It’s only ever happened a few rare times so when Tex, Don & Charlie do record music together, it’s special. And so it is with the band’s first album in twelve years, the sublime ‘You Don’t Know Lonely’, a gripping collection of 12 evocative stories in song from the masters of the form: TEX PERKINS, DON WALKER & CHARLIE OWEN.
‘You Don’t Know Lonely’ will be released on June 30 via EMI / Universal Music followed by the band heading out in August and September for a massive national Australian tour.
Playing songs from the trio’s spectacular 1993 debut ‘Sad But True’, itself widely regarded as one of the great Australian albums, and 2005’s ‘All Is Forgiven’ the band will be play in intimate rooms with seating and standing sections where possible.
‘You Don’t Know Lonely,’ which was produced by Tex, Don & Charlie and features drummer extraordinaire Charley Drayton, bass master Steve Hadley and pedal steel wiz Garrett Costigan comes at you clearer and clearer the more time you give it – something that’s as true for its creators as it is for the audience.
It grows, rising like the tendrils of a summer vine to envelop you with it’s layers.
TEX, DON & CHARLIE
NATIONAL TOUR EXPANDED TO TWENTY SIX DATES THIS AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER
The Ahern Brothers Announced As National Tour Support
“Put your feet up, relax and enjoy” – News Limited
“You Don’t Know Lonely is like Bukowski set to music” – The West Australian
Tickets for it and all extra shows are on sale now and selling fast!
Also announced are The Ahern Brothers who will open for of Tex, Don & Charlie on their national tour. Both highly respected songwriters and solo artists in their own right, Steve Grady and Josh Rennie-Hynes formed The Ahern Brothers after an impromptu writing trip to the States in 2016. The duo recently released their self-titled debut album to incredible reviews, including 4 stars from Rolling Stone Magazine who called the album “A mesmerising contemporary folk recording: restrained, pithy, and pure” and Rhythms Magazine said “This is an album of song and sounds to be savoured and cherished.