"Paully wrote nine of the songs on the new album, and we didn’t just want to mothball that; we wanted to get it out there."
In a statement, vocalist and Triple M radio star Dave Gleeson has shared that the new collection of songs has been released in honour of Paully. Professional Misconduct is The Screaming Jets’ first album in eight years.
“It’s been probably the most trying time in my professional life,” Gleeson shared in a press release. “We lost Paul on the 15th of September, and everything has been thrown into a bit of turmoil since then.... Paully wrote nine of the songs on the new album, and we didn’t just want to mothball that; we wanted to get it out there.
“The guy was one of the greatest musos, songwriters, [and] bass players that I’ve ever met and was someone who was constantly trying to write better songs. Some people are prolific songwriters, and Paully was a relentless songwriter. There are probably 500 songs in books sitting around at his place.”
After recently revealing that the band would embark on their lengthy Australian tour celebrating Professional Misconduct following the passing of Woseen, and continue on as a band, Gleeson elaborated further today, “Paul’s passing was sudden, and no one expected it to happen. We are still reeling, but we’ve decided to honour the dates that we’ve got.
“There’s a fairly extensive run (of dates) leading into March next year, and we thought Paully was ‘the show must go on; kind of guy. He’d be telling us to get out there, strap the guitars on, get behind the kit and belt out some rock n’roll.”
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Gleeson added, “You realise you’ve got to move on, all the boys are hurting a lot, but the outpouring of love from all the fans here and around the world has been absolutely overwhelming, and we really appreciate every single note and message of support that we’ve got.”
You can listen to Professional Misconduct below or order a physical copy here.
In late September, The Screaming Jets revealed that every member of the band, including Woseen, signed postcards for the CD and vinyl copies of the album ordered from the group’s website. Physical editions of the album will also arrive with a photographic insert honouring Woseen.
You can catch The Screaming Jets playing the new stuff and the classics on an expansive tour from November until February 2024 – find all the tour dates below. Tickets are available now from the Screaming Jets website.
Friday 3 The Triffid, Brisbane QLD
Saturday 4 Beenleigh Tavern, Beenleigh QLD
Friday 10 Chelsea Heights, Chelsea Heights VIC
Saturday 11 Prince Bandroom, St Kilda VIC
Friday 17 Dubbo RSL, Dubbo NSW
Saturday 18 Bathurst RSL, Bathurst NSW
Friday 1 The Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW
Saturday 2 Anitas Theatre, Wollongong NSW
Friday 19 Blank Space, Toowoomba QLD
Saturday 20 Kingscliff Beach Hotel, Kingscliff QLD
Tuesday 23 Longyard Hotel, Tamworth QLD
Thursday 25 Sunken Monkey, Central Coast
Sunday 28 Pacific Palms Recreation Club, Elizabeth Beach NSW
Thursday 1 The Albies Bar, Busselton WA
Friday 2 Port Beach Brewery, Fremantle WA
Saturday 3 Ravenswood Hotel, Ravenswood WA
Saturday 10 Club Central, Hurstville NSW
Friday 16 Commercial Hotel, South Morang VIC
Saturday 17 Village Green, Mulgrave VIC
Friday 23 Toronto Hotel, Toronto, NSW
**More shows to be announced, including SA