SKYSCRAPER STAN RELEASES NEW ALBUM “GOLDEN BOY”
Golden Boy is the lush sophomore album by beloved singer-songwriter Skyscraper Stan.
Revered for his piercing observational lyricism and thrilling live performances, Stan has once again capitalised on his chemistry with long time touring band the Commission Flats and engineer/producer Richard Stolz (Paul Kelly, HUSKY) to put together a crowd-funded, rollercoaster ride of a record at Woodstock Studios in Balaclava.
Golden Boy (released through Heart of the Rat Records) is tender, angry, introspective and political over the course of its 10 tracks. Split into two, 5 track volumes, Vol. I is aggressive and character driven - exploring stories from outside the songwriters own life. Vol. 2 is autobiographical - anger making way for more gentle introspection. Stan's first full length LP as a whole first tackles themes of privilege, masculinity, crime and ambition before moving into a more personal exploration of lessons learned (or not).
Driven by Stan’s intricate lyrics and underpinned by the dynamic Commission Flats, Golden Boy flies between such disparate influences as Stax era soul, Melbourne post-punk, Tin-pan Alley songwriters and rambling folk tales - a menagerie of mismatched musical muses coalescing into something unique, melodic and unexpected.
Stan and his band are road-hardened and at home on the stage - they have a good time and it’s contagious. Since 2015 they’ve been praised for their high energy live shows and top-shelf banter. Now, they are back on the road and they’ve turned the heat up this time. Over July and August this year, Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats will take Golden Boy on the road through VIC, SA, ACT, NSW, WA, & QLD (as well as New Zealand) with plenty of opportunity for fans and music lovers alike to head out and see a songwriter and band at the top of their game.
Australian Tour Dates:
Wed 3 July - The Red Room, Ararat VIC | Tickets
Thu 4 July - Grace Emily, Adelaide SA | Tickets
Sat 6 July - Stone Pony, Adelaide SA | Tickets
Thu 11 July - Smith's Alternative, Canberra ACT | Tickets
Fri 12 July - The Vanguard, Sydney NSW | Tickets
Fri 19 July - Four5Nine, Perth, WA | Tickets
Sat 20 July - The Prince of Wales, Bunbury WA | Free show
Sun 21 July - Caves Hotel, WA | Free Show
Fri 26 July - The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine VIC | Tickets
Sat 27 July - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC | Tickets
Fri 2 Aug - Scottish Prince Free Show, Gold Coast QLD | Free show
Sat 3 Aug - Milk Factory, Brisbane QLD | Tickets
For more information and tickets, head to http://www.skyscraperstan.com.au
“Skyscraper Stan is a revelation” - The Sydney Morning Herald
“One part Nick Cave, two parts Hank Williams” - Sunday Star Times
"Just as quickly as you think you have Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats pinned down, the sheet is pulled from under you” - Forte Magazine
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