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Jack Ladder releasing new LP, touring w/ The Killers (stream “Feel Brand New”)

Jack Ladder
photo by Wilk

Australia’s Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders are following Playmates (which featured Sharon Van Etten on two songs and came out on Fat Possum) with a new album, Blue Poles, on May 4 via Terrible Records. Jack recently released the lead single “White Flag” and we’re now premiering the second single, “Feel Brand New.” Compared to the ballad-y “White Flag,” “Feel Brand New” is more an upbeat head-nodder, and the “Nick Cave fronting a synthpop band” vibes that Playmates had are all over this one. The influences may be easy to pick out, but Jack Ladder’s got an attitude and a swagger (not to mention a great voice) that’s all his own. Listen below.

Jack Ladder has EU/UK dates with his pal (and fellow Aussie) Alex Cameron this week, and after that both Alex and Jack will open for The Killers in Australia. The Killers have already done a bunch of recent touring with Alex Cameron (and Brandon Flowers sang on his record), and they recently co-signed Jack Ladder too:

Jack Ladder — 2018 Tour Dates
EU+UK tour with Alex Cameron:
4/4: Lyon, France @ Marche Gare
4/5: Bordeaux, France @ iBoat
4/6: Paris, France @ Cabaret Sauvage
4/9: Roubaix, France @ la Cave aux Poetes
4/10: Birmingham, UK @ Mama Roux’s
4/11 Bristol, UK @ Thekla
4/12: London, UK @ KOKO
4/13 Liverpool, UK @ The Magnet
4/14: Cambridge, UK @ Junction 2

Headline show:
4/17: London, UK @ The Shackwell Arms

With The Killers and Alex Cameron:
4/27 Brisbane, AU @ Entertainment Centre
4/28: Sydney, AU @ Qudos Band Arena
5/1: Perth, AU @ Arena
5/4-5/6: Melbourne, AU @ Hisense Arena
5/8: Adelaide, AU @ Entertainment Centre

Blue Poles Australian Tour:
5/18: Melbourne, AU @ The Corner Hotel
5/19: Brisbane, AU @ Brightside
5/25: Sydney, AU @ The Factory Theatre

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