Mar 202015

Hey Music People

Guess what I have in my office right now?  

That’s right. ‘Last Year’s Tune’, the debut album from Skyscraper Stan and The Commission Flats!  Hot Damn!

If you’re wondering what it’s like, it’s a little like this:

The world according to Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats is a hazy, sweat-soaked dream of sunburnt country towns, dirty inner-city intersections and hot, muggy bedrooms. A superb lyricist, Stan has earned a reputation as a songwriter-to-watchand and The Commission Flats are known around the traps for their incendiary, high octane performances.   This album is a must-listen for fans of Nick Cave, Timber Timbre, Father John Misty, Old Crow Medicine Show and M. Ward.

If you want a copy for review – and I know you do,  please email me at  x


Mar 062015

Ttroubadour rock and roll legends Skyscraper Stan And The Commission Flats will debut at Port Fairfy Folk Festival tomorrow on the Shebeen Bar Stage at 9.45pm. Tomorrow is also the day they release Last Year’s Tune at the festival so the timing couldn’t be more perfect to announce they’ve just inked a distribution deal with MGM.

Based on the look of the new album cover and feedback to date there’s a strong feeling that this record has legs, not unlike front man Stan Woodhouse.


Port Fairy is the start of Skyscraper Stan’s national tour and here are all the dates:


6-9 March 2015  |  Port Fairy Folk Festival |  Port Fairy, VIC

Wednesday 11 March | Railway Friendly Bar | Byron Bay, NSW

Thursday 12 March |  Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall | Brisbane QLD

Friday 13 March | The Pier | Port Macquarie, NSW

Saturday 14 March | Lazy Bones Lounge | Marrickville NSW

Friday 20 March | The Illawarra Brewery | Wollongong NSW – Skyscraper Stan and Oskar Herbig duo

Saturday 21 March | The Commercial Hotel | Milton, NSW – Skyscraper Stan and Oskar Herbig duo

Sunday 22 March | Birdhouse Bar | Wagga Wagga NSW – Skyscraper Stan and Oskar Herbig duo

Friday 27 March | Sooki Lounge | Belgrave VIC

Saturday 28 March | The Gasometer Hotel | Melbourne VIC

Saturday 4 April | Grace Emily | Adelaide, SA

Sunday 5 April | The Loft | Warrnambool VIC 


Here’s the link to ‘Chief’ the first single to be be lifted from the new ‘Last Year’s Tune’ album Skyscraper Stan And The Commission Flats: