April 26th, 2023The Distance South to launch debut self-titled album at the Palais
Combining the earthiness of folk, the lament of country and the authenticity of stories that you just know are true, The Distant South have been sweating it out in some of Victoria’s best venues over the last 2 years – honing their sound and their songs to the delight of a growing audience.
The Distant South play stories in song – covering the many elements of the human condition. Love, loss, depression, hope and hopelessness. Childhood and adulthood and the fear and accomplishment of reaching middle age. Songs are written with an authentic voice and brought to life with acoustic guitar, banjo, double bass, drums, violin and soaring harmonies.
2022 saw The Distant South finish recording their debut, self-titled 10 track album with Myles Mumford at Rolling Stock Studios with mastering taken care of by Adam Dempsey at Deluxe. This beautiful collection of songs has been captured on 180g Vinyl – and will be launched and available for purchase at The Hepburn Palais on the 29th of April.
Influences on the Melbourne-based band include artists such as Sierra Ferrell, liz Stringer, Jason Isbell, Kerryn Fields & Gillian Welch. Acoustic by nature – but never shy to rock out with a Telecaster and a solid backbeat – melody, harmony and emotive lyrics are the artefacts that define the sound of The Distant South.
The album launch gig happens Saturday, April 29 from 6.35pm