Robyn Hitchcock Supported By Emma Swift In Brisbane

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Robyn Hitchcock and Emma Swift 7" single launch, "Love Is A Drag" (recorded and produced by Norman Blake from Teenage Fan Club)

Pete Fogerty to open the show.
Emma to play in the middle.
Full solo set from Robyn with special guests.
Duets at the end.


Robyn Hitchcock is one of England's most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician's musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock's father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration).

Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 albums as well as starred in Storefront Hitchcock an in-concert film recorded in New York and directed by Jonathan Demme.

Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as ‘paintings you can listen to.’ His most recent album The Man Upstairs is a bittersweet love letter to a vanishing world. Produced by legendary folk-rock svengali Joe Boyd (Pink Floyd, Nick Drake) the album was critically acclaimed by Mojo, Uncut and The Quietus.


Emma Swift is a wandering songbird who splits her time between Sydney, Australia and Nashville, Tennessee. A fan of minor chords, scuffed-up boots, gin and endless pedal steel, she likes to play vulnerable music. Her heroes, in no particular order are: Gram Parsons, Anais Nin, Lucinda Williams and whoever invented dry shampoo.

"Her darkly soulful take on the sound of female country masters like Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn is a dreamy intoxicated trip that sometimes drifts into Mazzy Star or Cowboy Junkies territory, but does very much capture the essence of classic country soul in its purist form." - Pancakes and Whiskey

“Swift has created a dreamy intoxicated world where the heavy-lidded noir crawl of bands like Mazzy Star and Spain co-exist with late-night honky tonk bars, tear-stained sheets and flickering neon signs.” – Chris Familton, Post To Wire

“Too quiet, too slow, too tender and too far from the middle of the road? Yeah, probably. Like any of those are bad things.” – Bernard Zuel, Sydney Morning Herald


A singer songwriter for over thirty years, Peter’s solo material walksthe line between rollicking sing-a-long danceable tunes and somber self introspective slow songs. As a folkie, the protest song is never far away. His solo shows are a work of acoustic guitar, harmonica and stomp box. Peter is currently in final mix for his third album, expected early in the new year.
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