a reputation like this, tickets won’t last long. Don’t miss your chance for an audience (and perhaps a holy embrace) with Father John Misty this summer!