The Aussie artist has phoned in from Nashville, Tennessee where he’s been performing at AmericanaFest and co-writing songs. He’s preparing to jet back to Australia to kick off a two-month tour with his new album GLASSELLLAND (pronounced Glas-Sell-Land) and new band The Sleepers. It’s his first full-length studio album in five years.
The Jordie Lane & The Sleepers GLASSELLLAND Australian Tour tour will see him sweep across Australia’s major capital cities and key regional venues this October and November, ending with a gig at the Queenscliff Music Festival on November 25-27. Growing up in Melbourne’s northern suburbs in Thornbury, Lane has a soft spot for the festival, having holidayed in the seaside town “heaps” and performed at the festival twice. “It’s one of the best festivals in Australia. Coming from Victoria I love driving down to that part of Australia… and having a festival that’s kind of out of a town is always the best I find,” he says.
So what can Queenscliff Music Festival goers and Jordie Lane fans expect from this artist at Queenscliff? “A whole bunch of new songs a whole lot more rocked up,” he says. “It’s a brand new band so I feel like we’re going to have a lot more energy.”
There’s 13 tracks on the new album and one of them explores the sounds of an ice-cream truck (yes that’s right, an ice-cream truck). But don’t expect that in his live show. On a personal level, he can’t wait to get back home and play his new songs for Aussie audiences. Catch Jordie Lane at the Queenscliff Music Festival, November 25-27. Festival tickets at www.qmf.net.au