SCREEN PRINTED POSTER

This was for sale on the March tour and we have some left over. Note that the album title has changed slightly since then which makes it even more rare!

Designed by Sydney graphic artist Andrew Fairclough, each poster is meticulously hand screen printed, signed and numbered up to 200.

Andrew designed the poster listening to rough mix tracks off the new album. His vision was to evoke the spirit of travel, movement and public transport, hence the horizontal design.

The print also comes with a download code to a free track, a demo version of a new song which will be on the new album called My Love is an Ocean Away.

Buy it HERE.

SHELLEY’S NEW ALBUM

I’ve just released this album on my label Flippin Yeah and it’s stunning. Everyone I’ve played it to wonders why it’s not more widely available. That’s just the way Shelley and the band wanted it. It’s all covers chosen by herself, her father and Eric Issacson (owner of Mississippi Records), and was recorded and mixed in two days. An exercise in pure analogue, these songs never so much as brushed a computer and there’s an old-world warmth to them. We only pressed 110 copies on vinyl and have scant few left.

Each LP is hand screen-printed and assembled. You can listen to one of the songs originally by Tom Waits HERE.

Buy it HERE.

BYRON WRITERS FESTIVAL

I’m in Byron Bay this week for the writers festival, attempting to decipher the mysteries of songwriting with Missy Higgins.

All info found on the festival website.

Friday 1 August, 1.45pm – 2.30pm
The Art of Songwriting
Darren Hanlon
Missy Higgins
Chair: Anneli Knight

Slag Fest 2014

My buddy Steph Hughes and I uncharacteristically followed through on a drunken idea we had. And so Slag Fest is born! Come along on a road trip to Broken Hill…

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https://www.facebook.com/slagfest2014

ALBUM PREVIEW SHOWS

I’ve had a few messages lately asking after the progress of this new album. It’s coming along nicely and now I’m just being fussy with the final touches. It’s been a long journey and I wanna get everything right. At this stage the working title is “Where Did You Come From?”

So I’d planned to launch it early March as a couple of the musicians who played on it will be here in Australia anyway and thought it would time nicely. When I realised I’d missed the deadline I thought it would be a shame not to do something anyway.  So I’ve put together a week of preview shows in interesting spaces to at least showcase some of the songs I’ve recorded.  These are also very intimate venues so tickets are limited – about 100 each show – so please get in early if you want to secure a spot.

Each show will also feature an multi-media performance by Portland’s Adam Selzer as he reads, sings and projects images from his new book ‘Ami, Go Home.’

 

MONDAY 3rd, March
WAGGA WAGGA, NSW
Conservatorium of Music
w/ Little Wings
7.30 PM
ALL AGES!

TUESDAY 4th, March
SYDNEY, NSW
Leichhardt Town Hall
7.30PM
ALL AGES!
SOLD OUT

THURSDAY 6th, March
CANBERRA, ACT
Old Parliament House
Members Dining Room
7PM (early show)
SOLD OUT

FRIDAY 7th, March
CANDELO, NSW
Town Hall
7.30PM
ALL AGES!
TICKETS
or available at Magpie Music, Bega

SUNDAY 9th, March
MELBOURNE, VIC
Queens College (Parkville)
Junior Common Room
7.30PM
ALL AGES!
SOLD OUT

NEKO CASE

Am really happy to have been asked to play support for Neko Case on her upcoming Australian tour.  Here are the dates in case you’re interested:

THURSDAY 27th, Feb
PERTH, WA
Fly By Night

SUNDAY 2nd, March
MELBOURNE, VIC
Corner Hotel

WEDNESDAY 5th, March
BRISBANE, QLD
The Hi-Fi

SATURDAY 8th, March
MEENIYAN, VIC
Town Hall

CHRISTMAS SHOW UPDATE

Thanks Melbourne for selling so quick, we’ve had some emails asking for another show but unfortunately we have no days left. Have also had mail from Brisbane folk lamenting the fact the show up there is 18+… really sorry about that as I know families often like to come along. I promise I’ll find an all ages venue for the album launch tour next year.

Have added more room to the Sydney church show and as of today there are 20 tix left.

Ta,

D

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