Australian singer-songwriter Kav Temperley, best known for fronting chart-topping Fremantle rockers Eskimo Joe, has announced the release of his eagerly anticipated debut solo record. Entitled Hope Street, the EP is out 9th September.

“This is as honest as I get,” said Temperley in a statement. “It’s terrifying! But it’s also liberating. There was no censoring – no towing a particular line. I suppose you could say Hope St is me burying my 20s and elegantly dancing into my late 30s. It’s about finding a new way.”

According to Temperley, Hope Street is not just an EP, but a song cycle. “They all form a complete narrative,” he said. “They take us full cycle. I wanted to present these songs in a unique format, in a different paradigm – it was an artistic challenge.”

Temperley will celebrate the release of his debut solo EP with a national tour which will take him from Fremantle through to Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, and Perth, with regional stops along the way. Check below for all the details.

Kav Temperley National Tour Dates

Saturday, 3rd September 2016
FAC Gallery Sessions, Fremantle WA

Sunday, 11th September 2016
Brisbane Festival

Thursday, 15th September 2016
Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh VIC

Friday, 16th September 2016
The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine VIC

Saturday, 17th September 2016
The Basement, Sydney NSW

Sunday, 18th September 2016
Front Bar, Canberra ACT

Friday, 23rd September 2016
Jimmy’s Den, Perth WA

Saturday, 24th September 2016
Clancy’s Fish Pub, Dunsborough WA