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Van Walker ~ Spirit World single launch at The Bridge Castlemaine

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21 Walker Street

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Van Walker returns with lead single Spirit World off forthcoming album, Ghosting (out August on Green South Records)first album in ten years

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Van Walker is a Tasmanian native who’s prolific songwriting productivity has seen him become a ‘cult figure locally’ in his adopted Melbourne, having written over 500 songs across many genres, realising 6 full length albums between 2008 & 2010, a selection of which the Fuse Music Group realised in 2012 on the Underneath the Radar compilation, which met with national critical acclaim, prompting Beat Magazine to quip: “If Bob Dylan was born 20 years later and grew up fraternising in Collingwood bars, he would sound like this,” and Mess & Noise to state, “Literary vigour and scathing social commentary, if there is any justice in this world, Underneath the Radar will provoke a radical awareness & appreciation of Van Walker’s songwriting talents.”

Since then Van has been busy touring nationally and internationally, writing and releasing two albums with the powerpop outfit The Livingstone Daisies (2013, PBS Album of the Year) (2014 4.5 Stars AGE EG) with Liz Stringer, his brother Callan, and Michael Barclay (Paul Kelly/Mick Thomas), recording and touring Heartbrokers with Jeff Lang, Ash Davies and Ezra Lee; forming the three piece blues boogie outfit Goatpiss Gasoline; while also writing and performing as a member of the critically acclaimed Vandemonian Lags stage production.

Around 2015 Van began writing and demoing songs, planning a solo work which after five long years is now finally ready for release.

Ghosting (Green South Records) is due out August 2020.

Recorded with Jeff Lang & Dave Walker, and guesting musicians such as Matt Walker, Shane Reilley and Jeff Lang himself, the album is a work of stark and bracing honesty, simple in arrangement but clear to a depth, welcoming audiences into an intimate, warmhearted and ultimately redeeming musical journey.

Van Walker - New Album - Ghosting

GHOSTING: Recorded by Jeff Lang & Dave Walker (in Fawkner 2015/Geelong 2019)

Mixed by Jeff Lang, Mastered by Phil Georges.

Released on Green South Records.

Spirit World is the spellbinding lead single from Van Walker’s first solo album in a decade, reminding us once again why he's rightly regarded as one of the finest songwriters in the land.

From the formidable forthcoming album Ghosting, the song is a haunted, mysterious composition, as straight-up vulnerable as it is mercurial, but someone is missing someone, and dabbling in the dark arts as a means to bring them back, dead or alive!

The song, like much of the album, is stark and brutally honest, with just bass and fingerstyle acoustic guitar, and the added spark of Australia's most revered roots musicians and no stranger to disturbed folk, guitar wizard Jeff Lang weaving his magic on dobro between the enchanted lyric of reverie and sorcery.

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