Resurfacing jack of all trades, Laura Imbruglia is set to release her hotly anticipated new album Scared of You out Friday29 March. Following from 2013’s What A Treat and breaking five-year radio silence, Scared of You delves deep into the mind and listening habits of Laura’s past few years, traversing realms of pub rock, brooding indie pop, classic country, shoegaze, grunge and even yacht rock.
With such a broad stylistic scope, exemplified through the album’s three stand-alone singles ‘Tricks’, ‘Diptych’, ‘The Creeps’ and now ‘Carry You Around’, Imbruglia has earned her stripes as one of Melbourne’s most exciting artists of today. Even more exciting is the news she’s taking Scared of You on the road this autumn, playing some of the country’s favourite cities and venues.
Beneath the gritty, shiny surface, Scared of You sees Laura at her most openly vulnerable yet. Produced by long-time collaborator Nick Huggins, the album gives insight into the joys, frustrations, trials, and tribulations of human interaction.
The last single lifted from the new album
Tracks like ‘Give Boys Pink Toys’ and ‘You’re Shit’ push the album into politically charged heavy hitting territory, whilst subdued moments such as ‘Diptych’, ‘CBT’ and ‘Casual’ remain deeply grounded in self-reflection and relationship mending. It’s 30 minutes of danceable, punchable, huggable catharsis that showcases the refined songwriting and chameleon-like musicianship of an artist at the peak of a massive career.
“The album focuses on the constant shift between insecurity, comfort, confusion and restlessness that occurs in all corners of life, and investigates and unpacks human fallibility. It wasn’t all that fun to write these songs but it sure is fun to play them!” – Laura Imbruglia
Featuring a recently revitalised band lineup of Alex MacRae (Sons of Rico) on lead guitar, Kelly Dingeldei (Loobs) on bass & backing vocals, and James Trewenack (Glass Diamonds) on drums, Laura Imbruglia and her band have been garnering new and returning fans with an utterly impressive live show. The outfit supported Teenage Fanclub for a pair of sold-out shows at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel this month and have been announced to play Victoria’s Boogie Festival come Easter. With two East Coast single tours under her belt in the past six months, Laura is keen to be taking her band and her LP on a more extensive Scared of You national album tour in May, hitting up Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and more, including a few regional Victorian shows. Do not miss it.
OF YOU ALBUM TOUR
3 May – Major Tom’s Kyneton w/ Loose Tooth
4 May – Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine w/Loose Tooth
9 May – Gasometer, Collingwood w/ Kahlua Breeze + Chitra
10 May – Bearded Lady, Brisbane w/ Some Jerks + more TBA
16 May – The Eastern, Ballarat w/ Porpoise Spit + more TBA
17 May – The Golden Wattle, Adelaide w/ Ricky Albeck & The Bel-Air Line Band + Cowboys Of Love
23 May – Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney w/ Baby Beef & Easy Street
24 May – Servo Food Truck Bar, Port Kembla w/ The Elastic Waste Band
Other Upcoming Shows
Friday 12 April: Shivoostock, Caringal VIC
Friday 19 April: Boogie Festival – Tallarook, VIC