Can confirm – Dan Sultan is releasing a collaborative EP featuring the biggest and boldest names in Australian music rn!
A.B. Original, Camp Cope, Meg Mac and Gang Of Youths front man Dave Le’aupepe will all feature on Killer Under A Blood Moon, an extremely special and important release that includes four selected tracks from Sultan’s ARIA-Award nominated LP Killer, now reinterpreted.
Set for release on May 18, Sultan explains that the concept behind Killer Under A Blood Moon was to give these songs new bodies, new ways of being, and to have a good time doing it. “We were really just hanging out and having a bit of fun together. I’m really proud of Killer and of the writing on the album, and this is another way to show these songs from a different perspective.”
The first track to be revealed is ‘Drover’, featuring the unparalleled energy and voice of Dave Le’aupepe.
“When Dan Sultan asks, one doesn’t say no. He could ask for both my kidneys and I would probably say yes — thankfully, he only wanted to re-record ‘Drover’, so we just did that. Working with Dan is captivating, inspiring and often hilarious, and although it’s easy to be outshone by Sults, you usually wind up feeling better about yourself and your craft than you did when you started.” – Dave Le’aupepe.
A new song will be revealed weekly in the lead up to the EP release. Still to come is Dan Sultan and A.B Original’s rework of ‘My Kingdom’, where perspectives are flipped and the story incredibly re-told, plus there’s a shimmering slice of dance-floor pop with Meg Mac on ‘Reaction’, whilst Camp Cope make title track, ‘Killer’, more powerful than ever with their illustrious punk aura.
Killer Under A Blood Moon was performed and recorded live at Red Moon Studios with producer Jan Skubiszweski. Its creation is a testament to the respect Sultan garners in his peers. It also speaks to a growing camaraderie amongst those musicians unafraid to forge new cultural ground and to challenge the status quo, onstage and off. The 6-track EP rounds off with two unheard glam-bent bonus tracks, ‘Pitchfork’ and ‘Coming Back’.
You can pre-order Killer Under A Blood Moon now. You can currently catch Dan Sultan, his piano and guitar – amidst his incredible 44-date intimate Killer Solo Tour, hitting all corners of Australia. Last week, the tour was expanded with 21 new shows added. Tickets here.