Photo credit: Liam Fawell
Following the announcement of their debut album Tracing Faces out Friday 7 August via ADA Worldwide and the release of new single Blur, today Great Gable shares the majestic album track I Wonder. The Perth four-piece will celebrate this October and November on their biggest tour of Australia and New Zealand to date.
I Wonder is a sprawling, soulful journey blooming with lush layers and rich textures. “The song is a snapshot of the first couple weeks of dating someone and not knowing how they feel,” says lead singer and guitarist Alex Whiteman of the track.
Tracing Faces sees Great Gable’s classic sound augmented and empowered by producers Alex Heriksson and Matt Corby. Recorded at The Music Farm in Byron Bay, their debut LP is upbeat, yet dreamy, lush and vulnerable as it tackles themes of love, heartbreak and mental health.
“Recording at The Music Farm surrounded by nature definitely influenced the overall vibe of the album,” says bassist Chris Bye of the recording process. “Working with Alex Henriksson and Matt Corby was incredible, they are such legends. They helped us bring out the best in our songs and really inspired us,” adds drummer Callum Guy.
This October and November, Great Gable will perform in Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide, with new dates added in Byron Bay, Wollongong, Hobart, Torquay and Maroochydore. They will also travel across the Tasman sea for shows in Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington.
Perth nu-soul R&B producer Jamilla will accompany Great Gable on the tour to open all shows. Melbourne-based Velvet Bloom will deliver her unique blend of jazz, pop and soul to all Australian shows. Additional special guests will be announced in due course.
Renowned for their mesmerising and commanding live performance, they’ve supported the likes of Ocean Alley, The Jungle Giants, Thelma Plum and Psychedelic Porn Crumpets and performed festival sets at Groovin The Moo, Falls Festival and SOTA Fest.
Tracing Faces tracklisting:
1. Tracing Faces
3. Deep End
4. I Wonder
5. No Other Way
7. Don’t You See
8. All My Fault
9. All My Friends
GREAT GABLE TOUR DATES
With Velvet Bloom and Jamilla
Presented by Select Music
Tickets on sale now
Thursday 1 October – The Northern, Byron Bay NSW
Saturday 3 October – The Triffid, Brisbane QLD (Lic/AA)
Sunday 4 October – Solbar, Maroochydore QLD
Thursday 8 October – Altar Bar, Hobart TAS
Friday 9 October – Torquay Hotel, Torquay VIC
Saturday 10 October – Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Sunday 11 October – Wrangler, Melbourne VIC (Under 18’s)
Thursday 15 October – UOW Unibar, Wollongong NSW
Friday 16 October – The Factory, Sydney NSW (Lic/AA)
Thursday 29 October – Cassels Blue Smoke, Christchurch NZ*
Friday 30 October – San Fran, Wellington NZ*
Saturday 31 October – The Tuning Fork, Auckland NZ* (Lic/AA)
Thursday 5 November – Fat Controller, Adelaide SA
Friday 6 November – The Rosemount, Perth WA
*Velvet Bloom not appearing