KATIE NOONAN ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM ‘TRANSMUTANT’
The first full-length album by Katie Noonan’s Vanguard
Released July 24
National tour to take place October 15 – November 8
‘Transmutant’, due for release July 24, is the new studio long-player from one of Australia’s most respected and sublime recording artists, Katie Noonan. An ethereal body of work, it introduces audiences to Katie Noonan’s Vanguard, bringing Katie back to the band environment where she started her career as an 18 year old, a backdrop where she acknowledges, she feels most comfortable.
Fans received an initial taste of ‘Transmutant’ from a teaser single earlier in the year, a haunting track called ‘Peace is My Drug’. The album takes in a lot of sonic terrain, from the slow-build of opener ‘Falling Into A Lie’ to the layered percussion of lead single ‘Quicksand’, through the back-and-forth of ‘In The Name of the Father’ (a duet with rising star Jordan White from Playwrite) and the playful percussion of the closing ‘Cloud of Home’.
Katie explains that the album’s inspiration was two-fold – as the album title suggests, it personifies a shift, a change – to mutate. It’s the musical realisation of a journey, of the personal changes that she’s gone through over the past few years. It was also a chance for her to connect deeply with her audience through her crowd-funded Pledge campaign (which reached it’s target in under 48 hours) and to really take the reins as a producer to create a lush cinematic world that reflects her various muses. Overall, a process that has really empowered and inspired her.
“The Captains had electronics in that there were samples and stuff, but this explores that world a little more. I bought this very cool vintage drum machine and we played around with a lot of vintage keyboards and synths – it’s been about opening up the sound a little more.”
Katie Noonan’s Vanguard comprises Katie, The Captains bandmates Stu Hunter and Declan Kelly, plus a new face in New Zealand guitarist Peter Koopman.
‘Transmutant’ comes to life via an extensive national tour this October and November. In what is sure to be an exceptional live event, Katie and her musical compatriots will play 15 dates across the country, commencing in Victoria and taking in QLD, NSW, WA, SA and the ACT, winding up with a special show in the Hunter Valley on November 8.
As with everything that Katie touches, the choice of ‘Transmutant’ cover art is inspired – an artwork by John Olsen that hangs in the Art Gallery of NSW.
Pre-order ‘Transmutant’ now and prepare to immerse yourself in this stunning body of work: Katienoon.umusic.com.au
Itunes pre order from June 29th
Watch Quicksand here:
‘Transmutant’ released July 24 on KIN Music/Universal Music Australia.
Katie Noonan support is Brisbane band – MKO Sun