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Robert Forster's first album in seven years, Songs To Play, will be released on 18th September 2015 by Tapete Records on vinyl, CD and download.
The album was produced by Robert with Scott Bramley and Luke McDonald of The Luke Steel Singers. Scott and Luke play on the album along with Matt Piele and Karin Baumler.
Tracks on Songs To Play include Learn To Burn, Let Me Imagine You, Songwriters On The Run, I Love Myself (And I Always Have) and Disaster In Motion.
More about Songs To Play in this YouTube video clip:.
|Robert Forster will be in conversation with Hawke Research Institute Director Professor Anthony Elliott at the Adelaide Festival Theatre, Adelaide, on Thursday 20th August 2015 and at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Tasmania, on Friday 21 August 2015. the evening will include an acoustic set from Robert.|
|More information and tickets via the University of South Australia and MONA websites.|
|Blood and The Moon - A Provocation On Yeats will be performed at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, on 13th and 14th September 2015.
Robert Forster has been invited to contribute, alongside performers including Anna Calvi, Cathal Coughlan, Sam Amidon, Paul Muldoon and others, at the invitation of Thomas Bartlett. Tickets go on sale on Friday 22nd May 2015.
More information from the National Concert Hall website.
|Robert Forster is the narrator of Big Gold Dream: Scottish Post-Punk and Infiltrating the Mainstream, a film telling the story of the post-punk and indie scene in Scotland, focusing on the Fast Product and Postcard record labels. Robert's narration was recorded in Brisbane in May 2015.
The film has its debut at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this month; tickets and more information on the Edinburgh International Film Festival website.
Big Gold Dream was recently reviewed by Film Pulse.
|Robert Forster has contributed liner notes to a re-release of The Apartments' 1985 album The Evening Visits.....|
Leader of The Apartments, Peter Milton Walsh, was in the Go-Betweens alongside Robert Forster and Grant McLennan for a short period in late 1978. The first Apartments single, the Return of The Hypnotist EP, was released on The Go-Betweens' Able Label in May 1979; the three tracks from that single are included among the bonus tracks on the new issue of The Evening Visits...., released by Captured Tracks as a CD or double LP vinyl edition.