The Blackwater Fever Drop New Single, Announce Tour

5 July 2013 | 5:21 pm | Staff Writer

The Brisbane act have a quite a few things to celebrate

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In the wake of their third record release, Brisbane's unique rockers The Blackwater Fever have unleashed the full length's second single Won't Cry Over You, accompanied by a sweet five-date Queensland and New South Wales tour and a new management deal.

In a merger of blues, soul, trip-hop, instrumental and rock 'n' roll, The Blackwater Fever dropped LP The Depths earlier this year, expanding the outfit from a duo to a three-piece and broadening their sound with a bass and an organ added to the dark, atmospheric sound that has characterised their performances at major Aussie festivals like Big Day Out and Bluesfest, and supporting acts like The Black Keys and Tame Impala.

Keeping the ball rolling, the band have now dropped their follow up single to album teaser Don't Fuck With Joe with Won't Cry Over You, making use of that deep bass they've added to the refreshed sound of the record they produced themselves, something they intend to carry on through future.

"The Depths is our best release yet and the first we have made entirely under our own steam,” said frontman Shane Hicks.

“It was a huge learning curve with much trial and error but in the end I think the result has vividly realised our ideas and vision. This is how we will make albums from now on."

Gaining airplay in Australia, America and Europe and having their music features in HBO and ABC television programs, as well as advertisement campaigns, the band also brag a new management deal with Brisbane company Pricewar Music, one of the contributing factors behind the Won't Cry Over You Tour.

The five-show tour in early August and plays through until the first week of September.