First tour in five years for Something For Kate

Underestimate the fervency of Something For Kate’s fanbase at your peril. Despite a lengthy absence, album preview shows at The Annandale in Sydney and The Northcote Social Club in Melbourne last week sold out within minutes, and a just announced five-date national tour is expected to do the same.

Their first in five years, the tour kicks off at Melbourne’s The Corner Hotel on October 6, with dates in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. The tour marks the release of new album Leave Your Soul To Science, which was recorded in Dallas, Texas, with producer/engineer/mixer John Congleton, who’s worked on records by the like of Explosions In The Sky, St. Vincent, Okkervil River and Modest Mouse.

“We spend months together writing these pieces of music, sometimes fiercely arguing, sometimes intently discussing, sometimes hating, sometimes loving but mostly procrastinating,” drummer Clint Hyndman wrote in a recording blog published on Something For Kate’s website.

The album is the follow-up to 2006’s Desert Lights, which FL described as an evolving step forward, and a Paul Dempsey solo album, Everything Is True, which entered #5 on the national ARIA Albums chart in 2009 and went on to surpass gold sales.

Supports from The Gin Club’s Ben Salter in solo mode.

Something For Kate national tour

Saturday 6th October – The Corner, Melbourne

Friday 12th October – The Metro, Sydney

Saturday 13th October – The Zoo, Brisbane

Friday 26th October – The Gov, Adelaide

Saturday 27th October – Fly By Night, Fremantle

Tickets on sale 9am this Friday 31st August