After an epic few years spent writing and recording, working with the likes of Tim Whitten (Augie March, Powderfinger, Art of Fighting) and Hadyn Buxton (Trial Kennedy, Cat Empire) Nik Lone’s debut long-player THESE PICTURES WON’T TELL YOU has arrived. Recorded over several months across various locations in Sydney and Melbourne, the album is an all consuming marvel of melancholy.
Nik Lone began creating music in his teens, in the form of obscure a cappella songs crafted late at night. In the mid-2000’s, following the formation of full band, Goodnight Thomas, Nik’s original, more thought-out tunes started to get an airing – on the stage and on radio.
A unique song style and voice started to evolve and in 2006 Nik released his first EP CLOSE. The first single ‘Close Your Eyes’ ignited the independent airwaves. Performances became more frequent, as did festival appearances and eventually a South-West USA tour in 2008.
Following his visit to The States, Nik took a break from all other work, even putting his band on hiatus, to focus on penning a solo long-player. His aim: to work with more classical elements and his own synthetic sounds. The break paid off, with the results being hailed as “strangely perfect” (Simone Ubaldi, Beat Magazine) and “a unique plaintive gem” (Nick Bond, Sydney Star Observer).
Launching the album on September 11 at the Northcote Social Club, Nik will be joined on stage by Sarah Curro, Danny Richardson, Benjamin McCarthy for a rare one-off live performance, before again heading to New York City to promote the new album.
‘THESE PICTURES WON’T TELL YOU’ out August 19, 2011
Sunday, September 11. The Northcote Social Club. 2pm
With special guest, Hoy