Little Wise is an Australian artist I like a lot. I got the chance to play her track ‘Under Water’ back on July 27‘s episode of Eat This Music. So I am really glad to write about her new single ‘Don’t Hurry Back’ which was also released with a music video to go with it that features
Don’t Hurry Back is an elusive piece, characterised by its sparseness, and evocative of the broad, dry landscape of a regional town. Pedal steel guitar howls in the background while Sophie Klein, the woman behind Little Wise, warbles sweetly atop the harmony. Don’t Hurry Back is a warm nod to country and roots, while still crisp, invigorating, and refreshingly Australian.
On the creation of the single, Sophie said she wrote the track with the vision of a “depressing rural town” in her head and how it was shut down after a minin boom:
“I wrote this song with a depressed rural town in mind; one that has had a previous mining boom that’s now shutting down. Those who are left have little prospects. It is fictional, written from the perspective of a man who is ageing, writing to his ex-lover telling her, Don’t Hurry Back.”
Little Wise’s debut album ‘Silver Birch’ is scheduled for release on November 11 via all good digital retailers, but it is available for pre-order via Little Wise’s Bandcamp now.
Now as for those tour dates. Little Wise will be playing a total of 14 dates (Seven of those will be with Rose Burgess) throughout November and December to celebrate the launch of her album in Byron Bay, Fingal Head, Brisbane, Alexandra Headland, Manbucca Heads, Sydney, Canberra, Seymour, Melbourne, Deans March, Adelaide, Margate and Mayberry within their respective cities of New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania.
You can check out the complete dates for yourself below:
SAT 12 NOV | SHEOAK SHACK, FINGAL HEAD NSW | 2PM*
SAT 12 NOV | PADRE, BRISBANE QLD | 8.30PM | 18+
SUN 13 NOV | BLACK BUNNY KITCHEN, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND QLD | 3.30PM *
TUES 15 NOV | HOUSE CONCERT, NAMBUCCA HEADS NSW | 7PM
THURS 17 NOV | PETERSHAM BOWLING CLUB, SYDNEY NSW | 7.30PM | 18+ *
FRI 18 NOV | SMITH’S ALTERNATIVE, CANBERRA ACT | 7PM *
SAT 19 NOV | COMMONGROUND FESTIVAL, SEYMOUR VIC | 12PM
THURS 24 NOV | THE BELLA UNION, MELBOURNE VIC | 7PM |18 +
FRI 25 NOV | MARTIANS CAFÉ, DEANS MARSH VIC | 7.30PM *
SUN 27 NOV | THE WHEATSHEAF, ADELAIDE SA | 4PM *
FRI 9 DEC | BASEMENT DISCS, MELBOURNE VIC | 12.45PM
SAT 10 DEC | BROOKFIELD SHED, MARGATE TAS | 8PM *
SUN 11 DEC | MARAKOOPA CAFÉ, MAYBERRY TAS | 2PM*
* With special guest Rosie Burgess
Head on over to Little Wise’s website for more details.