Mark Lanegan, the former frontman of iconic US 90’s band Screaming Trees, has redefined the blues with his signature combination of growling baritone vocals and electro, new romantic swagger. “Lanegan sings about heartbreak and salvation and stakes his claim as the Leonard Cohen of the alt-rock moaners” said Rolling Stone when referring to his ninth studio solo album Phantom Radio (2014). Fifty years of age and almost fifty albums in his discography, thanks to his awe-inspiring work ethic and passion for collaboration.
His collection boasts 9 studio albums under his own name, guests spots with Queens Of The Stone Age, and Mad Season (the mid-‘90s Seattle super group that featured members of Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam and Screaming Trees), collaborations with Isobel Campbell, Duke Garwood, and Greg Dulli (as 50% of the Gutter Twins), and of course the work of his legendary first band Screaming Trees. That’s not to mention the many one-off collaborations as the singer on records by the likes of UNKLE, Martina-Topley Bird, Moby, Soulsavers, Melissa Auf der Maur and Creature With The Atom Brain. No mean feat for a troubled kid from Washington State, whose personal life peppered with addiction and stints in jail for theft and drug dealing!
Somewhere within that release schedule he manages to find time to tour all around the globe, gaining a reputation for dark, tight, mood driven shows with little talk, that are totally badass! Get a taste of what to expect this July with this 4AD live session.
July 2016 DATES:
Fri 22 Jul – The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne
Sat 23 Jul – The Factory Theatre, Sydney