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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