Wednesday 23 August
Sarah McLeod (Single Launch)
Doors 7:30pm / $25+bf Thru Oztix (HERE)
It’s been 12 years since her first solo work. Now, ARIA Award winning, platinum-selling artist Sarah McLeod is set to release her highly anticipated forthcoming studio album ROCKY’S DINER on August 18, 2017 via Kobalt.
ROCKY’S DINER marks a radical change of creative gears for Sarah, who created the album in near-complete isolation during a three-month stint in New York. She bunkered down in the bitter cold, watching the world go by outside her Brooklyn apartment, finding her muse in watching the lives of locals.
"I took my whole studio set up in a Samsonite hard case. Desktop computer and all, wrapped tightly in bubble wrap. There was zero room for clothes except for what I was wearing, I figured I'd buy more clothes when I got there. I wasn't planning on going anywhere so I didn't need much, the lack of party attire would hopefully eliminate any temptation to party, I was here to work." - Sarah Mcleod
The album also drew inspiration from Sylvester Stallone’s slugfest “Rocky” franchise and draws imagery from her experiences eating out in New York’s Little Italy district.
Giving us an exciting taste of the long-awaited album, the first single “Giants” is an anthem built to the scale of its title, exploring the drama and damage of anger. Sarah sings a story of pain and frustration over roaring guitars and pounding drums. She explains, “Through your own pain, you become an inflamed version of yourself . You put up walls , make mistakes and act out of character. This inflamed version is the giant that unintentionally causes pain to other people.”