DAN SULTAN releases new album ‘Killer’ today + shares ‘Drover’ live video + touring September

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✭✭✭✭✩ Almost impossible not to hit ‘repeat’ immediately after it’s done 
– The Music

✭✭✭✭ A winning neo-soul reinvention… Killer is a striking intersection of style and substance – Rolling Stone

Sultan’s records have showcased one of Australia’s strongest and most essential voices. Killer is its greatest exhibition yet – STACK

It is with infinite pride that Liberation release Dan Sultan’s fourth studio album, Killer – a collection of songs that marks a significant turning point in a lustrous career spanning over a decade. An enthralling live video of album opener ‘Drover’ has also been revealed and is an exciting indication of what fans can expect when the Killer Album Tour rolls around in September.

Influenced by an innovative pop landscape, Killer takes Sultan’s honest storytelling into uncharted territory and exhibits a sophisticated leap forward in production and instrumentation. Lyrically, Sultan pushes into some of his most personal and political realms yet, though “I don’t consider myself political or preachy” he says. The songs are inward, reflective and painfully honest.

Killer was recorded in Melbourne with long-time friend Jan Skubiszewski. “Having Jan there to push me and hear my ideas was awesome” Sultan says. “We’ve worked together a lot, but never on something as big as this, and I know he’s as proud of it as I am. It was the perfect storm.” Together they introduced synthesizers and drum machines that drive the album’s 11 soulful pop tracks. The sound is embellished with cinematic swirls and layered gospel vocals that heighten emotions.

Premiered this week on Melbourne’s 3RRR, powerful track ‘Drover’ sees Sultan unearth one of the most important acts of deviance in Australia’s history, reflecting on the Wave Hill walk-off protest in 1966. Sultan self-describes ‘Drover’ as a prequel to Paul Kelly’s‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’.

“It’s about the lead-up to the walk-off, about what it was like on the ground before the protest really kicked off. The drover in the song has heard murmurs of a walk-off, murmurs of, ‘We’re going to protest and stand up for our land and stand up for our people’” – Dan Sultan

Dan Sultan’s recent appearance at Splendour In The Grass saw him hold an audience in the palm of his hand; unafraid to lay it all on the line. On the Killer Album Tour, Sultan will play some of his largest venues to date in both metro and regional cities, this time backed by a full band. Sultan will also be supporting Midnight Oil on two of their anticipated shows in October. “It’s a whole new show. New music, new band, new vibe. I can’t wait for everyone to see it!”

Killer has been the feature album all this week on Double J. The singles, ‘Kingdom’‘Hold It Together’ and ‘Magnetic’, have received extensive airplay across triple j, ABC and community radio, with ‘Hold It Together’ being the #1 most played track on AMRAP’s Reginal Radio Chart for 4 consecutive weeks. Reviews are flowing in, collectively calling Killer Dan’s most accomplished album yet.

Dan Sultan’s last album Blackbird landed at #4 on the ARIA Albums Chart and took out the award for Best Rock Album at the 2014 ARIAs, as well as a handful of NIMA and AIR awards. It’s since been accredited Gold in Australia.
 is out now.

Killer tracklist:

  1. Drover
  2. Hold It Together
  3. Kingdom
  4. Killer
  5. Should’ve Known
  6. Cul-de-sac
  7. Magnetic
  8. Over In Time
  9. Reaction
  10. Fire Under Foot
  11. Easier Man

Killer – Dan Sultan
Out now through Liberation Music
Available for streaming & purchase here

Presented by Frontier Touring & The Music

All tickets on sale now | For full tour info, click here

Fri 1 Sep | Wool Exchange, Geelong VIC (18+)
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Sat 2 Sep | Forum Theatre, Melbourne VIC (18+)
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Fri 8 Sep | Odeon Theatre, Hobart TAS (18+)
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Sat 9 Sep | Club 54, Launceston TAS (18+)
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Fri 15 Sep | HQ, Adelaide SA (18+)
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Sat 16 Sep | Metro City, Perth WA (18+)
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Thu 21 Sep | The Northern, Byron Bay NSW (18+)
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Fri 22 Sep | Max Watt’s, Brisbane QLD (18+)
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Thu 28 Sep | Academy, Canberra ACT (18+)
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Fri 29 Sep | Bar On The Hill, Newcastle NSW (18+)
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Sat 30 Sep | Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW (18+)
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Mon 2 Oct | ANZAC Oval, Alice Springs NT (18+*)
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Wed 4 Oct | Darwin Amphitheatre, Darwin NT (18+*)
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* U18s must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian

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