“This album has formed part of my own restoration as I have grown as a person and as an artist."
#1 Dads, the side project of Big Scary's Tom Iansek, has announced his first tour of the country in five years to celebrate the release of latest LP Golden Repair.
The tour will see Iansek play five dates throughout Australia in June and July starting in Adelaide before heading to Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
The third LP from #1 Dads, Golden Repair reportedly came from a place of self reflection.
“This album Golden Repair is so named after the Japanese art form Kintsugi, in which broken pottery is restored with a gold lacquer, artfully emphasising the cracks,” Iansek said in a statement.
“It celebrates the blemishes, rendering the piece richer and more beautiful than before.
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“This album has formed part of my own restoration as I have grown as a person and as an artist and continued to peer deeper into myself, not necessarily liking or being able to accept everything that I find.
"It is thus an album of light and shade, of death and new life, and that path we continually walk towards the latter. It is a conscious exploration of the process of healing, and a pondering on suffering and its role in the process of life. It is the breaking and subsequent golden repair of myself and those closest to me.”
Iansek has also announced his tour support for the shows. Gretta Ray, Cool Sounds and Moreton will all be along for the tour, popping up at various gigs over the five-date run.
Tickets will be available for purchase from 17 March. For all the info, have a look at theGuide.