One Tanks show only for Sarah McLeod
AUSTRALIAN rocker turned love song crooner Sarah McLeod will be playing one show only in Cairns in November.
The former Superjesus front woman has returned to where it all began in the style of music she will be playing, trading grunge for a softer, more gentle offering.
Sarah McLeod’s new EP, 96% Love Song Book Part 1, will be released on October 28 ahead of her national tour that will see her at the Tanks Art Centre on Friday November 22.
McLeod’s sentiment behind the release is none other than it is simply the sound of an era that is dear to her, a ‘‘tip of the hat’’ to the 50s and 60s favourites that she grew up with.
‘‘This style of music has always been my foundation, however in the 90s I pushed it very firmly aside in order to focus on my ‘ grunge’ phase,’’ she said.
‘‘I never confessed to anyone that my tastes were living in the past, but now I feel I have come full circle and it’s OK for me to just write what comes naturally.
‘‘This record is for all of us to enjoy, not just play on your stereo. Whether this direction is relevant is not something I am concerning myself with, I love it and it makes me happy.
‘‘ I have enjoyed this writing/ recording process more than any musical experience to date.
‘‘ When I was a kid and my parents split, my dad built a yacht and sailed it to Hamilton Island and even further north.
‘‘ He stayed around there for about 10 years then continued up to Cooktown.
‘‘My sister and I spent all our Christmas holidays with dad sailing around the Whitsundays and beyond.
‘‘I truly love that part of the world, and I know where the good mangroves are to tie us down should a cyclone occur!’’
McLeod has three ARIA awards and over 300,000 record sales to her name from her time with The Superjesus.
The band are most well known for their singles ‘‘ Shut My Eyes’’, ‘‘Secret Agent Man’’, ‘‘Down Again’’ and ‘‘Gravity’’.
Tickets for the show are available for $25 for an adult or $20 for concession card holders. Visit www.ticketlink.com.au or phone 1300 855 835.