Leah Senior announces her first Australian tour in five years

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Leah Senior announces her first Australian tour in five years

Leah Senior
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Leah Senior announces national album tour and shares new single Where Am I Now?

Australian-based folk diviner Leah Senior has announced her first Australian tour in five years, The Music That I Make album tour, which will see her play seven shows across VIC, QLD, NSW and the ACT plus a slot at Winter Sounds this August and September, with further shows to be announced.

Locally, she’ll be performing at Winter Sounds in Clunes, Dart & Marlin in Warrnambool, Major Tom’s in Kyneton, and Bridge Hotel in Castlemaine.

Leah Senior National Album Tour

  • Saturday 19 August – Winter Sounds – Dja Dja Wurrung/Clunes, VIC
    (afternoon show supporting Watty Thompson)
  • Saturday 19 August – Northcote Social Club – Naarm/Melbourne, VIC
  • Saturday 26 August – Dart & Marlin – Gunditjmara/Warrnambool, VIC
  • Saturday 2 September – Major Tom’s – Taungurung/Kyneton, VIC
  • Saturday 9 September – Seasonal Fruit Festival – Meanjin/Brisbane, QLD
  • Friday 15 September – Bridge Hotel – Dja Dja Wurrung/Castlemaine, VIC
  • Friday 22 September – The Great Club – Eora/Sydney, NSW
  • Saturday 23 September – La La La’s – Dharawal/Wollongong, NSW
  • Sunday 24 September – Smith’s Alternative – Ngunnawal/Canberra, ACT

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Alongside the announcement, Leah Senior also shares her new single Where Am I Now?, an introspective song that questions the complex relationship she has to her creative practice. Where Am I Now? is taken from Leah Senior’s new album The Music That I Make (out August 18 / Poison City Records), and is out everywhere now.

Cycling through vulnerable meditations on what it means to create, The Music That I Make shows Leah Senior at her most intimate, transporting listeners to her sandstone shack in Anglesea where old world folk meets late night AM radio.

Across the album, she moves away from the springtime baroque pop featured on The Passing Scene (2020) and into deep hearted, masterful songwriting with her confessional lyrics and intimate vocals centre stage. It’s opener, also the album’s title track, could just as easily soundtrack a Saturday morning coffee at home as a late night melancholic moment; ‘Clearest View’ – her “cryptic hippie protest song” – showcases crystalline harmonies, while on ‘The Fig’ she recalls a friend who regretted giving her best years to pursuing a career in music. Calling in inspirations from The Bell Jar to poems by Emily Dickinson, Leah Senior muses on writing songs to show her the way back to herself (‘Where Am I Now?’), the redemptive nature of love (‘Greed Is A Cloud’), and how freeing our unconscious can be as simple as blurting things out quicker than you think (‘The Critic’).

Leah Senior silences audiences with vivid lyricism and a voice that soars with a disarmingly honest Sandy Denny-like clarity, you won’t want to miss this in the live space.

Tickets here