ARCHER ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE + VIDEO MY LITTLE SWEET AUSSIE SWEETHEART AND EXTENSIVE NATIONAL TOUR

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Old time sing-song man Archer has today announced his new single My Little Sweet Aussie Sweetheart, a beautiful rediscovery of Mike O’Malley’s little known original ballad from the 1950’s, out March 18. To accompany the tune Archer himself has filmed and produced a rare miracle of a clip, a dreamlike wander through the country he loves. The enigmatic performer will embark on a massive tour that will hit capital cities and picturesque regional venues across the country throughout March, April and May, kicking off in Bendigo at Old Church On The Hill on March 17, and wrapping up with a headline show at The Gasometer in Melbourne on May 27.

 

My Little Sweet Aussie Sweetheart is a sunburnt rambler and is as refreshingly humble as the man behind the voice that croons it. It’s a deceptively simple tune, but therein lies the charm, a timeless little lovesong that catches in your bones, sung in Archer’s matchless and haunting voice. The track was lovingly engineered by Alex Bennett (CW Stoneking) and recorded straight to tape, resulting in that perfect lo-fi feel. Archer was honoured to put his spin on the classic, saying in his measured and thoughtful way, It feels damn good to bring an old fair dinkum forgotten Australian love song out again. It’s a huggin’ your Grandma kind of a song – livin’ and dyin’ music, somethin’ or nothin’ music.”

 

The clip for My Little Sweet Aussie Sweetheart is enough to make even the most inner city-dwelling Australian swell with love for our country. The grainy oldschool footage is timeless, celebrating the country’s people and animals, alongside flickering images of rolling pastures and native plants and trees. Like the song, the clip is simple, yet remarkably effective. It was filmed by Archer himself and edited by Wilk (Ella Hooper, Sarah Blasko), with Archer charmingly explaining, “I filmed the footage on a Super 8 camera…I was originally gonna film all the ol’ sweet Aussie sweethearts I could find, but there aren’t many women ‘round these parts at present – I get sidetracked pretty bloody easily and got to thinkin’ that a sheep or a grasshead or a beautiful ol’ gumtree has as much ‘sweetheart’ in ‘em as anythin’ else, so that’s that!”

 

In true Archer style, and in honour of all the sweet aussie sweethearts out there, he is also offering free admission to any of his shows to all women over 65. He will also be stopping off at nursing homes and retirement villages for free shows along the way, saying, “The nursing homes are the goldmines…the old people have much to teach us, and they can do a helluva lot more than just catch flies!”

 

Archer has toured extensively across Canada, Australia and New Zealand and has shared the stage with luminaries such as Martha Wainwright, CW Stoneking and more. With a stack of opportunities for audiences to catch the mysterious performer live on stage coming up over the next few months, Archer is thrilled to be hitting the road, saying, “The live shows could well be full of cryin’ and dyin’ and the like, maybe laughin’ and some waltzin’…I will have a couple of different damn fine accordion and fiddle players with me sometimes, some slide guitar, a bit of old style harmonica, and we’ll be all lonesome and alone – but full up on a restless wind.”

 

My Little Sweet Aussie Sweetheart is set for release on March 18.

 

Stream: My Little Sweet Aussie Sweetheart              Watch: My Little Sweet Aussie Sweetheart

 

ARCHER ‘MY LITTLE SWEET AUSSIE SWEETHEART’ SHOWS

 

FRI 17 MAR | OLD CHURCH ON THE HILL, BENDIGO VIC | ALL AGES

Tickets available from http://www.bendigobluesandroots.com.au/event/archer-livethe-old-church-on-the-hill-wgraciana-holland/

 

SAT 18 MAR | MAJOR TOM’S, KYNETON VIC | 18+ | Tickets available from  https://www.trybooking.com/OSUH

 

FRI 24 MAR | SMITH’S ALTERNATIVE, CANBERRA ACT | ALL AGES

Tickets available from http://www.smithsalternative.com/events/archer-27653?d=24%2F03%2F2017+9%3A30%3A00+PM

 

SAT 25 MAR | TOOSES, BOWRAL NSW | 18+

Tickets available from http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/archer-plus-she-makes-pop/94213

 

WED 29 MAR | JANE’S, WOLLONGONG NSW | 18+ | DOOR SALES ONLY

 

THU 30 MAR | THE GRAND JUNCTION, MAITLAND NSW | 18+ | FREE

 

FRI 31 MAR | THE STAG & HUNTER, NEWCASTLE NSW | 18+ | FREE

 

SAT 1 APR | DJANGO BAR, SYDNEY NSW | 18+ | Tickets available from https://www.stickytickets.com.au/49823

 

SAT 8 APR | WEBB & CO, BATHURST NSW | 18+ | FREE

 

WED 19 APR | THE CAMBUS WALLACE, GOLD COAST QLD | 18+ | FREE

 

THU 20 APR | CAFE LE MONDE, NOOSA QLD | 18+ | FREE

 

FRI 21 APR | THE MILK FACTORY, BRISBANE QLD | 18+

Tickets available from http://theharbouragency.oztix.com.au/default.aspx?Event=71227

 

SAT 22 APR | BISON BAR, NAMBOUR QLD | 18+ | DOOR SALES ONLY

 

SUN 23 APR | PAPER MOON CAFE, BRISBANE QLD | ALL AGES | DOOR SALES ONLY

 

MON 24 APR | NO.5 CHURCH ST, BELLINGEN NSW | 18+ | DOOR SALES ONLY

 

WED 26 APR | ELEMENT BAR, COFFS HARBOUR NSW | 18+ | FREE

 

THU 27 APR | TAPP BAR – PORT PANTHERS, PORT MAQUARIE NSW | 18+ | FREE

 

FRI 28 APR | HASTINGS HOTEL, WAUCHOPE NSW | 18+ | FREE

 

SAT 29 APR | FOX DEN CAFE, GLOUCESTER NSW | 18+ | FREE

 

SUN 30 APR | FLOW  BAR, OLD BAR NSW | 18+ | FREE

 

FRI 5, SAT 6, SUN 7 MAY | LOST HIGHWAY FESTIVAL, KARUAH NSW | ALL AGES Tickets available from http://www.ticketebo.com.au/karuah/lost-highway-karuah-bluegrass-music-festival-2017.html

 

TUE 9 MAY | OLD BANK BAR, DUBBO NSW | 18+ | FREE

 

FRI 12 MAY | BELLS MILKBAR, BROKEN HILL NSW | 18+ | DOOR SALES ONLY

 

THU 18 MAY | THE GRACE EMILY, ADELAIDE SA | 18+

Tickets Available from http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/archer-my-little-sweet-aussie-sweetheart-7-inch-tour/94180

 

FRI 19, SAT 20, SUN 21 | PENOLA ARTS FESTIVAL, COONAWARRA SA | ALL AGES | FREE

 

WED 24 MAY | THE LOFT, WARRNAMBOOL VIC | 18+ | DOOR SALES ONLY

Tickets available from https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=71432&utm_source=Oztix&utm_medium=Website

 

FRI 26 MAY | SOUND RECORDINGS, CASTLEMAINE VIC | 18+

Tickets available from https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/archer-7-record-release-show-the-diggers-store-tickets-32392300242

 

SAT 27 MAY | THE GASOMETER, MELBOURNE VIC | 18+

Tickets available from http://gasometer.oztix.com.au/?eventId=71270

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