Melbourne’s indie-folk darlings Tinpan Orange return with a brand new single‘You’re Not There’, the first taste from their forthcoming fifth studio album to be released in early 2016, and announce a string of festival dates along with a very intimate single launch at The Melbourne Folk Club on Sunday December 13th.
Lead by the ethereal and mesmerising Emily Lubitz, with brother Jesse Lubitzon guitar and string playing virtuoso Alex Burkoy, ‘You’re Not There’ was co-written and co-produced with Harry James Angus (The Cat Empire). Angushelps to deliver a 70’s inspired alt-country folk song that takes you on journeywith Emily’s distinctly angelic voice, coupled with Jesse’s harmonies and sensitive guitar melodies. ‘You’re Not There’ welcomes you back into the melancholic and heart-warming world that is distinctly Tinpan Orange.
Previous album Over the Sun (2012) was nominated for The Age Music Victoria Genre Award for Best Folk Roots Album in 2013, at the same time as Emily sang on one of the biggest viral sensations of all time, the famous Metro advertisement of Dumb Ways to Die, and the band won the Triple J Unearthed slot on Melbourne’s Laneway Festival, also in 2013. Moving forward into 2015 the band received two Australian arts grants, which helped them on their way to make their fifth album in their hometown of Melbourne with the album being mixed by Portland’s folk production king Adam Selzer (M. Ward, Monsters of Folk, JolieHollland, Laura Veirs).
Tinpan Orange have been lucky enough to share stages with Martha Wainright, The Cat Empire, The Waifs, Jen Cloher and Husky, just to name a few, along with performing at some of the world’s biggest music festivals including WOMAD, Woodford Folk Festival, Laneway Festival, Calgary Folk Festival and Winnipeg Folk Festival captivating audiences across the globe.
Now with new material and a fifth album slated for release in April 2016, TinpanOrange are looking forward to spending the Summer playing Festivals nationally across Australia.