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CARUS THOMPSON :: CRASH LAND TOUR
w/ special guest Dave Johnson
Australian songwriter and accomplished storyteller Carus Thompson releases “Crash Land”, the third single off his new album ISLAND.
Telling engaging stories through song, Thompson has weaved a particularly Australian tale on ISLAND, delivering an album that depicts this country as he sees it today.
There are songs that deal with issues such as refugees, isolation & Ice, but also there is “Crash Land”, a moving and uplifting tribute to one of this country’s, indeed the world’s greatest rock’n’roll front men: Bon Scott.
The central character in the song’s narrative is actually one of Thompson’s close friends: Howie Johnstone.
Johnstone grew up in Fremantle around Bon, playing a similar rock circuit with his genre defining pub-punk band Dave Warner’s From The Suburbs. “Crash Land” sees Thompson trying to put the “essence of Bon” as told by Johnstone, someone who knew him, into song.
The eagerly awaited ISLAND is Thompsons’ first record in over 5 years and it has been incredibly well received by critics and fans alike.
Previous single “Lies” was added to daily rotation on national broadcaster Double J, as well as being play listed on all Local ABC Stations countrywide.
Highly respected reviewer Jeff Jenkins stated “this is quality song writing” and the plaudits continued with the song “Beach Fires” shortlisted in the International Song writing Competition and then nominated for a WAM Song Of the Year.
“Crash Land” should continue to build momentum for ISLAND, a record FORTE magazine described as “a welcome return from Australia’s answer to Springsteen”
Carus Thompson launches Crash Land in his home town of Fremantle at the super-intimate Fly Trap, intent on playing a very special show, where he’ll have the ability to really explain some of the stories behind the lyrics in the songs on ISLAND.
Tickets won’t be around for long.
Fellow Freo songsmith Dave Johnson (The Fling) opens and then will join Thompson on stage also.
Don’t miss what is going to be a very special night of acoustic music.