Dear music lovers the world over,
Charles Jenkins is coming your way to launch the critically acclaimed new album “Love Your Crooked Neighbour With Your Crooked Heart” on Silver Stamp Records via Fuse Distribution.
“A rare talent” – Simon Collins – The West Australian
Charles Jenkins – male artist of the year nomination Melbourne Age EG Awards
‘Pray My Dear Daughter’ Song of the year nomination Melbourne Age EG Awards
3PBS – Album of the week
Radio National’s Lucky Oceans – Album of the week
“Love Your Crooked Neighbour with Your Crooked Heart continues the marriage of gilt-edged pop sensibility and razor-sharp lyrics that distinguishes Jenkins from the average troubadour….(an) artisan of the highest caliber”
Patrick Emery – The Age EG
“Another example of Jenkins’ considerable craft”
Iain Shedden – The Australian
“With these 10 songs, one of Australia’s finest songwriters delivers a collection as finely honed as a Hemingway short story, not a note or phrase wasted or out of place.”
Noel Mengel – Brisbane Courier Mail
Charles Jenkins Touring Oct-Dec 2012
Sunday October 21 – Northcote Social Club (matinee show), Northcote (band show) with special guests Raised by Eagles.
Thursday October 25 – Norfolk Basement, Fremantle (solo)
Friday October 26 – The Velvet Lounge, Mt Lawley (with Suzannah Espie, Liz Stringer & Chris Altmann)
Thursday 6 December – The Hideaway, Fortitude Valley (duo with Davey Lane)
Friday 7 December – Notes, Newtown (band show)
LOVE YOUR CROOKED NEIGHBOUR WITH YOUR CROOKED HEART
Following the 5-star reviewed 2010 album Walk this Ocean, Crooked Heart was recorded at home in between the volleys of surrounding suburban nail guns. It contains ringing performances of songs with drama, social commentary, tension and beauty. Warm, beguiling and folky. These are songs from the heart – for the heart, the head and the hips – Tales both tall and small – with a twist or two along the way – because sometimes the beauty is in the twist.
Love Your Crooked Neighbour With Your Crooked Heart is more of the stuff that has made Jenkins one of this country’s most admired songwriters.
“He’s too good a writer not to be in your life”
A distinct country flavour flows through the record – there are horns, pianos, and Suzannah Espie and Douglas Lee Robertson (Icecream Hands) singing up a backing vocal storm on a few others. It’s a stunning, rambling ride down a road less travelled and The Zhivagos are at the heights of their collective and considerable powers.
Don’t miss seeing this magic live when Charles heads your way to launch this splendid album.
To cast a vote for Charles and ‘Pray My Dear Daughter,’ please visit the Age EG Music Awards at www.theage.com.au/egawards.
Visit the brand new website at www.charlesjenkins.com.au