Ed Kuepper Unveils New Album Details & 2016 Tour Dates

19 December 2015 | 12:18 pm | Staff Writer

The celebrated Aussie artist will unleash his 50th release next week

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Venerated Aussie musician Ed Kuepper has announced the imminent release of new full-length Lost Cities — in time for Christmas, in case you're thinking of getting us anything — as well as a run of solo headline shows in support of the new work in early 2016.

Lost Cities, incredibly, marks the 50th release (excluding compilations) from the former guitarist of The Saints, and boasts further milestones in being his 21st release on self-owned label Prince Melon Records, and his first entirely solo and electric — or 'solo orchestral', to use Kuepper's favoured terminology — release.

"When I was a kid, I always processed recordings as a kind of singular whole, so when I started to play the guitar I wanted my playing to be the entire orchestra/band rather than just the guy strumming in the corner," Kuepper said in a statement. "A good example would be the way I played Nights In Venice on the first Saints LP, or the acoustic with hyper-harmonic overtones on Today Wonder.

"Lost Cities continues that approach but also moves into the tonal opposite of what I did when I started."

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If you're keen on checking out the songs at a gig, in all their solo orchestral glory, your jumping on point will be Marrickville's Camelot Lounge on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 March next year. Kuepper will then move on to perform in Cronulla (Thursday 24 March), Bulli (Saturday 26 March), Milton (27 March) and Canberra (Friday 1 April).

Tickets are available through a variety of outlets, and further dates will be announced in the near future, so keep your eyes on theGuide or The Music App to make sure you stay on top of Kuepper's touring plans as they develop.

Lost Cities will be released on Monday, 21 December, via Prince Melon Records.