blackie 2014

Hard-Ons and Nunchukka Superfly co-founder, Peter Black, (aka Blackie) is launching his third full solo album with an Australian tour that includes a run of dates as special guest support to King Buzzo of The Melvins.

"The Paintings On The Wall Say Gambler! Gambler!" is said to be "a flaming solid ball of creative explosion, whereby storm-trooping guitars and rhythm" that abandons the storm-trooping sounds of Hard-Ons and Nunchukka for "beautiful, introspective and whimsical".

Does this sound like the creative output of an underpaid taxi driver? You bet. Peel away the layers and layers of musical textures here and witness at the core, an utterly driven misfit – an unusual non-conformist with three bucks in his pocket and a million volts of ideas in his heart. That is right. The meter is ticking. Peter Black will not wait for the mainstream to catch up with him. Out comes album number three. Already.

Don't believe us? Listen to unbiased critic Stephen Ahn who writes: "Beautiful. Haunting. Often Surreal. All these qualities and the utterly unique ability to combine the complex and simple within the same melody, the ability to mix lush with the sparse. A one-in-a-million performer and songwriter with his three-in-a-million album."

"The Paintings On The Wall Say Gambler! Gambler!" is out Friday 1st August on Citadel Records.

Saturday, 2nd August 2014
Newport Hotel - NSW (Blackie plays 3 sets)

Friday, 8th August 2014
Marrs Hill Cafe, Parramatta - NSW

Wednesday, 13th August 2014
Enigma Bar, Adelaide - SA

Thursday, 14th August 2014
Barwon Club, Geelong - VIC

Friday, 15th August 2014
Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne - VIC

Wednesday, 20th August 2014
The Small Ballroom, Newcastle - NSW

Thursday, 21st August 2014
Newtown Social Club, Sydney - NSW

Friday, 22nd August 2014
Anita's Theatre, Wollongong - NSW

Saturday, 23rd August 2014
Transit Bar, Canberra - ACT

Sunday 24th August 2014
Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane - QLD