Acid Rain and Sugar Cane follows Henry Wagons' 2013 duets release Expecting Company that featured spectacular couplings with Alison Mosshart, Robert Forster and more. But, this new full band effort is bound to be regarded as Wagons' most ambitious and broad-reaching album to date. It's full of guitar electricity and bombastic, bad-ass Vegas production, from sassy horns and Rat Pack strings through to high voice female choirs.
This Mick Harvey co-produced grand statement takes the listener on twists and turns through the many dusty and haunted halls the band has stomped through over the past decade. Take a few sips of your favourite cocktail, climb out of the hammock and follow Wagons on this new journey. It's an album that is bound to lend itself perfectly to the full technicolour shows for which Wagons are renowned. Expect a show both turbulent and intricate; a controlled calamity and triumph...an entertaining ride in the best possible way.
Relentlessly lauded as one of Australia's great bands, Wagons are excited to be hitting the highways and byways near you, battering their heels upon some sorely neglected local stages. Having spent more time touring and honing their craft in North America than on home shores in recent years, the boys now have their sweaty eyebrows solely set on home turf once again.
This will be the first full band Australian national tour in over three years to celebrate the upcoming release of their much-awaited album Acid Rain and Sugar Cane, out May 16. As well as their home state of Victoria, this tour also incorporates visits to Tasmania, Western Australia, South Australia, ACT, New South Wales and Queensland andthe Northern Territory spanning across this May and June.
Title: Acid Rain & Sugar Cane
Release Date: 16 May 2014
Catalogue No: URA458
Disc Count: 1
Transfer Format: Compact Disc
Video Format: Alternative
Primary Audio: URA458
Subtitles: Universal Music