Q&A Scene: Tinpan Orange

Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?
The new single is called Rich Man (it seems to be going off in Turkey for some reason!). The new album is called Love is a Dog and we have been working on it for over a year and we are really quite proud of it. The tour is going all over Australia and we are taking the wonderful Jim Lawrie on the road with us as support.

What’s your favourite work at this point in time?
Rumours – Fleetwood Mac
[pullquote]The new single is called Rich Man – it seems to be going off in Turkey for some reason![/pullquote] The Two Fridas – Frida Kahlo
The Artist is Present – Marina Abromovic
oh and Love is a Dog – Tinpan Orange ;)

Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.
We were doing a 7 hour drive from Esperence to Perth in Western Australia and after driving for an hour and half after filling up with petrol Alex said, ‘has anyone seen my bag?’ Silence. We turned around and drove in silence you could slice right through back to the dusty one horse town where we filled up to find his bag exactly where he had left it. It was a long day. But we decided that we all get one turn to do something like that. I used up mine a couple of years ago. Jesse still has his up his sleeve… we’ll see what this tour brings.

What, or who, inspires you?
other artists, other people’s stories, books, poems, songs, my kids, landscapes, movies, my husband, my stories, my mistakes, the weather, coffee, hope and fear.

Which song do you wish you wrote?
Ne me quitte pas – Jacques Brel
It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock’n’roll – ACDC (mostly for the royalties)
Everything Gillian Welch wrote.

How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
pancakes – good savoury and sweet. good at any time of day. great at a festival. fillls the belly and leaves you satisfied but wanting more just for the taste.

What’s next for you?
We will release ‘Love is a Dog‘ in April, do the national tour to promote it, then head to Europe in October!

What’s your scene?
I’m not sure..?

About Tinpan Orange

Seasoned folk darlings Tinpan Orange have today announced their fifth studio album, Love Is A Dog (set for release April 8), alongside its breathtaking first single, Rich Man (out February 12). The virtuosic trio will hit the road to celebrate the release kicking off at the Fairbridge Folk Festival (WA) on April 15, moving through Tasmania, Melbourne, Mullumbimby, Brisbane, Sydney, Darwin, Fremantle and finishing up in Adelaide on June 5.

Over a year in the making, Love Is A Dog is a luscious and intricate concept album with soaring string arrangements, thoughtful, sparse guitar hooks and Emily Lubitz’s delicate, show-stopping voice. Produced by the band in collaboration with Harry James Angus (The Cat Empire, Jackson Jackson), and mixed by the renowned Adam Selzer (M.Ward, She & Him, Jolie Holland) at Type Foundry Studios in Portland, the album presents a vulnerability and a beauty that captivates and inspires. Love Is A Dog explores the paralysis of privilege, the precariousness of having too much to lose and the pain of loving someone too much.

The stunning lead single, Rich Man is inspired by a sad, over-satiated character who is surrounded by great wealth but locked into a loveless relationship. It has a dark, rambling quality, championed by Lubitz’s first ever recorded exploration of her falsetto range. “When I first heard the final mix, I had the feeling that it could have been used as a Bond theme if David Lynch was directing,” says guitarist Jesse Lubitz. The single is accompanied by a simple yet intriguing video. Directed by Jam Nawaz of Jam Design (Remi, Tully on Tully) the clip depicts mysterious hands thrusting fur, gold and pearls upon a wealthy housewife (played by Emily Lubitz), until the very end, where she removes all in defiance, unadorned and free.

To celebrate the release of Love Is A Dog, Tinpan Orange will embark on a national tour in April and May of 2016, supported by Jim Lawrie. Enthusiastic about the current lineup of the band, Emily Lubitz says: “We are enjoying playing as a trio at the moment…I like singing in that space and I love to hear Alex (Burkoy) fill some of the spaces with his strings. Our shows are intimate, and when I’m feeling safe and sound, I will tell a few stories and share some thoughts…and Alex might even tell a joke!”

Tinpan Orange are Emily Lubitz, Jesse Lubitz and Alex Burkoy, with the in-studio help of Daniel Farrugia (Angus & Julia Stone, Missy Higgins) on drums and Jules Pascoe (Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Racketts) on bass guitar.

The new album Love Is A Dog is out April 8 and tickets to the national tour are ON SALE NOW.

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Tinpan Orange ‘Love Is A Dog’ Album Tour

FRI 15 APR SUN 17 APR I FAIRBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL, FAIRBRIDGE WA
Tickets available from http://fairbridgefestival.com.au/wp/buy/tickets/

FRI 29 APR I THE GRAND POOBAH, HOBART TAS
Tickets available at www.tinpanorange.com

SUN 1 MAY I FRESH ON CHARLES, LAUNCESTON TAS
Tickets available at www.tinpanorange.com

SAT 07 MAY I TOFF IN TOWN, MELBOURNE VIC
Tickets available from http://thetoffintown.com/ 9639 8770

SAT 14 MAY I CIVIC HALL, MULLUMBIMBY NSW
Tickets available from www.redsquaremusic.com.au/

SUN 15 MAY I OLD MUSEUM, BRISBANE QLD
Tickets available from http://oldmuseum.org/

FRI 20 MAY I THE VANGUARD, SYDNEY NSW
Tickets available from http://www.thevanguard.com.au/

FRI 27 MAY I THE WORKERS CLUB, GEELONG VIC
Tickets available at www.tinpanorange.com

SAT 28 MAY I THE RAILWAY CLUB, DARWIN NT
Tickets available from http://www.darwinrailwayclub.com/

SAT 4 JUNE – FLY BY NIGHT, FREMANTLE WA
Tickets available from www.flybynight.org/

SUN 5 JUNE – THE WHEATSHEAF, ADELAIDE SA I 4.30PM
Tickets available from www.wheatsheafhotel.com.au/

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