ISOBEL CAMPBELL & MARK LANEGAN: SHE & HE
She: Isobel Campbell, former cellist, keyboard player and vocalist for Glaswegian indie-pop smiths Belle & Sebastian; co-writer and lead vocal for that same bands only ever UK top 20 and Australian alternative radio hit, Legal Man, and owner of four critically acclaimed solo albums (the first two released under the non-de-plume The Gentle Waves).
He: Mark Lanegan, the gravel voiced former lead singer for the Screaming Trees, part time front man with Queens of the Stone Age & Soulsavers, partner with Greg Dulli in The Twilight Singers and owner of a string of booze soaked solo albums including the stunning 1994 debut Whiskey for the Holy Ghost and the brilliant covers album I’ll Take Care of You.
She & He: Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, a true renaissance duo channelling the dusty desert sounds of Texas and LA, via the red dust encrusted highways of Las Vegas courtesy three stunning collaborative albums including the Mercury Prize nominated debut Ballad of the Broken Seas, the much celebrated follow-up Sunday at Devil Dirt and their latest, Hawk.
“the chemistry between the two is riveting… Campbell’s songs are simple, direct, gorgeous… If, after the brilliant Ballad, you had said that this pair would reunite and make an even better album, I wouldn’t have believed you – but I think they just have” – Sunday Times – 5 Stars ***** (CD of the Week)
“Campbell and Lanegan are seriously making their mark… They’ve surpassed the Nancy Sinatra / Lee Hazlewood comparisons to create an intense, fluid sound that’s uniquely their own” – MOJO – 4 Stars ****
And now the unique couple of Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan have made their way to Australia for the very first time appearing at the giant Splendour in the Grass festival and for a series of headline shows. Backed by a four piece comprising drums, guitar, keyboards, electric bass upright bass and cello you can be assured of the full Campbell & Lanegan experience.
You Tube link: You Won’t Let Me Down Again.
Tickets for all headline shows go on-sale now!.
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan live this July and August. Don’t you dare miss them!
Friday 29th July: Sydney, The Factory (Marrickville) + Red Ghost
$56.70 + bf available from www.feelpresents.com, www.ticketek.com.au, phone: (02) 9550 3666 or in person at all Ticketek and OzTix outlets.
Saturday 30th July: Woodfordia, Splendour in the Grass
Tickets on-sale now
Monday 1st August: Melbourne, National Theatre (St.Kilda) + Ron Peno (SOLD OUT)
$60.60 including fees (transaction fees may apply) from www.ticketek.com.au, phone: 132 849, in person at the venue 20 Carlisle Street, St Kilda or from www.nationaltheatre.org.au or via phone 9525 4611.
Tuesday 2nd August: Melbourne, Thornbury Theatre + Ron Peno
$55.00 + bf from www.thethornburytheatre.com. Also available at Polyester Records, Greville Records, The Espy Bottleshop, National Hotel, Geelong and Thornbury Australian College of Trade, Brunswick.
Wednesday 3rd August: Fremantle, Fly By Night Club + The Ghost Hotel
$52.00 + booking fee from www.flybynight.org, phone (08) 9430 5976 or in person at the Fly by Night box office.