The new album from Isaac de Heer, Summer, is out today. It was crafted with the help of UK producer and friend Roger Mars and with local input from Melbourne producer Tony Dupe (Holly Throsby, Jack Ladder and Grand Salvo).
From dreamy songs about the end of the world, hip hop inspired ramblings about spaceships, charango laments, piano ballads about time’s residue, to music written for his late grandfathers poem Summer; songwriter Isaac has been on a creative joyride.
The album’s first single ‘Spaceships’ speaks of a grimy world out of touch with the everyday. Matched with a stunning video of drawings and animation, the track is otherworldly and playful.
The ‘Spaceships’ video is the first animation Isaac has been involved in. It was a wonderful collaboration with Bernard Sullivan. A stranger until a fortuitous and random seating placement on a V- Line train heading to Wagga Wagga got them talking, first about books then about sounds.
Isaac de Heer will take Summer on the road throughout May and June, taking in Canberra, Central Coast, Sydney, Byron Bay, Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne
Issac De Heer – The Summer Album Tour
Thursday 15th May- Front Gallery, Canberra ACT
Friday 16th May- Yum Yum Eatery, Central Coast NSW
Saturday 17th May- Newsagency, Sydney NSW
Sunday 18th May- Green Room Lounge, Sydney NSW
Thursday 22nd May- The Junk Bar, Brisbane QLD
Friday 23rd May- The Treehouse, Byron Bay NSW
Sunday 25th May- Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane QLD
Saturday 7th June- Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide SA
Sunday 8th June- Red Poles Winery, Adelaide SA
Thursday 19th June- Grace Darling Hotel, Melbourne VIC