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* UNCUT MAGAZINE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 *

* MOJO MAGAZINE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 *

Grant & I book cover

Grant & I: Book Of The Year 2017

Grant & I has been named Book Of The Year 2017 by Uncut and Book Of The Year 2017 by Mojo Magazine.

Grant & I is the story of the friendship and collaboration of Grant McLennan and Robert Forster, who gave Australia The Go-Betweens, one of our best and most influential bands.

To find out more about the book, and to buy it, in Autralia please visit the Penguin Books website; in the UK visit Omnibus website.

'The truest and strangest poet of his generation.' Nick Cave

'An odyssey of friendship, ambition and the struggle of art. Clear-eyed and compelling.' Paul Kelly

'Books by Bob Dylan and Patti Smith have set a new benchmark for the music memoir in recent years. Forster’s book sits well in their company.' Loudmouth e-zine

Links to reviews of Grant & I are on the Grant & I page.

Grant & I was published in the UK by Omnibus on 17th July 2017 and will be publishedin Germany by Heyne on 30th October 2017.

Signed copies of Grant & I are available via Pledge Music.

Robert appeared on BBC TV's 'Newsnight' programme on 12th October 2017:


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THE GO-BETWEENS: RIGHT HERE: Documentary of The Year 2017

The Go-Betweens: Right Here, a documentary by Kriv Stenders, has been named as Documentary Of The Year 2017 by the Screen Producer Associations in Australia

The Go-Betweens: Right Here will be released on DVD in Australia on 6th December 2017.

View the trailer for The Go-Betweens: Right Here:


ROBERT FORSTER LIVE DATES 2017

Robert Forster is touring in September & November 2017, promoting the European pubication of Grant & I: Inside and Outside The Go-Betweens. Grant & I evenings will include a reading from the book, a conversation and live performance.
Robert Forster live dates poster

5th September 2017: Nottingham, Rough Trade Shop
6th September 2017: London, Rough Trade Shop
7th September 2017: Glasgow, Mono
8th September 2017: Dublin, The Gutter Bookshop
12th September 2017: Liverpool, Leaf
13th September 2017: Manchester, Anthony Burgess Foundation
25th September 2017: London, The Shaw Theatre
5th November 2017: Hamburg, Nachtasyl
6th November 2017: Berlin, Maschinenhaus in der Kulturbrauerei
7th November 2017: Frankfurt Am Main, Brotfabrik
9th November 2017: Regensburg, Buchhandlung Dombrowsky
10th November 2017: Köln, King Georg
11th November 2017: Reutlingen, Vitamin
12th November 2017: Manchester, Louder Than War Festival
13th November 2017: London, Word In Your Ear
18th November 2017: London, The Lexington (concert appearance)
21st November 2017: Paris, Espace B
28th November 2017: Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Capitol Bild & Bühne
29th November 2017: Vienna, Theater Akzent
4th December 2017: Heidelberg, Karlstorbahnhof
14th December 2017: Essen, Zeche Carl
15th December 2017: Munich, Feierwerk
16th December 2017: Grein, Kulturverein

Full details of live performance dates, venues and ticket information here.


ROBERT FORSTER SINGLE

Robert Forster and Jherek Bischoff single sleeve

A limited 7" single of Robert Forster with Jherek Bischoff and string quartet performing People Say and In Her Diary at the WEEK-END festival in 2013 is being released in an edition of 500 copies. The single can be ordered from WEEK-END fest website..


Grant McLennan

Friday 6th May 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of Grant McLennan. Robert has written some words in tribute to Grant on his Robert Forster Facebook page



Songs To Play

Songs To Play album cover

Robert Forster's first album in seven years, Songs To Play, was 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 John 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. Full tracklisting here. Songs to Play can be heard as a stream from The Guardian and the Courier-Mail.

The album can be ordered now from Tapete Records, as deluxe vinyl, regular vinyl or 4-panel gatefold limited CD. Both vinyl versions include a copy of the album on CD. The deluxe vinyl version is limited to 500 copies and comes in a special 'Tip-on' style cover. It also includes a postcard signed by Robert Forster and a @I Love Myself (And I Always Have)' sticker. Full details on all versions can be found on the Tapete Records website.

Robert will be appearing live through to the end of the year in support of Songs To Play. Scroll down for dates.

More about Songs To Play in this YouTube video clip:.

Album reviews have appeared in:

Rolling Stone Australia Salzburger Fenster Hot Press Mojo Uncut
The Guardian Sunday Express Record Collector Magazine Mail on Sunday
Magnet Magazine The Talkhouse Herald Scotland
A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed Spex magazine News.Com.Au NPR Music


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