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Robert Forster To Release First Album In 7 Years

by Paul Cashmere on June 29, 2015

in New Music,News

It has been seven years since the last Robert Forster album ‘The Evangelist’ but the legendary Go-Betweens founder is about to break his drought.

Forster will release ‘Songs To Play’ in September. Even Robert admits it is well overdue. “I had originally envisaged the gap between my last album and my new one as five years,” he says. “I wanted time to pass, for there to be a cut-off. I knew what happened next would be the start of something new. Five years became seven.”

In those seven years Robert Forster has been busy as a producer working on albums by Halfway and The John Steel Singers. The also became a reviewer for The Monthly and published a book of his writings ‘The Ten Rules of Rock and Roll’.

Forster says ‘Songs To Play’ is “a change” and will be noticeably different to ‘The Evangelist’, written just one year after the death of his Go-Betweens co-founder Grant McLennan.

The musicians for ‘Songs To Play’ are Scott Bromley and Luke McDonald (from The John Steel Singers), Matt Piele (drummer from his touring band), and violinist and singer Karin Baumler.

‘Songs To Play’ will be released on September 18, 2015.


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