JACK LADDER & THE DREAMLANDERS
New Album Blue Poles Out Today On Terrible Records
“Susan” Video Is A Colorful Psychic Hotline Thriller
International Tour Incl Dates w/ The Killers & Alex Cameron
“Jack Ladder’s got an attitude and a swagger (not to mention a great voice) that’s all his own.”
“Singularly dark Australian singer-songwriter hits career high”
– Q Magazine, 4 stars
“80s inspired, rhythmic tone at times, and a dark, thrashing rock n’ roll at others”
“Synthy, dramatic ’80s-influenced pop.”
Photo Credit: Wilk
“Feel Brand New” Stream
“White Flag” Video
Inspired by 1980s psychic hotline infomercials, director Leilani Croucher feels they tap into her interpretation of the song as someone trying looking for answers and in the process “losing themselves in the desire to be someone else; to become something else”.
“The video exists in a world where people are looking for answers through a television set”, she continues. “They hear a voice supposedly calling to them from the other side. These infomercials are a truly fascinating reflection on our constant desire to find the answers. They are combination of over-the-top melodrama mixed with real people trying to better themselves.”
Blue Poles is the fifth album from one of the most singular characters in Australian music. Sentimental and mournful, sardonic and surreal, Jack Ladder brings that towering and tender baritone to bear on tales of beauty, love, hope and redemption. A master of musical narrative, he conjures lyrics that celebrate the absurdity and sincerity of the human condition in songs that groove in subtle ways.
Jack Ladder recently wrapped up a stint of dates supporting Alex Cameron across Europe and the U.K. Upon returning to Australia, he and Alex Cameron are in the midst of a run of dates opening for The Killers, who recently declared themselves fans, to massive arenas. They launch the album with Australian dates later in May.
Tour w/ The Killers and Alex Cameron
5/4-5/6: Melbourne, AU @ Hisense Arena
5/8: Adelaide, AU @ Entertainment Centre
Blue Poles Australian Tour
5/18: Melbourne, AU @ The Corner Hotel
5/19: Brisbane, AU @ Brightside
5/25: Sydney, AU @ The Factory Theatre