with Emperor Plum
Downstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 7:00 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM
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Saturday November 16, 2019
Two years on from her blistering debut A Suitable Girl, Ali Barter has announced her triumphant return with Hello, I’m Doing My Best - a revealing collection of songs that track her most formative relationships: to her body, her instincts, sobriety and the old vices it counteracts, and the people she loves most.
Hello, I’m Doing My Best is set for release on October 18, via [PIAS]. Today Ali also revealed her first ever love song with, ‘Backseat’ which Australia’s Triple J premiered and her first ever global tour. You can pre-order the album and lock in your tickets via alibartermusic.com.
Hello, I’m Doing My Best follows Barter’s 2017 debut LP A Suitable Girl. A record that, by all accounts was critically and popularly acclaimed. Tone Deaf touted it as “an album that struck a nerve with Australia”, while Sydney Morning Herald backed her as a "star on the rise". Ali Barter, however, wasn't so sure. “The first record came out and for some reason I rejected it,” she says, listing the complaints she found with her own work: “it’s too polished and my voice is too high” being at the top of the list. Overcome with self-doubt, Barter pushed herself away from music, determined to never write another song.
Since winning the triple j Unearthed competition and releasing her debut album A Suitable Girl in 2017, the former choir girl has enjoyed support at home from triple j, FBi Radio, The Australian, Rolling Stone and Tone Deaf, while further afield, Beats 1, Clash and The 405 have all thrown support behind the unconventional pop star.
Barter has toured relentlessly, completing two sold out headline tours, countless festival slots and supported The Rubens, The War On Drugs, The Jezabels, Stevie Nicks, The Preatures, Chrissie Hynde and personal hero, Liz Phair.
Hello, I'm Doing My Best is out October 18 on Inertia Music / [PIAS] . Pre order it at alibartermusic.com.
As far as sonic fruit bins go, the DC-based Emperor Plum is more startlingly elemental than seasonal in its pickings. If you're an under-served guitar
pop gourmand seeking a refreshing ear-bite, then don't hesitate to step into EP's fuzz-frazzled surfy reign. Your taste will find an uncanny treat
in their lightning-melody leads, river-soul vocals, bonfire-heart drums, and dancing-earth bass. Kenza (vocals), Lillian (guitar), Alex (bass)
And Elizabeth (drums) salvage those authentic sounds you've been missing, offering more organic quality than the opening hour at your favorite